As we ring in 2022, we’d like to take a moment to remember our top 10 most-read blogs of 2021. We hope you enjoy them (again!), and can’t wait to continue creating fun and informative health and fitness content for you in the coming year.  

1. 4-week bodyweight challenge  

Bodyweight training is a great way to get in a solid workout without any equipment. Don’t let the minimal equipment fool you, this versatile type of training can build muscle and endurance.  

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2. 2-week summer prep workout plan 

A new season means a new opportunity to restart your fitness routine. Getting strong and sculpted with the changing seasons doesn’t have to be difficult or designated only for summer. Try this 14-day workout plan to help you build muscle and increase your overall fitness level.  

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3. New year, new workout plan  

Start the new year off right with a well-balanced cardio and strength training workout plan. If you’re looking to tone up and increase your overall fitness, this 3-week plan will deliver results. It’s versatile, so try it  at the gym or the comfort of your own home - minimal equipment required! 

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4. 6 moves for a strong core  

Core work is an essential part of any exercise routine. Add this sweaty ab workout to your cardio day, or turn it into a circuit after strength training. 

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5. Walking versus running – which is best?  

Exercise and physical activity play a significant role in gaining and maintaining health. But when it comes to hitting the pavement or the treadmill, which is better? A short run or a long walk? 

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6. Post-workout mistakes  

Your post-exercise behaviour matters. In fact, it matters almost as much as what you do during your workout. Knowing what to do and what not to do after your sweat session can significantly enhance the workout you just did and prepare you to crush your next one. 

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7. 5 misconceptions about losing fat  

If one of your fitness goals is to shed some fat, it's easy to fall for some misconceptions people have about the best approaches. In many cases, these misconceptions can do more harm than good. Here are five mistakes many people make, and tips on what you can do to reach your goals faster. 

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8. Bodyweight ab workout  

A strong core is essential for balance and increased athletic conditioning. Building your core strength is a great way to help you perform complex exercises safely and effectively. So, if you want to get better at everything physical this summer, don’t skip your ab workout. Try this easy yet effective weighted ab workout for increased definition, strength and athletic performance. 

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9. 7-weeks to 5k  

Working up to a 5k run can be daunting if it’s been months since you last engaged in regular cardio exercise, but it’s actually a reasonable goal. No matter where you start, it’s important to follow a proven formula to build stamina for long term success. 

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10. Healthy hacks for the Starbucks fall drinks  

Starbucks has some of the most delicious caffeinated drinks around, but so many of their offerings are loaded with extra calories that you may want to avoid. By all means, indulge in your favourite coffee, but if you’re looking for a healthier alternative while still getting that pumpkin-spice fix, we’ve got the menu hacks for you. 

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