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10 WINTER FITNESS AND WELLNESS TIPS

Even though I grew up in a northern snow belt along the Great Lakes, cold weather is not my thing. In fact, I really don’t like anything about it. And often along with the winter blues comes a decrease in health and fitness due to the lack of motivation. To counteract that feeling, let’s look…

A GUIDE TO PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS: BENEFITS, SIDE EFFECTS, AND RISKS

The benefits of pre-workout supplements have caught on almost as much as protein supplements. As serious athletes become more aware of all that is available to enhance their training efforts, they have sought out the benefits of pre-workout supplements.  Just as protein supplements provide the benefits of added amino acids for building muscle, the benefits…

WHAT ARE HIGH-INTENSITY WORKOUTS? HEALTH BENEFITS, TYPES and IDEAS

“Ugh, I just don’t have time to work out,” says everyone everywhere. Thankfully, there’s a solution: high-intensity training. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a time-efficient approach to exercise. You get your heart rate up quickly but safely, doing a lot of work in a shorter period of time. It’s not just for gym rats, either. Anyone can…

RETHINK NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Every New Year’s, the message is always the same: “do better, in less time”. We find ourselves scrolling online through end-of-the-year recaps, reels of people’s travels and accomplishments, and predictions for the next beauty or body trend to chase.  The pressures to look perfect, eat clean and attain success by the end of each year can…

CHRISTMAS GIFT TIPS FOR FITNESS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ENTHUSIASTS

Christmas is just around the corner and just like every year you are wondering what to surprise your partner, spouse, siblings, parents, friends and other loved ones with? If they’re fitness or healthy lifestyle enthusiasts, we’ve got plenty of tips that will definitely make them happy. However, others will also find inspiration for gifts for…

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS WORKOUT

Looking for a great holiday workout? This 25 Days of Christmas workout will help you work up a sweat and get a jump start on those New Year’s resolutions! Check out the full workout below! Ho ho ho!! I don’t know about you, but I always indulge a little bit during the holidays. And why…

FITNESS RECIPES FOR DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS PASTRIES

What kind of Christmas would it be without sweet treats? We don’t really have to worry about calories – there’s going to be a lot of them. However, if you want to try something healthier and more fit, replace traditional Christmas recipes with these 10 fitness recipes. We have improved all of them by using…

CREATINE, A POPULAR EXERCISE SUPPLEMENT, MIGHT HELP TREAT DEPRESSION

While most dietary supplements are a waste of money — sold at premium prices, yet returning little to no health benefit to the consumer — there are a few that buck the trend. Creatine is one of them. The compound, commonly sold in powdered form, is relatively inexpensive, quite safe at recommended doses, and remarkably effective at delivering its marketed benefits:…

APPROACHING THANKSGIVING WITH A HEALTHY MINDSET

As an eating disorder survivor, the holiday season can be scary. In early recovery days, my mental approach to the holidays looked something like this:First, it was Thanksgiving, a whole holiday about food, listening to people talk about their diet plans and constant and compulsive thoughts about how I would “make up for” what I…

A HEALTHIER THANKSGIVING

While Thanksgiving is certainly a time to be grateful and spend time with those we who mean the most to us, the festivities tend to add a few extra pounds to our waistline. To help avoid tipping the scale this holiday season, follow these 5 healthy Thanksgiving tips: 1. Eat small, before you eat big- There…

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