Fall Doesn’t Have to Mean Hibernation

Now that fall is officially here, there’s a tendency to want to stay on the couch with a blanket and a warm drink until spring. The days are darker, the weather is cooler and that often causes people to slow down and spend more time sitting and less time exercising. While no one is saying […]

How Much Exercise Do You Need?

Everybody knows that exercise is crucial to living a long and healthy life, but how much exercise do you actually need? The general guideline is 30 minutes a day at least five days a week. But does that work for every person? And what type of exercise should you be doing? The type of exercise […]

Finding the Time to Get in Shape

It’s a common issue that we hear from many people: “I just don’t have the time to exercise!” That’s understandable. We all have busy lives. However, just because you don’t have a lot of time, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t get in shape. A workout doesn’t necessarily have to be an hour long […]

Five Ways to Keep Yourself Hydrated this Summer

Summer is finally here, and that likely means you’re spending a lot more time outdoors. One of the best parts of summer is how easy it is to take your workout outside. Exercising outside tends to be more fun than staying indoors, it’s a great way to take advantage of the summer weather and it […]

Having Trouble Staying Motivated to Work Out? Here’s Some Help!

Sometimes it can be tough to find the right motivation to keep going. It’s often tempting to “skip a day” when you’re working out. Taking a day to rest can be beneficial, but sometimes missing one day turns into missing an entire week, and then an entire month, and you can see where this is […]

The Importance of Eating Breakfast

You’ve probably heard all about how important breakfast is, but is it really true? The truth is: YES! Breakfast is very important for many reasons. Breakfast provides your body with the energy and nutrients it needs to start the day. Studies also show that eating breakfast helps people maintain a healthy body weight. This is […]

Creating a Spring Workout Plan

The warm weather of spring is finally here (in most places) and the long winter is over! Now’s the time to focus on spring and summer and, for many people, this means creating a spring workout plan. Spring is a time for renewal and looking forward. In addition to planning some spring cleaning, why not […]

Exercise Helps you Live Longer

There are a number of reasons to exercise regularly. However, the best one could just be the fact that exercise helps you live longer. It’s true! A study¬†published in PLoS Medicine found¬†that 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week can add an extra 3.4 years to your life. Even 75 minutes of exercise a week […]

How Exercise Helps you Sleep

There are a lot of benefits to getting enough sleep each night. From greater focus and improved memory to better health and less pain, there are many reasons to make sure that you get enough sleep each night. But did you know that exercise can help you sleep? Not only does regular exercise reduce stress, […]

Beating the Winter Blues with Fitness

During this time of year, many people start feeling down. The days are shorter and colder. There is less sunlight and that means less time spent outside. Plus, there’s the stress of the holiday season to deal with. It’s quite common to experience sadness, sluggishness, lack of energy and various other negative symptoms during the […]