One of the most critical aspects of a workout is deciding how much weight to incorporate into your sets. However, it’s not always easy to know which weight best suits your size and strength. I broke down a few easy ways to help you figure out the proper weight for your strength, plus how to tell if the weight you’ve chosen is too much for … Continue reading How to Choose the Proper Weights for Your Workout
Stress and anxiety can strike at any time. While they’re not the same thing, their symptoms are similar, and there are easy ways to relax your mind in the midst of a stressful moment or panic attack. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment and use one or more of these techniques to calm yourself down. Deep breathing: 4-7-8 technique Taking deep breaths is … Continue reading 5 Quick Relaxation Techniques You Can Use Anywhere
Getting to the gym every day can be an impossible task when you’re juggling work, friends, and other obligations. But most of us still wish we could fit in a solid workout even if we don’t have enough time to pair it with a shower and a drive to and from the gym. I spoke with personal trainer Jess Stadler of AssByJess.com about the workouts … Continue reading These No-Machine Leg Exercises Will Help You Get The Most Out Of A Quick Workout
We’ve all heard the rule: 64 ounces of water per day is essential to healthy living. But is that really how much water you should be drinking? If so, how is Tom Brady still alive? (He’s admitted to drinking close to 300 ounces of water per day). When it comes to water intake, all humans are not created equal; the amount of water you need … Continue reading Do You Drink Enough Water? Here’s How Much Your Body Actually Needs
It’s normal to experience stress or anxiety every once in a while. People often feel nervous in situations like starting a new job, taking a big test, etc. However, it’s important to be able to distinguish between whether you’re experiencing stress or something more serious, like an anxiety disorder. Here are four ways to help you figure out whether your stress might actually be something … Continue reading Here’s How to Tell if it’s Just Stress, or If You’re Actually Dealing With an Anxiety Disorder
Nothing justifies a happy hour like knowing the health benefits of red wine. What’s one more glass if it’s good for you, right? Unfortunately, there is more to it than that. While red wine definitely has some health benefits, alcohol has a few drawbacks for both men and women that might make you rethink that third glass. Here’s what you need to know about red … Continue reading Yes, Red Wine Is Good For You—But How Much Is Too Much?
A great workout starts with a great workout plan. You don’t want to arrive at the gym on cardio day and spend five minutes trying to decide if you should hop on the elliptical or the treadmill. While you might have one machine that you prefer over the other, a question still remains: is one actually better for you? We compared factors like calorie burn, … Continue reading Elliptical Or Treadmill: Is One Better Than The Other?
I once received a Snapchat from one of my friends. It was a picture of a bag of fruit snacks that read “organic” in big letters on the front. Her caption was, “Times have changed since I was young.” Today, organic products aren’t just found in Whole Foods. Companies have sought to publicize their use of organic ingredients, and supermarkets have dedicated entire aisles to … Continue reading Are Organic Foods Worth the Hype?
Working out alone can go one of two ways: you either get completely in the zone, or you slack off a bit because you have nobody to keep up with. Unfortunately, it seems like the latter happens more often than the former. When the top fitness trends of 2018 were released, one trend that made the list was “group workouts.” A group workout is a … Continue reading Here’s Why Group Workouts Are So Good For You
(Guest post by Mike Morgan of It’s a Fair Meal) As someone who’s been using plastic containers to reheat food for nearly 20 years, it’s hard for me to say that plastic is terrible. (Not to mention I’ve also left water bottles in my car during the summer, and I’m still here to talk about it). However, I can provide some information on which plastics … Continue reading Which Bottle is Better: Plastic or Glass? (Guest Post by Mike Morgan of It’s A Fair Meal)