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Any seasoned fitness pro will tell you that strength training and weight lifting are important to achieving the transformation most people seek when working out. Some of the benefits of lifting include improved coordination, prevention of loss of joint flexibility, and improved range of motion, stability, and balance. Our resident fitness expert Tracy shares ten…

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Summer’s coming. Almost time to show off those abs. If you’re a little behind in the game, here are 12 tips to help you get on track to a flatter belly. 1. Chew your food. Digestion begins in the mouth. Better-digested food means less gas and bloating. 2. Eat breakfast! Having breakfast every morning can…

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Fish oil is a supplement you should be adding to your daily diet. There are few supplements on the market that offer the many health benefits that fish oil does. You will surely benefit from it. Fish oil is a form of fatty acid that is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains…

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Having a great session in the gym depends on much more than doing the right exercises. You must also do them in the right order. Each move you make affects those that follow and ultimately your results. Do your strength training before your cardio exercise. If you exhaust yourself on the treadmill first, you are…

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Most people make the mistake of assuming that their workout is over once they leave the gym. Nutrition becomes an integral part of your routine when you work out regularly. Not only does it fuel your increased physical activity, it also provides the raw materials for building and repairing your muscle fibers. Muscle protein breaks…

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Let’s talk myth this week. Specifically, one myth that seems to be popular. It’s the myth that weight training makes women bulky and masculine. Lifting builds muscle and burns fat. Countless studies have shown that women who do resistance training are stronger, leaner and healthier than women who do not. What that resistance training does to…

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Sometimes carbohydrates get a bad rap. Sure, too many carbs (or too many anything for that matter) can take you down a bad road, but let’s get into the reasons why you need them. We need carbohydrates to maintain muscle health as well as nourishing and energy purposes. Carbs are our primary source of energy…

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The thing about running is everyone can do it. There’s no need for special skills, expensive gear, athletic ability or even good genes. All running requires is a pair of shoes and a little determination. Studies have shown that running can help prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and even cancer. Don’t bother joining…

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Though it’s no longer the latest fad or hottest trend in health and wellness, yoga remains a relatively easy and effective practice that yields maximum results. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you to relax and manage stress and anxiety. Yoga poses or postures are a…

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Contrary to what most people believe, we actually need fats. It’s a fact that we can’t live without them. They’re an important part of a healthy diet. They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins and serve as a great source of energizing fuel. Cutting calories is the key to weight…

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As we all know, the most common New Year’s resolutions are often a combination of getting fit, losing weight, drinking less alcohol, eating more healthy foods and/or managing stress. During the first two weeks of the New Year, you tend to go along enthusiastically. Come February, you’ve begun to backslide. By the following December, you’re…

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  A 1 cup serving of sweet potatoes gives your sexy self a whole 6.6 grams of fiber. If you didn’t already know, fiber is what aids you in digesting your food properly. Eat fiber regularly! You’ll be less likely to get heart disease or colon cancer. This same serving of sweet potatoes also gives…

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You want to commit to a healthier lifestyle but can’t seem to stay on track. Starting over again and again can be extremely discouraging. You feel like it’s harder and harder to go back after each of your failed attempts to remain consistent. You know that consistency is the key. Consistency is the only way…

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Thanksgiving Day is traditionally known for its indulgences along with being an annually customary reason to overeat, followed by lounging lazily for the remainder of the day as we watch football games, drink, nap and spend time with family and friends. One day a year is most likely NOT going to demise your healthy eating…

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