Exercise not only benefits your physical well-being, but it also helps keep your mind sharp. Physical fitness is trending, but so its mental health and the two go hand in hand when it comes to your overall health. Continue reading
Most schools are officially out for summer break and that means the kids are free. No homework, no test, no bedtime, no alarm to wake up to – almost no responsibilities and nothing to do all day, every day for the next three or so months. Continue reading
To some, cycling is a sport and for others, a great way to get a killer cardio workout in, or just something to do for fun. Regardless of why you are cycling there are always ways to improve your cycling skill set. Whether you cycle every day, once a week, or have never cycled before, by following three simple suggestions, you can increase your efficiency on any type of bicycle. Continue reading
One of the most frequently overlooked factors in health and fitness is sleep. As busy as life can get, it is easy to forget to make sure you are getting enough sleep every day. In fact, when it comes to prioritizing fitness goals, many people put sleep as one of the least important factors related to those goals. Not getting enough sleep can affect your focus, energy, body composition, and weight loss or gain. Continue reading
In order to determine how one should adapt their workouts based on their metabolism, it is important to understand what metabolism is.
Metabolism is the net caloric expenditure or surplus of all reactions in the body, both catabolic (caloric deficit) and anabolic (caloric surplus). Your metabolism is generally dictated by: Continue reading
Let me start by saying, I thought this would be time consuming or that I would forget, but keeping a fitness journal for the week actually helped me stay more accountable than I have been in a while in regards to my overall health. It also helps that when you work for a fitness company, you have access to the equipment they make, so I had no excuses not to work out! Continue reading
Often times, the simple basics of nutrition are overlooked. Many people start the year off by attempting a “diet” and most have likely been deterred from it already. While there are a lot of different aspects to nutrition, sometimes all of the parts get lumped together and the most important pieces get lost. Continue reading