7 Novel Ways to Exercise During the Winter

- - Fitness

Fight away those winter blues by taking advantage of the frigid winter weather. Get outdoors or head to a local ice rink to get active for the day. You don’t have to go solo. Many winter sports are activities that the entire family or group of friends can participate. These...


Grain-Free Almond Biscotti

- - Recipes

The end of the year is sneaking up quickly on us, and the holiday season is squeezing itself in. As I start reflecting on the past year and look forward to the one that’s just round the corner, I think about so many of my favorite holiday snacks. When I was...


Stand Up For Your Health

- - Fitness

Breaking news! In case you haven’t heard, sitting is the new smoking. People who sit for the majority of the day have just about as high of a risk of heart attack as those who smoke. Wow. And these days, almost everyone (unfortunately) has a sedentary lifestyle. Even if you...


Stir-fried Egg Vegetable Noodles

- - Recipes

What is comfort food for you, where you come from? Perhaps it’s a large bowl of your grandmother’s pasta bolognaise, or rice pudding, or chicken drumsticks. Or maybe it is fish curry over fresh white rice, or chicken satay accompanied with spicy peanut sauce, or pork schnitzel with fries. Wherever you...


How to Build a Stronger Body in Two Weeks

- - Strength Training

What does The Hulk, Thing and Superman have in common? If you guessed “strength” then you are absolutely correct! These guys are able to pick up 3 ton cars and throw them at their assailants as if they were tossing a goose down pillow on a Serta mattress. Wouldn’t it be...


Staying Healthy During the Holidays

- - Fitness

The holiday season can result in a love/hate relationship with your health and fitness routine. You want to enjoy the holiday meals and time spent with family without sacrificing the hard work you’ve been doing in the gym this year. Instead of using the holidays as an excuse to...


Christmas Gift Guide for Fitness Fantatics

- - Lifestyle

With the Christmas season right around the corner it’s time to start buying gifts. Not sure what to get the fitness junkies in your life? Maybe you’re more of a gift card person. Here is a Christmas gift guide with a range of suggestions for the active people, or fitness...


Grain-Free Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

- - Recipes

If you were to think back on your childhood, and had to name a snack or sweet treat that took you straight down memory lane, what would that be? For me, there are various contenders in this competition, but one treat that would always stand out in my mind will...


Not All Calories Are Created Equal

- - Weight Loss

As we approach the holidays, it’s about time for some serious calorie consumption. On average, Americans consume about 4500 calories on Thanksgiving alone. Most of us only require about 1600-2100 calories on any given day, so that is quite a bit extra! This shocking number does bring to mind some...


Knee Pain? It Could be One of These Four Things.

- - Fitness

Most of us have been there: you’re powering through a workout or doing something as ordinary as walking up the stairs and...ouch. Your knee twinges, pops, twists, or any other abnormal, unwelcomed feeling. The knees are fragile joints that do a lot for us on a daily basis. We use...


Pomegranate Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding

- - Recipes

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve found great comfort in puddings. I’m assuming that there are few people who don’t, but perhaps I’m wrong. Whether it be rice pudding or bread pudding or some other kind of pudding, just the mere thought of pudding gives me great solace....


Home Workouts Anyone Can Do

- - Fitness

Belonging to a gym is great, you get the motivation from other gym goers and the camaraderie. But getting to the gym is easier said than done for most. By the time you get off work and take care of the family what do you have left for the gym? Before...


Improve Your Relationships With Fitness

- - Mind

Some people think and actually feel that working out is ONLY about getting a hot body and looking good. Sorry my friend, getting your fitness game up can solve other problems too. Fitness is linked to improving all sorts of things like health (obviously) career and body image. Living a...


Beef & Bell Pepper Skewers

- - Recipes

Ever since I discovered the wonders of cooking – and learned how to maneuver around the kitchen without feeling lost – I always try to eat home-cooked food whenever possible. Don’t get me wrong. I love eating at posh restaurants and trying new cuisines that I don’t have in my repertoire,...


Why Sleep is Important for Muscle Recovery

- - Strength Training

Whether you agree with it or not, everyone needs to build muscle and gain strength. Not everyone has to do an iron pumping bodybuilder workout to gain Hulk like muscles. You just want to build muscle and strength and maintain it, especially as when you get older you start to...


10 Post-Workout Snack Must Haves

- - Nutrition

How many times have you left the gym after a hard core workout and then realized you were uber hungry? Too many times. To make this situation worse, there are fast food restaurants within walking distance of just about every gym. You have to work hard to not succumb to...