Staying hydrated, especially in the hot summer months, needs to be at the top of the priority list. But not everything you drink is good for you. In fact, some of the beverages that you may be chugging to keep from feeling parched could be doing serious harm.
Obviously we all need to be drinking water, but sometimes plain old water just isn’t what you want. Sometimes we turn to a soda, but other times it might be a fruit flavored drink to help us feel refreshed.
The problem lies in the sugar that is often added to flavored drinks, be they bubbly or not. That additional sugar can have far-reaching effects on your cardiovascular health over time. Continue reading
You’ve got your fitness routine down to a science. You’re hopping on your elliptical every day for a sweat-drenched workout session.
But still, ever find yourself feeling just worn out and in need of a boost?
Well, we’ve got you covered!
Here are 8 simple little health-boosting activities that will boost your mood, revamp your positivity, and improve your health for the long run!
Take A Deep Breath – You may not realize the power of your breath, but it can make a world of difference in those stressful moments. When you are feeling the pressure and anxiety is right around the corner, your body chemistry can throw you into a “fight or flight” response. This causes your breathing to become shallow and your heart to race. Continue reading
We often view taking a hot bath as a luxury that we don’t get nearly often enough. But what if you had reason to make them a health priority?
A new study published in Scientific Reports revealed that making hot baths a part of your regular routine can greatly impact your heart health.
This study may be the first of its kind to study the effects of a hot bath specifically, but it’s really just the next logical step based on information we already have available.
Doctors and researchers have been studying the health benefits of saunas for quite some time. They have found a long list of reasons why taking the time to relax in a hot, steamy room is worth it. Continue reading
The word testosterone is one you have surely heard from time to time. But there’s a lot more to it than you may realize. In fact, testosterone plays a very large role in many different systems throughout the body.
From the reproductive system and sexuality, to bone density and muscle mass, testosterone has a hand in it all.
But what you may not know is that sleep plays a large role in testosterone levels and production. It may sound counter intuitive, but it’s true. The time you spend snoozing can have a huge effect on this important hormone.
Before we get into that, let’s get a little background on testosterone and how it works.
There are a lot of acronyms in the world of fitness. You’re probably most familiar with HIIT or high intensity interval training. Then, there’s LISS or low intensity steady state training.
Well, there’s a new kid on the block! Meet HILIT…
First and foremost, HILIT stands for High Intensity Low Impact Training. Continue reading
It’s easy to just hop on your elliptical, set the time, and then just zone out until your workout is done. Sure, it’s simple and it gets the job done. But is this really making the most of your exercise time? Do you actually ENJOY this type of workout or are you counting down the minutes until you can be done?
Your elliptical should be a whole lot more exciting than something that just “gets the job done.” That’s why we’ve put together this list of fun workouts that make your elliptical workout a highlight of your day!
Feeling a little stressed lately?
In today’s world, stress and anxiety are par for the course. We all feel stress and anxiety from time to time. And that’s ok. The key is managing it and not letting it take you away from yourself and your goals.
Exercise is good for your mind and your body, specifically as a very effective form of stress management. That’s right, exercise will not only help you feel stronger physically, but also mentally.
This all begins in your brain, but the effects will travel throughout our whole body!
When it comes to your health, it can be hard to know which products you should be using and which are just sponsored ads on Instagram. MCT oil is a product you may have heard of that’s been gaining a lot of popularity and for good reason.
So what is it? And is it something you should be adding to your daily diet? We’re going to break down everything “MCT” for you in this article. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be wiser and one step closer to a healthier you!