Congratulations! You’ve welcomed your beautiful, bouncing bundle of joy. After the new motherhood fog begins to wear off you’re probably yearning for a little “me time” and may want to get back into your workout routine. We’re here to help you settle back in, but before you do, check out our post-baby exercise tips.Read More›
Skinny or Toned?
The difference between dieting and cardio and WEIGHTLIFTING, dieting, and cardio is the difference between skinny mush and a lean, toned body. Weightlifting with a certain intensity will add definition to your body and increase your metabolism. To simply lose weight, one must eat less and move more. So, after you’ve plateaued, do you move even more OR eat even less? There’s only so much time in your day and only so little you can eat. That’s a tough decision.
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Yoga is a hard class to prepare for, nutritionally. In theory, it is a strength training class, but you’re heart rate stays elevated the ENTIRE TIME! You don’t want a full stomach before you take class, and you probably won’t be dying to eat something directly after class. How do you stay consistent with your diet when this great addition to any fitness regimen is so physically demanding and limits nutrition?
Here’s a great snippet from an article we stumbled upon detailing a great post-workout meal for a morning yoga class! Check out the other options for afternoon and evening classes!
“If you are doing your asana between 4-8am, you most likely took to your mat on a relatively empty stomach, or a totally empty stomach. After class, I recommend re-hydrating first with at least ½ a liter of water. Then tuck into something with a little protein, a little fat and a little carbohydrate. This can look like:
- Some scrambled tempeh with coconut oil and sprouted toast and veggies,
- A smoothie with fruit, greens and chia or hemp seeds,
- A few bananas with a handful of almonds and stir-fried greens,
- A bowl of oatmeal or quinoa cooked in almond milk with berries and walnuts
Here you are going to want something complete and balanced to fill you back up from your practice, and give you what you need to make it to lunch (or mid-morning snack).”
You’ve heard about yoga, you’ve even been to a class, but is it really going to help you? What are the benefits of yoga? If you’ve been asking these questions, this post is for you. Today we’ll be sharing some of the benefits, both mental and physical that you’ll receive from the intense stretching and meditation that comes from doing yoga.Read More›
You can’t help but make excuses not to go the gym. Your shoulders hurt and you don’t want to strain them. But what if I told you there are some exercises that can help relieve shoulder pain?
When you experience shoulder pain, your first thought is “there’s something wrong with my shoulder joint”. But that usually isn’t the case. Pain in your shoulders is often caused by problems with your neck, and it is felt in the shoulder blade. Here are five exercises that can help strengthen your neck and shoulders, thus relieving shoulder pain.Read More›
There are countless things to consider when it comes to exercising and staying fit: nutrition, strength training, cardio, hydration and the list goes on. But have you ever considered what goes on at the very foundation of your body? A’hem… your feet? Runner or not, comfortable athletic shoes are one of the most important things you should invest in. They’ll prevent injuries, motivate the heck out of you, and keep you feeling comfy throughout your workouts.
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The health of individuals has become an increasing concern over the past few years. In many hospitals and clinics, care providers have started encouraging their patients to visit their doctor’s office for an annual health screening. Annual health screenings are important because they allow for medical staff to help diagnose and treat diseases and illnesses before it’s too late. An earlier diagnosis allows for better, more effective treatment.Read More›
Many people want to lose weight, feel great, and enjoy life. for a lot of people, this involves exercise and creating meal plans. Losing weight is a challenge for many people because you cannot have an awesome workout plan without having an awesome meal plan. Read on for more information regarding meal plans, exercising, and losing weight.
Your Consumption At A Glance
Calorie intake is essential whether you intend to lose weight or build muscle. If your goal is to shed fat, your caloric deficit is ideally 20 percent below your maintenance level. If your goal is to build muscle, you need to focus on adding 250 more calories to your current maintenance level. if you are a woman wanting to build muscle, you need an additional 125 calories for your current maintenance level.Read More›