Benefits of Pull-Ups

Do you dread or love pull ups? Regardless, it’s a great compound move that helps your arms, back, and core. Other benefits include: Functional strength: Dynamic compound moves can strengthen the relationship between your nervous and muscular systems. Improve your posture. Help relieve back pain. Constant sitting can increase the physiological load on your back. …

Health Benefits of Lemon Water

Is it hard for you to drink enough water? Spice it up by adding lemon! The Wellness Mama states lemon water has some great benefits. 🍋 Drink water first thing in the morning to help digestion. 🍋 It’s a natural flush for your body. 🍋 Lemons contain Vitamin C and potassium, so it can help …

The Verdict on Midnight Snacking

Midnight snacking… we’ve all been there. Is it really as bad as everyone makes it out to be? The Huffington Post has the answers. A study done in the journal Obesity found that volunteers in a two week experiment were hungriest at night. Along with that, most of the cravings were for fatty, sugary foods. …

Healthy Grilled Cheese Option

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese month? Thanks to a delicious recipe by Kirbie’s Cravings, we can share a healthier grilled cheese alternative- Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese! Ingredients: 1 medium head of cauliflower (raw), cut into small florets, remove stem 1 large egg 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning …

Dumbell Workouts

Focus on complex moves that target several areas of your body at once! This dumbbell routine from Health Magazine uses 3, 5, and 10 lb weights. Do up to four rounds of each move.  Deadlift to upright rows- 15 reps  Dumbbell pushup and rows- 10 reps  Side lunge and curl- 15 reps on each side …

Are You Checking Omega-6 in Food?

Omega-6 fatty acids are found in nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, and often processed foods. New studies have shown omega-6 could be good for the heart. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that compared with men in the lowest one fifth and highest fifth for blood levels of omega-6, those in the highest fifth had …

Have You Tried Nut Butter?

Are you a fan of nut butter? These can often be healthier alternatives to peanut butter. Thanks to Food & Nutrition Magazine, try making your own:  Use either a blender or food processor Mix 2 cups of unsalted nuts, ¾ teaspoon salt, and 2 to 4 teaspoons oil  To make the butters more flavorful, add …

Health Myths Debunked

We thought it would be a great idea to share a few health myths debunked by Best Life.  The best indicator of intensity level is a heart rate monitor. The finger pulse is not as accurate as an arterial pulse, so the machine reading should only be used as a guide.  Carrots give you “night …

How Much Ice Cream is Too Much Ice Cream?

Healthy ice cream is one of the latest trends, and it’s a dream come true! Does this mean you should eat the entire pint in one sitting though? Researchers reached out to several registered dietitians and this is what they had to say. 🍦Moderation is key. If you look at the nutrition label, there are …

Ice vs Heat for Workout Injury

Sadly, it is almost inevitable to avoid injury. Be prepared by knowing if heat or ice best helps your injury, thanks to an article by Cleveland Clinic. 🔥 Arthritis- Heat helps to relax tight muscles and stiff joints ❄ Strains or pulled muscles- Ice eases inflammation and numbs the pain 🔥 Strains or pulled muscles- …