Fit Bits
Fitness Q&A
July, 2017 - Issue #154
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Q: Is Barre Bounce Safe & Effective?
Rebounding is a fantastic exercise that significantly reduces the amount of strain placed on joints and muscles, all while activating every major muscle group: legs, arms and core. Strengthening the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, as well as improving balance and coordination, rebounding is an extremely effective way to get ready for swimsuit season - all while having a lot of fun!
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Q: What are the Advantages of a Meal Service?
While the benefits are remarkable, eating Paleo requires work that can be hard to fit into your daily schedule. Companies like Plate Therapy take the planning, shopping, chopping and cooking off your plate so you can focus on eating good food. Plus, there's no need to try to find the right "balance" to push the reset button on your health. With Plate Therapy, you'll enjoy nutritionist-approved plans with chef-created recipes that don't contain dairy, grains, legumes, gluten, soy or refined sugars. What do they contain? Organic and local produce whenever possible; meats and fish raised in cruelty-free environments without antibiotics, hormones or GMOs; and the passion to provide amazing results to every client. Plate Therapy customers look, feel and live better, all while taking advantage of delivery or Grab & Go meal services.
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Amp Up your Water Intake with Tasty Additions
Drinking enough water can become a chore, especially if you don't enjoy the flavor (Or lack thereof!). We love adding fruits, veggies and juices to water to help us meet our goal of eight glasses a day.

Make a Splash with Sparkling Water
Calorie-free "bubbly water" can taste boring and even bitter to most, but add muddled fresh or frozen berries to the bottom of your glass before pouring and... yum!

Mash Mint & Cukes for a Refreshing Drink
Give yourself a boost with the bright flavors of mint and cucumber - a tasty anti-inflammatory pairing.

Get your Freeze On
Freeze orange or mandarin segments, lemon slices, even grapes - and then use them as ice in your glass of water. Metal straws, easily found online or in specialty stores, can help you break up the bits and enjoy them sip by sip.

Just Add Juice
Add an ounce of unsweetened juice - we love cranberry, blueberry and cherry especially - to your glass for a big flavor kick without the calories.
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Q: Should I Do Cardio in Addition to Lagree Fitness?
All exercise is effective for your fitness progress, as well as your mood and overall wellbeing. However, it is important to take your goals into consideration, as well as how your body recovers. The answer is simple: You don't need more time; you just need more intensity! Motivate's 45-minute Megaformer classes deliver an intensity that prompts high-calorie burn and effective muscle stimulation. Studies have been conducted where the Lagree Megaformer was compared to a treadmill, as well as a stationary bike. The outcome states that the Megaformer is clearly a more effective way of burning calories as well as changing body composition. The Megaformer provides a total-body workout using a variety of exercises and unique methods. In each and every move, Motivate focuses on cardio, strength, endurance, balance, core and flexibility. This, in turn, targets all the muscle groups in most moves. In comparison, spin and running focus more on the lower-body muscle groups through repetitive motion. Another major point that puts the Megaformer ahead of cardio is the after-burn effect of resistance training. Your body burns more calories as it recovers throughout the day, while a spin class just burns calories while in class.
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Motivate is Now Open in Valencia
The team at Motivate believes you don't need more time to get in shape - just more intensity! Every class is a full-body, 45-minute workout that incorporates your strength training, cardio, endurance, flexibility and core not just in one workout but in each and every move! Classes are delivered on the cutting-edge M3 Megaformer and focus on slow, resistance-based movements designed to stimulate fat-burning muscle fibers, torch calories and sculpt the body from head to toe. Their encouraging instructors ensure you get the most out of each class by perfecting your form and technique, while short rest periods and challenging moves can burn up to 800 calories each class.

Q: How can Sweating in a Far-infrared Sauna Change my Body for the Better?
Regular far-infrared sauna users will tell you: a good sweat can change your day for the better, and, when you are a regular user, it can change your life. Athletes are big fans of far-infrared sauna use because it's been clinically proven to reduce recovery times. Those suffering from auto-immune conditions sweat because far-infrared sauna use has been positively correlated with symptom reduction and dramatic drops in inflammation. If you're trying to lose weight, you'll be happy to know that your bod will burn about 600 calories during your 30-minute sweat sesh. And, by raising your core body temps temporarily, you'll love it if you're suffering from a cold, flu or bacterial infection. From acne sufferers to cancer fighters, weekend warriors to professional athletes, just about every body can benefit from a high-quality far-infrared sauna experience.
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