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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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