Cold-Weather Exercise Tips To Keep You On Track

Just because the temperatures are falling doesn’t mean you have to give up your fit living efforts and resign yourself to a winter spent indoors. If outdoor exercise is your preferred method of staying in shape, you can still reap the benefits of your workouts even if it’s not a sunny, 70-degree day. All it takes is a little preparation and a good understanding of the right gear. In no time, you’ll find yourself back Continue reading Cold-Weather Exercise Tips To Keep You On Track

What Not To Do When You Have A Cold

Cold and flu season is upon us, and while there are plenty of resources you could use to figure out how to treat your illness, there aren’t as many that can tell you what not to do. Some foods, behaviors, activities and popular remedies might be doing you more harm than good when you’ve got the sniffles. Instead of winging it next time you’re feeling under the weather, read up on this list of things Continue reading What Not To Do When You Have A Cold

When Is The Best Time To Workout?

With a busy schedule and tons of other commitments, it can be difficult to find the time to squeeze in a good workout. That’s why, if you’re working out at all, you’re already on the right path to fit living. There’s definitely no bad time to work out! But breaking a sweat at certain times of the day can be more beneficial than working out at other times. Depending on your goals and lifestyle, planning Continue reading When Is The Best Time To Workout?

Should You Buy A Fitness Tracker?

Head to the gym or go for a jog around the local track and you’re bound to see fellow exercisers checking their progress on some kind of fitness tracker. These days, fit living can be hard to stay on top of when you have a busy workload and personal schedule. But just because you’re aiming for a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean you need some kind of fancy gadget to track your habits. Here are Continue reading Should You Buy A Fitness Tracker?

What Are Electrolytes?

Back-to-school season is upon us, and with it comes the start of many schools’ sports seasons. If your children are athletes, you may be wondering the best ways to keep them healthy while they’re out on the field, track, court or diamond. Healthy eating is certainly a factor that will affect your kids’ energy levels, but healthy drinking is important too. Staying hydrated and avoiding electrolyte imbalances are crucial to fit living. Here’s what you Continue reading What Are Electrolytes?

What To Eat After A Workout

Diet and exercise are two crucial aspects of fit living, so it’s understandable that they’re closely related. What you eat impacts how effectively your body handles exercise, and how you exercise affects what your body does with the nutrients it gets from food. Therefore, it’s important to consider how your meals and snacks are enhancing your workout routine. What you eat before a workout to prepare yourself for activity is worth planning, but so is what you Continue reading What To Eat After A Workout

Are You Making These Protein Mistakes In Your Diet?

You know protein is essential to growth, development and repairing and synthesizing cells. It is, after all, a building block of life itself, so it goes without saying that protein is a key aspect of healthy eating. Getting the protein you need every day is important, but so is making sure that you’re doing it right. If you’re relying on the same old grilled chicken or think a fruit smoothie with a scoop of protein Continue reading Are You Making These Protein Mistakes In Your Diet?

How To Tackle Your First Spinning Class

Going to a spinning class can be overwhelming. If you don’t know what to expect, you might have a tough time clipping into your indoor-cycling bike or keeping pace with your fellow workout buddies. Here’s the scoop on surviving and thriving during your first spinning class. What to bring  Don’t feel as if you have to wear bike shorts. In fact, most people sport stylish and conservative fashion choices similar to what you’d see in Continue reading How To Tackle Your First Spinning Class

What To Eat Before A Workout?

Exercise is a crucial aspect of fit living, and so is proper nutrition. It makes sense, then, that exercise and nutrition directly affect each other. What you eat before and after you exercise affects how your workout will pan out and how many benefits you’ll gain from it. But you can’t just choose any type of healthy food and expect it to help your efforts. Certain foods are better than others before a workout when Continue reading What To Eat Before A Workout?

Are You Taking Full Advantage Of Your Lunch Break?

Take a minute to think about your typical lunch break at work. Chances are, you pack foods for healthy eating in your lunch bag and chow down sitting at your desk while you check emails, answer phone calls and work on projects. That’s what most Americans do, at least. According to Right Management, only 1 in 5 American workers step away from their desks to have lunch. This is bad news considering research has shown that Continue reading Are You Taking Full Advantage Of Your Lunch Break?

Consider Tai Chi For Your Springtime Exercise

With springtime around the corner, there’s a lot to look forward to because of the warmer weather. The days are getting longer, so there will be more sunlight so soak up. You’ll no longer have to dig your car out of the snow. There will be flowers and other plants to enjoy. And, if you’re a baseball fan, major league teams are getting ready at training camp. Furthermore, if one of your resolutions for 2015 Continue reading Consider Tai Chi For Your Springtime Exercise

Prevent Snow Shoveling Injuries

Even after the holidays, households across the U.S. can enjoy the “winter wonderland” that comes with snowy weather. Kids pray for school closures. Photographers marvel at the natural scenery. Couples snuggle up by the fireplace with cups of hot cocoa. Overall, the snow transforms the land into a magical place. However, the novelty and enchantment can soon fade away when it’s time to commute. Not only is the weather harsh and bitter, but the snow and Continue reading Prevent Snow Shoveling Injuries

10 Ways To Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder With Indoor Exercise

Now that winter is setting upon the U.S., colder weather is probably going to keep you indoors a lot more. Not only does this mean that jogs around the park and trips to the local outdoor pool are probably out of the question, it also means that you’ll be seeing a lot less of the sun, which can be unhealthy. We’re not talking about losing your tan. We’re talking about winter-related seasonal affective disorder. Doctors Continue reading 10 Ways To Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder With Indoor Exercise