Is Fruit Really Healthy for You?

Everyone knows fruit is healthy for you. Since we were kids we’ve been told to “eat your fruits and vegetables.” Fruit is all natural. After all, it falls off of a tree or is plucked from a vine! Fruit is also loaded with sugar. And we all know about sugar. So does this mean sugar is healthy for you or …

Define Your Fitness Habits

Are you tired of YO-YO dieting? Your weight going up and down? Your fitness going up and down? Defining your fitness habits can help. The reason things go up and down is they aren’t consistent. Let’s say you want to be more hydrated. You buy a water bottle and set a goal of drinking four bottles of water a day. …

Find Your Triggers

Some things trigger you to eat sweets or fatty food. Other things trigger you to get up and move or go to the gym. Fact is, there are good and bad triggers. Triggers are most often thought of as something that triggers negative emotions. It’s seeing desserts when you order at a restaurant or meeting up with someone who can …

Should You Step on the Scale?

“How much do you weigh?” It’s one of the most dreaded questions of all time. It’s right up there with, “Did you pay your taxes?” and, “Have you been to the dentist lately?” Do you have to know how much you weigh? No, you don’t. When you visit the doctor you’ll probably be weighed, and you’ll find out then. Should …

Is “No Pain, No Gain” a Good Motto?

Does working out have to be painful to get results? Is it true there’s no gain without pain? The truth is pain shouldn’t be your guide. If you’re working out and in pain while you’re doing it something’s wrong. There’s a difference between hard work and the strain of exercise versus actual pain. You don’t need to ever experience pain …

Change Your Lifestyle and Change Your Body

We all have habits, routines and patterns. It’s called a lifestyle. Think about yours.  Do you live an active lifestyle or just a busy lifestyle? They are two very different things. An active lifestyle includes fitness and exercise.  You work out at the gym or engage in different sports and activities that make you consistently active. It’s also a lot …

How Is Your Cardio Strength?

Have you ever had to carry a child in your arms while you’re walking around? Your arm muscles get tired and your breath heavier from the walking. Have you gone for a hike with a heavy backpack? The added weight of the backpack makes the hike more challenging. Have you ever had to shovel a lot of dirt? A typical …

What If I Only Have 15 Minutes to Workout?

With a very busy life it’s sometimes difficult to make your workout.  You don’t have time to get to the studio and take your class.  It can be frustrating, but it’s going to happen.  On those days you may be able to take 15 minutes though. What do you do with 15 minutes to exercise if that’s all you have?  …

Push-Up Variations for All Strengths

Push-ups are one of the most well known exercises on the planet. Push-ups are right up there with sit-ups as one of those exercises everyone is familiar with.  Push-ups can be challenging, but knowing a few different variations can help to build up strength. Push-ups require no equipment to do. You basically need a solid floor surface and a bit …

Sticking with Your Workout Resolution

With the New Year upon us, many Americans will make resolutions to get more healthy and fit. Working out more is the most popular fitness resolution. It can be hard to stick with New Year resolutions. January starts with good intentions and plenty of enthusiasm only to find it waning as the months progress. Here are some tips to try …