How to Properly Fuel Your Body for a Hike

Hiking is a great physical activity to add to your routine. The best part about it is that it often doesn’t feel like a “workout” because you get to enjoy nature and potentially socialize with a group. However, depending on where you hike, it can be taxing on your body – especially if it’s ofContinue reading “How to Properly Fuel Your Body for a Hike”

What and When to Eat Before a Morning Workout

You know the feeling: a growling stomach or feeling light-headed during your 5:30am kickboxing class or hot yoga session. This can be prevented by starting your morning with a snack or breakfast, but we all know that’s easier said than done. Planning ahead is key to make sure you get the fuel you need forContinue reading “What and When to Eat Before a Morning Workout”

Nutrients that Can Help Boost Muscle Tone (Beyond Protein)

When you’re working hard in the gym, there are many factors to consider if your goal is to increase muscle tone. It takes more than just a workout for your muscles to start showing definition, and what you eat can make or break the goals you have. If you’re not eating the right nutrients, yourContinue reading “Nutrients that Can Help Boost Muscle Tone (Beyond Protein)”

Protein for Muscle Growth: How Much Do I Need?

If you work out on a regular basis, chances are that you have a goal to obtain more muscle definition. This isn’t easy to achieve if you’re not eating enough protein, which is a macronutrient that supports muscle growth and provides structure to your cells and tissues. Everyone has different protein needs, and making sureContinue reading “Protein for Muscle Growth: How Much Do I Need?”

4 Ways to Naturally Lower Your Cortisol Levels

Cortisol is a hormone often referred to as the “stress hormone.” It’s released when you’re stressed physically or emotionally. Although elevated cortisol is normal in short term situations, having high cortisol levels on a regular basis can have a negative impact on your health. It can cause fatigue, blood sugar control problems, weight gain andContinue reading “4 Ways to Naturally Lower Your Cortisol Levels”

Diet Strategies to Makeover Your Metabolism

When it comes to your metabolism, there’s no “magic pill” that will automatically speed it up. There aren’t any foods or specific diets that have been proven to increase metabolism. What helps increase metabolism for one person may slow it down for another because we all have different genetics and use energy from foods differently.Continue reading “Diet Strategies to Makeover Your Metabolism”

Work Over Working Out

Do you choose work over working out? In today’s on-the-go society, many people put their employer before their health. It’s not uncommon for individuals to work 50+ hour weeks with minimal time to focus on physical activity. Although the “work-a-holic” mentality is commended in the workplace, it can be detrimental to your health. Foregoing exerciseContinue reading “Work Over Working Out”

Food Combining for Fitness: Does It Work?

Food combining is a diet strategy that many people use to enhance their overall health and fitness. It involves pairing different types of foods together in meals and snacks, while avoiding certain foods simultaneously. This way of eating is claimed to decrease toxins in the body, reduce food cravings, promote weight loss, and improve energyContinue reading “Food Combining for Fitness: Does It Work?”

Holistic Eating with a Twist

It’s a common misconception that holistic eating is tasteless and boring. In fact, eating holistically can be fun and delicious if you get creative and adventurous with your eating habits. Listed below are three ways to add a twist to your holistic eating style: Experiment with blending nut butters, chia seeds, oats, flaxseed, or cocoaContinue reading “Holistic Eating with a Twist”