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SWIMMING: HOW IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

While all exercise can produce greater health and longevity, studies point to swimming as one of the best choices for doing so. Here are just a few of the many reasons why: Counts As Both Cardio and Strength Training With Low Impact: While swimming, if you aren’t moving constantly, you’re sinking. (Forced cardio!) Plus, water is about 800 times denser than air, so your muscles are under constant resistance. Low impact means swimming is a great workout for injured athletes, who need to take it easy on their joints, but it may also mean more results. Swimming allows you to workout at higher intensities and keep you going even on those tough days. Improves Muscle Definition and Strength: Swimmers gain muscle strength throughout the entire body. Where runners see muscle build in their legs, swimmers utilize more muscle groups to move through the water. While the legs kick, the arms…

11 BURGER HACKS TO HELP YOU WIN THE MEMORIAL DAY COOKOUT

The first long weekend of the season is upon us. You’ve probably already started planning all of the details of your Memorial Day barbecue. Choosing the perfect drinks, music, and decor are all important parts of the planning process, but star of the show at your get together will most likely be the burger — that juicy grilled meat patty that can make or break your party. If you’re no good behind the grill, you can stop worrying. There are plenty of burger hacks that can help you win Memorial Day. When grilling the perfect burger, it’s all about the details. Choosing the perfect cut of meat, getting your grill at the right temperature, and using the right amount of seasoning are key to making sure you end up with mouthwatering burgers that your friends and family will love. Without a doubt, your guests will bring their appetites to your…

CREATE A WATCH PARTY AT HOME

The Cavs quick sweep of Toronto in the Eastern Conference Semifinals sets up a potential struggle for fans of LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and company as they advance toward winning consecutive NBA championships. After being locked down in the house all winter and watching the team roll into the playoffs without regret of what you’re missing outside, the warm weather has returned and you’re ready to enjoy the spring and summer. Don’t worry. You can have the best of both worlds by pulling that watch party to your porch, patio or poolside. We’ve got you covered at Litehouse, which has been helping Northeast Ohio have fun outside for nearly 60 years. Here are 6 steps to do your playoff party right: Break out the big screen Clearly, this is the most important move. Pull the flat-screen TV outside and place it on a secure table. It’s always a…