Recovery: Tips and Techniques

  Recovery is a vital part of any training program whether you are an elite athlete or just someone who hits up the gym to improve your strength and fitness. In any training program whether it be speed and agility, strength and conditioning or a general fitness program, it is important that recovery becomes part… Read more »

Replenish: Five Post-Workout Snacks

When you finish exercising, you’re usually hungry.  You need to replenish 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 five healthy options: Peanut Butter… Read more »

Four Exercises to Help with Joint Pain

If you’re avoiding exercise due to joint pain, you’re actually doing more harm than good. Regular exercise can actually help ease joint pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Studies have found that people who exercise regularly have improved daily function, decreased depression and fatigue, reduced pain, and improved sleep. A… Read more »

A Recipe 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 soon… Read more »

Low Impact Exercise Options for Everyone

You don’t have to go out each day and pound the pavement, beating up your knees, hips and back just to get a workout in.  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 exercise options for just… Read more »

How to Skip the Gym and Still Lose Weight

Summer is winding down and it’s time to get back into your weight loss routine.  But who has time to go to the gym?  You can still achieve your weight loss goals without a gym.  You need to burn more calories than you eat to lose weight. You can do that either by eating fewer… Read more »

How B Vitamins Impact Exercise

B vitamins are responsible for creating energy from the food you eat.  According to recent studies, being even slightly deficient in these vital nutrients can decrease your body’s ability to repair itself after exercising and inhibit energy levels and performance during workouts. A study from the University of Oregon found that athletes who don’t consume… Read more »

How to Exercise in Hot Summer Temperatures

  Summer is the perfect time to go outside and get some exercise.  There are so many more options for enjoying a fun workout from swimming, paddling, running, cycling to even gardening – there’s something for everyone. But the summer heat can be dangerous if you’re not careful, particularly in areas with extreme heat and… Read more »

How Much Exercise Does Your Aging Brain Need?

We have heard time and again the importance of living an active lifestyle.  But exactly how much exercise we need to gain various health benefits, including heart health and brain health is still unclear.   A recent study aimed to determine just how much exercise is needed to improve your ability to think. Researchers recruited 101… Read more »

Four Non-Gym Workouts for Men

You don’t have to be a serious athlete, but getting daily exercise is important for men for so many reasons.  It helps energize you, maintain your optimum weight and even boosts your mood, while warding off illness.  If you’re not a guy who likes to hit the gym, here are four non-gym workouts for men:… Read more »