How Much Protein You Need

Every cell contains protein, so it’s essential to get the correct amount for your body! The recommended dietary allowance starts at 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight for sedentary people. For most, these guidelines are too low, and studies actually say athletes should have double of what sedentary people consume. You also may need …

Risk of Working Long Hours

A new study shows that women, but not men, who work long hours have an increased risk of diabetes. Compared to women that worked 35 to 40 hours a week, those who worked 45 hours or more had a 51% increased risk. Read about it: https://nyti.ms/2urd73m

Healthiest States

The percentage of people who get enough exercise varies by state. Which category does yours fall in? Lower than the national average: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia Above the national average: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, …

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 …

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- …

Symptoms of a Stroke

Did you know that more than 100,000 women under the age of 65 will have a stroke each year? According to the American Heart Association, these are some symptoms to look out for:  Feeling weak or numb on one side of your body Drooping on one side of the face Difficulty reading or understanding speech …

5 Ways to Better Take Care of Yourself

With a busy schedule, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself. Self-care is important for your physical and mental health. Follow these five ways from the Huffington Post to incorporate self-care into your daily routine. Soak in the fresh air and sunshine. Researchers say that even five minutes of “green exercise” …

Is Music Helping You Workout?

Do you like to blast music as you workout? You’re not alone! Researchers at Texas Tech University say upbeat music can increase tolerance for intense exercise. In the study, 127 participants took a cardiac stress test. Half listened to Latin-inspired, upbeat music while the other half walked in silence. It was discovered that those who …

How to Keep a Positive Mindset

We all have those days where we feel overwhelmed or stressed out. It’s completely normal, however too much negative emotions could lead to disrupted sleep, high blood pressure, or an upset stomach. Fit Day has some great tips on how to practice having a positive mindset. Stop complaining! We all need to vent at times, …

Prevent Eye Irritation from Sweat

Dripping in sweat is a sign of a great workout. However, has your sweat ever caused your eyes to burn? Men’s Health Magazine found the reason- hydration. Sweat is composed of water, salt, and other minerals, and the salt content can cause eye irritation. When you’re more hydrated, salt concentration is lower and should mean …