Fitness Archive

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

The Importance of Low-Intensity Exercise

Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducts a massive survey of fitness professions in hopes of identifying the major industry trends for the coming year. Prior to 2014, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) had just barely been mentioned, not even making the list. In 2014, however, HIIT shot up to ...Read More

What Is Mindful Eating?

There are plenty of reasons why people struggle to control their weight. Health problems, medicines and other concerns can all work against even the best intentions. Often, though, one of the biggest issues that people face is one that they likely aren’t even aware of: mindless eating. Put simply, mindless eating is…well, ...Read More