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8 Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Late Night Cravings

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/13/18 9:00 AM

What do you do when late night hunger strikes? If you’re like most, you’re craving something salty or sweet, so reaching for a bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream may be a part of your regular nighttime routine. However, as you can imagine, reaching for junk food isn’t the healthiest choice. To help you satisfy your late night craving before bedtime, here are eight healthy snack ideas.

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Topics: Healthy Living

Tennis: Increase Your Reaction Time with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/8/18 9:00 AM

Most of us marvel at the speed and agility of tennis pros such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, especially when it comes to how fast they can react to their opponents' shots. If you didn't know any better, it would almost seem as if they have a "psychic" ability to know exactly where to move to be ready for the ball when it comes. Although this type of skill can seem magical to us, the truth is that these seasoned tennis veterans have keenly honed a secret weapon known as reaction time. Keep the following tips in mind to help improve your reaction time and increase your speed to the ball. 

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Topics: Tennis

5 Tips to Kick Your Soda Habit for Good

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/6/18 9:00 AM

John Dryden, the famous English poet, once stated, "We first make our habits, then our habits make us." While it's doubtful that Dryden had soda on his mind when he dropped this pearl of wisdom, anyone who has ever tried kicking the fizzy stuff out of their diet can tell you that it's quite a formidable task. Even in the face of countless studies that show a strong link between soda consumption and health problems such as diabetes, weight gain and heart disease, millions of people still drink tons of carbonated beverages every single day. So is there any hope for those of us who are trying to achieve a soda-free existence? Below are five practical tips to help you kick that soda habit for good. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

5 Common Treadmill Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/1/18 9:00 AM

If you're looking to burn calories, increase your stamina and boost your cardiovascular health, the treadmill can be your best friend. While working out with this ubiquitous machine is far from complicated, it is also deceptively easy to fall victim to certain treadmill mistakes that can undermine your efforts and possibly increase your risk of injury. Below are five common treadmill faux pas that you will definitely want to avoid. 

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Topics: Fitness

What to Expect from Your First Yoga Class

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/27/18 9:00 AM

If you're new to the world of yoga, you might have a few reservations about going to your first class. Will you be required to bend your body into complicated pretzel-like formations? Will there be chanting, and if so, how awkward will you sound doing it? And what if you don't know the difference between a sun salutation and a downward dog? Well, the good news is that yoga is a lot more accessible than many people realize. If you're ready to try your hand at this wonderful, time-honored form of exercise, below are some basic tips to help you know what to expect from your first yoga class. 

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Topics: Fitness

5 Breakfast Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/22/18 9:00 AM

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal, as it provides your body with the energy it needs to make it through the day, but not all breakfast foods are created equal. In fact, there are several popular breakfast foods that aren’t as healthy as you may think. If your goal is to eat healthier, you may want to consider avoiding the following breakfast items.

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Topics: Healthy Living

4 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Learning to Play Tennis

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/20/18 9:00 AM

If you’re an avid fan of tennis, there’s no doubt you want to share your passion with your child. However, introducing a child (especially those 10 and younger) can be difficult. Most children aren’t going to be as interested in participating in regimented practices and drills, as a teen or adult learning the game may be. So, how do you go about introducing your little one to the sport? Below are four tips to get you started.

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Topics: Tennis

Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Tracker with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/15/18 9:00 AM

Fitness trackers are all the rage these days, and for good reason: They're a super-convenient tool that can help encourage greater physical activity, boost motivation and hold you accountable to your fitness goals. Whether you're thinking about purchasing a fitness tracker or you already have one, below are 6 useful tips to help you get the most value out of your device. 

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Topics: Fitness

6 Apps to Consider Adding to Your Self Care Routine

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/13/18 9:00 AM

Between work, family and social obligations, there just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of time left in the average day to think about self-care. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way! In fact, one of the most powerful tools to help you take better care of your mind and body can usually be found no more than an arm's length away – yep, we're talking about your smartphone. Below are 6 excellent apps that you should consider adding to your self-care routine. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Tennis: Should You Use Your Hips for More Power?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/8/18 9:00 AM

Most of us would love to learn how to add more power to our tennis game, but how exactly do you go about doing it? Should you focus on building arm and shoulder strength, or is it all about the quads and calves? While these areas definitely deserve attention in your training, you might be surprised to learn that the majority of the power behind your tennis strokes will actually come from your hips. Hands down, the hips are the most powerful joints in the human body, and they are the area responsible for generating the force that enables us to run, jump, punch, throw, and – not surprisingly – swing a tennis racquet. Below are some key points that illustrate the importance of using your hips to generate more power in your tennis game. 

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Topics: Tennis

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