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How Alcohol Affects Your Muscles

Amy Salant Jun 23, 2016 Cardio

If increasing muscle mass is one of your goals, then think twice before you go out for a night of heavy drinking. Consuming alcohol in large quantities has a direct effect on your metabolism, causing fat to be stored instead of being utilized as an energy source. Alcohol contains seven “empty” calories per gram, meaning that these calories don’t...

Great Ideas for Father's Day Fitness

Jun 15, 2016 Fitness Tips

This year, for Father’s Day, your mind is probably going in a million different directions as far as a gift for the dad in your life.  What about giving Dad a gift of exercise and health for Father’s Day?  Exercise is already firmly planted in your head as a worthwhile endeavor – you look better, feel better, and even think more clearly when you’re in a regular fitness routine.  Wouldn’t it be the same for the dad in your life?  Whether the guy is a spry, active pickle ball enthusiast, or is slightly less energetic, exercising with your dad can be a worthwhile endeavor for the both of you.  Need a few ideas?  We’ve got them.

HIIT Workout for Beginners

Amy Salant Jun 14, 2016 Strength

HIIT Training (High Intensity Interval Training) is all the rage right now. You get great workout, burn a ton of calories and it doesn’t take too long. Perfect! The only drawback seems to be that many HIIT workouts are too intense for beginner exercisers. If you’ve struggled with this same issue, then worry no more! We’ve put together...

Tips for Healthy and Lean Grilling This Summer

Jun 8, 2016 Fitness Tips

Summer is here and that means it’s time to move our cooking outside as often as possible to get out of the hot kitchen. We often think that grilling is automatically healthier, but that is not always the case. Between sweet and calorie-packed sauces and dangerous carcinogens, there are some things that we need to beware of. So before you fire up your grill again, we have gathered some helpful tips and tricks to help you have a healthier and leaner barbecue.

Facts On Protein

Amy Salant Jun 8, 2016 Nutrition

WHAT DOES PROTEIN DO FOR THE BODY? Protein is made up of amino acids, some of which your body can make (called “nonessential” amino acids), and some which you must obtain from food (called “essential” amino acids). Protein is the principal component of every cell in the body and is needed to build and repair tissues. It provides the building...

Staying Healthy During the Summer

Jun 1, 2016 Fitness Tips

Summer can certainly be hard on your healthy habits.  With barbecues, hungry kids at home, frequent trips to the ice cream parlor, and traveling to food-famous destinations, your habits of exercising and eating well can disappear quickly.  So before summer gets too well underway, we’d like to offer you a list of some common summer health pitfalls, and ways to help you stay true to your healthy lifestyle.

6 Tips for Exercising Safely in the Heat

Amy Salant May 31, 2016 News

This past weekend is a great example of why how changes in weather can impact your workouts. We had a very hot day on Saturday, followed by a cool day on Sunday, then finished off the long weekend with a rainy, muggy day. It’s very important that as the summer progresses, you’re prepared to train in the heat! By mid July, sweltering temperatures may...

National Senior Health and Fitness Day 2016

May 25, 2016 Fitness Tips

If you have a loved one who is aging, or else you are finding yourself in the “latter prime” of your life, you have undoubtedly found that, along with eating habits and sleeping habits, a person’s exercise habits at this age look a little different than they did ten years ago. May 25th is National Senior Health and Fitness Day.  With a whole day dedicated to this important topic, we’d like to lay out for you why exercise is actually extremely beneficial to men and women in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and even 90’s. 

What’s the Right Cardio Program for Me?

Amy Salant May 24, 2016 Cardio

The age old debate when it comes to cardio is: long, steady pace cardio VS HIIT or Interval Training. Which is better for suited for you and your goals? While there are many different factors to consider, we narrowed the list to 5 things to consider when trying to decide which cardio program to consider. Remember; always consult your physician...

What To Do About Your High Blood Pressure

May 18, 2016 Fitness Tips

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, or hypertension.  Although a full half of those affected have their hypertension under control, this disease remains the cause of 1,000 deaths per day, and costs the nation $46 billion each year with work days missed, health care services, and medications.  So if you are one of the “high-pressure” masses, there are things you can do to manage your hypertension, aside from medication.  

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