Healthy Ways to Use Your Lunch Break

You likely get a lunch break each day. In today’s fast paced world, many of us don’t actually use that break. We have deadlines looming, or we want to get home earlier, so we just push through and don’t take the break we deserve and our bodies desperately need. But we all need to pause… Read more »

Top Tips for Rest and Recovery

When you’re an active, sporty individual, you might not think about what your body needs post-workout. However, rest and recovery after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair and strength building. After heavy use, a muscle needs anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, and working it too hard or too… Read more »

Five Healthy Post-Workout Snacks

When you finish exercising, you are hungry. You need to replace the nutrients your body burned to give you the energy you expended. While you may be tempted to hit the drive-thru on your way home, there are better choices for post-workout snacks that will help your body recover. Try these six healthy options: Chocolate… Read more »

The Best Low-Impact Exercises

You don’t have to go out each day and pound the pavement, beating up your knees, hips and back just to get in a workout. There are plenty of more gentle choices that can get your heart pounding and help you stay in shape. Here are some of the best low-impact exercises: Swimming – Swimming… Read more »

Don’t Let Winter Weather Interfere with Your Workouts

winter sledding as a family

Baby it’s cold outside…but that doesn’t mean you have to skip your workout! Here are some tips to keep you moving, when everything around you is frozen. Acclimate – It takes time to get used to different temperatures whether you’re going from hot to cold or vice versa. Allow your body time to acclimate to… Read more »

Vitamin B Deficiency Linked to Poor Athletic Performance

vitamin b deficiency harms sport performance

According to a recent study from Oregon State University, active individuals lacking in B vitamins – including college athletes and elite competitors – may perform worse during high intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle. The results were published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. The… Read more »

Are Energy Bars Just Glorified Cookies?

are energy bars just cookies

While an energy bar may sound like a great pre-workout snack, many of them are nothing more than glorified cookies. Many of these bars can pack a staggering 300-plus calories, far more than the ones you’re probably about to burn off. When energy bars first appeared in grocery stores in the late 1980s, they were… Read more »

Take Our “Get Real” Walking Challenge

challenge to get real with walking

Are You Ready to “Get Real?” Summer’s here and we’re challenging you to “Get Real.” At Dr. Newton’s Naturals, our promise to you is that we provide the highest quality, “real” supplements so you can get “real” results. Now it’s your turn to make a promise to yourself. Take our “Get Real” Walking Challenge and… Read more »

Aging Athletes Need More Rest and Recovery

rest for aging athletes

One of the most important, yet overlooked aspects of any exercise or training program is the recovery phase, or time spent resting. In fact, most coaches and trainers would argue it’s just as or more important than the exercise itself. During this phase, physiologically your body is seizing the opportunity to repair itself to become… Read more »

Healthy Hydration

importance of staying hydrated this summer for overall health

Summer is all about the beach, pool, picnics and enjoying the great outdoors. Naturally, this means spending more time in the sun and trying to beat the heat. When you’re packing your sunscreen, be sure to include a bottle of water. Here are five reasons you need to stay hydrated this summer: 1. Heart Health… Read more »