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Why Is a Rest Day Important When Exercising?

Why Is a Rest Day Important When Exercising?

Allegra Paris

A question I get a lot is "do you take a rest day?" And "how many?" Heck yes I take a rest day! Usually just one, but if my body needs more than that, then I take more! My background is in recovery and stretch therapy, so I know the importance of rest and will do what is necessary. Resting is important for many reasons. The body needs time to recover, and if it doesn't, it can end up injured and overworked leading to a decline in overall performance. The key is always staying efficient and productive when working out. In my other...

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Working Out With Sore Muscles: Is It Ok?

Working Out With Sore Muscles: Is It Ok?

Allegra Paris

Like many responses in the fitness space, the answer is yes... and no. I say this because working out and fitness, in general, has to be molded to each individual.  Every person is so different and requires a unique diet and workout plan. Soreness That being said, let's first discuss what soreness actually is. You might feel it the day after you workout, but typically the worst of it is two days later. When you feel sore, your muscles have built up lactic acid inside. Lactic acid is a byproduct of muscle metabolism. So essentially, soreness caused by working out...

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3-Ingredient Cinnamon Buns

3-Ingredient Cinnamon Buns

Allegra Paris

Hi guys! During quarantine I've spent a ton of time experimenting with "healthy desserts."  It's surprising how many healthy alternatives there are to traditional dessert recipes! I'm in the process of writing a cookbook- it's most likely going to be called "Have Your Cake and Eat It Too." I say this phrase all the time because why can't you have dessert without the consequences?? Ok, so, let's get to these blueberry cinnamon buns! I found this idea on Instagram, then I went ahead and changed it a bit. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare and bakes for 20 minutes. What you'll...

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How To Build an At-Home Workout

How To Build an At-Home Workout

Allegra Paris

Due to COVID-19, we are all challenged psychologically but also physically. A lot of us have lost access to gyms and workout equipment. It is now time to get creative in your apartment or the space you are quarantining in.  I've made it my priority to help my family, friends, clients, and followers keep up with their workout gains, fitness goals, and workout schedules. A huge part of working out is the mental clarity and sanity that it gives us. It is crucial to keep up with your workouts no matter what the circumstances may be.  At-home workouts Times are strange and doing...

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