Are you feeling stressed today? Take a second here and pause--check your shoulders for tension, see if your jaw is clenched, take a nice deep breath....in......and.......out. Phew. Stress is something that most of us deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes it's good; having a healthy amount of stress pushes us to do our best … Continue reading Cortisol is Wreaking Havoc on Your Health–Here’s How to Fix It.
What is the first thing you think of when it comes to fitness goals? Lose 10 pounds? Be able to bench press a certain weight? Be able to touch your toes? All of these goals have something in common--they are completely out of your control. That sounds crazy, but I mean it. You can do … Continue reading How To Set Goals That Work For You
"Ow, my back!" We've all seen an episode (or two, or a million) of a sitcom where someone tries to pick something up, throws out their back, and spends the rest of the episode trying to pretend they didn't hurt themselves and being unable to do the simplest of tasks. It might be overplayed on … Continue reading Top 3 Exercises to Fix Lower Back Pain
This past weekend I went on a quick getaway to North Carolina to reset. It was a much needed chance to regroup, plan for the months ahead, connect with my husband, Chris, and enjoy a LOT of really good food and really good hiking. Definitely more food than hiking, but sometimes balance means leaning a … Continue reading The Case for Hiking as the Ultimate Workout for Mental and Physical Health
Most people want to be healthy, but it can be hard to know where to start. Different diets and exercise routines are being sold as the ultimate solution to our struggles for health and a lot of the time two completely opposite ideas are being sold as the healthiest. How is anyone supposed to parse … Continue reading 3 Habits of Healthy People
Sometimes a girl just wants a 100 layer donut, you know? Total honesty moment: there are a lot of days that I don't feel like working out (*cue the gasps of shock and horror*). There seems to be a myth out there that personal trainers are always amped to hit the gym and eat stalks … Continue reading How to Exercise When It’s the Last Thing You Want to Do
Nutrition is the single biggest factor in your overall health. That being said, what are you supposed to do if you hate cooking or are too busy and tired when you get home from work to take the time to cook a healthy meal? You'll see a lot of people out there view meal prepping … Continue reading 3 Meal Prep Tips for People Who Hate to Cook
Have you ever been inside of a GNC or other supplement store and felt like your brain might implode from the endless options of health products that all claim to be the secret to living a healthy life? It's spooky. I can't go into one of those places without my head spinning and trying to … Continue reading Do I Really Need Protein Powder? And Other Supplement Questions Answered.
Love him or hate him, everyone has to admit that Tom Brady knows a little something about staying in shape. Personally, I fall squarely into the "love him" category--so much so that my husband literally said in his wedding vows that he promised to love me as much as I love Tom Brady's butt. So, … Continue reading Work Your Butt Like Tom Brady
We all know about the obvious benefits of exercise--lose weight, boost your metabolism, get those endorphins, blah blah blah. We get it. I, and countless others, have talked that to death so today I want to share a benefit of resistance training that you may not be aware of. Weight bearing exercises can actually make … Continue reading The Ideal Workout for Better Skin