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 …

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, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bouncing Back After Cheat Days

Do you enjoy cheat days (or cheat weekends)? We know we do! For some, it can be hard to bounce back mentally afterwards, so @bodybuildingcom provided 3 ways to do so. 1. Hit the “reset button.” Drink water to help flush out your body, boost your energy, and help clear your mind. 2. Get back …

Tips for Gaining Muscle & Weight Loss

Depending on what fitness results you want to see, you may have to watch what you eat. We provided you with a guide on what to eat if you are looking to gain muscle, maintain your current physique, or for fat loss. Gain muscle: Eat protein and carbs To maintain: Eat protein and fats Fat …

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 …

Apple Clock – Bedtime

The Bedtime feature of the Apple Clock app is a fantastic way to help control your sleep schedule.  Setting and maintaining a consistent sleep schedule can be just as important to your health and daily productivity as getting enough sleep.  The Apple Clock – Bedtime helps you maintain a schedule by setting a bedtime reminder and a …