1. Morning Habits That Set You Up For Success

    If you are like many people, your day starts something like this: blurry-eyed and yawning, you wake only because your annoying alarm clock won’t stop blaring. You might hit the snooze button two or three times before you can finally climb out from under your comforter, only looking forward to the moment when you can crawl back into bed at the end of the day. Because you spent so much time procra…Read More

  2. All About Brown Fat

    The majority of the fat in our bodies is composed of white adipose tissue, or white fat, which is the kind that you probably think of when you think of body fat. It stores the excess of calories we consume and tends to form around the hips, thighs, buttocks, and belly. Too much white fat puts you at higher risk for a variety of health conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. While …Read More

  3. Why Sitting is So Dangerous for Your Health

    Some people say exercising too much (or too intensely) at the fitness center is harmful to your health. Although that could be true in certain cases, there’s much more scientific backing for the reality that sitting too much can literally take years off your life. Even if you exercise for one hour a day (more than the CDC0-recommended 30 minutes a day), following that up by sitting for more than…Read More

  4. Sticking to Your Fitness Goals This Winter

    Winter is coming, which means it is time to amp up your workout routine. Many of us respond to the cooler weather by curling up on the couch with a bag of potato chips, delaying our workout for another day. However, now is not the time to give up on your fitness goals. In fact, there are many reasons why winter is time to double-down on your workouts and push yourself even harder. One of them is t…Read More

  5. High Reps/Light Weights or Low Reps/Heavy Weight: Which Is Better?

    Lifting weights is pretty uncomplicated: pick a weight, choose a move, and crank out as many reps as you can. Other than making sure to use proper lifting technique and, if you’re lifting really heavy, grabbing a friend at the fitness center to spot for you, there’s not much to it. No fancy machinery necessary, no formula to figure out -- just you and some iron. But, like most types of exercis…Read More

  6. More Reasons to Love Your Workout Buddy

    Your gym buddy is the reason you workout as much as you do, so it’s time to give them the appreciation they deserve. In our last blog, we started going over reasons why your workout buddy deserves some serious kudos. In this blog, we will continue to give the workout buddies a shoutout for all they do. They give you someone to talk to The beauty of workout buddies is that you have someone to tal…Read More

  7. In Appreciation of Your Workout Buddy

    Just like peanut butter goes with jelly and Barack goes with Michelle, you and your workout buddy just make sense together. Whether you jog together in the morning, hit a fitness class over lunch, or pump iron after dinner, your workout buddy is your cheerleader, therapist, and personal trainer, all rolled into one. Without an excellent workout buddy, many of us wouldn’t be able to achieve our f…Read More

  8. 5 Big Reasons to Stick to Your Weight-Loss Goals

    Everyone has their own reasons for losing weight. Whether you want to feel more comfortable with your body, improve your overall health, or tone up, you started your weight loss journey for good reasons. However, staying motivated to lose weight is easier said than done. You can make as many ambitious goals as you want, but when you are dealing with your daily stresses, it can be difficult to keep…Read More

  9. The Best Strategies for Surviving Halloween on a Diet

    Halloween is just around the corner. For most of us adults, that no longer means dressing up and driving around the subdivision to collect sweets from total strangers, but it does mean a close encounter with foods that are definitely not on our diets. Whether you choose to practice self-control or indulge responsibly, here are some tips and strategies to help you succeed without undoing all your h…Read More

  10. 5 Tips for Avoiding Knee Injuries

    Most of us have experienced the frustration of knee pain or knee injuries at some point in our fitness journey. Women are about 10 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than men, a statistic John Hopkins recently linked to lower testosterone. Others might have a family history of arthritis and other joint problems that predispose them to this frustrating problem. Whatever your situation, you s…Read More