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Strength Training and Cardio Go Together

Feb 10, 2020

Walk into a gym or exercise studio, and you’ll see a variety of body types, clothing, and exercise activity. So, what is better? Strength training or cardio? When it comes to the cardio versus strength-training debate, there are supporters of each side, for good reason.

Three Things to Do Every Morning for a Better Day

Sep 23, 2019

The way your day starts sets the tone for everything that follows. That’s why it’s very important to be intentional about your morning routine. While we know that you don’t have much time to spend on intricate and unrealistic wellness practices, there are a few short and simple things you can do each morning to ensure you find a better footing to take on the rest of the day with ease.

Why You Should Put Yourself First

Jul 17, 2019

If you’re familiar with the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup” then you understand the reasoning behind caring for yourself first — you have to be whole to be helpful. These days, people are busier than ever, and when you have a spouse, relatives, coworkers, friends and children in the mix, your responsibilities to others can make you feel...

Meet Lisa Austin

Jun 26, 2019

In December of 2016, my son posted a picture of me to social media, and it was a shocking realization of just how overweight and unfit I was. I needed to get healthy, so I started changing my attitude to be more wellness aware. Over the next 12 months, I lost 50 pounds, but still struggled with activity. I had no strength, easily winded, and unable to get...

Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill Workout

Jun 17, 2019

There's a reason why almost every single gym has a treadmill in it. The treadmill is a staple piece of fitness equipment that is incredibly worthy of your time for a good cardiovascular exercise session. To find out how best to use this popular modality, we spoke to Chris Howard, personal trainer and owner of Fitness Together Waxhaw in the Charlotte, North Carolina area....

How Exercise and Nutrition Can Support Your Mental Health

May 3, 2019

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it’s time to talk about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle that go far beyond what your body looks like — the benefits that support your mental well-being. Current research tells us that working out and eating nutritious foods doesn’t just make you healthy, but it also improves your mindset...

The Low Down on Cardio

Apr 15, 2019

Love it or hate it, cardio, or “cardiovascular exercise,” is an integral part of a training program. But how much should you do? When should you do it? And what should you be doing? Why is cardio important? Your heart is a muscle, and like your other muscles, you need to work the heart and challenge it, so that it gets stronger. Cardio exercise provides...

Three Ways to Stay Accountable to Your Goals

Mar 7, 2019

When you decide to make a change in your lifestyle for the better, you don’t have to go at it alone. In order to be successful, you should employ a few accountability tactics to ensure you stay on the right track and make progress little by little. And while we used to think that stepping on the bathroom scale every morning was all you needed to do to be accountable,...

All About Heart Health

Feb 14, 2019

February is American Heart Month and that makes it the perfect time to talk about heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

12 Days of Healthy Habits for the Holidays

Dec 10, 2018

The “12 Days of Christmas” is one of the most popular songs you find yourself singing on repeat every December, and this year, you can take that jingle and turn it into something good for your health and fitness. We’re challenging you to follow this healthy habits to-do list with one new habit each day and beyond. Ready, set, go.  Day 1 — Go...

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