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This is going to be a new series where we delve deeper into the importance of stretching when it comes to any exercise routine. But first, why should we stretch? Time and time again I see people in the gym going pretty hard with weights, but not doing any sort of a warm up or stretching routine. When your muscles are cold and you go into a workout, you increase your risk of tearing muscles and tendons. The harder you exercise, the more your muscles shorten and tense up. If you don't stretch yourself out at all, you get tighter and tighter. Think of an...

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What is motivation? A lot of us think that only a few of us have it, and that it’s just this inherent thing you’re born with from day one. We all can think of that one person we had in class that seemed like they were born to succeed at anything they tried. While some people are sort of gifted in a sense, the vast majority of us get discouraged by their apparent lack of trying which still ends up as a success. I used to be one of those people. When I compared myself to the average crowd, everything...

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Nava’s top ten workout playlist (all can be found on Spotify):  Drowning Pool – Bodies Linkin Park – In The End Linkin Park – One Step Closer Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife 30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill 6ix9ine – GUMMO Kanye West – Life of Pablo Jay Z and Kanye West – N**gas In Paris Bad Bunny – Chambea Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny – Vuelve I wasn’t going to hit the gym today, but some of these songs are good enough to make you want to hit the weights. Go get it beasts!

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Help! Summer is coming up soon, and you haven’t been paying attention to that summer bod and didn’t notice it until the last minute! What can you do to feel more confident at the beach in front of others? I hope I have a few answers for you. First and foremost, I find that having a daily ab routine can work wonders on sucking in that tummy. That’s one of the first things people look at when they see someone at the beach. Even if it’s not feasible for you to lose weight to the point of getting that perfect...

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Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli, Zucchini, and Bell Peppers We’re back at it again with the chicken! I love this recipe because it’s fast, easy, cheap, and tastes good. What more can you ask for? Ingredients (all the prepared ingredients are in the photo): 2 zucchinis 2 cups of broccoli 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast 3 cloves of garlic 1 bell pepper or multiple small bell peppers (I did multiple small bell peppers so I could have more than one color) Sunflower oil or whatever your preferred oil is (could be olive or whatever you would use to...

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