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UNPROCESS YOUR DIET

  Why do we all continue to eat processed foods, even though we know they are unhealthy? A couple reasons. One being when you eat processed foods, you crave even MORE processed foods. And honestly, it’s engineered that way. They want you to buy more! There is NO reason to add sugar to a hamburger …

THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION IN BODY MOVEMENT

Are you properly fueling your fitness? Optimal nutrition and hydration is paramount when it comes to exercise performance, and it goes way beyond your basic protein smoothie. Without adequate nutrients, the body isn’t able to perform at its best – this could mean less stamina and endurance, or even complications like dehydration and muscle wasting. While …

WHO SAID YOU HAVE TO SIT STILL TO MEDITATE?

Does the thought of sitting in meditation make you feel jumpy? You are not alone! Don’t discount a meditative practice though- there are countless ways to meditate in motion, and attain the numerous benefits associated with meditation, such as improved focus, productivity or performance, clarity, stress-reduction, and relaxation. Here’s a four-step process to moving in …

WHY BODIES ARE MADE TO MOVE

Our bodies evolved over millions of years to enable us to stand upright, and to move more efficiently. For generations, our environments demanded physical activity in order for us to prosper. While the majority of the inventions over the last 50+ years have made our lives easier and seemingly more productive, they have also caused …

5 WORKOUT MYTHS TO LET GO OF

MYTH #1: Cardio training is the best way to lose weight. This is a major myth: It is true that losing weight relies on expending energy, but an important component of weight loss is the neuroendocrine system which regulates hormones in our body. Hormones are chemicals that control cellular actions. Too much cardiorespiratory exercise can …

BALANCING HEALTHY EATING x HECTIC LIFESTYLE

The start of the year is always a busy time, and it can quickly get hard to stick to your healthy eating goals for the year. Here are a few tips from The Sweat Life to help you stay on track:   1. NO EXCUSES: Make healthy eating/exercise a priority It is so much easier to …

HOW TO CHOOSE THE “BEST WORKOUT” FOR YOU

A question I get asked all the time is “What is the best workout?” My response is always the same, “The best workout you can do, is the one you WILL do.” You are much more likely to do something if you enjoy doing it. You will find dozens of articles that tell you, “studies …

THE VIDA WELL’S 4 DAY RESET

DAY 1: INTERMITTENT FASTING Terrified of fasting? Don’t be! Intermittent fasting is a valuable tool that allows you to give your body a rest, a much-needed one after all the holiday treats.  The concept behind intermittent fasting is a cycle with periods of eating and fasting, and there are countless scientific research studies that prove its powerful …

8 SQUATS TO BUILD YOUR BOOTY

Were you genetically cursed with a flat booty? Do you have a booty, but you just want to tighten it up, lift it and make it fuller and rounder? This article is for you! Squats are your best friend when it comes to building a firmer, bigger booty. Before we get into my 8 favorite …

12 DAYS OF GIVING GIVES BACK

We are so proud to partner with our Designer Protein community to serve our local food bank! Thanks to everyone’s participation in the 12 Days of Giving, we were able to donate over 1,000 meals to the San Diego Food Bank this holiday season.  The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest …

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