Protein shakes, and other protein supplements, are ubiquitous. They’re sold at fitness centers, nutrition stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and online. It’s common practice to down a protein shake at the gym, or at home following a workout. Protein supplements hold promise that they’ll optimize muscle-building, which ties in neatly with the premise that weight training … Continue reading The Truth About Protein Supplements : Muscle Building Or Fat Gaining?

Previously, we discussed a recent study that measured the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The study yielded surprising results, namely that being sedentary had a greater risk of death than cardiovascular disease, smoking and diabetes. Researchers of the study believe that being unfit and sedentary should be treated as a disease, which needs a prescription. … Continue reading Study Shows That There Are No Limits To The Benefits of Exercise

It’s common knowledge that exercise does a body good. Previous studies have demonstrated that exercise contributes to increasing longevity. But a recent study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and published in October 2018, illustrates the true value of exercise: according the senior author of the study and a clinic’s cardiologist, a sedentary lifestyle is more … Continue reading A Sedentary Lifestyle Is More Dangerous Than Heart Disease, Diabetes And Smoking

No two workouts are created equal. As different workouts can tax different areas of your body, it’s important to not only know which nutrients you should eat which will sufficiently refuel your body (depending on the type of workout completed) but also, when you should refuel post-workout. In today’s article, we’ll look at cardio-based workouts … Continue reading When You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout (And When You Shouldn’t)

Start small. Really small. If you are having a hard time getting started, it may be because you’re thinking too big. If you want to exercise, for example, you may be thinking that you have to do these intense workouts 5 days a week. No — instead, do small, tiny, baby steps. Just do 2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 11 And 12: Start Small And Grow From There

In this series of posts about motivation, we’d already given you eight tips on how to get motivated and stay motivated. In today’s post, we’re breaking the top ten barrier by giving you two more tips that will help you stay excited as you reach your goal – no matter what that goal might be. … Continue reading Motivational Tips 9 And 10: Use The Occasional Lack of Motivation To Your Advantage

Continuing our deep dive into the subject of all-important motivation, in this post, we’ll give you two more tips that will help you stay focused and reach your goal. Motivational tip #7: Think about your goal on a daily basis As we had already mentioned in a previous post, physically writing your goal down and … Continue reading Motivational Tips 7 And 8 : Ponder And Reach Out

In our continuing series of articles detailing how to maintain your motivation when reaching for your goal, we’ve already addressed the importance of focusing on a single goal, how to get inspired, how to get excited and how to ramp up your anticipation. In this article, we’ll give you two more motivational tips that will … Continue reading Motivational Tips 5 And 6: Post It And Commit To It

In a previous post, we gave you two power tips on how to stay motivated during your target-achieving journey. In this article, we’ll give you more insight into how you can stay on track. Motivational tip #3: Create your own buzz Meaning, get excited. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember how motivational tip #2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 3 And 4: Get Excited And Anticipate

In the first of a series of articles, we’ll dive deep into the subject of motivation : specifically, we’ll give you tips on how to get motivated and how to stay motivated, all necessary if you hope to reach your end game goal. Let’s jump in with our first two power tips on how to … Continue reading Power Tips On How To Get Motivated

10 January 2019Banish The Body Shame

Body image is so prevalent in our culture, and by default, so is body shame. Even if you are the type of person that tries to steer clear of body image-related drama, it’s very easy to get caught up in other people’s body image issues. If you’ve ever had a family member tell you about … Continue reading Banish The Body Shame

In today’s post, let’s discuss boundaries. Let’s pose the following question: should fitness trainers dole out diet-related advice? Are trainers qualified to do so? Perhaps the best way to answer this question – or at least gain a better perspective to it – is to invert it: Is your dietician qualified to tell you how … Continue reading Should Your Fitness Trainer Give You Diet Advice?

Getting fit and staying fit requires a certain amount of discipline. In the quest for fitness, many people focus on the obvious: nutrition, exercise and weight training, dieting – the usual suspects. One of the more overlooked aspects of getting fit is the mental component involved. Motivation is key is goals are to be reached, … Continue reading Get Motivated With Mantras

21 December 2018Fitness Trends For 2019

An annual survey of fitness and health professionals was conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and its findings illuminate the top trends in fitness and health. The survey includes answers from more than 2,000 pros from all over the world who represent all commercial, corporate, community and clinical sectors of the industry. … Continue reading Fitness Trends For 2019

In our comprehensive series of posts centered around building muscle, we’ve already covered how to calculate your ideal caloric intake, and its optimal breakdown into protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake levels. But what about vegetarians (and their many variations)? Where can they tap into sufficient protein sources? In this article, we’ll take a look at … Continue reading Part 4-How Vegetarians Who Want To Build Muscle Can Reach Their Protein Intake Levels

In our previous posts, we looked at the surprisingly technical process of building muscle by first calculating optimal daily caloric intake levels, and determining the necessary daily amount of protein and fat necessary to reach your target goal. In this article, we’ll tell you how to meet your daily carbohydrate intake level. As a reminder, … Continue reading Part 3-Building Muscle By Calculating Daily Carbohydrates Intake

In the first post in this series, we explain the first step in building muscle, which is calculating your caloric surplus – up and beyond your daily maintenance caloric intake level – that’s necessary for you to gain muscle at the rate that you want. In this article, we take things further, and break down … Continue reading Part 2-How To Build Muscle By Calculating Daily Protein and Fat Intakes

Protein is an essential nutrient necessary for not only building muscle, but also for losing fat. Gaining muscle might be your objective, so in this multi-post series, we’ll tell step-by-step how to build muscle, starting with this article that will teach you how to calculate the number of calories you should consume in order to … Continue reading Part 1-How to Build Muscle By Calculating Your Daily Caloric Intake (Even On A Vegetarian Diet!)

In this article, we’ll take a look at what you should eat after your cardio workouts, depending on the intensity levels and duration of the workouts themselves. What should you eat after a moderate cardio? ‘Moderate’ is generally a session that lasts for 30- to 45-minutes, and could include activities such as running or an … Continue reading What You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout

According to a recent study by a team of researchers in Massachusetts, the process of producing new neurons (otherwise known as neurogenesis) in the specific areas of the brain where memories are stored – namely the hippocampus and striatum – can improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, at least as proven in the mouse models … Continue reading The Science Behind It : How Exercise Improves Brain Function and Cognition