THE SCIENCE OF HUNGER

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Most of us have experienced the overwhelming grouchiness that takes over when we’ve gone too long without food. Turns out, there’s some science to explain why this happens. Here’s what you need to know and how you can help your clients cope when hanger strikes. The official definition of hanger… Read more »

The Exact Amount Of Water You Need To Drink After A Workout

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There are days when I’m so rushed to get to the office that I completely forget to drink a glass or two of water after my morning workout (especially if it’s cold out). Hours will go by before I realize—often in the middle of furiously typing yet another email—that my… Read more »

What is the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

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What is the best time of day to exercise? Simply put, it’s whatever time you can commit to and be consistent. That being said, your daily rhythm and choices affect your motivation to exercise, your recovery from exercise and, potentially, the results you get from exercise, so there is no… Read more »

9 Things to Know About How the Body Uses Protein to Repair Muscle Tissue

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When it comes to increasing muscle size or definition, you’ve probably been told that lifting weights breaks down a muscle, which then becomes stronger or bigger as a result of the repair process. But is this really true or simply another one of the common gym myths that is passed… Read more »

4 Effective Ways to Reduce Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

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It’s common to expect some level of muscle soreness after a tough workout, especially if you throw in new exercises or ramp up intensity. Some exercise enthusiasts measure a good workout based on how sore they feel the next day. Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, occurs between 24 and 48… Read more »

The BEST Resistance-training Program for Fat Loss

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Resistance training facilitates fat loss in a few different ways. For one, resistance training aids in the creation of more lean muscle mass. Higher amounts of lean muscle mass require an increased demand for energy expenditure, both during exercise and at rest. In other words, those with more lean muscle… Read more »

6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AEROBIC CAPACITY

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Here are three components of exercise: resistance training, flexibility (and cardio respiratory training. Resistance-training exercises help improve both muscle strength, which can elevate resting metabolism (the number of calories burned while at rest), and functional performance in a variety of activities. Flexibility or mobility exercises can reduce muscle tension and… Read more »

Exercise For Optimal Brain Function

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With Alzheimer’s disease ranking as the fifth leading cause of death in people over the age of 65, it is no wonder it’s one of the most significant health concerns for older adults. It is anticipated that the number of cases worldwide will almost triple to 131.5 million by the… Read more »

NUTRITION & BRAIN HEALTH

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The brain is a remarkable organ. It is responsible for your ability to think, problem solve, process emotions, make memories, your five senses (sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing) and physical movement. With so many things to do, your brain requires a lot of energy. Proper nourishment will keep your… Read more »

Know Your Cardio

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No one goes to a health club or fitness studio hoping they leave in worse shape than when they arrived. There is one common denominator shared by everyone who exercises on a regular basis: we all want results from our time spent sweating! This is one reason why high-intensity interval… Read more »