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3 Ways Adding Nutrition to Your Exercise Plan Can Improve Your Results

Just like your car needs to be driven regularly and given the proper fuels, so does your body. If your car sits too long, the parts will rust, the battery will die, and the fuel lines will clog up. The equivalent happens to your body when you spend too much time being inactive.  Likewise, if you […]

Snacking Before a Workout: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Snacking can be an awful habit, but it’s not one you need to break. It’s one you should adjust. Understanding the importance of snacking before a workout and after a workout will help you better shape your nutrition habits and, in turn, your figure. Why Snack? Snacking is actually an essential part of your workout regimen. […]

WHY SKIPPING MEALS IS A WEIGHT LOSS NO-NO

I’m skipping meals…why am I not losing weight? It’s a common question. And, at first glance, it seems to make sense that missing a meal would result in weight loss–after all, you’re reducing your calorie intake. In reality, the human body operates at a level far more complex than simple subtraction. Learn the real story […]

GUIDE TO EATING OUT THE HEALTHIER WAY

If you’re working to make positive lifestyle changes, including changing your nutrition habits, it may seem nearly impossible to enjoy dining out with friends. A whopping 92 percent of restaurant meals contain more calories than is recommended for an average person, according to a recent study in the Journal of American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But don’t […]

​4 WAYS EXERCISE CAN SPICE UP YOUR SEX LIFE

Twisting and turning and calorie burning, there are a number of ways exercise can improve your sex life. Most people’s self-image is reflected in how they carry themselves. Those less comfortable in their skin are less confident in their day-to-day activities. Improving body image can lead to an increase in self-confidence and add a little […]

TOP NINE WINTER ACTIVITIES IN THE LANCASTER AREA

Winter is not a time of hibernation. We’re not bears. ​ It is important to stay active all year long. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of fun winter activities for you and your family to explore this season. From roller skating to ballroom dancing, it’s easy to stay entertained all winter long. […]

​TONE UP YOUR BODY–THE RIGHT WAY

“I want to ‘tone up.’” This is one of the most common things we hear at the Un-Gym, our personal training studio in Lancaster, PA. “I don’t want to get ‘bulky,’ though,” is the inevitable follow-up. This is understandable–most people, especially women, don’t want to look like a hulking bodybuilder. They just want to look […]

​JUST SAY NO TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

When you make a New Year’s resolution, you’re setting yourself up to fail. It may sound strange coming from a personal trainer, but it’s true. According to a recent study by the University of Scranton, only 8 percent of Americans actually achieve their resolution. That means 92 percent of Americans fail to reach their resolutions every […]

GIVE THE GIFT OF GOOD HEALTH THIS HOLIDAY WITH A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM CAUSE AND EFFECTS FITNESS

This time of year brings out the good in communities. Everywhere you go, people are wishing one another happy holidays and a happy, healthy New Year. Why not actually give the gift of good health this year? Fitness never goes out of style. That’s why Cause and Effects Fitness offers three excellent ways to wish […]

Healthy Holiday Food Choices: Family Edition

Making merry doesn’t need to weigh your family down with excess calories, fat, and sugar. Eat smart this holiday season with these tips for choosing the right foods and getting your family involved in menu planning and food prep. Holiday happenings are notorious for adding jiggle to the waistline. While estimates vary, most experts agree […]

Try These Easy and Effective Stretches Before and After Your Workout

To stretch or not to stretch? It’s a great question, considering all the conflicting information out there on pre- and post-workout stretching. Follow these easy tips to customize stretching before and after exercising, so you can get the most out of your workout and reduce the risk of injury. Shift in Thinking Fitness experts previously […]

Top 10 Healthy Living Apps for Your Smartphone

We recently compiled a list of our favorite healthy living apps you can use almost anywhere. From monitoring your nutrition intake to adding upbeat music to your daily routine all from your mobile device, maintaining your health has never been easier. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker By: MyFitnessPal Platform: iOS, Android Price: Free (In-App Purchases Available) / Purchase […]

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