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[…]

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[…]

You’ve Had a Back Attack. Now What?

YOU LIFTED a toddler, reached high for a jar in the kitchen, or twisted for that dastardly overhead on the tennis court. And now the pain in your back is excruciating.  So what to do? First, some reassurance. Though a back injury can knock you out of commission, a vast majority of people feel much[…]

Ultimate Guide to Fitness

By: Andrea Blair Cirignano, Certified Yoga And Group Fitness Instructor Whether you’re looking to drop a few pounds, tone up or maintain the current figure you’ve already worked so hard for, this is your ultimate guide to fitness. Discover the basic vital knowledge you need to get started and learn more about goal-setting, how to stay[…]

How to Calculate Your Anaerobic Threshold

KAELYN RILEY · JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 With a few simple steps, you can determine the optimal level of intensity for your workouts.  Many gym-goers naturally gravitate toward moderate-intensity cardio sessions, assuming they’re working hard enough to see results. But you’re probably not getting the most out of your workout if you’re not monitoring your heart rate and considering your[…]

An Alternative To Sugary Sports Drinks

The good weather has started, so some of us are starting to get more active, whether playing sports, training, or hiking in the great outdoors. Make the natural sports drink recipe below and keep it with you whenever you need to rehydrate! Unfortunately, athletes are often dehydrated, lacking proper mineral balance, and their electrolytes are depleted.[…]

Short Stretches of Exercise May Have Anti-Inflammatory Effect

20 minutes on a treadmill linked to drop in immune cells tied to inflammation, study finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise may dampen inflammation in the body, researchers say. The study findings suggest that “exercise doesn’t have to be tremendously hard for you to see health benefits[…]