Keep it Spicy in the Name of Fitness

Keep it Spicy in the Name of Fitness

A little bit of spice goes a long way when it comes to upping your fitness game. Cayenne, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon and other bold spices not only add dimension to dishes but have benefits that can’t be found in your salt shaker. Certain spices can help...

Intensity vs. Longevity: What is the Best Way to Exercise?

Intensity vs. Longevity: What is the Best Way to Exercise?

When it comes to workouts which type is best? Short and high intensity or moderate and long? The best answer is: both, depending on your goals and needs. Long steady state cardiovascular workouts Done at 70-80% of your maximal heart rate (30 minutes or more), these...

Sore Shoulders After Chest Day—What is Going Awry?

Sore Shoulders After Chest Day—What is Going Awry?

If your shoulders are sore following chest day at the gym, this could be a sign you're doing something wrong. Here are a few fixes: The Right Way to do 3 Popular Chest Exercises 1. Dumbbell Fly Why It's Good: this movement can strengthen your pectoral muscles as well...

Ice Cream-Free Watermelon Pops for Your End of Summer

Ice Cream-Free Watermelon Pops for Your End of Summer

It always seems to happen this way—we’re having fun outdoors, we’re getting a tan, we’re staying active and just loving the sun. Then, all of the sudden—it’s autumn. Sure, we love the fall season, but we want to get as much out of the warm summer months as we can. To...

Does Counting Calories Really Help You Achieve Your Goals

Does Counting Calories Really Help You Achieve Your Goals

Some people naturally know exactly what to eat and when to eat it to feel good. They find a stress-free balance among calories, nutrition, and energy expenditure. For many people, though, it’s not that easy. Confidently fulfilling calorie counts can cause confusion....

Take a Break and Come Back When You’re Ready

Take a Break and Come Back When You’re Ready

You might think that taking time off from the gym is anathema to someone who's trying to stay healthy and fit. After all, we need discipline and consistency in our workout routine to get good results. But sometimes, a planned or even unplanned break from the gym...

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