1. October is Spinal Health Month: Tips for Taking Care of Your Back

    It’s so easy to take our backs for granted, but this collection of muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and disks provides a great deal of support, flexibility, and strength to the rest of the body. It’s also one of the areas that’s most very vulnerable to injuries ­—statistics show that at least 80% of the population will have a back problem or injury at some point. Since October is Spinal…Read More

  2. How to Adjust Your Eating Plan When You’re Injured

    No matter how careful you are to use proper form, stretch, foam roll, and exercise within your limits, minor injuries will happen from time to time. While it can be discouraging to feel like you’re losing ground with your fitness during recovery, the way you handle your nutrition can make the difference between slight losses to fitness and major setbacks from weight gain. First, it may be necess…Read More

  3. Dynamic vs. Static Stretching: What’s the Difference?

    We’re told that stretching is good for us – it lengthens the muscles we constrict during weight-lifting sessions; it improves our range of motion and flexibility, and it reduces our overall risk of getting injured. But, in the fitness community, there’s plenty of debate about when to stretch, how to stretch, and which type of stretching is best. To clear up any confusion and learn how to max…Read More

  4. 5 Surprising Foods and Beverages That Are Harming Your Health

    If you’re working towards a weight loss goal by counting your calories, meal prepping, and working out regularly at the fitness center, you probably spend a lot of time analyzing ingredient labels. But some things we eat and drink tend to pass by this radar, probably because we think of them as health foods, or, at the very least, not as harmful as foods that are higher in calories from fat or s…Read More

  5. 3 More Excuses for Not Workout Out – And How to Beat Them

    If we were to compile a list of the most common excuses for not working out, a lack of time, energy, or a workout buddy would probably be near the top. Here are three more excuses you might have used for not making it to the fitness center more frequently, and how to keep them from sabotaging your health and weight loss goals. #1: I’m too embarrassed to go to the fitness center. If you’re just…Read More

  6. 3 Top Excuses for Not Working Out – And How to Beat Them

    Many people have a desire to lose weight or get fit and they know the key is exercise. In fact, if the desire to get healthier and fitter was enough to motivate us, all the fitness centers across the country would be packed out, 24-7! The problem is that it takes much more than desire to make a habit of working out on a regular basis. It takes discipline, courage, stepping out of comfort zone -- a…Read More

  7. Tips for Choosing the Weight Loss Diet Plan That’s Right for You

    If you’ve decided it’s time to get serious about losing weight and getting healthier, you’ve probably noticed there are scores of diet plans to choose from. To help you navigate the process of choosing a weight loss plan that will complement your fitness center workouts and health goals, here are a few tips. 1. Recognize That There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Plan for Everyone. There are many t…Read More

  8. Simple Hacks for Healthy — Yet Satisfying — Summer Treats

    The last few months of the summer tend to bring the hottest temperatures – and the strongest cravings for summer’s best cold treats like popsicles, ice cream sundaes, bars and cakes, creamy shakes, and decadent frappes and iced coffee drinks. As we’re all too aware, these treats spell disaster for weight loss results and can sabotage the hard work of following a strict nutrition plan coupled…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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