Muscle Recovery with Whey Protein

It is generally agreed by experts that consuming protein following a workout is beneficial for muscle recovery, but the best type of protein remains debatable.  A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that whey protein (a group of protein found in milk and milk-based products) has an advantage over casein for muscle development…. Read more »

True or False – Exercise and Aging

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up on exercise.  But a lot of people do – just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise on a regular basis.  Many people assume that they’re too out of shape or sick or tired or just plain… Read more »

Restore: Yoga Increases Energy

Are you feeling slow and sluggish? Now is the time to do something refreshing that will increase your energy levels and help restore your body.  Yoga is the answer and it’s not as hard as you might think. In addition to improving sleep quality, relieving stress and anxiety and improving overall physical health, yoga can… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Turn Your Lunch Break into a Mini Workout

Getting creative with your workout and sneaking one in during your lunch break makes smart use of your time while giving you an energy boost. And when done right, you won’t even look like you broke a sweat. All of these suggestions get you away from your desk while changing the definition of taking a… Read more »

Exercise Reduces Holiday Stress

Holiday shopping, increased food preparation, frequent visitors, and managing finances can all lead to increased stress. November and December seem to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. The catch is that exercise can actually make the holidays merrier by relieving some holiday stress. Exercise promotes the release… Read more »

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and falls on the last Wednesday of each September. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and… Read more »