Did You Know Placing An Ice Cube On The Back Of Your Neck

Did You Know Placing An Ice Cube On The Back Of Your Neck

  Sit down. You might laugh it off as you start reading this, as one of those silly hacks you find on the Internet. But as you read further, you’ll find the many positive effects of following this simple hack – which is place an ice on the nape of your neck, where the skull meets your neck.   Applying ice on that exact pressure point rejuvenates you and the body in the following ways: 1. Improves your quality of…

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Healthy Weight Loss and Dieting Tips

Healthy Weight Loss and Dieting Tips

healthy weight loss Successfully managing your weight comes down to a simple equation: If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. And if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight. Sounds easy, right? Then why is losing weight so hard? Well for one, weight loss isn’t a linear event over time. When you cut calories, you may drop a pound or so each week for the first few weeks, for example, and then something changes….

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Load Up on Carbohydrates

Load Up on Carbohydrates

Nutrition Tips for Athletes Carbs are an athlete’s main fuel. Your body changes them to glucose, a form of sugar, and stores it in your muscles as glycogen. When you exercise, your body changes glycogen into energy. If you exercise for under 90 minutes, you have enough glycogen in your muscles, even for high-intensity activities. But if your workout is longer than that, use these strategies. “Carbohydrate loading for 3 or 4 days before an event can help top up…

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Healthy Vegan

Healthy Vegan

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread   First of all, a big THANK YOU is in order. It was not easy sharing with y’all what I’ve been going through in my absence. As you might imagine I had a hard time pressing the “publish” button. I knew by doing so I was exposing myself and without offering much detail it was up to you, my reader, to draw your own opinions.  Your response made it all worth it. Over the next couple of days I received your…

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nutrition advice?

nutrition advice?

Can personal trainers give nutrition advice? It’s a hot debate: Can trainers, coaches, and other non-RD professionals give nutrition advice to their clients? You’ll be surprised (and relieved) to hear: Yes, to a degree. Here’s exactly what you’re allowed to say (and why it’s important to say it). One great way is to learn more about nutrition so you can confidently help clients improve this important area of their lives. Health and fitness professionals desperately want to help clients eat, move,…

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The Precision Nutrition Level

The Precision Nutrition Level

At its basic level, the PN Level 2 Certification Master Class is a hands-on, practice-based, mentored program that covers both the art and the science of nutrition coaching at the elite level. That means: We’ve reviewed thousands of academic and clinical studies. We’ve worked with (and learned from) close to 50,000 clients. We’ve trained and mentored thousands of students. And we’ve collaborated with experts in a variety of fields from psychology to business strategy. We’ve designed this intensive, year-long program to…

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This Yoga-Inspired Workout Makes Women Feel Sweaty

This Yoga-Inspired Workout Makes Women Feel Sweaty

This Yoga-Inspired Workout Makes Women Feel Sweaty Growing up, she trained as a gymnast and a competitive skier until she was sidelined by a knee injury, which led her to start teaching yoga. But she found yoga’s movements were too “linear” to make a woman’s body move the way it should. (This is actually pretty plausible: While today’s yoga classes are often dominated by ladies, yoga evolved as a dudes-only practice — specifically as a way for male monks to…

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Fitness Gains

Fitness Gains

The Ultimate Staircase Workout for Serious Fitness Gains Running up stairs brings even more benefits. Because the body is constantly being lifted upward with each step, it engages more leg muscles than running and improves vertical jump. Plus, according to Greatist Expert and strength trainer Jordan Syatt, running upstairs is easier on the joints than regular sprints while being better at improving athletes’ range of motion.  But the best thing about staircase workouts? They can be done on any staircase…

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Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout

Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout

The 10-Minute, Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout Jumping rope can burn as many calories as running (and build some killer muscles), but perhaps the biggest benefit of double dutch is improving agility. That’s why so many martial artists, boxers, and tennis players incorporate rope jumping into their training. Plus, a jump rope is the ideal size for travel (or a tiny apartment or dorm room). New to rope jumping? Keep these basic rules in mind: 1. Keep your elbows close to…

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Got a Good Workout

Got a Good Workout

How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout. Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme sweat and soreness. But that thinking is flawed. 1. Your heart rate says so. This one’s probably the most objective way to measure how good your cardio workout is. “A good workout—by most definitions—involves a heart rate of three-fourths the maximal heart rate, sustained for…

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