What’s Your Fitness Level?

It helps to assess your fitness level, so you know your progress is moving in the right direction. You don’t need to go to a fancy lab to get testing done. You can keep track of some basic things to have an objective measurement of your fitness level. Here’s four easy ways to keep track of yourself. Use Your Target …

Processed Snacks and Desserts – Go for It! (Sometimes)

Are you one of those people who loves eating healthy, whole foods and wouldn’t dare think of eating sugar or processed foods?  Congratulations! You have extraordinary discipline and deserve your recognition.  We hope you enjoy your next batch of cottage cheese with flaxseeds and cinnamon. Most of us don’t have enough self-control to avoid processed and packaged foods.  We tend …

Exercise in the Summer Heat

Summer is here and it’s hot! It’s a great time for outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and enjoying the beach. Exercise and activity in the summer heat has an added risk – dehydration. Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluids than you take in and your body doesn’t have enough fluid for normal body functions. It can lead to extreme …

Keys to Recuperating from Your Workouts

Everyone knows its important to exercise consistently and stay active. It’s just as important to recuperate from your workouts and let the body heal. When you work out, your muscles are strained and need to repair. Through your nutrition and rest, the muscles repair and become stronger and more fit. Muscles generally need 24 to 48 hours to recover. Your …

Don’t Let Exercise Guilt Get to You

Don’t Let Exercise Guilt Get to You Exercise guilt is feeling guilty about skipping a workout or taking extra time off from your workout routine. Sometimes you’re just tired and need to take a day off. Maybe you have a nagging injury that’s keeping you out of the gym. Do you feel guilty about it? If you suffer from exercise …

Workout-Life Balance

It can be difficult to find a healthy balance between your hectic daily life schedule and trying to get fit. Maybe you work 9-5 and have kids at home or maybe you’re just a full-time college student trying to squeeze in workouts on top of your heavy school load. It’s true, balancing the two can be hard, but only if …

Spring-Time To Kick Your Fitness Up A Notch

What better time than springtime to kick your fitness up a notch? Longer days and warmer weather provide the perfect motivation. And you don’t have to start training for a marathon, either; as long as you’re getting more activity than you used to, you’re on the right track. Let springtime’s rejuvenation inspire you to break down those barriers and finally …

Sticking with Your Fitness Routine

Fitness goals are popular for New Year’s resolutions. About 45% of people creating a New Year’s resolution say they want to get in shape or lose weight. It’s springtime and a few months have passed since New Year’s. How are the resolutions going? Are you sticking with it? It’s not easy sticking with a new fitness routine. About 75% of …

Time to Lose the Winter Weight

Spring is here. Winter is over and its time to lose the few pounds you picked up through the holidays. Winter is a tough time to lose weight. Your activity level is down a little and your socializing is up a little. The shift in calories gets noticed when the clothes are just a little tighter after the holidays. It’s …

Spring Is Here

The last day of winter has arrived (officially March 20th, 2018) and spring is upon us. Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and reawakening.  It’s also a great time to revisit your fitness goals. Maybe you created a New Year’s resolution or two. How are they doing? Are you meeting your goals? Perhaps you’re chugging away on your same …