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  • How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too This Summer

    Healthy desserts sound like an oxymoron, but they’re real. Here are a few of our favorites. With summertime here, one of the biggest weaknesses a lot of people have with sticking to their diets is highlighted. Yes, I’m talking about desserts. Someone always seems to bring something sweet and tasty during summertime get-togethers. This year, have that person be you.
    The truth is that you can make delicious, healthy, low-calorie desserts that will fool even the sweetest of tooths. The great thing is that people won’t even know the difference. Below are a few different recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth without leaving you feeling guilty: ....

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  • Is It Better to Work out in the Morning, Afternoon, or Evening?

    Is there a single time of day that’s best for working out? Let’s find out. When is the best time to workout? In my personal opinion, it’s not a matter of time of day—it’s about when you, personally, will be able to make it into the gym.
    For example, those who aren’t morning people probably won’t be able to push themselves to their full capacity at the crack of dawn. Similarly, those who work nights and evenings likely won’t have time for exercise later in the day. "Working out according to what is realistic for your schedule and preferences is key."
    Each time of day, however, does present unique ....

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  • Fun Summer Activities That Will Also Help You Get in Shape

    Getting and staying fit doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be fun. The weather is finally nice and warm. That means it’s time to get out there and do some fun activities. A lot of these will help you burn calories without even realizing it. I recently found an article on Huffington Post that details 50 fun summer activities that burn 50 (or more) calories. You can read the full list here,
    but I picked out 10 of my favorites to share with you now. Here are a few ways you can have fun and get fit this summer:
    1. Have a dance party. Just 11 minutes of dancing will burn 46 calories. 2. Fire up the grill. In 19 minutes of grilling, you can burn 50 ....

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  • Working Out on Vacation

    When on vacation, the temptation to splurge and let go of your diet is strong. But there are ways to enjoy your time off and still stay healthy while doing it. The summer months are coming up, which means that a lot of you will be taking vacations. However, for those who are committed to regular exercise, getting your workout in while on vacation is a struggle. Today I’ll provide you with a list of seven tips you can use to ensure that you don’t miss your workouts while you travel on vacation. 1. Prepare ahead of time. As they say, “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” If you’re travelling by car, pack some tasty, ....

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  • The Truth About Fats

    Don’t believe all the hype you hear about fat being bad for you. It can actually be a good thing. One thing that I hear quite a bit about when it comes to nutrition is fat. A lot of people run away from fat. They think it’s bad for you, that it will cause you gain weight, or it’ll stop you from losing weight, and so on. Actually, fat is awesome . You need some good, healthy fat. Healthy fat will help you lose weight, stay full, and curb cravings. "Healthy fat will help you lose weight, stay full, and curb cravings."
    Heart-healthy foods like avocados, cashews, almonds, walnuts, coconut oil, and extra ....

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  • It's Time to Bring the Fun Back Into Your Cardio Routine

    Are you tired of the treadmill? If so, don’t worry. There are many other ways to incorporate cardio into your routine. There are many more ways to get in your cardio than most people think. Today, I want to let you in on a few things you can do to bring the fun back into your cardio routine. When people think of cardio, they often think about the treadmill, elliptical, and stairs. Jumping up on one of these machines for 30, 40, or 50 minutes can be pretty boring. Indoor sports are actually a great option for getting in your cardio. Sports like basketball, tennis, or racquetball are all good ways to make cardio fun. "Say goodbye to a ....

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  • Are Treadmills Really Bad for Your Knees?

    Does working out on the treadmill give you knee pain? Here are four ways you can get back on the treadmill without hurting your knees. Are treadmills bad for your knees? Not necessarily. There are a lot of other factors that could contribute to knee pain, such as tight joints or hamstrings, different ailments, or rundown shoes. If you put too many miles on your shoes, they lose the support and cushioning that you need. "Listen to your body; if you are in pain, get that checked out by a physician."
    A lot of people say they don’t want to do the treadmill because it bothers their knees but then don’t do anything to try to help their knees. ....

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  • Health Tips for Cold and Flu Season

    With the cold and flu season upon us, you may be wondering whether or not you should try to work out when you are feeling sick. For starters, the best general rule of thumb is that if all of your symptoms are "above your neck," you can work out. Now you may wonder, what exactly does that mean? "Above the neck" symptoms typically refer to what you have when you have a common cold such as a minor sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing. If you have a fever, flu, or are experiencing aches and pains throughout all of your body when you are feeling ill, you should not work out. Working out with a cold will not make symptoms worse, but ....

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  • Why You Should Start Your Day With a Nice Cup of Joe

    Like many of you, I like to start my day with a hot cup of coffee. There are plenty of health benefits that come with coffee, as I’m sure many of you knew. If you didn’t know that though, I’ve got some points to share with you today. First of all, coffee actually promotes better heart health. You may have heard this fact before, but did you know that there is evidence coffee may reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 20%? There are other health-related benefits to drinking coffee, as well. Coffee has been linked to lowering the risk of multiple sclerosis, and may also help protect against type 2 diabetes. Coffee is also a ....

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  • Don’t Wait to Start Your New Workout Routine

    As 2017 comes to an end, I’m sure a lot of you have your New Year’s goals in mind. One of the biggest goals for most people around this time of year is to get back into shape! Is getting back into shape one of your goals? If you answered yes to that question, my next question is, why wait until 2018 when you can start right now? I know that the holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone, but isn’t the whole year nearly as busy too? If your goal is to get back into shape this upcoming year, there is no need to wait. Go ahead, make the commitment, and start right now. If you’re excited to start up a workout plan, ....

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