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
Valentine’s Day is known as the day of romance that is filled with cards, candies, flowers, chocolates and most importantly – love. With all of the tasteful goodies that are gifted during Valentine’s Day, it may be hard to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle because of the assortment of chocolates surrounding you. Continue reading
It happens to us all: You finish a great workout and immediately start thinking about what you are going to have as a reward meal. While deep down we know we shouldn’t think about a post-workout meal as a reward, we do it anyway, likely because most of us do not know the logical importance of a healthy post workout meal. Continue reading
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means a delicious holiday feast with family and friends. Not to mention the obligatory office party!
With all of these rich holiday foods and sweets, it can be easy to get carried away and overeat. Here are some easy ways to prevent overeating this Thanksgiving, and on other major holidays. Continue reading
In honor of Healthy Aging Month, let’s discuss a few fitness-related factors that can help you age a bit more gracefully. Some factors that we should take into consideration are your:
When ignored, all of these factors can speed up the aging process and exacerbate many problems as you get older. Continue reading
Join your local gym or invest in home fitness equipment?
That’s the biggest question many people starting a fitness routine wonder — and with good reason. Gyms can be expensive and you may be uncomfortable working out out in front of other people. On the other hand, you may not want to spend money on a home gym if you’re not sure you will use it consistently. Continue reading
When the weather is beautiful and you don’t feel like going inside to the gym, simply take your strength training workout outdoors. You can still work nearly all of your muscle groups to near failure simply using your own body weight. Working out in this fashion may also improve your cardiovascular health as well. We will first cover movements you can use without any equipment. Then discuss some additional movements you could use with some equipment found in many parks. Continue reading
We all want to take care of our bodies and know that we are doing it in the right way. As a beginner, that can be hard to do because we want to take it easy and see what works best for our bodies and schedules. It’s not common to hear someone (typically us ladies) say that they want to train with weights right away. We don’t want to step out of our comfort zone just yet; we just want to dip our toes in the water. Continue reading
In the midst of energy and pride, Celeste Corcoran’s life forever changed. On April 15, 2013
Celeste and her family were waiting in anticipation for Celeste’s sister to finish her first marathon – the famed Boston Marathon. In attempt to get a closer look at the finish line, Celeste and her family were caught in the middle of the Boston Marathon bombings. Continue reading
There are many types of fats coming from varying sources of which media makes claims to their benefits being positive or negative. Contrary to what you hear or may believe, not all fats are bad. We need fat in our diet in order to remain healthy and function properly. Here are the main types of fats and what you should know about them: Continue reading