Dinner, a movie, some flowers and chocolates. This is the recipe for every boring, cliche, overplayed, not to mention unhealthy, Valentine’s Day date ever created. This Valentine’s Day why not mix it up a little bit, and add a little bit of fitness fun to your celebratory festivities. It doesn’t matter if you live in a cold or warm climate, there are always outdoor fitness options. And if you prefer indoor activities, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too. Afterall once you’ve found your swolemate, it should be nothing but the best for you and them.
With the holiday’s coming up, you may be having trouble trying to fit everything you need to get done into your day. But that doesn’t mean that you can skip out on your workouts. Skipping workouts now is a slippery slope that not only puts a stop to your current progress, but may also make future progress more difficult to achieve. This time of year it’s easy to get caught up in overeating, poor sleep schedules and over booking your time. This 15 minute HIIT workout will help you to stay on track with your daily workouts even when you feel like you have no time though. Because although you may have to shorten your workouts a few days this holiday season, there’s no reason to skip them all together.
It’s the holiday season and among all of the hustle and bustle there’s one chore that you just can’t afford to put on the back burner until the very last minute. And that’s planning your holiday menu. Planning a healthy holiday menu is one of the best ways to ensure that you stay on track during the holidays with your healthy eating. The best part is that thanks to this list of delicious christmas recipes, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from without having to worry about skimping on flavor.
The holidays have become associated with overeating and overindulgence. They have become a time to sit around with family and friends stuffing yourself full of goodies that you spend most of the rest of the year avoiding, while avoiding the activities you spend most of the rest of the year pursuing. It should not come as much of a surprise then that continuing your workout routine during the holiday season will help you save yourself from overindulging on all of the goodies around you. There are in fact a few different ways in which daily exercise saves you from overindulging during the holidays.
Sure, by now you know that cooking with the unsaturated fats of oils is better for your health than using the saturated fats found in butter, but did you know that olive oil isn’t the only kind of healthy cooking oil out there? In fact, there are at least ten cooking oils that you should be using on a regular basis depending on what you’re making (and how you’re preparing it). You see, different oils are better for different uses because they don’t all share the same qualities. Oils you may use in frying you wouldn’t want to try in baking, and oils you bake with you wouldn’t want to use to make your salad dressings.
Tis the season of travel. But that doesn’t mean it has to be the season of sedentary lifestyles and over indulgent diets. Just because the holiday season has you traveling away from your home gym and towards the land of carbs, calories and candy doesn’t mean that you should be venturing away from your workout routine, and healthy eating patterns. In fact, now more than ever you should be focused in on your fitness goals to make sure that you aren’t losing traction with your progress. Take time to evaluate where you are and where you’d like to be in the coming months, then use some of these at home pilates moves to ensure that you get there regardless of where your holiday travel plans may take you.
When it comes to hitting the gym it seems that everyone has their own way of training and their own set of guidelines that they follow to achieve optimal results. But is there a right or wrong way to train? Is there a specific set of guidelines that you should be following to make sure that your gains are progressing as they should, and that you’re achieving the results you want without putting in more effort than necessary? When it comes to weightlifting there is one question in particular that people seem to be asking more and more these days. Should I be doing more reps with lighter weights, or less reps with heavier weights?
Tis the season for desserts and overeating. Don’t let all of your hard work go to waste, and don’t ruin the progress you made with your summer body just because it’s time to start layering your clothes now. We’ve got deliciously nutritious high protein dessert recipes that will keep you on track with your dietary goals while letting you feel like you’re cheating. It’s the best of both worlds. Whether you are a peanut butter lover, chocoholic or pumpkin craver we’ve got a high protein dessert for you!
The holidays are here and with them comes the hardest season to stay on track with your diet and fitness goals. Between the holiday office party, social obligations, and family celebrations it’s hard to stay away from the fat, sugar, and starch, and stick with your healthy eating habits. Learn how “Junk” food changes your hormonal profile and why cheat meals are devastating to your health . To avoid destroying your hard earned progress here are the best tips to stay healthy this holiday season, and fend off those extra pounds.
When you’re training for a marathon or athletic event you don’t just run, swim, bike or complete drills pertaining to that athletic event. You spend time working out all areas of your body to make them faster, stronger and more efficient so that they work better together to create better overall performance. The same theory applies when you want to improve your weightlifting abilities. You cannot expect to increase the amount of weight you can lift with one part of your body without also strengthening the rest of your body. Especially when your goal is to squat heavy weights, which in itself takes multiple muscle groups to accomplish. Here are a few tips to help you increase your squat weight.