Fitness Archive

How Your Gut Microbiome Can Influence Your Stress Levels

Although it was largely unknown and underappreciated for a very long time, the humble gut microbiome has quickly become the hot topic in health and fitness. New research is constantly published to suggest more ways in which the bacteria that inhabit the human digestive tract can influence our overall health and well-being. ...Read More

How Exercise Could Improve Your Body Image

By far, one of the most common reasons that people exercise is to improve their body image. Whether someone is looking to lose weight, develop muscle or just feel stronger and more capable, exercise and confidence typically coexist. Unfortunately, real, lasting changes in body composition can take weeks or even months to ...Read More

Common Fitness Advice You Should Avoid

Every day, you are bombarded with an absurd amount of health and fitness advice. And, frustratingly, most of it contradicts itself. One “expert” might tell you that this specific food will fix everything that ails you, while another insists that it’s the worst possible thing you could put in your body. So, ...Read More

Summer Hydration and Exercise Performance: Everything You Need To Know

Summer is upon us. Which is just fantastic. But that same glorious heat that frees humanity from winter and sends us flooding outside in droves can also create some problems. Especially for the athletes out there. After all, it can be incredibly tempting to move all of your workouts outside to soak ...Read More

Is It Better To Exercise On An Empty Stomach?

The issue of whether or not one should hit the gym before or after breakfast has been hotly debated for some time. Recently – thanks to the rise of intermittent fasting – the theory has surfaced that exercising on an empty stomach could help you burn more fat for fuel. Does this ...Read More

Getting in Shape for Summer

In my experience, the most awkward time of the year is the transitional period between winter and summer: spring. During my years living in the Northeast, I always felt like I was emerging from hibernation at the end of every cold season, planning my strategy to get back in better shape in ...Read More

Berry Cauliflower Smoothie

Cauliflower has replaced so many things: rice, potatoes, pizza dough, and even bread. Never did I imagine it being added to a delicious fruit smoothie. That’s right. This popular trend has been going around the past month on various blogs and websites. People are loving cauliflower as an addition or substitution in ...Read More

I Did This: The Seven Day Detox Challenge

I love the sound of cracking open a new can of my favorite energy drink every morning. The popping noise creates the same anticipation others feel when the smell of coffee awakens their senses. The problem with my habit, though, is that everyone can hear that as well, which makes the attempt ...Read More

What Are The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise?

Water-based activities exist in lots of forms. Of course, there’s swimming. That one is obvious. But, people have also gotten a lot more creative than that when it comes to designing aquatic exercise routines. Everything from aerobics to yoga have been plucked from their usual classrooms and dunked in the pool. Even ...Read More

Creative Ways To Recover

Proper recovery is an absolutely vital part of any fitness routine. Although it may feel a little counterintuitive, the reality is that your muscles don’t grow or improve in any real way during your workouts. Those adaptations happen in response to the activity, while you’re recovering. So, if you exercise – sending ...Read More