1. 4 Explanations for Weight Gain When You Start Exercising

    If you’ve recently joined a fitness center and started a new workout program, it’s normal to pay closer attention to the scale for proof that your hard work is paying off.  When those numbers not only don’t budge, but go in the opposite direction, it can be frustrating – and confusing. After all, getting more active and burning more calories is supposed to result in weight loss, not weigh…Read More

  2. 6 Tips for Swift Muscle Recovery

    Muscle soreness is almost always a sign of progress, so even though it’s painful, it should also be encouraging. Still, lingering soreness a few days after starting a new fitness gym routine can also hinder you from progressing as quickly as you like or completing routine tasks (feeling daunted by those stairs after leg day?). While the best ingredient for muscle recovery is time, here are 6 tri…Read More

  3. Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking a Pre-Workout Formula

    If you’ve been going to the gym for any length of time, you’ve experienced days when you just didn’t feel like you had enough energy for your workout – especially if your routine is to hit the fitness center early in the morning. Times like these, it can be tempting to reach for a pre-workout supplement that promises to boost your energy levels, give you greater endurance, and help you pow…Read More

  4. Summer Barbecue: Avoid the Risks and Keep It Healthy

    Summer and outdoor barbecues go hand in hand. As part of your efforts to live a healthier lifestyle – going to the fitness center regularly, eating more nutritious foods, counting calories – you might be wondering if you can still enjoy this summer activity and how it fits into your new approach to taking better care of your body. The good news is that you don’t have to give up grilling enti…Read More

  5. Creative Ways to Get in a Workout While on Vacation

    Vacation season is in full swing. While these are much-needed times of rest and relaxation, they also tend to throw off our workout and fitness center routines, making it harder to pick back up where we left off once the vacation is over. While you may want to use a vacation to let your body recover from a recent round of tough workouts and gear up for the next season of hitting it hard at the gym…Read More

  6. Take Your Workout to the Pool This Summer with These Water Workout Ideas

    With the heat and humidity, summer fitness center workouts can be tougher than usual. The good news is that there are great ways to make “leisure” activities like swimming double as effective workouts, too. When the heat starts to get to you, why not hit the pool or lake and enjoy some of the benefits of water workouts with these ideas? The benefits of water workouts First, water workouts are …Read More

  7. Yes, There’s A Diet That Lets You Eat Chocolate and Skip the Gym: Pros and Cons of the Sirtfood Diet

    It seems like new diets are hitting the news constantly, making it hard to keep track of which ones are healthy and which you’re better off staying away from. One of the newer diets circulating among celebrities these days is the sirtfood diet. Promising weight loss while encouraging indulgence in dark chocolate, coffee, and even red wine certainly grabs the attention, so it’s no wonder people…Read More

  8. A New Healthy Diet Trend: The MIND Diet

    Dieting alone is not the most effective way to improve your fitness. But by combining healthy, balanced eating habits with a well-rounded exercise routine that includes regular visits to a fitness center, dieting isn’t such a bad thing. Still, with the number of fad diets out there, it’s wise to use caution when choosing which ones to follow and which ones to avoid. To help, we’d like to poi…Read More

  9. 4 Tips for Avoiding Fitness Plateaus

    It just doesn’t make sense. You’ve been doing the same workout that helped you lose the first 15 pounds, but now the scale refuse to budge. The problem with this common scenario might surprise you. You might think hitting a plateau means your body’s getting less efficient at burning calories, when, in fact, it’s getting too efficient! When we challenge our bodies with a new workout at the …Read More

  10. 7 Pre & Post-Workout Summer Skin Care Tips

    As you prepare for a workout or throw your stuff together after completing a tough circuit at the fitness center, taking good care of your skin is probably the last thing on your mind – but it’s important. Working out, especially in the dry summer heat, can wreak havoc on your skin in ways that show up now and for years to come. As you spend time making your body healthy, use these skin care t…Read More