Do You Need a Rest Day?

Written by Emily Schromm   Want to hit your goals? The key to results is in proper recovery. When you’re motivated to hit a goal, it can be easy to go to extremes. Let’s be honest: you’re either all in, or all out. That’s how many of us operate, especially when we’re in the zone, on[…]

6 Exercises That Burn Calories In Overdrive (And Are Not Burpees)

If your health, fitness, or body composition goals involve fat-burning or losing weight, after working on your nutrition, you’re going to want to focus on fitness routines tailored to those goals. In most cases this means regular workouts that involve exercises that burn calories and build muscle. Most people immediately associate cardio with calorie-burning, and[…]

You Asked: Should I Use a Foam Roller?

Markham Heid Feb 01, 2017 After spending decades on the fitness fringes, foam rolling has arrived at center stage. Whole classes are now devoted to the practice of slowly rolling different parts of the body over a tube; it’s thought to improve athletic performance and flexibility, reduce workout-related soreness, slash recovery time and knock out[…]

How to Get Out of a Workout Rut

December 30, 2016 by LETA SHY Don’t panic at the thought of getting back into a workout routine if you’ve been slacking off for a while. Start anew with these trainer tips for getting back into a healthy routine. It’s common sense: The thing about living healthfully is that a lot of it is just common sense, says celebrity[…]

7 Beginner Kettlebell Exercises To Work Your Entire Body

Beginner kettlebell exercises are an excellent way to add variety to your workout routine, whether you’re new to strength training or you’re just faithful to your trusty 15-pound dumbbells. Using different equipment offers up new ways to work your muscles, which is key to seeing results, and there are endless ways to burn out your entire body[…]

How To Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution From Failing

By Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, CNN (CNN)If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year’s resolution to kick off 2017. Unfortunately, your resolution will most likely fail. According to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, roughly 42% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions for 2017. The most common[…]

WHY SPORTS NUTRITION NEEDS TO LOOK BEYOND PROTEINS

If you go to the gym a couple of times a week and eat healthy, you can’t help but hear the word ”protein” whenever someone talks about their diet. Of course, we all know that protein is required to build and repair muscle, but many have gone a bit overboard with the amount of protein[…]

You Can Run, But Sitting May Still Increase the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

You may be a beast in the gym or on the track, but if you spend a lot of time sitting, you still may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases.  That’s the word from the American Heart Association, which has published a scientific statement about the dangers of too much[…]

U.S. Adults Get Failing Grade in Healthy Lifestyle Behavior

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Shari Barbanel in Top Headlines Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded. In this study, researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Mississippi examined[…]

The Effects of Exercise On Appetite

The effects of exercise on appetite have been a topic of intense debate over many decades. Interest in this area has increased since the turn of the century, with the discovery in 1999 of the appetite-stimulating (“hunger hormone”) ghrelin. This area has obvious implications for the role of exercise in maintaining a healthy weight and[…]