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Exploring Intensity

Don’t Get Injured

Some Cardio High clients and a couple of our coaches are tracking improvements in fitness. Consistency is a key to making gains in strength, speed, balance and endurance. We are acutely aware that injury can be one of the primary obstacles to staying on track with fitness goals and at[…]

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Instead of Running Should You… Skip?

We’ll answer that question right away and say no, probably not, and for the same reason we don’t suggest a treadmill desk or riding around on a unicycle: we respect you too much. But there’s a study that almost might make us change our minds. Scientists recruited 30 subjects, men[…]

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Does Weed Make You Go to the Gym?

While smoking or eating weed has long been thought to lead to the munchies and zoning out on the coach, a new large study presents evidence that marijuana may actually be a great way to help people exercise. Think we’re just blowing smoke? Well, let’s break this down. Researchers in[…]

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Music Makes You Faster

If you’re looking for a simple way to increase your foot speed, a perfect playlist might do the trick. We have many debates at Cardio High about what makes a perfect playlist. We get requests for ’80s, rock, pop, EDM and “anything with a beat.” Researchers recently conducted a study[…]

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The Benefits of Exercise Last Longer Than You Think

Before we go on, this is absolutely not an invitation to stop working out. Studies generally show that more exercise leads to better health outcomes – so don’t get ready to rest on the laurels of your previous sweat fests. But you should know that the workouts you do today[…]

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Studying? Do Less Cramming and More Exercise

Vegging out on the internet. Taking a nap. Staring at a wall. Fixing a snack. These are some of the ways in which we take a break from studying before we dive back into that textbook. But a new study says that if you are really looking for a good[…]

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Can HIIT Can Fight Cancer in One Workout?

We are not suggesting that high intensity exercise cures cancer. But we are referencing a new study that points to HIIT as being successful in stopping the growth of cancer cells in the colon area – with just one session. To perform the study, the researchers selected a group of[…]

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Curious About Your Heart Health? Drop and Gimme 40

There is a new way to check in on how healthy your heart is and it consists of a simple, irritating exericise: push-ups. Yes, you may want to banish push-ups from every workout, but doing them can give you a pretty good insight into how your ticker is functioning, according[…]

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Exchange Your Blood Pressure Meds For Exercise

Medications for blood pressure can do wonders, if you’re someone who is seriously concerned about your cardiovascular health. And visceral fat is another issue that can affect your heart, which some meds may reduce. But two new studies show that if you start exercising, those pills may not be needed.[…]

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