Your Quick and Easy 1-Week Core Workout Guide

BY SHANA VERSTEGEN Your “core” is much more complex than the infamous “six-pack abs” which refer to the muscle group known as the rectus abdominis. Dozens of muscles make up the core musculature, which has three-dimensional depth and creates or resists movement in all planes of motion. Proper core strength and function can contribute to:Continue reading “Your Quick and Easy 1-Week Core Workout Guide”

5 Ways to Overcome Food Guilt

BY BRITTANY RISHER Our relationship with food can be very complex, especially if we struggle with body image issues. Guilt and shame are two emotions sometimes linked to food that can result in negative eating habits. Although the two are similar, there are distinctions between them that are important to understand to develop a healthierContinue reading “5 Ways to Overcome Food Guilt”

The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee For Weight Loss

BY LAUREN KROUSE While the potential health benefits of coffee are well-known — sharper cognition, lower risk of developing chronic conditions like dementia, and Type 2 diabetes, even a longer lifespan — exactly how coffee might affect your weight-loss plan is a little more complicated. As it turns out, scientists are still sorting out the pros and cons of upping your coffeeContinue reading “The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee For Weight Loss”

The Best Workouts For Your 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond

By: Kevin Gray As we age, our bodies change, so our training and nutritional plans should change, too. When we’re younger, we’re more resilient and better able to compensate for muscle imbalances and for skipping warmups and cooldowns. As we age, smart training becomes more important — not just for feeling good, but also for health and longevity. DuringContinue reading “The Best Workouts For Your 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond”

Your Go-To Cleansing Guide for That Post-Halloween Candy Binge

By LiveWell Labs Everyone has been there at least once in their lives. You’ve overindulged, and now you feel miserable. While you wish you could take it back, you’re stuck with a yucky feeling from too many treats. The day-after-Halloween candy-hangover is a force to be reckoned with. While you can’t undo your choices, you can takeContinue reading “Your Go-To Cleansing Guide for That Post-Halloween Candy Binge”

It’s A Snack Attack

By: Yours Truly You know one of the best ways to prevent from grabbing your favorite snacks late at night? The answer is very simple…… STOP BUYING THEM AND BRINGING THEM HOME! It’s harder to access food that you don’t have. If you are anything like me, I’m not leaving the house late night forContinue reading “It’s A Snack Attack”

5 Diets and 5 Recipes For 35-Minute Dinners

BY DANIELLE OMAR, RD Cooking healthy homemade meals that comply with various diets — from low-carb to vegan — doesn’t have to be time consuming. That’s where focusing on just a few ingredients — think lean proteins, fiber-rich veggies and satiating fats — coupled with easy cooking methods such as one-pan roasts and stir-frys comes in handy. These five meals clock in under 360Continue reading “5 Diets and 5 Recipes For 35-Minute Dinners”

Walking, Running or Biking: Which Is Best For Weight Loss?

BY KEVIN GRAY If you’re trying to lose weight, there are many options that can help you accomplish your goal. But all of them include the tried-and-true combination of diet and exercise. For the former, it’s important to eat a varied diet that’s high in nutrients and tailored to your caloric needs. For the latter, youContinue reading “Walking, Running or Biking: Which Is Best For Weight Loss?”

Hitting a Serious Fitness Plateau? These Might be the Reasons Why

By: FitOn It can be incredibly frustrating to dedicate hours to your fitness routine but still not see toned muscles or a dip in the scale like you’d been hoping for. Or, sometimes, we can start a new workout regimen and see results really fast, only to see them slow down drastically or come toContinue reading “Hitting a Serious Fitness Plateau? These Might be the Reasons Why”

Intermittent Fasting Accident…Oops!

Factual statements according to the Medical News Today is provided. Please read before listening to my shenanigans. 😬 What is intermittent fasting Intermittent fasting (IF) refers to a diet schedule that cycles between not eating and eating. Cycles of intermittent fasting can be hourly or daily. Types of intermittent fasting There are a number ofContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting Accident…Oops!”

5 Signs You’re Eating Too Little For Weight Loss

BY KELLY HOGAN, MS, RD If you’re trying to lose weight, it seems to make sense to cut as many calories from your diet as possible. Unfortunately, it’s possible to eat too little, which not only makes it harder for you to achieve a healthy weight, but it can also cause other health problems. In otherContinue reading “5 Signs You’re Eating Too Little For Weight Loss”

Say Bye-Bye To That Belly Fat

By: Ethan Bowman (Body Fit Boot Camp) Want to make your belly fat vanish before your eyes?  Uncomfortable fat around the stomach is one of the most common body frustrations that my new clients complain about.  What’s tough is that losing body fat is a slow and steady process, rather than an instantaneous fix.  However…afterContinue reading “Say Bye-Bye To That Belly Fat”

4 Common Lunge Mistakes to Avoid

BY LAUREN BEDOSKY Lunges are a great lower-body exercise; they strengthen the glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings, though different variations emphasize certain muscle groups over others. Unlike lower-body exercises like squats and deadlifts, where the stronger of the two legs can easily compensate for the weaker limb, lunges force each leg to take turns doing theContinue reading “4 Common Lunge Mistakes to Avoid”