Fitness & Wellness Blog


Fatigue and Willpower

May 22, 2015

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to exercise and eat healthfully on days that you’re sleep deprived?  Lack of sleep has a major impact on willpower.  This is one major reason it is so important to get adequate sleep every night.  If you’re feeling tired, you will be much more likely to skip … Keep Reading »



Dealing with Down Days

May 21, 2015

Do you have down days where you just don’t have it in you to work out?  Well, you’re not alone.  Everyone has down days where the thought of exercising is just tortuous.  The key to dealing with this is to change your expectations.  Let’s say you had a long or difficult workout planned on a … Keep Reading »



Increase Your Water Intake

May 20, 2015

With rising temperatures and summer just around the corner, it’s important to increase your water intake.  The most efficient way to stay hydrated is by drinking water consistently throughout the day.  Start carrying a water bottle around with you everywhere you go.  If you tend to dislike drinking water, try adding some natural flavor to … Keep Reading »



Your Brain on Sugar

May 19, 2015

Have you ever wondered why you feel hungry throughout the day no matter how much you eat?  If so, this is most likely caused by your food choices.  Eating sugar and refined foods is the number one reason people in America feel hungry, overeat, and struggle with weight loss.  The culprit foods include but are … Keep Reading »



Tighten Your Tummy

May 18, 2015

You already know that belly fat can lead to health problems in the future, but do you know how to effectively get rid of it?  Many people struggle to slim down their midsections.  Eating properly is a crucial factor for reducing belly fat.  In addition to proper diet, you have to exercise to burn off … Keep Reading »



Prevent Cravings

May 15, 2015

Are you prone to cravings? If so, there are some simple measures that you can take to prevent future cravings from ruining your weight loss efforts.  First, make sure that you eat 3-5 healthy meals every day.  Going too long without eating can cause cravings for junk food.  Some people prefer to eat 3 larger … Keep Reading »



Lunge Your Way Into Shape

May 14, 2015

  Learning exercise moves that will strengthen multiple muscle groups at the same time can really help you to shorten your workout time.  The side lunge is an effective move that will tone your core, hip, and leg muscles.  You can do this move with or without weights depending on your fitness level.  Start by … Keep Reading »



Hunger vs. Appetite

May 13, 2015

Do you often feel hungry?  Many people confuse hunger with appetite.  Hunger is a physiological drive characterized by stomach and intestinal contractions, shakiness, headaches and stomach pains.  You feel hungry when you’re body is in need of energy.  Think back to a time where you didn’t eat for a long period of time and you … Keep Reading »



Spark Your Motivation

May 12, 2015

Whether you’re a fitness junkie or a fitness newbie, you’re bound to experience times when your motivation is lacking.  One simple way to spark your motivation during these trying times is to remember positive exercise experiences you’ve had in the past.  When lacking in motivation, it’s common to focus on negative thoughts and memories such … Keep Reading »



Lower Body Strength

May 11, 2015

Developing strength in your lower body is essential for fitness progression.  To improve strength in your core, glutes, and legs, you must implement high-resistance moves that target all of these muscle groups.  One effective move that is found in Women’s Health Magazine is the Sumo Squat.  This is a great move for all levels and … Keep Reading »



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