• If The Shoe Fits, Then Start Running – Tips on Buying Running Shoes

    So, you’re ready to start running. Running offers a wealth of benefits for your overall well-being. Avoid the risk of injury with good shoes and good mechanics. Here’s how to choose your shoes.   Comfort How the shoe feels on your foot is important. Try on several brands and styles and run in them to […]

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  • The Importance of Good Running Shoes

    There has been a good deal of debate about the value of good running shoes. The bottom line is, good shoes do matter but running mechanics matter more.   Running without injury Ask any runner and you’re likely to get lots of advice about the best shoes for stability or whatever metric is popular at […]

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  • Keep The Blues At Bay This Season With An Intense Workout Routine

    The winter months can bring on the blues. Whether it is loneliness or pressure to be perfect for the holidays or cold, dark days, exercise can help. Here are some ideas to try…and why.   Why exercise helps According to Harvard Health, there are benefits to high and low intensity exercise. High intensity exercise gives […]

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  • Keeping Healthy During the Holidays – What foods Are We To Avoid During the Holidays?

    The holidays…otherwise known as the season of celebrated overindulgence. You can keep your healthy habits. Here are some tips to help you stay the course during the holidays.   Practice moderation The foods likely to cause the most trouble are all the high fat treats waiting to tempt us on every holiday table. These include […]

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  • Try These Healthy Foods After A Workout

    Don’t skip your post workout meals and snacks. Choosing the right foods can support muscle growth and repair. You’ll also get a jump start on replenishing energy stores for your next session. Here are some good foods to try.   The formula… Protein and carbs. This combination is perfect for recovery and growth. Protein builds […]

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  • The Benefits of Working Out With a Partner

    Working out with a partner can be a fun way to challenge yourself, be accountable and just have more fun. Ready to up your workout game? A workout buddy may be just the boost you need.   Go harder A little friendly competition helps you work harder. There’s even some research to back this up. […]

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  • Methods For Stress Relief – What Are Some Tips For Reducing Stress?

    Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Positive stress helps us prepare and perform at higher levels. Chronic or toxic stress robs us of high-level performance and, eventually, physical and emotional health. Try these tips to manage stress and stay in the positive zone.   Practice noticing sensations of well-being Take a moment to think […]

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  • Tips on How to Stay Hydrated Throughout Your Day

    Even mild dehydration can negatively impact athletic performance, energy level and how you feel. For example, headaches and brain fog are common symptoms of dehydration. Need another reason to stay hydrated? Dehydration can encourage you to eat when you aren’t hungry. Feel your best with these tips for staying hydrated. Keep water on hand This […]

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  • Nutritional Needs For Teenagers

    Healthy eating is important at every age but especially so for teens. Young people face increasing pressure related to body image and achievement, which can interrupt healthy eating habits. They may miss the nutrients needed for growth and development. Here are some guidelines to help your teen stay on track.   Make time for meals […]

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  • Functional Fitness and Adjusting Workouts To Fit Real-Life Situations

    Functional fitness helps your body to do the things it normally does more efficiently. Functional fitness uses compound exercises and other types of movements that approximate motions you make day-to-day. These exercises also strengthen the muscles you use with activities of daily living. Read on to learn more about functional fitness and how it can […]

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