Fitness Articles & Tips

Achieving optimal health is a personal journey that may include improving your physical fitness. Signos encourages a balanced approach to exercise and fitness that includes cardio workouts, resistance training, and frequent bouts of movement spread throughout each day. Our fitness articles are intended to provide you with valuable material, tools, tips, advice, support, and information—all backed by science—to help you start, continue and achieve your fitness goals.

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Why Is My Blood Sugar High During or After Exercise?

Your blood sugar might be high during or after exercise. Leann Poston, M.D., explains why glucose spikes during or after a workout typically aren’t a bad thing.

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Should You Exercise Before or After Breakfast?

Ashley Pitt, CPT, Pn1, helps you choose between fed and fasted morning workouts based on your performance and weight loss goals.

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Using Metabolic Workouts to Speed Up Your Metabolism (And Training Time)

Learn how to use exercise selection, intensity and rest to improve your immediate and post-exercise benefits with metabolic training.

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How to Calculate Your Target Heart Rate for Weight Loss

Learn how to calculate your target heart rate and uncover the best exercise intensities for losing fat and burning calories.

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Can You Lose Weight Without Exercise?

Can you lose weight and keep it off without exercising? Diet and exercise are both important to your long-term health goals, but let’s see what the research says.

Woman powerlifiting a heavy barbell over her head. This is an example of anaerobic exercise.

14 Health Benefits of Anaerobic Exercise

All exercise does your body good, but anaerobic exercises are short and spicy efforts with myriad benefits.

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How Many Calories Are Burned Weightlifting?

Discover how to maximize fat and calories burned weightlifting plus tips for a well-rounded workout routine.

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What's Best? Protein Before or After a Workout?

Do you need that post-exercise protein shake? Read the latest research about protein before or after workouts.

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