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.
Have you had way too much whey or maxed-out on meat, but want to make sure you’re getting ample protein without relying on protein powder? Think plants! You can find fair amounts of protein in a wide variety of plant-based foods.
A full 70-80% of us can expect to have at least one episode of low back pain in our lifetime. Unfortunately, the common desk chair is one of the prime causes!
Sitting for a long period of time can put a lot of stress and tension on our muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and discs. Extreme sedentary behavior can even weaken our postural muscles and lead to abnormal muscle and joint capsule tightness.
You got it down! The perfect meal to get the exact amount of nutrients you need to meet your daily requirements. For example, you meal-prepped for the entire week and have the same menu on repeat. But, is eating this “healthy” meal going to lead to problems down the road eventually? Is mixing up your diet necessary to stay on top of your health? Let’s dive in.