Brooks & Crowley August 2019

Sweat Smart Which Workout Will Help You Meet Your Goals?

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With hot yoga, barre, Pilates, weightlifting, kickboxing, and more, personal fitness companies offer every workout you need to stay in shape. But sometimes, having dozens of choices can be more anxiety-inducing than having just a few. When it comes to finding the right workout to help you reach your goal, whether it’s weight loss, better balance, or more muscle, it’s best to seek advice from the experts.

DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO? For building muscle and increasing your strength, nothing beats weightlifting, whether you’re using dumbbells at home or machines at the gym. Lifting weights also helps burn fat. Speaking with SELF, Rilinger called the practice "the mother of all weight loss techniques, the highest in the workout food chain, the top of the totem pole.” Of course, the most important thing to consider when choosing a workout is whether you enjoy it enough to squeeze it into your schedule. If you resent every drop of sweat, it will undoubtedly take you longer to reach your goal than if you look forward to the challenge. WATERTOWN AND WALTHAM These two destinations along Route 20 are in the midst of rapid development. Watertown has continually built new housing complexes, while Waltham is more focused on shops and offices. The latter has promised to create more housing units to make both living and working in the city a viable option for more people. While both are still figuring out infrastructure and how to handle growing populations, they’re exciting options with bright futures. No matter where you choose to live and work, we can assist with the legal aspects of your real estate transaction. Call us today to find out how we can help.

WAX ON, WAX OFF The words “balance” and “workout” are generally associated with yoga, and while it’s true that yogis are champions of standing on one foot, so are martial artists. According to an article published by the martial arts academy chain Evolve MMA, “Martial arts works out the entire body, from the base, to the upper torso, to the all-important core ... Practicing martial arts will improve your balance, which then, of course, improves the quality of your life.” By incorporating martial arts and yoga into your workout regimen, you’ll be able to

DROP IT LIKE A POUND When it comes to weight loss, full-body workouts, like swimming, running, and cycling, are the most effective. "The more muscles you have to incorporate, the more calories you're going to burn because those muscles all require energy in order to work," Nike Master Trainer Holly Rilinger told SELF magazine. Regardless of the activity you choose, Rilinger recommends interval training as the best method. By combining bursts of intense effort with periods of active rest, you can keep your heart rate jumping and those calories burning.

Hot Real Estate Areas Outside the City Looking Beyond Boston

The real estate market of Greater Boston has been surging for years. As more and more people, especially young people, want to move into major metropolitan areas, the price of homes goes up, while their availability goes down. It’s no surprise, then, that many folks looking to buy a home are expanding their search to areas surrounding the city. Here are a few of the cities and regions where you may find a gem.

THE SOUTH SHORE The area between Braintree and Bourne has been experiencing rapid growth, and it’s not hard to see why. Given its centrality between the city and the Cape, it’s a great middle point for those who want a little more space but don’t want to spend their entire week commuting. Plymouth, in particular, has undergone a huge transformation in recent years. It’s now home to a vibrant downtown full of plenty of stores and eateries. You can expect the desirability of homes in this area to only go up.

SOMERVILLE Located just north of Boston proper, Somerville is a great option for those who want all the action of a city without the nosebleed prices in downtown Boston and Cambridge. Somerville is actually the most densely populated municipality in the state, so, if you like crowded streets, great restaurants, and plenty of culture, it’s worth considering. It’s also served by two T stations, which makes alternative modes of transportation a viable option.

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