Therapeutic Benefits of Mint

Contributed by: Carol Kline Mint is a great herb to add to any healthy dish for added flavor and nutrients. Mint is also used to treat and manage a variety of other health issues and by simply adding some mint to your meals or beverages you can help: Relaxes muscles Fight stress Treats skin issues …

Burning Calories. Everyday!

Contributed by: Amanda Albiar, B.A., NCSF-CPT Burning Calories. Everyday! Fall weather might mean packing on the pounds for some, but don’t let that be you. Just because you wear heavier clothes and put on more layers, doesn’t mean you need to skip a workout or eat a huge meal. Did you know that by simply …

Bounce Back

Contributed by: Michael Devon, B.A., NASM-CPT Bounce Back Ahh… another Monday, coming too soon once again. For some of you, this weekend may have been one that you treated yourself a little too much, maybe you had more than one helping of dessert or slept in instead of going to the gym. It’s important not …

Holistic Living

Contributed by: Dustin Gonzalez, M.S., NASM-CPT The concept of holistic living is not a new one, yet many people are still unclear about its meaning. Often misused as ‘holistic healing’, a holistic lifestyle goes beyond the approach of just healing the body, mind and spirit naturally. Holistic healing consists of all the modalities of healing, …

Go Nuts for Almonds!

Contributed by: Ciara Floyd, M.S., NSCF-CPT, NSCA-CSCS Almonds have long been considered a healthy food choice. Previous research has shown almonds to be significant in weight loss, appetite control, and managing blood pressure. But recent research has found that it can aid in lowering LDL, “Bad” cholesterol, and raising HDL, “Good” cholesterol. A high proportion …

The Dangers of Using Plastic Containers

Contributed by: Carol Kline What’s wrong with using plastic containers? They’re inexpensive, convenient, and virtually unbreakable. However, plastic containers, plastic wrap, etc. are made using different chemicals. The chemicals are transferred into your stored food, making it dangerous to your health, especially when heated. As this plastic is exposed to heat, stress, or as it …

How to “Back To School” the Healthy Way

Contributed by: Michael Devon, B.A., NASM-CPT Back to school can be a trying time for any parent juggling their work schedule with their kid’s school schedule, after school care, and sports practice. Luckily, there is still a way to carry on a healthy lifestyle. First, you will have to plan, and then re-work your plan …

When the Leaves Drop, It’s Time to Drop Weight- Use Fall to Get in Your Best Shape

Contributed by: Amanda Albiar, B.A., NCSF-CPT September is the new “New Year” as far as weight loss potential. Think about it, your weight loss might have slowed, or even stopped, over the summer with the season’s social expectations— festivals, BBQs, weddings, vacations, and summer beverages. The fall season also comes with a few perks that …

Natural Baking Soda Home Remedies

Contributed by: Carol Kline Did you know that there are numerous benefits to using baking soda? Baking soda is a must have ingredient for natural homemade remedies, it’s also inexpensive and readily available at the grocery store. Here are just a handful of uses that you may not have known about: • Did you know …

You Want Your Gut: Here’s Why!

Contributed by Dustin Gonzalez, M.S., NASM-CPT Despite how widely available artificial sweeteners are and the overwhelming number of products they’re found in, the unintended consequences can be downright frightening and more likely to lead to a lack of success than the “sweet” benefits that savvy marketers may lead you to believe. Gut-Wrenching Side Effects You …

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