Don’t neglect your goals. But, it’s equally important to not neglect a good time. Put positive eating behaviors into action now with these 5 tips.
If your immune system is craving a boost this fall, be sure to add the following to your daily routine.
The holiday season may be right around the corner, but winter is yet to strike. So, be sure to take advantage of the brisk weather this fall and step outside for a full body burnout.
Yes, meat and poultry are great sources of protein. However, they offer just a glimpse of where you can get protein from.
In fact, protein comes in many forms.
Grilling out and summer go hand in hand. But when it comes to the grill, all seasons are well suited.
You can enjoy pumpkin this season in ways that actually align with your health and fitness goals… and that taste like the real deal.
Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are essential amino acids. They get their name from their spider web-like molecular structure. The human body uses amino acids to make proteins. There are 20 that the human body requires. However, 9 of these, including...
Fat loss supplement types promote fat loss in different ways. While some shrink your appetite or reduce the absorption of fat, others increase the amount of fat your body burns or even block the digestion of carbs.
Whether you have a vacation planned for this fall, or spontaneously stumble upon a weekend away from home, keeping your nutrition intact can be a challenge when you are on the go.
You’ve probably heard of them before. Multivitamins and probiotics are not new to the supplement scene, but are you familiar with their benefits? Should you be taking them?
When people think about what it takes to combat aging, they often think about the physical. Nevertheless, there are a couple of key nutrients that you should keep your eye on as you get older.
Sleep is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing. In fact, 1 of every 3 Americans do not get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, or have problems falling or staying asleep.
Understanding the risks associated with consuming low-quality protein powders should be your first step when picking the brand that is best for you.
Leverage has taken a few strides in a new direction. Our top of the market products are now complemented by a top of the market look.
At the same time, you want to enjoy mid-day treats that are holistically nutritious. These snacks should satisfy your hunger, flood your body with essential nutrients and not be too harsh on the caloric bank.
Not sure where to start? Check out these 10 protein-packed snacks to enjoy any day of the week.
One scientific review found that eating a plant-forward, vegetarian diet reduced risk of cardiovascular heart disease by 40%. The same study also found that the same diet reduced risk of hypertension (a common risk factor of cardiovascular disease) by 34%.
Pulling together popular smoothie ingredients, protein and some “alternative” smoothie additions, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds as much as it does your health.
The male body is more than meets the eye.
Here are 5 surprising facts about men’s health that you may not know.
So, the population at large is now moving through a maskless world with a weaker immune system than ever before. To ensure you steer clear of the sniffles, common colds and the flu, it is best you take extra measures to boost your immune system.
Here are 6 tips for supporting your immune system when the mask comes off.
For those that are looking to sip on a seasonal smoothie that promotes your holistic health, here are 3 delicious summer-inspired protein smoothie recipes that will keep you feeling fresh and fit all season long.
Regardless of the course your nutrition has taken, there are many small things that you can do daily to ensure you are better supporting your health, fitness and overall well being. So, whether your goal is to feel more energized, bulk up, lean out or simply eat cleaner, there is one common denominator to your success:
Whether you are a beginner in the fitness scene or an advanced athlete, chances are that you have heard of pre-workout supplements.
Muscle cramps are no joke. And while they seem like something you just have to deal with while on a fitness journey, there are a handful of things that you can do to relieve and prevent these not-so-savvy spasms. Hydrate. Hydration may not be an immediate...
Today, there are countless studies on the practice and how intermittent pasting influences the human body. Data shows that intermittent fasting can have unique, positive outcomes on your health and overall wellbeing.
Multivitamins are something that most people know they should take. So why is it that so many neglect to make taking them a habit?
If you are someone who is frequent to the gym or who appreciates at-home workouts, it may be time to shake things up. Step outside and break a sweat in the sun — a little Vitamin D never hurt anybody.
Packed with protein and featuring leafy greens, caffeine and the perfect amount of chocolatey sweetness, this quick and filling breakfast smoothie will not only treat your tastebuds, but will give your body the nutrients it craves early in the morning.
If one of your fitness goals is to build muscle, improve strength and ultimately gain a healthy amount of weight, there are a few key do’s and don’t that should be on your radar.
Today, some of the best restaurants in the world offer menus that change seasonally. Who is to say you can’t do the same in your kitchen?
Even if you eat healthy, feel great, and are empowered by your health and fitness goals, you may not be mindfully eating. To know where you stand in this practice, it is important to know what mindful eating is not.
Food is fuel. If your energy takes a serious dip when the afternoon rolls around, chances are you are not eating enough quality foods throughout the day. To maintain your focus and alertness from morning to night, be sure to incorporate some of these tasty, natural energy boosters into your diet.
Eating out is always a fun experience. However, with so many tasty menu options, there is no guarantee that the restaurant you are dining at offers a dish that aligns with how you define healthy eating.
While working out regularly is one of the best things you can do for your body, it doesn’t come without risk. From overworked muscles and reduced mobility to tight joints and recurring pains, injury can look and feel like many different things.
Healthy fats. Two words that appear to be totally and utterly contradictory, right?
Not all fats are created equal.
Muscle recovery is no joke. Youthful muscles may bounce back a little quicker than those that are a tad more seasoned. People of all ages and fitness levels tend to neglect muscle recovery because they perceive it to be a big lift. In reality, muscle recovery can be simple and speedy. Not sure how? Consider these 7 ways to speed up muscle recovery and get on to feeling right and ready to tackle your goals.
What Are Your Food Cravings Really Telling You? Listen, Respond, and Curb Your Cravings the Right Way
No matter how committed you are to eating clean, food cravings are something that everyone experiences. Maybe your most potent craving is pizza or a burger. What about sweets or just about anything made from potatoes? Whatever food is “prohibited” from your diet that you occasionally yearn to indulge, know that you are not alone.
Incorporating vitamins and workout supplements into your health and fitness journey can be transformational for your growth, providing you with the extra nutrients, energy, and protein that you need to take your fitness to the next level.
If you have found your New Year’s resolution falling back in line, it is time to step it up! Just because we are a month into 2021 doesn’t mean you have to wait until the next New Year to create change.
How do you prepare for your workout? Do you have a routine? Do you stretch, hydrate, or take pre-workout?
There are countless ways to maximize your gym workout.
In most grocery stores, you will find the produce section immediately upon entry. The most outer walls of the building are often dedicated to dairy products, deli, and a grab and go selection. In the middle are the endless aisles of processed foods, some of which are blatantly unhealthy and others which are marketed as “healthy products”.
While your morning cup of Joe may be your 6 a.m. energizer or a catalyst of productivity, it is important to acknowledge the effects that caffeine may have on your body. These effects will differ from person to person and are dependent on just how dependent you are on the stimulant.
From the workouts we do and the food we eat to the mindset we live in and the supplements we take, health is multifaceted. Many of us know the basics of physical exercise and diet, and can pinpoint what works best for our bodies. However, the world of supplements is a big one (and quite intimidating)!
While sharing this with your kids can positively influence their confidence, personal body-image, how they measure health, and so much more, it is a fine line. You want to stimulate movement and healthy eating behaviors for your children without setting too harsh of standards for them to meet. In other words, you want them to see the brilliant side of a balanced lifestyle.
Tune into these 4 tips and tricks to ensure you can crush the a.m. or p.m. workout that typically poses dread to your day!
As new types of protein supplements and plant-based options find their way to the shelves, it is easy to forget just how long particular protein supplements have been around. For example, whey protein is far from new. In fact, with high nutritional value and a plethora of health benefits, it is no shocker that whey protein is one of the most studied supplements in the world.
With proper balance you can get the best of both worlds — maintaining and even continuing to progress in your health and fitness while eating and drinking just like the holiday season begs you to do. Check out these ways to keep the holidays from hindering your health and fitness.
A quick google search will tell you that all you need to do is change your diet and workout a bit to make any significant changes to your health and fitness. A trainer or professional may go a bit deeper and tell you that it is more than just changing diet and exercise habits, and that you need to modify your lifestyle to make any significant and sustainable improvements to your health and fitness.
If you are a woman and have not addressed characteristics of your health and fitness journey that are heightened or exclusive to you as a woman, check out these tips and tricks to ensure that your female body is receiving adequate support as you continue to improve your health and fitness.
Now, knowing exactly what to snack on can be tricky, and there are definitely foods that you should avoid. If you are someone who eats full meals a couple of times a day, it is a good idea to be conscious of the foods that you eat intermittently to ensure you are not over consuming or putting misleading foods that are actually not so healthy in your body.
All in all, working from home can be a catalyst for bad behaviors. If this sounds like something you have fallen victim to, check out these 4 tips to ensure that your remote work culture is healthy and sustainable.
Stretching both before and after you workout can do wonders for your body. If this is not something that you have prioritized in the past, it may feel burdensome or even pointless in the beginning, however, adding just 10 – 15 extra minutes to your regimen a week to squeeze in 5 – 7 minutes of stretching pre- and post workout will be a game changer for your mind and body.
Meal Prepping. While some people feel very passionate about this activity, others are quite intimidated by it. Some have one idea of what meal prepping looks like, and others play with the diversity and creativity of the practice weekly.
Sleep is abundantly important for our physical, mental, and emotional health, but a good night’s sleep isn’t always guaranteed. While some of us can get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each and every night, others aren’t so lucky.
While many foods can serve as nutritious, well-rounded meals, kickstarting a period of eating (breakfast) with raw fruits, vegetables, and protein will give your body and mind the energy to move forward in your day!
Meal prepping is not a ‘one size fits all’. It can be adapted to fit your taste, schedule, and level of commitment that you are willing to take, while still allowing you to reap the benefits of being proactive when it comes to what you eat.
You are not alone if you cannot believe that we are already approaching September. Pure craziness. September means a lot of things- like the weather will cool down and the leaves will soon change. It also means that Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner… and the holiday season shortly after. Before we know it, we will be planning for 2021 and asking ourselves where did 2020 go?
While vegetarian and vegan eating patterns are on the rise, they do not come without their criticisms, especially when it comes to protein. Anyone who has opted out of the consumption of animal products will attest to this. The question, ‘How do you get enough protein?’ is no stranger to the vegetarian and vegan communities, but luckily, they have some really good answers.
With all things considered, reaching our original health and fitness goals for 2020 may be more daunting than we planned. Goals can always be scaled back, but who wants to do that? Sometimes you just need a boost.
It is during these unprecedented times that our home truly is our home base— where we spend nearly all of our time. Our homes have become our offices, our child care, our schools, restaurants and gyms, and balancing this is tough. Which is why it is so important to adopt a routine of sorts.
This is the time to make a full body stretch a part of your daily routine. This habit is a great one to have, and will only positively impact your body and your mind with time.
Chocolate is often used to create fabulous dishes that are not so fabulous for our health. Truth be told, raw chocolate, derived from cocoa, is not the enemy we think it is. It is only when the cocoa is processed with sugar, and sometimes milk, that it becomes the sweet treat that we feel the need to say no to. So, what if there was a way to treat your love for chocolate, ditch all of the added sugar and even get some protein in all at once?
Plain and simple, water wears many hats when it comes to keeping our bodies in check. The essential liquid regulates body temperature, improves the functions of muscles and joints and promotes cardiovascular health. Water does it all…well, most of it.
Pre-workout is a common supplement amongst active gym goers. Most of us are familiar with the energy boosting, focus enhancing product, however, not quite as familiar with what exactly gives this supplement its high status in the world of squats and sit ups.
We are all feeling the struggles of quarantine, especially when it comes to maintaining our health and fitness levels. We have worked so hard to establish new habits and maybe we were just settling into a groove before COVID-19 came into play. This is frustrating, no doubt. However, it is in times like these where we have to trust the adaptability of our bodies.
We shouldn’t wait for weight gain or an alarming doctor’s visit to seriously consider what we are eating and how often we exercise. Reaction is good but prevention is better.
If one were to complete an online search for the definition of the word ‘leverage’, they would encounter quite a mix of descriptions.
The new year is all about a fresh start. #NewYearNewMe floods social media in the beginning of January and all of the hype around setting new goals, forming new habits and practicing new lifestyles is contagious. However, the momentum tends to slow down as February moves into full swing.
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Supplements can be intimidating. Hands down. They are pitched and practiced by some of the biggest gurus in fitness, however, they do not exclusively belong to those with washboard abs and millions of followers on social media.
Athletes set goals, they achieve their goals and then they set new ones.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be elaborate for it to be nutritional and filling. In fact, a protein-packed smoothie is the easiest and most effective way to fuel your body in the morning. This way, you can kick start any day with optimal energy and excellence.