What you eat before
and after—even during—your workout can make a big difference in your energy levels, metabolism and, most importantly, your recovery.
The right foods can help the repair process, reduce soreness, replenish glycogen stores and more. Here’s the what and when:
Ever feel your energy level take a big dip right after lunch? Sometimes, even when you
felt refreshed and energized in the morning, you start to drag in the early to mid-afternoon.
But don’t worry, there is hope! Test out some of these tricks to avoid the afternoon
slump and finish out the rest of your day like a champ.
Known to the workout world as the way to burn calories during and after your workout (it keeps torching your calories for hours after you’re
done), high-intensity interval training (HIIT) involves short intervals of maximum intensity exercise broken-up by longer intervals of low to moderate
High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases risk of heart attack, aneurysm and kidney failure and is one of our country’s leading causes of death,
responsible for approximately one in six adult deaths each year. Since the condition often exists with no signs or symptoms, it often goes undetected.
Research indicates 28 percent of the U.S. population may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, so if you haven’t had yours checked recently, please
do! And if it’s high, take note, high blood pressure is often preventable.
It can be a struggle to stay motivated when it comes to working out—the same routine can get old fast
and it never feels like there’s enough time. It’s time for a change! Your workout doesn’t
have to be a chore; try these fitness tips for refreshing your regimen and use your newfound inspiration to
reach greater fitness heights.
Not-so-fun fact: 80 percent of U.S. adults do not meet the
“Physical Activity Guidelines” set by the Centers of Disease Control,
National Institute of Health and other critical health groups, for aerobic and
muscle-strengthening activity. While we know it’s hard to get out there and get moving,
physical activity is one of the most critical aspects of overall health.
Have you ever enthusiastically agreed to help a pal by carrying a bulky item only to strain your back in the process?
According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain
and injury are so common that 80 percent of all Americans will experience one or the other in their lifetimes. Protect your back by following our everyday
tips for a reduced risk of back injury.
For people who’ve never taken a class before, yoga can be… well, intimidating. It’s hard to know where to start. There are so many different classes and styles. What’s best for a beginner? What specific needs does your body have? It can be kind of stressful. But trust us, that’s the exact opposite of what yoga will do for you. What you need is a starting point! Let’s take a second to break down seven of the most popular types of yoga.
So many of us sit for a living. Every day we're at our
desks for hours at a time, hunched over the computer—head down,
shoulders slumped. Sure, there are super-fit types who sit on a
giant balance ball while working and amazing multi-taskers who
have treadmill desks in their office! But for the rest of us regular
folks, we need an easy, inexpensive way to take a break, care for our
backs and improve our postures. Brugger’s Relief Pose is the answer.
Summer’s almost here, and you know what that means—it’s time for a break in the routine! For some,
this can mean weeks of unstructured kid time and struggling to fill the long days. No worries,
because we’re here to help. It’s the perfect season to keep kids active (and increase your own
fitness level as well!), so make a deal with the little ones; this summer will be the healthiest
and most fun one yet! Start a brainstorming session as a family to come up with activity ideas. Here are some fun ones to help you get started!