By Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA As a number of companies – small and large, start-up to industry titan – offer workplace health programs to their employees, the debate about the effectiveness of such programs continues. While there are concerns about privacy and efficacy, research continues to show that promoting healthy habits to employees … Continue reading Five Reasons Employee Wellness Is Worth the Investment
What type of training is more beneficial HIIT or strength training? High-intensity interval training is the biggest trend in the fitness industry according to the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018. It involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes followed by variable time for recovery. Basically, it’s … Continue reading Should you HIIT it or quit it?
“Diet” is one of the most overused words in the health and fitness industry. Every day the internet is telling you what the new healthy food you should be eating is and not all of it is correct. With Christmas around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare you for the best foods … Continue reading Mythbusters… Should I Really Be Eating This?
There is a constant argument among health and fitness professionals about which is more effective – strength training or cardiovascular exercise. While everyone has their answer to this age old argument, they each have their benefits and they should be done in conjunction with one another in order to achieve the maximum results. Cardio will help … Continue reading Why You Need to Sweat and Get Stronger
It is inevitable in the world that we live in today that we’re going to eat processed foods. It’s all around us. From frozen and canned foods to the Wendy’s Frosty, processed foods have taken over the American diet. Now I know it can be difficult keep your diet 100% organic, not to mention really expensive. … Continue reading Three Killer Ingredients to Avoid in Your Life
If there is one thing that I’ve learned while being in the fitness industry for the past 10 years, it’s that everyone’s perception of how to ‘exercise’ and ‘be healthy’ is always a bit incorrect. It’s completely understandable. Information is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up. Unless your are spending a … Continue reading Top 4 Exercise Myths We Need to Bust
First and foremost – what is foam rolling? Foam rolling, or self-myofascial release, applies pressure to specific areas of your body to help aid in the recovery of muscles and assists in returning them to normal function. It’s a technique massage therapists have been using for decades, just in this case the foam roll takes … Continue reading How to Foam Roll Like a Boss
If there is one thing that I wish I would convey the importance of more to my clients in addition to eating healthy, is getting a good night’s rest. Sleep is one of the most neglected components of healthy living that many people never take into consideration. We get so busy with life that we … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty or Grumpy the Dwarf?
If I have heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. One of the biggest excuses clients give me for eating poorly is “I just don’t have the time.” So I finally decided to write an article on a great solution to this time-diet conundrum. What is it you ask? The answer to this … Continue reading What the Prep is Meal Prepping?
You’re at the gym. You’re getting a little sweat going on the cardio machine, trying to stay motivated as you increase that calorie burn. You decide to eavesdrop on the trainer close by that apparently wants to make an example out of his client by having them do some outrageous plank exercise with one arm … Continue reading Here’s some ‘Core’-ection For You to Ponder On