Keep an Eye on Your Sugar Intake

We are staying at home and keeping our social distance to protect our health. It is something we must do to protect ourselves from transmitting the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, staying at home can also leads to more sedentary behavior and worsening diets. The stay-at-home orders requires us to stay at home. Home is not a place where we are used …

Avoiding Depression with Exercise and Proper Nutrition

Depression has become a significant side effect of your stay-at-home requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are feeling more and more isolated as we are required to keep our social distance from friends, family and associates. Our social routines have been disrupted and social distancing is the new norm. Life as we knew it has transformed dramatically. Children are …

Make the Mask Work for You

The global pandemic has brought a tremendous amount of change for all of us. Our daily lives have been greatly impacted. Social distancing, travel restrictions, group gathering restrictions, and business shutdowns have become the norm. Some things may get back to normal next year but the one thing that seems to be sticking around is the face cover or mask. …

Finding Sustainable Fitness

“Lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks!” “The 21 Day Fat Furnace Program!” “The 30 Day Plan to Grow Like a Monster!” These ridiculous headlines hock programs designed to get your money and set you on a path of failure. Quick fix programs are not sustainable. Quick weight loss is followed by quick weight gain. Over exercising is followed by a …

Fight Boredom in Your Workouts

To become fit, you must have a fitness routine. A routine is a sequence of things that does not change. It is a daily habit occurring repeatedly. Jobs have a routine. Most daily life consists of routines. Fitness requires a daily routine as well. Exercise, nutrition, sleep, hydration, and motivation are all part of your daily fitness routine. Your daily …

Benefits of Low Impact Exercise

Low impact workouts are known for being easier on your joints. The exercises are designed to reduce or eliminate high impact movement that creates extra stress on the knees, ankles, feet and back. Low impact workouts have a lot more benefits you should know about. Better Technique Low impact classes can foster better exercise technique. The pace tends to be …

Find Your Gateway Vegetable

“Eat your veggies” is either a blessing or curse depending on how you remember it. Our parents did their best to implore us to eat our vegetables because they are so good for us. However, according to the CDC, only 10% of Americans are eating the recommended amount of vegetables per week. The “eat your veggies” battle cry is not …

Any Exercise Is Good Exercise

If you are an athlete or training for something specific, finding the optimal workout is essential.  Only about 25% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise each week.  To this particular group, any exercise is good exercise. The benefits of regular exercise are well known. It makes your heart stronger, helps manage your weight, keeps your muscles strong and …

Reduce Your Risk of Injury

Working out can put stress and strain on the body. There are things you can consistently do though to prevent any form of injuries. Often people get injured because they do not follow standard recommendations. Something easy to do is also something easy not to do. Some of the most common injuries are sprains, muscle strains, and tears such as …

Find Your Motivation

What motivates you to work out? It is a fascinating question with a significant range of possible replies. No two people are alike and why people work out varies person to person. Some people want to lose weight for a wedding or a high school reunion. Some people want to train for competitions. Other people want to manage a health …