Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them

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Exercise Excuse No. 1: ‘I Don’t Have Time.’ “How much television do you watch?” asks Walter Thompson, PhD, professor of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University. During your shows, use resistance bands for strength training, or walk in place. You could also record your shows and watch them later, skipping the ads; use that […]

The 16 Most Surprising High-Fiber Foods

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Despite its popular association with trips to the restroom, fiber is no joke. The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension, and heart disease. Unfortunately, fiber consumption is currently at an all-time low, with less than three percent of Americans meeting the recommended intake . […]

Macronutrients: the Importance of Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat

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Everyone knows that we need to eat in order to get energy and nutrients. There are bigger nutrients and smaller ones – some we can make in the body and some we have to ingest. When it comes to how you look then the macronutrients are pretty important. As the name implies, “macronutrients” are the big nutrients. Vitamins and minerals […]

FITNESS LINGO… WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

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Arriving at the gym can sometimes feel like walking into a different country, where everyone’s speaking a language you don’t understand. We understand how easy it is to confuse your PR with your PT, so I asked some experts to explain some of the most common gym terminology. Training techniques Reps Rep is short for […]

HOW TO FINALLY GET LEAN

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I came across this article and it really hit home. Taking responsibility for your actions or lack there of  is vital to your success in anything you do in life. Radu Antoniu views on this about why you are not getting lean is a great perspective that will hopefully enlighten everyone who reads. Enjoy!     […]

Sauna vs. Steam Room

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The difference between a sauna and a steam room can be summed up simply — dry vs. wet. Saunas provide dry heat, while steam rooms generate moist heat. Both can open up your pores, loosen up your muscles and help you relax. Which one is right for you? It’s mostly a matter of personal preference. […]