Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don’t. But we always want it and more of it. It’s that feel-good brain chemical called endorphins, referred to as a “runner’s high” – the feeling of euphoria associated with long-duration, rhythmic exercise where you are working your body to its maximum potential. But runners are not the only
Beware the Energy Vampires—they will suck you dry! You may not have heard of an “Energy Vampire,” but chances are, you have experienced one–or many! An energy vampire is something (or someone) that drains your energy and prevents you from being your best self at work, at home, or both. When I work with clients
Whether you're trying to lose weight or you're focusing on keeping a regular fitness regimen, one of the biggest hurdles is determining what method of exercise is going to do the most for you. Each has its own merits, and any form of exercise will be beneficial for your overall health. Learn the key differences
Make one of these ten suggestions your go-to, because nobody deserves to go to bed on an empty stomach. Is there a worse punishment (even if it’s self-inflicted) than going to bed without any dinner? It’s the chastisement of the over-worked worker bee, the exhausted gym-goer, the badly behaving child and the just-one-more-pint weekday drinker.
Magnesium is a vital mineral for active men. Here are the top sources. What is it? A chemical element and essential nutrient needed for optimal health. Why you need it It’s required for 300 biological functions, including DNA synthesis. Modern farming and food processing method means there’s less magnesium in food than ever before. 1.
After a workout, our bodies need extra water, calories, and protein; but exercise impacts specific nutrients. Building off a recent post, here’s how you can give your body exactly what it needs in order to perform well. While exercise makes us stronger and healthier, it also depletes us of certain necessary vitamins and
If you’re an athlete or just like to exercise a lot, the best way to make sure you stay on top of your game is to meet the extra nutritional requirements created by your physical activity. We all know that you need calories for fuel and protein to build muscle. However, there is
It’s an age-old tradition: the New Year rolls around and suddenly there’s tremendous pressure to eat better, work out and improve our lives. This will be the year, we say. We’ll get it done this time. Instead of resolutions that will be out the window in a few short weeks, what if we
You’ve most likely heard the newest fitness phrase “sitting is the new smoking.” But where did this come from and what’s the science behind it? Remarkably nearly 80% of adults and adolescents are not active enough. (source). So in response to this, the physical guidelines for Americans have changed. Rather than a recommendation