If you think sneaking in a workout during your lunch break is a guilty pleasure, think again. Research actually suggests that mid-day workouts can increase mood, energy, and productivity, and we’ll go ahead and argue that all of these things are good for you and your company’s bottom line.
It doesn’t make sense. You’re fit, but you keep freaking out and fighting the “I can’t do its” somewhere between the start and the finish line. You’ve done the physical prep it takes to be a fitness beast. But if you want to be a formidable contender, it might be time to focus on the mental aspects of endurance. Next time you seek to put foot to pavement, clip into a pedal or step onto a playing field, do your homework first!
Carbohydrates have been somewhat demonized by the fitness industry in recent years. But this doesn’t mean you should be afraid of them!
Tabata training is a well-known, popular, and hugely challenging form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Created by a Japanese scientist named Dr. Izumi Tabata (from which the exercise clearly gets its name), the basic Tabata workout involves 8 rounds of 20 seconds of all-out effort followed by 10 seconds of rest.
It’s fall, and we’re not ashamed to admit that we are loving the all-pumpkin-all-the-time-everywhere trend. Seriously, pumpkin is like the Frank’s Red Hot of autumnal veggies (“I put that stuff on everything”). Plus, it’s extremely good for you, and packed with things like potassium, magnesium, fiber, iron, and Vitamins E, A, and C. But if you’re tired of the same old same old (i.e., pumpkin-flavored everything), then check out some of the following inspiring and surprising recipe ideas.
There’s a reason why some health insurance companies and more and more employers are willing to pick up the tab for gym memberships. Regular workouts can save you a trip to the doctor, decrease sick days, alleviate the need for expensive prescriptions and improve your overall productivity and quality of life. Indeed, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise and the Medical Fitness Association announced their collaborative Exercise is Medicine Solution in 2016. That effort seeks to encourage physicians to prescribe exercise as medicine and use fitness as a primary defense against disease.
The fall season is here! And if you feel like you need a break from the sugary (but delicious!) apple cider and apple cider donuts, then may we suggest that you go for the apple’s healthier offspring, apple cider vinegar.
Prepping your proportions, brown bagging it for lunch and cooking at home more often to infuse your diet with unquestionably fresh foods can go a long way to helping you ride the wellness train. However, a single bout of food borne illness by way of bacteria or harmful chemicals can stymie your efforts to be fit and fine.