Why Hire a Personal Trainer?
Posted By: Mount Wachusett Community College on 04/06/2015
A relationship with a trainer creates accountability and positive reinforcement.
Many people feel that the hardest part of exercising regularly is making it a habit. Often, our good intentions are not enough! Making a commitment to meet regularly with someone to...
Add Spring Superfoods to Your Diet with These Healthy Swaps
Posted By: Gina M. Crome, M.S., M.P.H., R.D. on 04/13/2015
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For the Best Fat Loss, Don't Run
Nate Miyaki wrote an excellent piece on T-Nation regarding cardio training for fat loss. Let's take a look at what we can learn from him and others who share his opinion.
When it comes to running, people typically have one or...
Kick-off (First and Second Half)
Start in a plank position. Perform one push-up with elbows bending to 90 degrees out away from the body. As you push back up, rotate your trunk and lift one arm up, moving into side plank with hand in the air. Come back down to a push-up and repeat on the other side. Hold the...
If you like green tea, then you'll love matcha. Matcha tea is a high-quality green tea that is covered before picking to accentuate the color, then stone-ground after it's picked and sealed into small tins. It is high in the amino acid L-theanine, which has been shown to promote relaxation and sleep. In addition to providing trace minerals...
4 Core Movements for Beginners
January 12, 2015
Are you just getting started with a fitness routine and aren’t sure how to train your core? Here are a few basic core movements for beginners, with advanced options that can be done once you’ve mastered the basic exercises.
Lie on your stomach on an exercise mat or floor with your elbows...
From challenging workout DVDs for at-home use to demanding outdoor boot camp-style classes and grueling studio-based workouts, high intensity training is popular because it provides what people want: results!
High intensity workout programs are popular because they work. They are a time-efficient way to expend a lot of calories and sculpt well-defined muscles. However...
Stretch Your Bits or Stretch Your Mind?
I’ve had a few things come up recently that have me rethinking the common stretching belief that goes something like this: stretch tight bits in your body and they will get longer/more flexible/more supple.
The things that have me rethinking this are:
An interview I did on the Liberated...
Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or have been in the workout game for years, we’ve rounded up five pesky problems and how to deal with them:
1. Dirty Laundry
Different workouts may do different things for your body, but they all do the same thing for your laundry: make it pile up! Your sweaty clothes are proof of a job well done, but they...
The research, done by scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) and several other institutions, was one of the first of its type to use “metabolomics,” an analysis of metabolites that reflect the many biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the liver. It also explored the challenges this organ faces from the Western diet, which increasingly is linked to liver...