One of the pillars of building lifestyle habits that promote a healthy weight is SLEEP!
If you’re dieting, or simply looking to not gain excess weight by being mindful of what you’re eating, then you’re probably thinking about the foods you should try to avoid so that you can reach your scale goals. Here’s a quick list of the foods we would recommend you steer away from, not because they are inherently bad for you, but because these foods are often easily overeaten, or high in calories without much nutritional benefit. Set yourself up for success, reduce choosing foods which won’t help you achieve your scale goals and you’ll start to see that sticking to your daily calorie budget will get easier.
Summer is here and that means two things: less clothes and more traveling (at least we can hope). It also means there will be busy days filled with BBQs, beach days, and staying outside later. Although we look forward to these things all year, it makes it difficult to find healthy options while we’re running around town (or possibly the country). Here are 5 ways to not sacrifice your plans, while still making your health and fitness goals a priority.
Are your knees hurting all of a sudden, usually on the inside of the knee, after having done the same movements for many months in the gym?
What is different now as opposed to a few months ago? Your knees didn't hurt before, you didn't change anything. What changed? It could be your summer footwear choice!
Poop may not be dinner talk, but the quality and regularity of your bowel movements are a direct indication of how healthy your insides are functioning. To say it more plainly - A happy butt is a happy gut. I am sure you are curious as to why we have made such a big stink (punny right?) about the importance of bowel movement health. Irregular, strenuous, or poorly shaped bowel movements can be due to several types of health complications.
Do you want to eat healthy and save money by meal prepping? Here is a simple (and cheap way) to start your meal prep journey that will not take up all the time you could spend binge watching Game of Thrones, or procrastinating on the other 50 things you’re supposed to get done on Sunday. I have included a general guideline on how to simplify your meal prepping process, and an easy to follow step-by-step recipe on how to do it - create 8 meals in less than an hour!
What is the best squat stance for you?
Have you ever wondered why when everyone in the gym is squatting, each squat set up and execution looks slightly different? Why does the person under the bar next to you have such a wide stance and their toes turned out? Or, perhaps you wondered why you can’t quite seem to sink your posterior down to your heels? The Squat is a quintessential exercise in every athlete’s toolbox but the variations in set up and execution will be as unique as the person squatting. It comes down to our bio-mechanics, and willingness to test and try what will work best for you.
You will hear some mantras going around in the fitness industry like “No days off!” and “I can rest when I’m dead.” You will also hear trainers telling their clients that they need to push harder and that they are never allowed to take time away from the gym. This in turn makes people feel guilty and shameful over not making it to the gym as often as they think they should.