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Fridge Overhaul: What Should and Shouldn't Be In There When You're Getting Healthy

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/25/16 10:22 AM

Any time you decide to make changes where your health or weight is concerned, it's impossible to leave food out of the conversation. Yes, in a perfect world we could all just work out and lose weight while eating a steady diet of doughnuts and pizza, but unfortunately, reality simply won't let us get away with it.

This means that in order to make significant changes in your fitness and weight loss journey, you're going to have to learn what foods to keep in your fridge versus what should be considered contraband. Here's a list of some of the items that should and shouldn't be in your refrigerator while you're working on getting healthy.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Tennis Terms for the Beginner

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/23/16 10:09 AM

Do you speak tennis? Like practically every other sport, tennis has its own set of terms and jargon that might sound a little confusing to the beginner. If you're just starting out or want to be better informed while you watch matches, you can use the following list of basic tennis terms to help you expand your tennis vocabulary. Then click here to learn more about the rules of tennis!

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Topics: Tennis

Rainy Day Workouts: How to Mix Things Up When the Weather's Bad

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/19/16 9:12 AM

So Mother Nature decided to frown on your neck of the woods, and you're not able to enjoy a nice jog, a scenic bike ride or any other type of outdoor exercise. What can you do to still get in a good workout? Fortunately, there are several ways that you can log in a good sweat session while the weather rages. Try some of the following rainy day workouts the next time the weather doesn't cooperate.

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Topics: Fitness

Buddy System: 4 Workouts You Can Do With a Partner

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/17/16 3:30 PM

Working out with a friend or family member can provide you with motivation, encouragement, and camaraderie, and it's a great way to stay accountable to your fitness goals. Below are some exercises you can do with a partner to ensure both of you get in a solid workout and have some fun.

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Nutrition Myth Busting: Is Juicing Better Than Blending a Smoothie?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/11/16 7:30 AM

We all know how important it is to eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day, but it's a lot easier said than done. After all, if the recommended daily intake is five to twelve servings, we're going to have to figure out some creative ways to consume that many fruits and veggies in one day.

Making juices or smoothies out of your fruits and vegetables is an efficient way to boost your daily intake of the good stuff without feeling like you have to eat something nearly non-stop. But there's been quite a debate regarding whether using a juicer or a blender is the best way to go. Many claim that juicing is the hands-down winner, but is that really true? 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Are You Making These Common Errors When You Swing Your Tennis Racquet?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/9/16 9:47 AM

Unforced errors can be an Achilles heel for even the most experienced tennis players, and a lot of those errors can be the result of improper swing technique. Without learning how to swing with proper form or accuracy, you can sabotage your shots and give your opponent easy points. Below are three of the most common swing errors that plague tennis players, as well as what you can do to fix them.

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Topics: Tennis

5 Health Improvements That Start After Just One Workout

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/3/16 9:55 AM

The fact that exercise is beneficial for human beings is not really up for debate, but when you're first starting out on your workout journey, you may wonder if that first sweat session will do anything at all. Well, the good news is that your labor will not be in vain--in fact, from the moment you start working out, your body begins to respond in a myriad of ways that improve your health and enhance your overall well-being that very day. Below are five health improvements that you can expect to experience after just one workout.

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What is Compression Gear, and Can It Help Your Workout Performance?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/29/16 7:00 AM

Only a short few years ago, the standard workout clothing style was typically loose-fitting or baggy, but nowadays, you're more likely to see super-snug workout garments known as compression gear. This sleek, tight active wear comes in all kinds of forms and configurations, from the standard leggings, shorts, and tops, to the more hard-core arm sleeves, hoods, skull caps, socks, etc.

Designed to enhance athletic performance as well as recovery, compression gear is ultra-popular in professional sports, and is a favorite choice for runners and cyclists. So what exactly do these garments do, and are they all they're cracked up to be? Read on to find out more about what compression gear is all about, as well as how it could even help your workout performance.

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Topics: Fitness

4 Power-Packed Lunches to Get You Through the Afternoon (Without Snacking!)

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/26/16 10:01 AM

Have you ever had a case of the "afternoon slump"--that infamous time after lunch where your eyelids start feeling like they weigh about 100 pounds apiece, and it's all you can do to keep from laying your head on your desk and snoozing the rest of the day away?

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Topics: Healthy Living

Workout Myth Busting: Does Walking Give You the Same Health Benefits as Running?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/22/16 11:09 AM

One of the long-standing debates in the fitness world is whether walking or running is better for your health. Both exercises are definitely beneficial, as they can improve cardiovascular fitness, decrease blood pressure, increase energy levels, improve sleep, and promote weight loss. Not only that, but both walking and running are very simple exercises to perform, and can be done on a year-round basis - especially in a club like Five Seasons!

Despite all of their similarities, many exercise enthusiasts lean towards running because it's a more vigorous exercise, which makes it seem like a better choice for keeping the body in shape. Well, not so fast--there's quite a bit of information out there that can challenge that idea. Below are some surprising, myth-busting insights that can help settle the whole "walking vs. running" debate.

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Topics: Fitness