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.
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?
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.
To see the results that you’re working towards manifest within a reasonable timespan you’ll have to stay motivated, push yourself and be more productive both at the gym and at home. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your perfect body will take time to mold and sculpt into fruition too. In that time you will need to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle complete with maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet and of course a gym routine that keeps you feeling challenged and engaged. Most importantly though, you will need to make sure that your time in the gym isn’t wasted. Follow these 5 easy steps to be more productive at the gym and get the most out of your scheduled workouts.
Traveling is no excuse to stop eating nutritiously. If anything, your body needs a more balanced and stable diet when you are traveling than any other time, because it is adjusting to so many other differences in your daily routine. Traveling can be hard on your body, but you can make it easier through maintaining a proper diet and exercise routine no matter where you are. Keep your healthy diet a constant whether you are going away for the weekend or for an extended vacation with these convenient tips on how to meal prep when you travel.
We have taught you the basics of meal prep, and we’ve given you some recipes to use in your meal prep but now it’s time for us to show you how to make your meal prepping more efficient. The more practice you have with meal prepping the less time it will take you to prepare an entire week’s worth of meals. But who has time to wait around and learn the tricks for themselves? Rather than wasting your time on trial and error, here are our five best meal prep tips to save you time in the kitchen so that you can spend more time doing the things you love without having to sacrifice your nutrition.
So you’re done at the gym for the day and you’re basking in that post workout glow, but something feels off. You made sure to eat a well balanced pre workout meal and you loaded up on the healing powers of protein during your post workout snack, but your muscles are still in a bit of pain. Could it be that you just aren’t recovering as quickly as you think you should, or did you perhaps cause a serious injury to your muscles during your latest workout? Do you need to keep your muscles rested, iced, compressed and elevated to help them heal or can you chalk this pain up to classic post gym soreness? Are you sore or injured? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you tell the difference so that you know how to best recover.
Strong back muscles are necessary for general movement of your body, maintaining good posture and avoiding pain. In the process of keeping your back strong, working out can create sore back muscles that need tending to before you can get back to hitting those weights on a regular basis. Likewise, constant inactivity such as working from a desk or being put on medical bedrest can have a toll on your muscles as well, creating a sore back that can be difficult to soothe. Fortunately there are a few things that you can do to loosen the tension in your back and relieve some pain.
No matter what your preferred method of transportation is, traveling puts a huge amount of stress on your body. Yoga is one of the best ways to relieve both mental and physical stress caused by traveling, which is why we have compiled a list of the on the go yoga moves to calm relax your mind and re energize your body while you are traveling. Whether you are driving or flying, these yoga moves will make you forget all about your traveling woes so that you can enjoy your trip.