You can never go wrong with taking vitamins … or can you?
Vitamins are an important part of living a healthy lifestyle and having a balanced diet. Your body quite literally needs them to maintain your health and perform a wide variety of functions!
Also, whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or improve your overall health ... your body needs [...]
If you're anything like me ... you probably take a range of different supplements. Personally, I take quite a few ... from protein powders & vitamins, to pre-workouts and everything in between.
Between all the powders and drinks I have to make every day ... it can be pretty inconvenient. I mean ... wouldn't it be [...]
I think sugar gets a bad rap. I mean ... is sugar really as bad for you as people say it is? Well ... not necessarily.
Sugar is a carbohydrate like any other carbohydrate, and your body needs them for energy. It’s actually your body’s preferred [...]
When it was first introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, no one could have guessed just how far ‘peanut butter’ would go.
Today, peanut butter is one of the most popular and versatile flavors in the US. It’s also my favorite flavor in almost every situation imaginable.
Think about how versatile it is. You’ll find it in such a variety [...]
What is the long head of your triceps? Well, the long head is one of the three major heads that make up your triceps muscle.
It’s the largest and the longest of the three, hence the name: the long head!
Your triceps or triceps brachii is the large muscle located on the back of your upper arm between your shoulder [...]
When it's cardio day at the gym ... which piece of equipment do you choose?
Do you like the treadmill? Stair climber? Elliptical? A stationary bike?
Have you ever thought about trying the rowing machine? Most gyms have them, and I'm sure you've seen them before, if not used them [...]
One of the most common things that holds people back in life is fear. If you don't know what's coming, then you don't know what to expect.
We only know what we've personally experienced in life. So when something new pops up, it's natural to feel scared.
Without the knowledge of what to expect, you never know if you’ll be in some form of danger. Which is a [...]
One of the best forms of exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime, with no equipment is running.
Compared to your leisurely stroll or hopping on the elliptical … getting into a routine with running can be much harder at first.
Here's the good news ... You don’t have to run like a track star to reap the benefits of running ! You can take it at [...]
If you ever told me back in the day that walking would make a huge difference in my results ... I probably would have laughed at you.
But it's true! A huge, but very common misconception, is that you need to beat down your body in the gym every day to see results. I'm here to tell you, that just isn't true.
I know what you are thinking, how could [...]
We’ve all heard the phrase: you are what you eat.
Some of you may think that’s funny … but the thing is … It’s actually true.
The food you put into your body is what ends up fueling your body, and also becomes what your body is made up of.
The better that food is, the better your fuel, and [...]
The foods we eat provide our body with the nutrients it needs to function and perform at its best. I think that's a no-brainer for all of us.
One of the most important types of these nutrients is antioxidants ... and for good reason! Antioxidants have been promoted in the health [...]
We've all heard of vitamin B ... but did you know that there are actually eight different B vitamins?
Yup, that's right! B vitamins are essential, meaning your body doesn't produce them by itself. You have to get these vitamins from [...]
One of the biggest factors in successfully reaching your fitness goal is consistency!
But what happens when you’re feeling sore from your last workout? While you may be wondering if you should just call it a rest day ... in many cases, you can actually find relief faster if you keep moving!
So can you work out when you're sore? The answer is [...]
We know the holidays can be hard for those of us with fitness goals. The truth is, you're going to find yourself in difficult situations where you're faced with the decision to either stay on track with your nutrition and goals ... or allow temptation to get the best of you.
Oftentimes it's because we have friends and family whispering in our ears, telling us things like "Relax, it's just one cookie" ... or "The holidays only come around once a year." ... or "One dessert isn't going to kill you!"
The truth is, a lot of us can enjoy these desserts in moderation and still see great results. But at the end of the day, these treats are still [...]
Most of us who start our fitness journey really want to get six pack abs. I mean ... who doesn't? I remember it was the first thing I typed into google when I got started: "How do you get six pack abs".
When we think fitness, we often think about our abs because that's what's shown all over social media. The cover of [...]
There's no shortage of different dieting methods to manage our weight. Diets in the 80’s focused on low fat and then in the 90’s it shifted to low carbohydrates (carbs).
So what now? The focus on carbs hasn’t gone away, but it has gone through some changes. Throughout the last two [...]
When you think about eating while traveling, there is a good chance you feel anxious … worried… confused… and maybe even a little defeated due to the fear of “ruining your diet.”
Well, I’m not sure if this is good news or bad news… but it’s the truth, you’re not alone. Most people have experienced […]
It seems that in large part, the hectic American lifestyle could be to blame for nationwide sleep deprivation.
With our busy schedules, and the ever-increasing social forces surrounding us on a daily basis, we seem to be spending less and less time in bed.
There never seems to be enough time in a day to get everything we need done, and so we find ourselves [...]
Do you have back fat that you’d just love to get rid of?
Do you find yourself asking the internet how to get rid of back fat?
In this article, we’ll share the steps you need to take in order to get rid of back fat, as well as lose weight overall. So let's jump in because when it comes down to it we […]
I don't know about you, but I love Thanksgiving. Everything from spending time with loved ones to the big feast makes it one of my favorite holidays.
Although, for someone who is actively pursuing fitness goals ... Thanksgiving can be tough. Stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, casserole, and every other [...]
The holidays are right around the corner, and I couldn't be more excited. As we do move in to the holidays though, it can get easier and easier to talk ourselves out of adhering to our health and fitness goals.
Whether that's compromising on our diet for the holiday treats, cocktails, or even skipping your workouts to make room for holiday activities ... the [...]