Jan 23

5 Tips for Fitter Kids

  According to a recent study by the CDC, 58% of American teenagers aged 12–15 are not adequately cardiorespiratory fit—a 10% increase from 14 years ago. How the heck did that happen? It seems like just yesterday, you could barely get kids home in time for dinner after a summer day of sports, high adventure, …

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Jan 05

8 High-Protein Snacks For When You’re On-The-Go

Protein is an essential part of any diet. It’s great for filling up and building muscle and fortunately for busy (and hungry!) bodies, it’s easy to take with you to work, to the beach, to the gym — just about anywhere.   But, before you pack your lunch, calculate how much protein you need to …

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Dec 29

6 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Working Out

Real talk: I didn’t learn to ride a bike until the age of 26 and didn’t run a full mile until a year after that. I was a member of the fancy gym on my university campus but went there only twice in four years. I avoided exercise simply because I wasn’t “good” at it, …

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Dec 28

Get Paid to Get Healthy with the Beachbody Health Bet

Hoping to reach your health and fitness goals and finally make your New Year’s resolutions a reality? Then check out the Beachbody Health Bet!   Three out of four participants reported they met their health and fitness goals in the Beachbody Health Bet in September.   And it’s back this January!   Beachbody is betting …

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Dec 27

20 Secrets of Very Fit People

Looking to get into great shape?   Here are 20 secrets that very fit people follow to get–and stay–in shape. Read these tips, then print them out and post them somewhere you see them every day so they’re a daily reminder!     1. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink …

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Dec 21

Seven Healthier Hot Chocolate Variations to Cozy Up With This Winter

Authors: Ariane Resnick Is there anything more quintessentially “winter” than savoring a steaming cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace? Hot cocoa is a favorite holiday beverage for many, but making it from a pre-made mix doesn’t do the drink justice. Instead, it’s easy (and healthier) to make it from scratch.   There are endless …

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Dec 14

12 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Without Dieting

Many people trying to avoid holiday weight gain end up doing exactly what they shouldn’t: being overly restrictive during the most festive time of year. While their intentions to prevent weight gain (and perhaps shed a few pounds in the meantime) are good, being overly restrictive with food can backfire, especially during the holidays when …

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Nov 21

9 Reasons Why Working Out at Home Is Better than the Gym

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BY: Amanda Meixner   If you work out at home, the thought of germ-infested elliptical machines and icy winter roads to the gym make your living room workout bliss that much better. Here are nine reasons why your home gym is where it’s at this season.       1. You Never Have to Face …

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Nov 18

Benefits of Morning Exercise

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Author: Kristina LaRue, R.D.N., C.S.S.D.   “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Those words of wisdom from old Benny (Franklin, that is) make a lot of sense. Morning people pride themselves on being more productive, more successful, and more energized — and they sure act like they’ve …

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