Working out without a clear goal in mind is like driving a car without a destination – not inherently wrong, but very difficult to measure progress or success. By determining precise, reasonable goals, every workout will have more purpose. One of the most famous methods to goal setting is the S.M.A.R.T. system, which stands for key attributes of an effective goal: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based.
There are many benefits to healthy eating, but with it comes significant planning and preparation. That’s where meal prepping comes in. Meal prepping can be a healthy tool to ensure that your meals throughout the week are comprised of healthy, fresh ingredients that contribute to your overall healthy diet.
You’ve heard the buzz. Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, boost your immune system, improve your heart health, and even lower your risk of cancer. But what is it? And, more importantly, are the claims true?
If you’re like the average working American, you spend the majority of your waking hours at work. Whether you’re finding it difficult to manage your stress or you’re looking for a way to become more productive in your role, you’re not alone.
Dogs and cats play a very important role in a pet owner's life. Coming home after a long day of work to a wagging tail is nothing short of comforting. But what if you could take your furry friend to work with you, and never have to say goodbye in the morning? Well, there are now scientific reasons that you and your employer would benefit from bringing a pet to the office.
With all the holiday season food being consumed this time of year while flu season peaks, it becomes even more vital to balance our diets with foods and vitamins that will keep us hearty, happy, and healthy.
In the winter, our bodies receive fewer vital nutrients like sunlight. We lack the Vitamin D that comes from being in the sun, since we often opt to stay indoors to avoid the blistering cold. Coupled with being crammed together in malls, offices, homes and airports, our bodies can use a little boost to our natural defenses in warding off catching a cold or flu.
Nearly 1 in 4 Americans have some type of mental illness. The CDC says that by 2020, depression will rank as the second leading cause of disability, after heart disease. For this reason, the talk around town has more increasingly veered in the lane of improving mental health: how to reduce the stigmas associated with it, common risk factors, and what we all should do to ensure we stay mind-, body-, and spirit-healthy. Now we know there is evidence that suggests a direct and proven correlation between mental health and what we eat.
The idea of nutritional psychiatry was barely on the healthcare radar just a few years ago, and while there had been a few studies examining how certain supplements (like omega-3 fatty acids) might balance mood, supporting data was still lacking. Fast forward to 2018, and there now exists a broad spectrum of studies identifying diet as being as important to mental health as it is to physical health.
Need help in overcoming the challenge of getting your workouts in while dashing through the snow (and air)? Here are the best body weight exercises you can do while traveling:
Need tips on how to stay keto during your family’s traditional holiday meals? You are not alone! Here is a quick cheat sheet on a few items that comply with a keto diet along with tips on how to stay ahead of temptation.
Don’t wait until January when the gyms are crowded and you’ve already gained all the holiday weight to make health/fitness resolutions. Here are a few reasons why starting your New Year’s resolution early is a smart idea.