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Heart Health: The Do’s & Don’ts

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in adults?  Most of us are shocked when we hear that.  It has been stated many times that America is increasingly becoming a sick nation. In fact, heart disease is caused by lifestyle habits, and can be prevented by diet and exercise.  In …

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

 45% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, and every year, the top resolution is to get fit and lose weight.  As most of us know from experience, making the resolution is easy.  It’s sticking to it that’s the tricky part, in fact, less than 10% manage it.  So what can we do to increase …

MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE WISH AT A TIME

We’re all about health, and helping to make a positive difference. During the holidays, we’re supporting the Make-A-Wish® Foundation to help grant kids’ wishes. Throughout December, we’re donating 10% of our website sales to Make-A-Wish® to provide children with renewed strength, bringing families closer together and helping to unite communities. Visit the Make-A-Wish® website to learn about the inspiring work the …

ROCK YOUR MO FOR MOVEMBER!

During the month of November, we’re rocking our mo’s to help change the face of men’s health through the power of our movement, the Movember Movement. We’re on a mission to take an extra hour a week to get moving, be physically active and rock out our mo’s doing it! For every hour of activity …

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

It’s a shocking statistic that of the 3,710,295,643* women in the world, one in eight** will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. While breast cancer primarily impacts women, incidence among men is not uncommon. It’s a disease that touches the lives of many of those we love, including friends and family members of …

WEEK 4- ATHLETE’S PLATE

Sports nutrition for the everyday athlete centers around general healthy eating using the athlete’s plate. Athletes should treat each meal as an opportunity to help them reach their goals. One day at a time, one plate at a time. The Athlete’s Plate consists of ½ fruits and veggies, ¼ protein, ¼ high quality carbohydrates. We …

WEEK 3- PROTEIN TO REBUILD

We athletes use protein to rebuild and repair muscle after workouts. When we workout we make microscopic tears in our muscle fibers. Protein is made up of amino acids that are are used to fill those gaps in the fibers, building new proteins into the muscle fibers, strengthening them. This amazing macronutrient allows us to …

WEEK 2- ELECTROLYTES TO HYDRATE

Being properly hydrated is the easiest way to improve performance and how you feel today! Drinking enough water and getting enough electrolytes can keep you sharp and focused through a long day. Being optimally hydrated will help you in a number of ways. It helps you regulate body heat, improves your ability to recover from …

WEEK 1- CARBS TO FUEL

Carbohydrates are our main source of fuel for muscle and brain during intense exercise. They also spare muscles from being broken down to be used for energy. Studies have shown that we perform better in athletic events when properly fueling with enough carbs. If we don’t get enough, we can feel sluggish and hit a …

ATHLETE INSIDE- WEEK 4

Week 4: Finish off Strong! Going into this final week, it’s time to see what our bodies can do and put everything we’ve learned over the past few weeks together! Circuits will get a little longer and a little harder. Try to really push yourself this last week! Make every rep count!   The final …

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