1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 4 Food-Related Obstacles to Lasting Weight Loss

    Weight loss – or, more accurately, fat loss -- is a goal for most of us. The simple formula is to eat less and exercise more at the fitness center, right? But it isn’t always that simple, especially if there are bad eating habits and faulty nutritional mindsets getting in between you and your fitness goals. Consider these food-related obstacles to lasting weight loss. Are you letting any of th…Read More

  6. Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Need To Know

    Now that winter is in full swing, many people are feeling the impact of the colder weather and shorter days. It is common for people to experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) during the winter months. SAD is a type of depression that occurs at the same time of year, every year. While most people experience seasonal affective disorder during winter, there are also individuals who experience i…Read More

  7. Food Journaling: Track Your Eating Patterns for Long-term Success

    Does it seem like, no matter how hard you work out at the fitness center, the scale isn’t budging? Weight loss plateaus happen for many reasons, but one culprit could be hidden calories. How carefully do you track what you put in your mouth, if you even track it? Even if you’ve been good about eating healthy, prepped meals, little things like calorie-laden espresso drinks, the office candy bow…Read More

  8. The Ketogenic Diet: Is it Safe?

    Have you heard of the ketogenic diet? Some say it’s becoming the hottest new diet trend since the Paleo movement, helping many people achieve the weight loss their fitness center workouts alone haven’t been able to achieve. But it’s not actually that new…and health professionals have mixed opinions on its safety for average, healthy people who want to lose weight and meet fitness goals. Ke…Read More

  9. Late-Night Snacking: Good or Bad for You?

    If you’re confused about whether late-night snacking is good or bad for, or whether the timing of your snacks will impact your fitness center goals, you’re not alone. Late-night trips to the refrigerator are often associated with weight gain and even poor sleep (which, ironically, often triggers the midnight munchies). Some health experts go as far as to pinpoint a certain time you should stop…Read More

  10. Yes, You Can Train Yourself to Love Healthy Foods

    After eating all the rich foods that come with holidays, you think you’ve had your fill. But, ironically, doesn’t it seem even harder to turn down sweets and treats in the following weeks? If only we could learn to acquire such an addiction to healthy foods! The truth is that we can, but it will take more than just wishful thinking. Just like your fitness gym workouts, it takes training, gradu…Read More