There is a lot of confusion surrounding “superfoods”. Ask a scientist and they will say there is no such thing, but ask a health or nutrition professional and they will offer you a long list. The scientists might be right in so far as there are no set criteria (at the moment) for determining what is and what is not a superfood – making it more of a marketing term than a scientific grouping. What they all agree on is that some foods are more nutritionally dense than others and pack more of a punch when it comes to the vitamins and minerals they contain. They also agree that consuming foods that are packed with nutrients is certainly a good idea and better for you than strictly consuming those “Miracle” foods that promote unhealthy weight loss only. Check out these 12 superfoods that you can add to your meal and…
You’ve worked hard for a long time. You’ve built a life and a career for yourself. Now that you’re over 40 you should slow down and take it easy. Your strength training days are over, right? Well, it’s true that your body needs to rest to recover, but that doesn’t mean you should live the rest of your life as a couch potato. The World Health Organization recently estimated that inactivity is responsible for around 5.5 percent of deaths.
For once, you can sleep on the job! In fact, it’s part of putting in the work toward your success! Sleep matters when it comes to reducing body fat and hitting your health and wellness goals, just as much as getting your hours in at the gym. In fact, a study that followed nearly 70,000 women for 16 years showed that those sleeping less than 5.5 hrs per night weighed more than those sleeping 7 to 8 hrs per night!
There’s a lot to love about summer —the hot weather, the extra time outside, and THE FOOD! Summer is the best because our favourite fruits and vegetables come back into season making them cheap and accessible! There’s no better time than the summer to increase your fruit and veggie intake! Check out these 5 Summer salads that both taste amazing and are amazing for you!
Have you ever walked into a gym and knew right away it wasn’t for you? Why was that? Was it the look? The people? The price tag at the end of that contract? There are many factors that go into finding a gym that’s a good fit for you. We understand that finding the motivation within yourself can be difficult sometimes, so when there is an external demotivator it can be game over. Ultimately, different people will have different needs, but there are some things to consider when choosing the right gym for YOU. The Look Sometimes gyms will look nice, shiny, and new on the outside, but may not provide you with the safest space. With big gyms, they will tour you around the gleaning facility with colorful and attractive equipment. This kind of place is great if you’re interested in taking gym selfies—what a great background! But, it’s…
Are you getting tired of your indoor home workouts? Staring into your unfinished basement while you body-weight squat isn’t exactly inspiring. In the winter months, you gotta do whatcha gotta do—BUT things are heating up outside! This means our garage doors are open, the sun is shining in and… It’s time to move some of your workouts outdoors!
The Importance Of Being Healthy and Active For Dads Over 40 As a dad, everything you do is for your kids. Every day you work to make sure that you are giving your children the best life possible. Whether that means pulling extra hours at work or getting up early to take them to practice. You’re there for them. You provide. You take care of them. But what about you, Dad? Are you taking care of yourself?
Starting an exercise program can be exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking and feel a little scary. One wrong move and you could end up hurting yourself! You don’t want to lose all the time and money you’ve invested in getting started, not to mention the courage you’ve built up to get going again! In this post, you’ll learn 7 steps to start any exercise program that will keep you safe and help you reach the results you want.
As you get older, you will experience some changes in your body. You may notice you get tired more easily or you may have difficulties sleeping. You may need reading glasses or even become more sensitive to certain foods you once enjoyed. Your body is constantly evolving and working to support you through your current stage of life. Sometimes it can feel like we’re a slave to our body’s reactions, but there are ways we can take control again and get to know ourselves again. Here are a few physical and mental changes you need to make when you’re working out in your 50’s and beyond.
Back in your 20’s and 30’s you may have been able to bust out workouts with max reps and be totally fine the next day. Maybe you could even max out for multiple days in a row with no fatigue. But now, in your 40’s, you may find recovery from a workout feels a bit different. You may find that pushing yourself to the limits can put yourself on your butt for a few days if you don’t take care of yourself post-workout. You work out to take care of your body, but that shouldn’t stop once you leave the gym. Here are 5 tips to recovering better after your workout, so you can be your best self when you hit the weights again.