Are Sports Drinks Really Healthy?

Sports drinks are heralded as these amazing source of electrolytes and everything the body needs to restore itself. But is that really true? I took a dive into many of the popular sports drinks and not surprising, there was one ingredient that was pretty consistent across them all. A ton of sugar. Some had nearlyContinue reading “Are Sports Drinks Really Healthy?”

When Is Fat Good?

When it comes to fats, you want to steer clear of most of them as they provide little value and assist in clogging up your arteries. But there are some great fats your body can put to good use. Fat while usually looked at as a negative thing, actually does provide some benefits. After allContinue reading “When Is Fat Good?”

Why Diets Keep Failing You

Diets, they are all the rage right? Walk into any bookstore, browse Google, and spend anytime on social media and you will find no shortage of diet options. Some allow you to eat just about everything, some eliminate whole food groups, some only let you eat carrots and organic unicorn horns. Diets are by natureContinue reading “Why Diets Keep Failing You”

How Do You Change Your Eating Habits?

Changing the way we eat and think about how we eat is hard. We grow up and develop habits, we get accustomed to certain foods, we get used to eating particular things and then before we know it, we are set in our ways and don’t want to change what we eat right? So howContinue reading “How Do You Change Your Eating Habits?”

Steps to Create Fitness Routine

In Monday’s blog we discussed how important routine is to develop in order to achieve your fitness goals, so how does that play out in day to day life? And what routines do we need to establish? Research shows us that when we do something the same way at the same time every day weContinue reading “Steps to Create Fitness Routine”

Why Parents Can’t Afford to Not Workout

So if you have kids I understand that planning for things and getting on a schedule is tough.  But if habits and schedules are important to keep up your fitness goals without kids, it’s even more important with them.  Now I’m not just spouting stuff off here.  I have two girls under the age ofContinue reading “Why Parents Can’t Afford to Not Workout”

Beat the Excuses

Mondays can wear you out.  I know they get to me sometimes.  But you have to work through it.  Monday sets the tone for your week, so whatever it takes, and however tired you are get to the gym.  If you have to miss a day miss Tuesday or Wednesday but don’t miss Monday, becauseContinue reading “Beat the Excuses”

Abs Are Truly Made in the Kitchen

Eating right is the hardest part of staying on top of your fitness goals.  But healthy doesn’t have to be gross, and it’s really a matter of getting your mind around the fact that eating out, and what “appears” to taste good, is not good.  A new meal my wife got me hooked on is simmeringContinue reading “Abs Are Truly Made in the Kitchen”