Where Are Your Deadlifts Going Wrong?

By Emma Hogan The deadlift is a fundamental strength training move that’s hard to beat. But if you want to maximize the benefits you need to know where you could be going wrong – and it all comes down to your elbows. Why we love deadlifts The deadlift is undoubtedly

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10 Reasons to Get Off the Couch

By Prof. David Cameron Smith Straight out of science, we bring you ten of the best research-backed, age-defying reasons to get moving. 1. Youthful looks: Exercise protects against wrinkles, crows feet and other signs of skin aging. Exercise triggers the release of interleukin 15 (IL-15) which prevents the loss of

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Dancers: How to Do a Clean Leap

By Cassandra Pagliaruli Although a dancer may think they're doing a perfect leap there are usually some corrections that can be made. They may need to straighten their back leg a little more, or their hips might not be squared off correctly. But a clean and beautiful leap is possible!

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YWCA to Honor Women Leaders in Connecticut

YWCA New Britain will be hosting its 17th biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will recognize women in central Connecticut who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and outstanding achievements. More than 600 women

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Workout Buddies for Life! Tag your #WorkoutBuddy

By Valerie Rodino Everyone struggles at some point with motivation to go to the gym.  Your intentions are there, but you just can’t seem to stay consistent.  I have no problem breaking a gym date with myself.  I hold degrees in both Exercise Science and Public Health, and I’ve been

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How Eating Pie Can Help You Keep Your Fitness Goals

By Valerie Rodino   For some, the holidays are a time of year when everything sparkles and shines a little brighter.  We find ourselves humming along to holiday music that seems to be playing everywhere we go.  The weather gets cooler, decorations are hung, and we excitedly prepare to visit

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