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Seven ways to improve your reflexes

Seven ways to improve your reflexes | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Whether you want to be a star goalie or a tennis ace, the best advice is to practise. But eating spinach, playing videogames and catching coins you’ve thrown in the air could also help

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Take note there are seven different ways to improve your reflexes. Video games may be somewhat helpful, however, they are a piece of the puzzle to reflex enhancement and not the entire solution. 
 
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7 Drills to Enhance Agility

7 Drills to Enhance Agility | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Agility training isn’t just for athletes—it’s important for anyone who wants to move quickly and easily, and to improve their reflexes, focus, balance, coordination and/or neuromuscular awareness. These seven agility drills are an effective and fun way to add some intensity to your clients’ workouts.
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Check out the video to discover ways to challenge yourself and keep those feet quick!
 
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10-day Total-body Jumpstart

10-day Total-body Jumpstart | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Whether you want to get back into a regular fitness routine or look your best before a big event, this 10-day high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program can help jumpstart your efforts by revving up both your workouts and your metabolism.
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This may be the inspiration you need to change your habits and challenge your body. Descriptions, pictures, and modifications are included. Check it out and take action today!
 
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How to Build A Better Smoothie

How to Build A Better Smoothie | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Smoothies are a popular (and delicious) way to consume a lot of nutrients, particularly when you don’t have time for a full meal. However, they can also be loaded with calories and sugar. So, how can you avoid these pitfalls and get the most nutritional value out of your smoothies? Here’s how…
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Be aware...it is worth a read to make sure your 'healthy' choices are actually healthy.
 
 
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Fall Fat Loss: HIIT Workout

Fall Fat Loss: HIIT Workout | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches, don’t let your fitness fall to the wayside. Make fall your new fat-loss season by incorporating this 20-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout into your routine.
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Do You Have Bad Gym Etiquette?

Do You Have Bad Gym Etiquette? | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Exercising proper etiquette while exercising at the gym creates a safe, pleasant and user-friendly environment. To keep the gym experience safe and worthwhile for you and those around you, follow these basic guidelines, behave mindfully and don’t become “that guy” or “that gal” who fails to keep common courtesy rules in check.
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You may not even realize that your gym habits may be disruptive to others so check out these tips to keep the flow going for everyone.
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Eat Your Water - Sources of Hydrating Foods

Eat Your Water - Sources of Hydrating Foods | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard this question from a client: “How much water should I be drinking every day?” To help you answer that and other water-related questions, here are some basic guidelines and principles you can use as a guide to help evaluate individual hydration needs, identify signs of dehydration and take a creative approach to helping clients stay adequately hydrated.
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Water - How much is enough? Too much? Signs & symptoms of dehydration and quality alternatives to water are outlined for all.
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How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay

How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Three new studies involving more than a million men and women strongly suggest that regular exercise makes us resistant to despair.

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Health and Fitness Trends That Can Harm Your Health

Health and Fitness Trends That Can Harm Your Health | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
From mud runs to detoxes, health and fitness trends constantly come and go. While it’s great to explore new ways of keeping your body healthy, it’s also important to be mindful about the potential harm you could be causing your body by taking things to an extreme, which is often what happens with trends.
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Put Down the Sports Drink

Put Down the Sports Drink | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Oh the wonderful world of sports drinks. Gatorade and Powerades and other "ades" as far as the eye can see. Touted as the healthy alternative to soft drinks and juices. With enticing flavours like Mountain Berry Blast or Mango Extremo. And on top of it all, a super-scientific boost in performance. Except maybe not. Why Sports…
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What are your sports drink habits???
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Yoga for Weightlifters: 7 Poses for Increased Range of Motion

Yoga for Weightlifters: 7 Poses for Increased Range of Motion | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Flexibility is an important component of a well-rounded fitness routine, especially for those who tend to gravitate towards strength training. Incorporating these yoga poses into your workout regimen will help increase range of motion, as well as enhance stability and mobility.
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A little something to start dabbling in movement that will help any athlete harness more of their power and control while decreasing their risk of injury. All hockey, football, basketball players pay heed - this isn't just some girlie thing.

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Fat can be fit: The curvy women bucking the trend

Fat can be fit: The curvy women bucking the trend | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
The idea that thin equals fit is being challenged not just by plus-size women on both sides of the Atlantic but by the medical profession, too

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A must-read for everyone. Reflect on your assumptions and evolve to join a supportive active community for all people. Remember skinny does not equal healthy.
 
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The Best Foam Roller Exercises - Diet & Exercise

The Best Foam Roller Exercises - Diet & Exercise | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Chances are you’ve heard of or seen a foam roller. These instructions should help you start rolling your way to more relaxed muscles, reduced pain and injuries and an array of other health benefits.
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How to Solve the 6 Common Barriers to Working Out

How to Solve the 6 Common Barriers to Working Out | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Although many day-to-day reasons for putting off exercise are legit, finding ways to overcome obstacles is a healthier approach in the long run. Here’s how to get past six common barriers to exercise.
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Exercise Now, Sit in Front of the TV Later

Exercise Now, Sit in Front of the TV Later | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
After working out, many of us, consciously or not, find other opportunities to move less, undermining our best intentions to stay fit.

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How to Squash a Sweet Tooth With No Added Sugar

How to Squash a Sweet Tooth With No Added Sugar | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
If you’re like many people, you have spent a considerable amount of time trying to tame your sweet tooth. Learn why some people are drawn more to sweets, while others prefer salty flavors, and try out some tried-and-true techniques for managing your sweet tooth.
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Quick tips to help avoid a sugar overload.
 
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I'm not overweight, so why do I need to eat healthy foods?

I'm not overweight, so why do I need to eat healthy foods? | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.

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Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Although it may appear you're “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive.
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4-Week Core Challenge

4-Week Core Challenge | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
One of the best exercises for strengthening the core is the plank, because it effectively recruits so many muscles, including the abdominals and back muscles. If you want to work on strengthening your core, check out this four-week core challenge that is easy to follow and super effective.
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Try it as there's no equipment needed and all instructions with photos are included!
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Teens Who Vape Are More Likely to Become Heavy Smokers

Teens Who Vape Are More Likely to Become Heavy Smokers | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Teens who vaped often were more than 10 times more likely to become regular smokers six months later, compared to teens who had never vaped

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3 Healthy Power Breakfasts to Keep You Fueled

3 Healthy Power Breakfasts to Keep You Fueled | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
What’s the secret to breakfast satisfaction? Energy-revving carbohydrates that contain fiber (to keep you feeling full for longer and blood sugar stable), along with adequate protein, which takes longer to digest and prevents blood sugar from crashing. Here are three easy-to-make, delicious breakfasts that feature this winning formula.
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Take charge and make the most of your day!
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7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
New research is revealing that even small amounts of physical activity trigger dozens of beneficial changes in the body
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Niki Bezzant: Detox, the big diet myth

Niki Bezzant: Detox, the big diet myth | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it

Anyone who suggests these organs need a 'cleanse' is demonstrating that they don't understand basic anatomy.


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This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising.

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10 Popular Fitness Terms Defined

10 Popular Fitness Terms Defined | Health & Fitness Teens | Scoop.it
Whether you’re new to the fitness scene or have been working out in health clubs for years, you’ve probably heard certain terms thrown around without really knowing exactly what they mean. Here are 10 commonly used fitness terms along with a brief, minimally geeky explanation of the science behind each one.
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Ever feel like you aren't quite sure what others are talking about when they refer to muscle confusion, plyometrics, HIIT, or Tabata? This quick read will help you understand the confusing fitness jargon that sometimes makes us feel we are a little out of our element.

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