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. May 31st is Senior Health and Fitness Day

    This year, May 31st marks the 24th annual observance of National Senior Health and Fitness Day across the U.S. On this day, both large and small organizations host events to spread awareness of senior health concerns and achieve the common goal of helping more older adults stay healthy and fit long into their golden years. To celebrate this focus, here are some of the unique health and fitness con…Read More

  3. Can Food Sensitivities Cause Weight Gain?

    There’s been plenty of hype about food allergies over the last few years. People are going gluten-free, dairy-free, and looking for other things in their diet that might be hurting their health or even hindering their fitness goals. If you’ve wondered if the foods you eat could be affecting your health and fitness, here is some gathered insight from the medical community. Food Sensitivities Ve…Read More

  4. Easy Ways to Improve the 5 Areas of Physical Fitness

    Physical fitness is about more than what you weigh. The U.S. Department of Health designates 5 areas of fitness: body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Keeping each of these aspects in balance will achieve the greatest level of fitness for you, individually, at whatever age and stage of life. The main way to do so is through regular a…Read More

  5. Not Just Weight Gain: Causes & Cures for Belly Bloat

    When you experience the feeling of a swollen waistline from time to time, it can’t help but put a damper on your day. Before jumping to the conclusion that you’ve gained weight (despite your commitment to regular workouts at the fitness center and a healthier diet), it’s important to realize that belly bloat can be caused by many things besides how many calories we consume. The most frequent…Read More

  6. Do You Have High Blood Pressure? These 4 Things Can Change It

    May is high blood pressure education month, so we’d like to take some time to talk about it. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure directly ties into your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle at the fitness center. First, you may have heard that high blood pressure (also called hypertension) is one of the leading causes of stroke, and that stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. …Read More

  7. What the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Teaches Us About Nutrition

    Recently, Starbucks released their limited-time Unicorn Frappuccino. This drink has raised a lot of controversy and questions about where food and beverage companies should draw the line. Some see it as fun, whimsical treat, while others see it as a health risk. Here are a few of the questions it raises and lessons from the popular beverage for those who are health-minded. So, how bad is it for yo…Read More

  8. What Does It Mean to Be Physically Fit?

    Many of us have misconceptions about what it means to be physically fit. For instance, some people think that they need to weigh a certain amount, run a marathon, or be able to bench press twice their body weight at the fitness center to be considered fit. If you fall into these descriptions – good for you! But as far as physical fitness, you may still be lacking. The truth is that physical fitn…Read More

  9. Exercise and Sleep: What’s the Connection?

    May is Better Sleep Month, so it’s a good time to consider the relationship between the time you spend in your bed and the time you spend in the fitness center. Many of us have heard that exercise improves sleep, but is that all? Let’s look at three important keys to understanding and making the most of the exercise-sleep connection. 1.     Exercise helps you sleep. Numerous studies have s…Read More

  10. Don’t Let Allergy Season Get You Down!

    Depending on where you live and what type of pollens you’re allergic to, allergy season has been in full swing for a few months now. If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from nasal allergies, this is a rough time of year for feeling your best and getting in quality workouts. Despite the inevitable seasonal battle with allergies, here are some coping methods you can use to keep …Read More