• Putting in the Time: HIIT vs. Longer Paced Workouts

    Have you ever wondered why THAT guy is in and out of the gym quicker than you are, and with results that seem to have come about overnight? Do you ever roll your eyes at that woman with the perfect body who seems like she can eat anything she wants and with a body that […]

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  • Turn your daily walk into an intense workout

    Walking is one of the easiest and best things you can do for your body. Just 30 minutes a day can help keep depression at bay, reduce your risk of chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes and help you maintain a healthy weight. If you have been walking for a while and feel […]

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  • Why do you need extra calories?

    If you’ve been ‘battling the bulge’ since the beginning of the New Year (and seriously regretting your indulgence mindset from the holidays), then you know how weight loss goes. You can’t lose weight if you consume more calories than you burn. So, stop depriving your body of calories after an action packed workout! Read on […]

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  • Avoid sugar to keep your immune system in shape for cold & flu season

    Need another reason to back away from the cake, candy and donuts? How about the common cold? Turns out these treats taste good but they also make you more vulnerable to illness because sugar suppresses the immune system. Phagocytosis Our immune system is designed to fight bacteria. The process, called phagocytosis, sends white blood cells […]

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  • Why Failing a Workout Can Be Your Best Bet to Hit Your Goals

    You just pushed yourself out of your comfort zone and into the weight room. It’s been a wild couple of weeks, because you’ve sweated more than you ever have, lifted more than you thought you could, and pushed yourself past all limitations you’ve set for yourself in the past.  But, despite your successes, you’re still […]

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  • Transitioning from beginner to advanced workouts

    When you know your body is ready One of the best things about exercise is the power it gives to create changes. With time differences in physique, stamina, muscle tone, even sleep quality and mood become evident. Exercise is also a great way to consistently challenge ourselves. We can set goals or shatter our personal […]

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  • “Winter is Coming” Workouts

    Winter is coming, which means it may get tougher and tougher to get your morning workout in at the gym. Fortunately, keeping up the habit of an active lifestyle when the temperatures drop has never been easier. Read on to find out how to incorporate more movement into the cold days and nights ahead. Crunch […]

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  • The difference between vitamins and supplements

    Our bodies need vitamins to maintain proper levels of functioning. Most of us are familiar with these organic compounds. Some of the more common vitamins are C, which we get from citrus, D, which we get from things like milk and cheese and A which we get from liver as well as dark green, yellow […]

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  • How to Set Realistic Health and Fitness Goals

    It doesn’t matter what your goal may be—to lose inches, to increase your energy, or to simply feel better in the skin you’re in—changing your health and fitness requires a plan of action. Here’s how to set yourself up for success, avoid the goal setting pitfalls and climb your way to the top of the […]

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  • Why your TV makes you fat

    Television is the great American pastime. Most homes have at least one and many have more than one. TV entertains, informs, pacifies and captivates us. Unfortunately, it also enlarges us – and not in a good way. Why does TV make us fat?  What can we do to slow the creeping of the pounds caused […]

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