7 Often Overlooked Signs of Overtraining

Do you know the hidden signs of overtraining?

Healthy habits are awesome, but you actually can have too much of a good thing. Fiber is good for you, but too much fiber? Um, if you've done it, you know what I'm talking about. Even too much sleep can make you feel like poo. And exercise is no exception. Problem is, some of the more hidden signs …
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The Secret Fitness Data You’re Not Utilizing


The use of a heart rate monitor during a workout is a relatively controversial subject; some athletes swear by it, while others think it’s overrated. Regardless of your opinion of getting heart rate data during workouts and races, it’s likely you’re overlooking a beneficial use of heart rate …
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Fit Tip Friday: Take an “Active Recovery Day”


Who's ready for the first Fit Tip Friday of the New Year? We are! And today's tip is all about what you do when you're not working out. Or, more appropriately, how you can still take an off day without sitting on your rear all day. That's right---in today's video we're talking about the joys of …
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You’ve Heard of Intuitive Eating, But What About Intuitive Exercise?

Over the last 10 years I've gone from regimented eater to intuitive-eating devotee. I've written about it before, but without consciously realizing it, I've also become an intuitive exerciser. Back in my pre-FBG days (oh, what a confusing, insecure time for me!), I'd eat when I wasn't hungry, not …
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5 Reasons Why Working Out Too Much Sucks


Ever heard the expression that you can never get too much of a good thing? Well, it's not exactly true. Especially when it comes to working out. In fact, working out too much—something called overtraining—can wreak havoc on your body and actually make it harder for you to reach your goals. Read on …
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Ouch! Getting Relief From (and a Better Understanding of) Shin Splints

Today’s post about how to treat shin splints is part of FBG’s Back to Basics Week that features the best beginner fitness and beginner nutrition posts that help you to be a little healthier and—in theme with the week—a little smarter. The information comes from Life Fitness, the leader in designing …
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Worthy Read: The Great Fitness Experiment (With Giveaway!)


We're going to let you in on a little secret: Reading fitness books rocks. Not only do they teach you things and keep your motivation revved, they also allow you to pop a squat on the couch for four hours without the slightest bit of remorse— because you're reading about fitness! Hooray! This …
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