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9 Tips For Running In Cold Weather

Don’t let a little snow keep you from enjoying an outdoor run. Running in cold weather can enhance your endurance and keep your mentally sharp. Additionally, running in the cold can help you burn more calories than running in warm weather, since your body has to use additional energy to generate heat. 

While working out in cold weather has advantages, there are also certain things to be mindful of, such as slipping on the ice and frostbite (if you live in below freezing...

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How To Read Nutrition Labels To Remain Healthy

When most people are looking to improve their health, they often latch on to the latest health or fitness trends without doing a lot of research. Some people look at getting calorie counting apps, shopping at health food stores, or joining a local crossfit or boot camp class. We aren’t discounting diet and exercise (because they are important!), but one of the best ways to quickly improve your health is by learning how to read nutrition labels.

Every packaged food product in...

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The Best Stretches For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain affects about 80% of Americans at some point in life. In fact, lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in America, but it is possible to reduce or eliminate back pain by incorporating specific stretches into your everyday life.

It is the responsibility of the lower back to support the weight of the upper body. The human back has a remarkable structure of joints, nerves, ligaments, and interconnecting bones, but this layout, so to speak, can make the back...

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6 Yoga Poses Everyone Should Do Before Bed

No matter what you do on a daily basis, you will likely bring tension home with you. Standing at work, sitting at a desk, exercising, or a combination of those three and more can make your muscles and joints sore or stiff. The last thing you want to do is fall asleep without relieving tension. If you do then you will likely wake up as stiff and rigid as Frankenstein’s monster! In order to improve the quality of your sleep and to wake up feeling refreshed and limber, do the following...

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3 Tips To Help You Squeeze In A Workout

The New Year means that you no longer have excuses to put off exercising. You don’t have to go to any more holiday parties and the gift shopping frenzy is long gone. If you still think that you can’t fit exercise into your daily schedule, we have three words for you, “Yes you can!” While the colder weather may not motivate you to get off the couch, we have a few tips that can help you stay active.

When it comes to working out, most people say that they don’t...

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5 Essential Foods That Help To Build Muscle

If your goal is to increase your muscle mass, we have one thing to say to you: You better eat like you mean it. Despite what you may think, lifting weights doesn’t mean that you will automatically build muscle. Consuming the right muscle-building foods, which are replete with lean protein, is just as important as lifting weights.

After a session of strength training, your muscle fibers are mildly damaged. While rest is necessary for muscle recovery, nutrition plays a large role in how...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Protein Shakes

If you have been to the gym recently, you have most likely heard the rattling of shaker bottles. Powders, bars, and other workout supplements have become integral components of a gym-goer’s regimen. You see this and you think to yourself, “I’d like to be cool, athletic, and drink protein shakes.” But where do you start? You don’t have to be a gym rat to enjoy a protein shake because they are easy to make and can even replace meals.

The first mistake that most...

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How To Set Realistic Goals For Fat Loss

Beginning a weight loss journey is never easy. What will you eat? How often will you exercise? Will your efforts yield results? These are common questions that bombard most people. The most important aspect of losing weight is having a realistic plan that will help you maintain a healthier way of life.

Your diet is of the utmost importance when it comes to losing weight. People who are not used to portion control or eating healthy plant-based options can often be confused on what to start...

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5 Ways To Add Protein To Your Smoothie Without Powder

Most people who take part in our cleanses are always asking if they can add protein powder to their smoothies. “Where am I going to get protein?” they ask, frightfully, as though they are imagining a life without sight. While the body needs protein to carry out essential functions, it doesn’t need the amount that the average American consumes.

If you have ever read the nutrition label on a tub of protein powder, you would know that you need a scientific dictionary to...

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Why You Should Eat After Your Workout

It is just as important to eat after a workout as it is to eat before exercising. You may be thinking that eating after a workout cancels out the calories you just burned. This notion is actually a common misconception. People put so much energy into their pre-workout meals that they often neglect or forget about post-workout meals.

Understanding what you should eat after a workout means that you have to know how your body responds to physical activity. During exercise, the body uses...

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