Energy Drinks: Are They Worth It?

Aug 2nd, 2016 Health

Store shelves are lined with shiny cans filled with a magic potion designed to give you an extra energy boost to keep you awake after a tiring afternoon or for an all-night study session. But are energy drinks really worth all the hype that surrounds them? The Case for Energy Drinks The energy drink industry has made an impact on the beverage world by developing…

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The Importance of Regular Cardio Exercise

Jul 25th, 2016 Exercise, Health

It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for you. However, it helps to know what the exact benefits are. The following is a list of five different ways in which regular cardio exercise can improve your overall health. 1. It can boost your metabolism. If you exercise regularly, the processes going on in your body (collectively known as your metabolism) will likely speed up….

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How Sleep Can Affect Your Fitness

Jul 21st, 2016 Exercise, Health

When most people think about getting fit, it is common for them to focus on what they should eat and how much exercise is required. However, let me share a third component that is often overlooked and can be a game-changer in the quest to lose weight. It is about the degree of Zzz you get – yep I mean sleep. The lack of it…

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Five of the Best Low Impact Exercises

Jul 14th, 2016 Exercise, Health

So it’s no new news at all that exercise is the best way of keeping your heart healthy and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. But the excessive pounding and strain on your joints from high impact exercise can permanently reduce functionality of your joints, which restricts movement as you age. That doesn’t sound fun to me. Fortunately for you, there are very many low…

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Why Weight Training Is So Important

Jul 8th, 2016 Exercise, Health

In our younger years, we often do weight training to get bathing suit-ready and ensure that we’re able to impress potential suitors. As we age, life happens, and time at the gym can go by the wayside in favor of running kids to sporting events, attending school functions, and working those extra hours at the office to impress the boss. Ironically, fitness in our older…

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Five Best Summer Exercises

Jun 30th, 2016 Exercise

Summer is a great time of year to partakes in exercise, especially in the outdoors! Not only is the weather a lot more inviting, it’s great to get out with people and your pets. It doesn’t matter the reasons why you’re out on those summer days exercising; be it for your healths, trying to get men/women, or just to get out more. Here are five…

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The Perks of Pilates

Jun 16th, 2016 Exercise

Pilates has been around for ages, ever since Joseph Pilates invented this unique form of exercise 100 years ago. Pilates combines muscle strengthening and low impact exercise, a rare combination. Not only that, Pilates can tone almost every muscle in your body, even down to your feet. Here are some of the amazing  benefits of Pilates that I’ve noticed in the last three months I’ve…

Summer Time Exercise Tips

Jun 3rd, 2016 Exercise

Summer has arrived, and with it, the sun and heat that sometimes can derail your workout regimen. Not only do you sometimes skip workouts due to heat, plans with friends also heat up. Do regular outdoor happy hours and brunches sound familiar? What about skipping a run because your kids are home from school? It’s easy to not work out during the summer because of…

Top Plant-Based Protein Sources

Mar 24th, 2016 Health

A lot of my readers are avoiding meat for both health and ethical reasons. As we know, factory farmed meat can be unhealthy, full of hormones and just plain cruel. Luckily, there are multiple plant-based protein sources that are delicious and healthy! Add one or two new proteins a week and watch your home menu blossom! Lentils and Beans Chock-full of both protein and fiber,…

Running in the Rain, Fashionably

Jan 4th, 2016 Exercise

Now that the rainy season is upon us, it’s easy to skip workouts or runs. The rain, the cozy couch and your favorite Netflix shows don’t help any. But there’s no excuse! And after all of the carousing and over-indulging during the holidays—you didn’t say no to three slices of your grandmother’s amazing Dutch apple pie, did you? —Exercising should be a priority. But what…