When you need a physical boost, especially after an intense round of exercise, try eating some protein. As a building block for our muscles, eyes, teeth, skin, blood, nerves, lungs, brain, hair and nails, protein is a crucial element for strong, healthy bodies. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett reminds us that eating protein after a workout helps your muscles re-energize faster, too.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, dreams come true, and phytochemicals bring about good health. That’s right! A rainbow doesn’t just lead to a pot of gold. If you eat foods according to the colors of the rainbow, it may lead to better health.
Why do most of us feel happy when the sun is shining? While it’s warming our bodies and allowing flowers to bloom, the sun’s rays are also providing healthy doses of Vitamin D, a nutrient that studies have shown helps elevate our mood.
Parties, food and more parties: The holiday season is filled with family, friends, fun and high-calorie delectable delights that we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. At this time of year it is more important than ever to stay true to our fitness goals so we continue to feel great and look fabulous into the new year.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, designated in 1983 by the President’s Council on Fitness to promote healthy lifestyles among all Americans and improve our quality of life.
Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get serious about toning our torsos so we can feel carefree all summer long. Strengthening our abdominal muscles is important for our overall health and well-being. Abs support our entire body by giving us core strength, supporting our backs and helping us keep our balance, especially as we get older.
You’ve just concluded your work day and want to exercise before dinner. But you’re a little hungry. Should you eat before exercising or wait until afterward?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know how effective your workouts are and how to get more out of them? With a heart rate monitor – a small device worn like wristwatches – you can learn if you can safely step up your program a notch or if you are working out too intensely to achieve the results you want. It’s all about working out smarter, not harder.
Your entire body changes when you’re pregnant. But one thing that doesn’t have to change is your commitment to staying fit.
Getting in shape with a friend is fun and makes it easier to achieve your goals. So how about exercising with your significant other? In February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, give it a try.