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    The Weekend is Here, Don’t Let Your Exercise Disappear!

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 4:04:42 PM / by Krista Genevieve Farris posted in exercise

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    You’ve probably heard much about “weekend warriors,” those individuals who don’t exercise much during the week but then jump a little bit too eagerly into the action during the weekend. Many limp into work on Monday morning nursing new wounds. But, what about the opposite? What about those faithful weekday gym-goers who do a TGIF “last chance workout” while everyone else is at happy hour, and then sit like slugs on Saturday and are sloth-like on Sunday? The fact is that working out all week doesn’t cancel out the problems associated with weekend inactivity.

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    Fitting Fast Food Into a Healthy Eating Plan

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2017 3:33:13 PM / by Krista Genevieve Farris posted in diet alternatives, health and wellness

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    You know the drill. Wake-up early to get on the road for your summer road trip. Drive and drive until you need to fill up the gas tank and fuel-up a little yourself. You pull-off the road and...surprise (not surprised)...you’re surrounded by a fast-food festival. That road meal doesn’t have to ruin your journey to better health. Before you order your quickie meal, take a minute to strategize, and you’ll come away feeling confident in your choices.

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    Build a Strong Body and Mind: 4 Benefits of Using Exercise as a Path to Positivity

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2017 2:07:36 PM / by Krista Genevieve Farris posted in exercise, healthy living

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    If your workout is good for your body, you can bet it’s also great for your brain. Studies show a key to mental and physical health is exercise. Whether you enjoy yoga, running, weightlifting, swimming or other forms of training; exercise can help you feel more positive, balanced and focused.

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    7 Shoulder Exercises to Make You Want to Bare More Than Your Biceps

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2017 12:34:08 PM / by Krista Genevieve Farris posted in workout ideas, muscle building

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    Those who remained faithful to their winter weight-lifting workouts are taking the “SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT!” exclamation to heart, showing off their biceps in tight tees. But, what about going a step beyond and confidently bearing those shoulders?

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    Building Better Balance: 5 Key Muscles to Focus On

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2017 1:56:52 PM / by Sara M posted in mobility, balance

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    Balance, or the ability to steadily control your body in a variety of positions, is necessary for virtually every physical task of your life. No, you do not need to be an Olympic gymnast to care about this. Consider the following tasks: getting in and out of a car, taking a shower, running after the bus you just missed, walking your dog, or stretching in your favorite yoga class.

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    Do BCAA's Really Do Anything or Are They Overrated?

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2017 2:17:08 PM / by Sara M posted in nutrition tips, Dietary supplement

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    Oh, acronyms. People in the health and fitness world really seem to love them. One buzz-phrase known as BCAA--short for branched chain amino acids--is hugely popular among powerlifters, body builders, CrossFitters, and many other fitness enthusiasts. Thousands of people buy BCAA supplements every year, a considerable nod to the ever-growing market of nutritional and sports-enhancing supplementation.

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    Toast Toast! Turn a Simple Slice Into a Nutritious, Delicious Pleaser

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2017 1:22:30 PM / by Krista Genevieve Farris posted in healthy alternatives, nutrition

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    When you think of a really good toast, you might conjure up an image of a charming best man giving a hilarious, yet sentimental speech that makes reception guests laugh through their tears. But, there’s another cool toast in town of the hot bread variety that marries together textures and flavors that will have your body grooving as smooth as the group that takes over the dance floor at your best friend’s wedding.

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    Grapefruit: A Great Fruit Prepared Lots of Ways Any Time of Day

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2017 1:09:10 PM / by Krista Genevieve Farris posted in nutrition tips, healthy alternatives

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    An apple a day? Maybe. But some people swear by a grapefruit a day. Grapefruit has long been thought to have significant health benefits for athletes and other people alike. In addition to being packed with Vitamin C that boosts the immune system, some studies say grapefruit consumption can help lower bad cholesterol and is a good source of antioxidants. Also on the list of good stuff inside fiber rich grapefruits are lycopene, copper, Vitamin A & B1.

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    4 Ways to Become a Meal Prepping Master for Vegetarians

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2017 4:02:26 PM / by Sara M posted in meal prep, healthy dieting

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    Vegetarians may choose to forgo meat for a variety of reasons--but that doesn't necessarily mean they're looking to forgo healthy nutrition, too! Preparing fresh, delicious, good-for-you vegetarian dishes can seem a little overwhelming at first glance, but it can actually be a lot easier--and faster--than you may think.

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    3 Staple Pieces of Mobility Equipment You Need to Have

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2017 2:45:35 PM / by Sara M posted in mobility, healthy body

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    For a lot of us, staying motivated to workout is easy. Getting to the gym is easy. Even grinding through a hard workout is, well, kind of easy (at least in terms of maintaining the discipline to do it). What's not easy is improving our mobility. Sure, we may like to roll around on a foam roller for a minute or two, but are we really doing enough to make improvements in our joint range of motion?

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