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6 Life Lessons Tennis Teaches Children

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/20/17 9:00 AM

Tennis is a sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages, and for children in particular, it can be a fantastic medium by which to learn important character-building lessons. Below are 6 valuable life lessons that your child can learn through playing the game of tennis.

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Topics: Tennis

HIIT vs. LISS: What You Need to Know

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/18/17 9:00 AM

The fitness world is replete with cardio trends, but among the many different types of cardio workouts that have emerged in recent years, two have really grabbed the spotlight as of late: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Low Intensity Steady State cardio (LISS). Below are some need-to-know points about each type of workout, as well as how they compare with one another. 

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Topics: Fitness

Egg White vs. Egg Yolks: Which is Healthier?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/13/17 9:00 AM

Eggs can rightly be labeled as a superfood, but the question in many people's minds is "Which part of the egg is the 'super' part?" Should you avoid the egg yolk and eat the egg white only, or is it okay to eat the whole egg? And which one is healthier – the egg white or the egg yolk? Let's dig a little deeper to discover the health benefits of each one, as well as why this even became a controversy in the first place. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Cardio Then Strength Training or Strength Training Then Cardio: Which is Better?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/11/17 9:00 AM

You've probably heard that you should balance your exercise regimen between strength training and cardio workouts, but which one should you do first? Well, if you're looking to slim down and tone your muscles (and who isn't), experts recommend hitting the weight rack before jumping on the elliptical. Below are some key points that explain why this approach makes the most sense. 

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Topics: Fitness

4 Breathing Exercises to Help You De-Stress

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/6/17 9:00 AM

It's no secret that stress is one of the biggest enemies to our health and well-being. One of the best ways to combat stress and bring on feelings of relaxation is to practice effective breathing exercises. Below are 4 tried-and-true breathing exercises that will help you de-stress, whether you're at home or in the office. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

5 Tennis Elbow Exercises

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/4/17 9:00 AM

If you've ever had to deal with the pain of tennis elbow, you know how much of a nuisance it can be. Technically known as "lateral epicondylitis," tennis elbow occurs when the muscles in your forearm that are attached to your elbow become inflamed through overuse or repetitive strain. If you're looking for ways to rehabilitate a bothersome tennis elbow injury, try these five exercises to get you on the path to recovery. 

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Topics: Tennis

4 Ways to Add a Kettlebell into Your Routine

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/30/17 9:00 AM

Ah, the kettlebell to some, it's a fantastic exercise tool; to others, it's a cleverly disguised torture device. Whatever your feelings might be about kettlebells, it's hard to deny that they're one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment around. While there are some workouts that utilize the kettlebell exclusively, many fitness enthusiasts don't necessarily want to quit their current exercise programs – they would just like to enhance them a little bit by adding some kettlebell movements into the mix. Below are 4 ways that you can add a kettlebell into your routine to improve your strength, muscle tone and endurance. 

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Topics: Fitness

Tips for Introducing Your Children to Running

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/28/17 9:00 AM

Most children are no strangers to physical activity, but if you're trying to introduce them to running in particular, how exactly do you do it? Below are some simple tips to help you encourage your kids to develop their own healthy connection with running. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Time vs. Distance: Which is the Better Way to Train?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/23/17 9:00 AM

Should you run for time or distance? Which method is a more effective way to train? Without a doubt, there are die-hard fans in both camps, but the important thing to remember is that what works well for one runner might be the undoing of another. In the spirit of fairness, we're going to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each approach, so that you can decide which one best fits your training style. 

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Topics: Fitness

Spring Cleaning: Gym Bag Edition

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/21/17 9:00 AM

 

As we say our goodbyes to winter, it's customary to start thinking about cleaning up those not-so-often-cleaned areas of our home, but keep in mind that your gym bag might need some spring cleaning as well! Below are six simple tips you can keep in mind to give your gym bag a nice spring cleaning makeover. 

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Topics: Fitness, Healthy Living