“So what supplements do you take?” This is often how we decide for ourselves what supplements we should take – a stratagem that’s based strictly on another person’s results, lifestyle, and nutrition choices, let alone their personal health history. The decision of what supplements you should take should be based on your OWN health history, your unique lifestyle, and above all, your personal health and fitness goals, not someone else’s. Continue reading How To Find Your Perfect Supplement
Protein powders are a long-standing staple of any fitness enthusiasts’ pantry, and with the advent of new protein powder types, it’s time to consider if whey protein is right for you.
Continue reading Why Whey?
From the end of October to the end of December, the average American gains 8-10 pounds. Well, it’s no surprise when we have three holidays focused around eating within a 90-day period, or make it four holidays if you count New Year’s too! Sure, making smart food choices is always going to be helpful. Yes, going to the gym consistently can make you leaner and stronger. But what about your internal system running the whole show? If your lymphatic system or adrenal glands get burned out due to environmental stressors, poor food choices (i.e. Halloween candy), or excessive use of stimulants, your body won’t be functioning in optimal condition, and that IS going to put a hamper on your upcoming holidays.
Did you know that some foods are considered “fat-burning”? These foods are packed with key nutrients, like healthy fats which are key to breakdown and metabolism of bad fats. Some contain lean protein which keeps us feeling full and provide nourishment to our muscles. Continue reading The Top 15 Fat-Burning Foods
And just like that, Springtime is on its way out and Summer is just around the corner! Wait, did you just realize that your body is still stuck in winter mode? No worries. There’s still 4 weeks before Memorial Day weekend! You can hit the workouts hard and burn the extra calories AND get a little boost along the way with the Summer Shape-Up Package.
Love is in the air in February and it’s time to show a little love for your heart! After all, February is American Heart Month. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, that’s equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Obviously eating the right foods and exercising daily is significant, but let’s examine the most important supplements for your heart health. Continue reading Love Your Body, Love Your Heart
Strings of streetlights…Even stop lights…Blink a bright red and green
With the holiday season upon us, we are surrounded by thematic decorations of red and green. Instead of Santa hats and evergreens, we are going to redefine red and green as they relate to the world of supplements.
With all the workout trends and nutrition fads, it’s easy to overlook and forget the most fundamental basics. Sometimes we can get too caught up in the macronutrient levels and the caloric values of the foods that we are eating that the most simple, and yet critical, steps are missed. Life is busy enough, so if all else fails, remember these basic rules.
During intense workouts, tissue can be damaged at the microlevel and the usage of fuel stores goes up dramatically. Ultimately, these strong performances can push us to higher levels of leaner, meaner muscle, but in the short-term, some repair is necessary.
June is Men’s Health Month, honored nationwide as a time to bring awareness to preventable health problems and encourage early lifestyle changes to impact long-term overall health.
The Men’s Health Network (MHN) reports men have a higher rate of death for most of the leading causes of death like heart disease, cancer, accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, pneumonia and influenza.