April, 2015

Inactivity Epidemic: Staying Active in the Workplace

Inactivity Epidemic: Staying Active in the Workplace

Studies have long connected the sedentary lifestyle to poor health, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. This infographic looks at how the body consumes energy and strategies to avoid excessive sitting time.  

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The Importance of Post-Workout Protein

The Importance of Post-Workout Protein

A workout routine is a great start to building muscle in the body; actually it is 90 percent of the entire muscle building process.  The other 10 percent of the muscle building process comes from diet and supplementation.  Diet is an important part to leaning up and looking good.  Supplementation with protein isn’t cheating nor […]

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Leg Muscle Warm Up Exercises

Leg Muscle Warm Up Exercises

Many stretching routines often involve a particular part of the day in which you may or may not be moving around and the body may not be ready for such activity.  Stretching is most effective when it incorporates warm-up activities mainly because it prepares the muscles for expansion.  In addition, muscles are most elastic when […]

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5 Ways to Improve Posture and Prevent Lower Back Pain

5 Ways to Improve Posture and Prevent Lower Back Pain

Over the years you may have noticed and felt that your back hurts from time-to-time.  As the years continue on, the pain in the lower portion and all through the back may be progressing in a slow fashion, which is not the best situation.  There may even be days in which you could throw your […]

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The Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbs

The Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbs

Everything in moderation is what you are told, but understanding how to apply moderation is the trick.  Sugar is an essential part of the everyday diet.  Without sugar, the cells in our body would struggle to thrive.  Broadly defined, a sugar is based in the category of a carbohydrate, along with starches, grains, and fiber.  […]

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The Top 10 Ripped Athletes

The Top 10 Ripped Athletes

When we think of athletes, we often forget that they spend hours upon hours of training in the gym. Too many times we think they were born ripped and were bestowed upon such prowess when really many of the athletes, especially in American sports, started when they were young. Even though exercising in the gym […]

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5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

As a family on the run early in the morning, it sometimes may be a challenge to sit down and eat a healthy, wholesome breakfast before work.  If this is familiar to your lifestyle and you desire something functional and healthy, then you are in luck.  Eating breakfast is one of the most important meals […]

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The Top Exercises for Improving Your Skiing Skills

The Top Exercises for Improving Your Skiing Skills

With the skiing season behind us, the offseason (also known as the summer) is a time to raise the skiing practice to the next level.  If you are a competitive skier or someone who enjoys the leisure time of this activity, consider the summer time your offseason for your skiing activity. Just like any offseason […]

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6-Pack Abs: An Infographic To Help You Find Them

6-Pack Abs: An Infographic To Help You Find Them

Believe it or not, you already have 6-pack abs — you just might not be able to see it under a layer of belly fat. If you want your abs to be visible, you need to strip away the fat and tone up the underlying muscle. I’ve laid out the nutritional and fitness solutions to […]

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Drinks That Will Not Sabotage Your Diet

Drinks That Will Not Sabotage Your Diet

Drinks are a crucial element of any meal.  For breakfast, it is common to consume orange juice or coffee; for lunch generally it is soda; and for dinner it varies from beer, wine, or spritzers.  A good beverage can bring out the flavor in most meals and depending on the choice of your drink you […]

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