Studies Have Shown…

When it comes to physical activity and health, the phrase “studies have shown” is tossed around more often than any phrase known to mankind! While studies are very helpful in many instances, in many ways they are not. Our society likes to analyze everything then analyze how we analyzed what we analyzed…you following along here? No matter what…

Quit Searching Start Creating!

We will keep it brief on this fine Friday and just say that the never-ending and annoying trend of motivational quotes coming at us on every social media stream, computer and smartphone is getting out of hand…not to mention a waste of precious time. Ever heard the saying “Words detached from experience=Nothing”…? Well, “nothing” could…

Reset for Results!

Elite athletes call it “having a bad memory,” philosophers call it “clearing the mind” but whatever you want to call it, resetting your mind, letting go of mistakes and setbacks is essential for creating lasting success in all aspects of life. When it comes to your overall health and building an active lifestyle, the act…

4 Ways to Finally Stay Physically Active

Everyone is an athlete on sunny days or when the timing is perfect for exercise or an outdoor adventure…but what about on rainy days or when you’re sleep deprived, tired from long work hours or simply don’t feel like doing a damn thing? What about when there are no friends available for a walk, run…

Sexy Tuna?

Yes…Sexy Tuna! When your goal is to clean up your eating habits, the clearest path to success is by simplifying your food intake. Instead of scanning the web for amazing recipes that replace this or that, save yourself time, money and hassle by going for the simple basics. Cooking fresh food is always recommended but…

No Time-No Excuse

In a world that is increasingly taking up more of our time, it is easy to fool yourself into believing that you don’t have enough time to exercise which is nonsense. We make the time for the things we deem important in our lives. Not having enough time is based on the myth that you…

Physical Activity Revolution?

Take a deep breath and savor this moment people because you are right in the middle of a silent revolution with regard to physical activity, health & fitness. The days of rigid programs and the so-called “best way to do things” are starting to fall victim to a more expansive and diverse mindset when it…

The Secret to Supplementation

Aside from the obvious which is to choose supplements wisely, modestly and to back things up with solid nutrition, the true secret to any successful supplementation program is actually taking them. Many people go to great lengths to choose and purchase supplements then fail to actually use them. One of the main culprits is losing…

The Weight-Loss Myth: Part 1

Millions of people view weight loss as the pot of gold at the end of the fitness rainbow yet despite the millions of pounds lost each year, there are just as many pounds gained. Something is missing. The health & fitness industry produces over 60 billion a year in revenue while our country’s level of…

First Mile is the Worst Mile

The first few minutes of a run, bike ride, hike, rowing session or weight training session can quite often be brutal. A great way to avoid “the first mile is the worst mile” period is by staying diligent with your pre-workout warm up activities. We would all like to believe that we are so awesome…

News: America’s Fittest City Results

The results are in! Compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), here is a list of America’s fittest cities: http://bit.ly/12iFMGg Minneapolis-St. Paul continues to dominate despite having brutal winters. That city simply gets it done, congrats to them! No matter where you live or what these results yield, take it upon yourself to get…

From the Editor: Branch Out and Blossom

The various types of exercise and training formats that are available these days are both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because having options opens up the world and allows people to experience different activities, sports and the specific techniques that come along with them. A curse because for many people, having so many…