Salads are great for any diet, whether your goal is weight loss, management or even gaining weight (I know right? 😲). What makes a salad a healthy food option or potentially a detriment to your diet all involve what you put in
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Whether you buy it for yourself or someone else gifts you the sweet kryptonite of diets around the world – keep in mind the healthy alternatives and the reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty for indulging yourself in a day of chocolate. Sweet
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Stress is universal – no matter what you do, chances are that you stress. Exercise, in all shapes and forms, can help with reducing that stress which can come with some not-so-great side effects.   Side Effects of Stress As ironic as
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While your dance moves might be very impressive after that 3rd drink –  knowing the longer term effects of alcohol on the body are always good to keep in mind to make sure you don’t overdo it. Immune System😷 Besides waking up
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Snacking itself is a very healthy process, giving our body midday nutrients to get into fighting shape for the day. What we eat and how much we eat when we snack is what determines how good it really is for us. Eat
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The word ‘diet’ gets a bad rap. A part of that is due to all the ‘crash-diets’ that range in popularity, such as a ‘no-carb’ diet. Besides checking with your doctor on how healthy a certain diet is for you, keep in
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Congrats! On taking steps to a more active lifestyle. Like all new programs, you should have an idea on what to expect at the very beginning. Besides what to expect, a few steps to help ensure your new and more active transition
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You decided to make a more active lifestyle change for the next year, congratulations! It’s not easy but hopefully some of the below tips on sticking to your new me, new year diet and exercise program can help you meet your fitness
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Going from a sedentary lifestyle to becoming more active – whether for personal or medical reasons – can seem overwhelming at first. But once you get into the groove of it (🕺) you’ll get to start reaping all the benefits. Benefits Joints
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Now that the weather is changing from sunny to cloudy on a more frequent basis, why not try out a new home workout the next time you get rained☔ (or snowed ❄) in? Exercise Key & Term Definitions Sets – X amount
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What is meal planning? It’s pretty self-explanatory in planning your meals – but it also consists of prepping your meals in advance to save time and money.   Benefits A more structured diet Planning out your meals and knowing exactly what you’re
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What is Caffeine? Caffeine is stimulant (which means it raises the levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body). Due to being a stimulant – it can also become addictive and come with its own set of side effects. But there
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Unfortunately there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution for motivation. That being said, I wanted to give you 3 tips (and a bonus 4th – depending on your goals) that I hope will help you help yourself! Create a Reward System for Yourself  
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  I used to think all pasta was the same, but there’s so much variety now with whole grain and vegetable options – you should know what’s out there before you swear off noodles from your diet. Whole Grain Pasta   There
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You took the initiative to start running, good for you! Running, like most forms of exercise, can take a few sessions for your lungs and muscles to get used to. (shin splints – ouch, amirite?) Whether you just started out or are
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  My go-to grocery list🌽🍑🍎🍉🍖🍠   If you’re starting a new diet, trying to stick to a budget or just trying to eat healthier and stop ordering out as much – the list below should give you a couple pointers on how
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Yogurt is a dairy product made by the bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to create yogurt are called “yogurt cultures.” The cultures ferment lactose, (the sugar found in milk), and that process creates lactic acid which causes the milk proteins
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  I’m sure we’ve all heard how beneficial stretching can be before and after exercise. But I’m sure we have also taken that advice with a grain of salt sometimes, similar to when our dentist tells us to floss more. I have
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Sticking to a diet is hard enough, but throwing in additional tasks and hangouts can stress us out – but it shouldn’t. Remember that part of being healthy should be being happy! Tip #1 – Plan Ahead If you know you will
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So you’re thinking about an obstacle course, that’s great! Obstacle courses are great ways to hang out with other active friends, make new active friends or challenge yourself! A few of the most popular ones are; Spartan Races Tough Mudder Rugged Maniac
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