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Feel the Burn With These 6 Low-Impact Workouts

April 27, 2016 9:01 am

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or simply looking to begin a workout routine from scratch, low-impact workouts are often just as beneficial as more explosive styles. Here are a few low-impact workouts that will take it a bit easier on your body while still showing major results.

  1. Kettlebell swings. Any exercise that burns up to 600 calories in just 30 minutes should be on your list, and that’s just what you’ll get with kettlebell swings.
  2. Swimming. If your gym has an indoor or outdoor pool, try swimming some simple laps to get in a great cardiovascular exercise that burns fat without putting much impact on your body.
  3. Barre classes. This trendy, ballet-inspired workout actually lives up to the hype. Barre’s sequences of pliés, squats, and repetitive arm movements are proven to burn major calories, and they also go easy on your joints.
  4. Cycling. If you love running but simply can’t handle the strain that it puts on your knees and ankles, try cycling instead. The average hour-long class burns between 600 and 750 calories.
  5. Power yoga. While all types of yoga are beneficial to your health, more traditional styles don’t particularly burn a lot of calories. If you’re looking to lose weight, try a power yoga class instead.
  6. Fast-paced walking. Speed up your usual walk to torch calories without going too hard on your joints.

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It’s Earth Day!

April 22, 2016 7:01 am

Happy Earth Day! Make every day Earth day by practicing some of the following every single day:

Use water wisely.

Save energy.

Recycle your everyday waste.

Recycle your e-waste .

Don’t place furniture items in dumpster, try to donate.

Unplug your chargers after each use, don’t leave them plugged in.

For more tips, check out 50 Ways to Help the Plant here.

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Pizza Studio: Eat a Pizza You Designed Yourself

April 20, 2016 9:01 am

Pizza Studio is a reasonably priced build-your-own pizza place located in Mountain View.

All of the pizzas here sport thin crusts and measure 11 inches. Crust options include traditional, rosemary herb, whole grain and flaxseed and "firecracker." They also offer a gluten-free crust option. Choose from different sauces, including tomato blend, spicy buffalo, and tangy barbecue, and help yourself to unlimited toppings like sliced pineapple, corn, smoked ham, and Genoa salami.

Other menu items include side salads, cookies, and soft drinks by Puck’s. You can find works by local artists for sale on the walls of Pizza Studio, which many think is a nice touch since the restaurant doesn’t take a commission.

Pizza Studio
565 San Antonio Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 559-1904

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