How To Encourage Family Fitness

  With jam-packed schedules day after day, an hour at the gym gets pushed farther down the to-do list, seemingly impossible to check off. It’s easier to get moving when you know you’re not sacrificing other important activities, so the trick is to combine quality family time with staying active. Encourage family fitness routines and get in on the kids’ game of tag to get your heart rate pumping. Plus, you’ll grant yourselves more time Continue reading How To Encourage Family Fitness

3 Quick Workouts For Busy Moms

The kids made it to school, you led a fabulous meeting at work and dinner was so tasty, no one guessed it was healthy. Now you want nothing more than your bed. Adding a trip to the gym to your busy schedule seems utterly impossible. Maybe, but staying fit isn’t. A study published in PLOS ONE found short, 10-minute routines including just one minute of high-intensity activity can be just as beneficial as longer workouts. Continue reading 3 Quick Workouts For Busy Moms

7 Fun Fitness Trends To Try

Exercise is an essential habit to a healthy lifestyle, but let’s face it – the same old routine can get pretty boring. If you’re tired of going to the gym and jogging on the treadmill, it’s time to try one of these fun new fitness trends. You’ll fall back in love with working out in no time. Exercise shouldn’t be a snore. Switch things up and try one of these routines: Switch Playground According to Self Continue reading 7 Fun Fitness Trends To Try

3 Ways To Live Healthier This Fall

Fall – the season of brisk, chilly days and turning leaves. Why not let the changes of the season inspire you to make some changes in your own life? If you’ve been thinking about having a healthier lifestyle, now’s a great time to to make some adjustments. The development of better habits now also likely means you’ll be better able to resist unhealthy temptations later this year during the winter holidays. Don’t wait to get Continue reading 3 Ways To Live Healthier This Fall

Shake Up Your Smoothie, Powder-Free

Life can get crazy at times! Between work, kids, school, getting to the gym, chores and time with friends and family, many people find that their own eating schedule is the first thing to go. Late to work? There goes breakfast. Forgot your post-workout smoothie? Hopefully you don’t hit the drive-in. If you’re savvy about fitness, chances are you have tried meal planning and prepping. You might even be inclined to whip up a batch Continue reading Shake Up Your Smoothie, Powder-Free

Summer Snacks To Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Bright sunlight streaming through your office windows can make you long to run outside, kick off your shoes and act like a kid again – namely one without a to-do list. While that may not be possible, you can bring snacks with you that leave you feeling energized while still tapping into your inner kid. Did your favorite make the list? Apple and peanut butter Instead, dip a few slices of crisp apples – Granny Smith Continue reading Summer Snacks To Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Why Is Summer Prime Lobster Season?

With the rise of summer, comes the popularity of seafood. And nothing says summer – especially if you live near the coast or the beach – like a lobster roll. How did lobster come to represent summer? And more importantly: What’s the best way to eat it without getting it all over your shirt? The history of lobster Nowadays, tourists flock to coastal towns and chow down on lobster rolls. Such was the case in the Continue reading Why Is Summer Prime Lobster Season?

Wine: The Good, The Bad, And The Delicious

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Summer usually means a slew of parties. A trendy way to impress guests is to use wine as the base of a refreshing drink. What type of wine do you usually reach for? Many recipes take advantage of the popularity of rosé wine – which typically doesn’t linger long past fall. Other partygoers know that the only way to enjoy summer is with a chilled glass of pinot grigio or chardonnay in hand. One of the great aspects of wine Continue reading Wine: The Good, The Bad, And The Delicious

Tips On Keeping A Food Journal

When you’re relaxing at the next barbecue or work party, it can be easy to aimlessly snack on whatever food is in the nearest plastic bowl. But that mindless eating can quickly lead to a few pounds added over the summer! If you’re trying to slim down – or simply learn more about your eating habits – journaling is a great way to get insight. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to download yet Continue reading Tips On Keeping A Food Journal

Foods To Improve Your Running Game

Step outside and you’ll smell the flowers blooming and the fresh cut grass and warm pavement. Who would want to stay inside when it’s so nice out? The warmer weather is the perfect excuse to start running outdoors. Nothing beats the feeling of the wind in your face while jamming out to your favorite music. Like so many other activities, a healthy running habit depends on your diet. Incorporating the right foods can help keep Continue reading Foods To Improve Your Running Game

What Are The Different Kinds Of Protein Powder?

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Protein: You can find it added to most energy bars and ice creams as well as naturally occurring in products like yogurt and almond butter. But look closer at ingredient lists and you’ll see different kinds of added protein: Whey, pea and soybean are just a few proteins you’ll encounter. According to Women’s Health magazine, incorporating protein powder can help you get the energy burst you need without the cholesterol related to eating meat and Continue reading What Are The Different Kinds Of Protein Powder?

How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals

The average supermarket carries nearly 40,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute. And as you meander around the store, food companies have utilized consumer psychology hacks to draw your attention to mouthwatering snacks. No wonder shopping for healthy lunch ideas for work is a fraught experience. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that preparing home-cooked meals in place of eating out results in consuming fewer carbohydrates and sugars. Bringing a Continue reading How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals

How Goal-Setting Can Make Or Break Your Weight-Loss Plans

When it comes to lowering your weight, it’s not just about what you’ll lose – it’s about what you’ll gain. While it’s great to see the numbers get smaller and smaller on the scale, the lifestyle changes that come with losing weight will improve your quality of life in huge ways. But the thought of actually making such changes can be intimidating and overwhelming – so much so that you might be tempted to throw in Continue reading How Goal-Setting Can Make Or Break Your Weight-Loss Plans