• Mindful Breathing, For Life Outside the Gym

    If you aren’t breathing mindfully, then it could be that you’re setting yourself behind academically, socially, intellectually and even physically. That’s right—mindful breathing (which is the practice of breathing from your belly, and focusing on the breath)—could be the key to a happier and much heathier state of mind (and waistline!) Here’s some of the […]

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  • Bulking season: Building up to get cut next summer

    Hoping for rippling biceps and six pack abs in time for next summer’s beach season? Start preparing now with these tips for your strongest beach body ever. Keep a journal Use a journal to monitor your progress. Things you want to track are: How much weight you are gaining – ideally you want to gain […]

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  • Body Fat Percentage Comparisons For Men Vs. Women

    When it comes to body confidence, nothing is more important than getting your body fat percentage right. It’s not just a vanity thing: too much body fat and you can be in the danger zone for obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue and a number of other illnesses and long-term diseases. Are you […]

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  • Best shoes for different types of workouts

    Choosing sport specific shoes can reduce the likelihood of injury. There is wide variance in terms of stability, support, cushioning and even the weight of athletic shoes. According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society  (AOFAS) it is worth it to invest in sports specific shoes if you engage in a particular sport at […]

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  • How to Avoid Workplace Snacking Temptation

    It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to curb in your life—the consumption of sugar, overeating, or snacking in between meals. When it comes to improving your diet, increasing your energy and boosting your productivity, the office environment at large can be diet sabotage (no matter how determined you are to stick to your guns!) Here […]

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  • Why exercise can’t be replaced with a pill

    Science and technology have brought us several advances that make many aspects of our life tasks easier. Now, that same research has trained its innovation energy on pills that would offer some of the benefits of exercise…without the effort. Even the best case scenario for the pill will not show it to be a complete […]

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  • How Your Posture Can Affect the Rest of Your Life

    Were you ever told by your mother as a child to “sit up straight?” While it may have driven you crazy when you were young, your mother knew what she was talking about. Posture affects you negatively (if you have poor posture) or positively (if you listened to your mom and corrected it!) The next […]

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  • Thinking on top of the box: all about box jumps

    Box jumps are a great way to build lower body and core strength. This explosive training method targets your fast-twitch muscle fibers and leads to gains in strength, stamina, balance and speed. If you are thinking about adding this type of plyometric training to your workout plan, here’s what you need to know.   Getting […]

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  • Make the Dimples Go Away: Exercises to Tone Up Cellulite

    How confident do you feel in shorts these days? If you’ve become a bit gun shy about showing off your legs (or haven’t been willing to show them off in years) there’s light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, through a series of exercises targeting your lower body, you can dramatically tone and […]

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  • Interpreting your cravings: what you want vs. what your body wants

    We’ve all had them…food cravings. Different from hunger these intense feelings are driven by the mind rather than the stomach. That means what we are seeking isn’t necessarily satiety but other things like comfort or certain nutrients. It is okay to give in to cravings sometimes. Other times cravings can derail your diet. Stay on […]

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