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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...

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...

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.

How to Show Gratitude to Your Body This Holiday Season

Nov 26, 2018

'Tis the season to be thankful for all of your blessings. While we’re often good at thinking about all of the people, material things and achievements in our lives, we sometimes forget something so important … our body. Your body is the only body you’ll ever have. It’s been with you since birth, it may have carried children, it may have traveled...

How to Get a Jump Start on Managing Your Holiday Stress

Nov 21, 2018

Why is it that the most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful? The year-end projects at work, the planning of family get-togethers, the juggling of social calendars, gift shopping, decorating and so much more — there is a lot to handle during the last two months of the year. Rather than let it all come at you like a ton of bricks, why not get a jump...

Six Healthier Activities You Can Do With Your Family on Thanksgiving

Nov 8, 2018

Once the holiday season starts, it may seem like everyone is throwing in the towel when it comes to their health and fitness goals. But that certainly doesn't have to be the case. There is no better time to get moving and feel good than when you are gathered with family, especially on Thanksgiving Day — a day known for inactivity and overeating. Yes, you...

Here's What You Should Eat and Drink When You're Stressed

Oct 18, 2018

You’ve got family coming to town, an empty fridge, your house and car are all a mess and you’re just not sure where to begin to tackle the stress — oh and you’re hungry. We’ve all been there. And while sometimes it seems like wine, coffee, convenience food and treats are the answers during times like these, there are actually some foods that can...

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