Now that it’s officially Fall, there are new options for workout clothes on the market we thought we’d offer up to help you stay cool, warm, and comfortable as you exercise. Here is our take on some must-haves for your workout for both men and women.Continue reading...
Environmentally friendly choices have reached out to a whole new market: food. Although trends like buying local food and grass-fed beef products have been getting publicity for a while, the future holds some new and (somewhat) exciting ones. From local food to edible packaging, at least one method is sure to appeal to you.Continue reading...
Here's to sports that allow you to get into the game. These are our picks of sports to keep your eye on. Many invite newcomers and encourage training for people of all skill levels.Continue reading...
90% of Americans own a microwave. The movement to never microwave food just isn't catching on. Here we share ways to be as safe as you can.Continue reading...
The saying “every little bit counts” is true when making lifestyle, diet, and exercise choices. Just like you burn calories at the gym, outdoors, or at work, you burn some doing every day tasks as well. Although not enough to replace a full workout, there are opportunities to give “living actively” a new meaning the second you wake up.Continue reading...
The days of taking a picture and keeping it to yourself are long gone. Nowadays a picture isn’t complete unless it’s labeled and shared on social media sites like Instagram,Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and even within your Calorie Count food log. Hashtags like #food, #foodporn, #foodie, and #nomnom label millions of pictures worldwide, and allow your picture to be seen by millions more. Whether you’re labeling for your business or just for fun, here are three tips on how to deck your pics out.Continue reading...
You may have had physical performance tests administered in your youth, but as you age, it's important to keep a tight watch on your fitness levels. When the scale won't or doesn't budge, monitoring your fitness levels can help keep you motivated to stay healthy. Here we break down a few fitness tests you should try.Continue reading...
Try these core-strengthening exercises to improve low back pain and keep you active.Continue reading...
You don’t need a DVD or personal trainer to put together a fun and challenging circuit. Here are some guidelines to make the perfect circuit routine just for you.Continue reading...
It's the beginning of football season and you may be indulging in the MVP of any tailgating party, beer. Study up on these fun facts and healthy tips to enjoy beer...in moderation of course.Continue reading...
What can you do to get the most out of your gym membership and keep you motivated to return? Here are a few obvious, and not-so-obvious ways to stay in gym mode.Continue reading...
Are you planning to stage a family fitness intervention? If so, you'll have to do much more than buy a family membership to the gym. Getting your family go be more active will have to be fun, interactive, and personally enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are a few steps you can take to get your family to be more active.Continue reading...
Jerry Seinfeld used to have a joke about his two warring halves: “Night Guy” and “Morning Guy.” “Night Guy” wants to stay up late, and “Morning Guy” really wishes he'd gone to bed earlier. Some of us share a similar dualism in our eating habits. While our morning selves are usually able to find contentment with light, nutritious meals, our nighttime personas just can't get enough potato chips and pints of ice cream.Continue reading...
With demand for local food higher than ever it’s no wonder that farmer’s markets are springing up all over the country. The benefits are numerous: fresh and nutritious produce, variety, community support, and a direct link to the people that grow your food. What’s not to love? Whether you stumble upon or search for a market near you, follow these tips to get the most out of the experience.Continue reading...
Muscles need oxygen to work and the most important way your body gets oxygen is through the air you breathe. How you breathe can affect the quality of your workout, your energy level during and after exercise, and your ability to burn fat. Here are reasons why as well as steps to take to improve your breathing.Continue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.