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Wild Rice, Mushroom, Almond casserole

This great fall casserole, or hot dish, that will warm you inside and out! Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Almonds, and maybe dried cranberries, is an easy, delicious and nutritious meal! It’s like wild rice soup without the heavy broth. But check out our tips section below for an easy way to turn the leftovers […]

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Lengthened v. Shortened Muscles

At Urban Fitness, it is not just about working your muscles, it is also HOW you work your muscles.   Whether it be through formal education or your own self-education about exercise, many of us think that muscles must contract and shorten in order to create movement and become stronger. However, several types of contractions […]

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Injury Recovery

Injuries happen. How you recover from them can make all the difference. We all get injured sometimes. Accidents happen even to the most cautious people. Some injuries are little tweaks that go away in a day or two and don’t need much attention. However, most injuries take at least a week to six weeks or […]

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is a necessary part of any functional workout! Injury prevention is important because, at best, injuries are no fun. They disrupt our lives and leave us in miserable pain; and one injury often leads to more injuries. Besides the physical pain, injuries can increase or cause depression or other mental health issues. Therefore, […]

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Core Stability and Strength

Core activation, or core work, is one of the most important aspects of any healthy workout routine! Our body is connected throughout, in ways most of us never consider. Imagine your body is a network of trains. We have many train stations and a few main depots, but the trains run through our entire body […]

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Chest Expansion with Theraband

This exercise is amazing at strengthening your arm and upper back muscles! This exercise targets a number of different muscles but, when done correctly, especially works your triceps, lats and shoulder blade muscles. It is wonderful for helping reduce under arm flab and building scapular strength. This exercise has a lot of moving parts, or, […]

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Plank and Pushup Position – Improve Your Scapula Placement

Good form leads to more effective exercise! Most people know what a plank or pushup position is. However, that doesn’t mean their form or alignment couldn’t use some improvement. Bad form in these exercises, regardless of what variations or modifications you are doing, is usually the cause of neck, shoulder and back pain in these […]

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Stability Ball Hamstring Curls

Let me start by saying that if you drop your hips during this exercise, it will be way less effective. More on that later, but first let’s talk about the setup. One rule of biomechanics is that the longer the lever, the more difficult the exercise. A great example of this is that pushups from […]

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Healthy Habit Development

WHAT IS A HEALTHY HABIT ? Healthy habits are the routines that add up to living a healthier life and being healthy as you age. A great example is the habit of brushing your teeth. It’s good for your dental health, heart health and helps you avoid the pain of dental problems. Most of us […]

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