How to Build Your Own Workout Routines – Advice from a Two-time Olympian

After almost a decade as a full time, elite athlete, it’s safe to say that I have built up a pretty good bank of knowledge when it comes to training. Whether it be aerobic conditioning, circuits, sprint or strength training, a career as an international hockey player has, at one point or another, covered it[…]

Are Sauna Sessions Heart Healthy?

Relaxing in a dry sauna may not only be relaxing, but research has shown that a 30-minute session may also benefit your heart and circulatory system.  TanjaninaLaukkanen, a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, states that she is not clear why dry sauna heat provides the effects that humid heat does not.  The heat[…]

The Latest Yoga Research

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA People are seeking yoga practice for health benefits, and science is documenting its effectiveness. In the United States, 9.5% of adults—about 21 million people—reported that they practiced yoga as a complementary health approach in 2012 (Clarke et al. 2015). Yoga practitioners noted greater health benefits than adults who tried other[…]

How To Increase Your Testosterone Levels In 2018 – Up To Date Science On The Best Way To Naturally Boost Your T-Levels

You probably know that testosterone is important for men. After all, it’s responsible for things like sex drive, sperm count, fat distribution, red blood cell count, and muscle strength. When you have low levels of testosterone, there are significant negative side effects, including: Diminished sex drive Muscle loss Increased breast size Erectile dysfunction or impotence[…]

Your New Favorite Type II Collagen Support

Collagen peptides. I can’t listen to a podcast, read a natural health blog, or go to a seminar without seeing advertisements for the latest and greatest bone broth and collagen powder. Yes, I completely understand the benefits of collagen. Amino acids create proteins, proteins make muscles, shiny hair, and healthy nails. I understand how collagen[…]

Top 5 Sugar Shockers

Surprising foods you never knew were loaded with sugar When it comes to sweet treats like doughnuts, cakes and cookies, it’s pretty obvious that they’re loaded with sugar. But what about the not-so-obvious foods? Health professionals agree that we need to use more discretion when consuming certain foods. Reading nutrition labels, checking ingredients and doing[…]

Can Fitness Trackers Aid Weight Loss?

May 15, 2017 by Sally Phillips Smart watches, fitness trackers and the popularity of fitness apps have grown dramatically in recent years. The technology has come a long way and is continuing to develop at a great pace. This expanding market is worth a vast amount of money and predictions are that this will keep rising. There[…]

Should I Worry About Caffeine & My Morning Supplements

Is it true my morning caffeine is depleting my minerals and B-vitamins? Should I wait to take my supplements until I have finished my coffee? The short answer, Yes! Calcium All the research I can find states that per 150 mg (about one cup) of caffeine roughly 5 mg of calcium is lost. This is[…]

What’s The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?

People have different goals they are trying to accomplish when they are exercising. Some people want to avoid health ailments, such as; diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and mental deterioration. Others are looking to regain their strength, decrease stress, or just to have fun in a social setting. People ask if early morning or later afternoon[…]

Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]