Fitness Articles

April 1, 2021

Sleep and Muscle Growth: Everything You Should Know

Sleep and Muscle Growth: Everything You Should Know In the internationally bestselling book Sleep Smarter, Shawn Stevenson explains that being awake is catabolic (breaks you down), and being asleep is anabolic (builds you up). Sleep is an elevated anabolic state, optimizing the skeletal, immune, and muscle systems’ rejuvenation and growth. Sleep balances your hormones, boosts your metabolism, keeps your immune […]
April 1, 2021

Flexibility Vs. Mobility: The Difference You Need To Know

Flexibility and mobility are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference that is important for your growth and performance. People have used the terms flexibility and mobility interchangeably for years, but given that these two are very different, a push to change the rhetoric and separate these two has begun. We all know it is important to stretch. […]
March 1, 2021

The Difference Between Strength and Power for Workouts

Stop using these words interchangeably to describe your toughest training. Here’s what you need to know. This is Your Quick Training Tip, a chance to learn how to work smarter in just a few moments so you can get right to your workout. When you get right down to it, building strength is simple: lift something heavy, lower it, repeat. […]
February 2, 2021

5 Exercises You May Be Doing Incorrectly and How to Fix Them

When it comes to resistance training, you can never be too diligent about proper form. From preventing injury to effectively targeting the working muscles, lifting correctly is the most important part of weight training. And whether you’re a newbie to the weight room or you’re a seasoned gym rat, we could all use a bit of brushing up on our […]
February 2, 2021

Protect Your Heart with These 5 Foods

IT’S EASY TO TAKE OUR HEARTS FOR GRANTED. They work hard for us 24/7, and sure, they may lodge the odd complaint when we put them through a gruelling HIIT workout or test them on a flight of stairs, but for the most part, we don’t even have to think about them. But we should, according to the American Heart […]
January 1, 2021

Take One Positive Action Toward Better Health

Take One Positive Action Toward Better Health Starting January 1 with Life Time’s Commitment Day 9th annual New Year’s campaign supports company’s commitment to serve the health of all communities CHANHASSEN, Minn., Dec. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Millions of Americans set lofty resolutions and fitness goals to kick off 2020…which were promptly kicked to the curb when the COVID-19 pandemic […]
December 1, 2020

How to Start Exercising and Stick to It

How to Start Exercising and Stick to It Making exercise an enjoyable part of your everyday life may be easier than you think. These tips can show you how. Overcoming obstacles to exercising If you’re having trouble beginning an exercise plan or following through, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle getting out of the sedentary rut, despite our best […]
November 2, 2020

How to Increase Motivation

Sometimes working out is the last thing you want to do, especially in winter. When motivation wanes, use these tactics to get moving. Tweak your training When you’re not in the mood to work out, doing your usual training session or running your normal route can all seem unbearably tedious. To overcome monotony, make sure you regularly switch up your […]
September 11, 2020

How to Heal Common Health Ailments With Food

How to Heal Common Health Ailments With Food It’s easy to turn to the medicine cabinet when you’ve got a migraine or stomachache. And while popping a pill is usually the fastest way to treat common health ailments, making some tweaks to what you put on your plate may be a better way to heal your body in the long […]
September 11, 2020

6 Reasons to Work Out With a Partner

6 Reasons to Work Out With a Partner 1. You’ll be more motivated Don’t feel like working out after work? It’s one thing to cancel plans with yourself—it’s another to cancel on a friend who’s counting on you. “No one wants to be Debbie Downer by bailing and letting down a friend,” says Steve Stonehouse, personal training manager at Crunch […]
September 4, 2020

Health Clubs Are Not Spreading COVID-19, Study Finds

HEALTH CLUBS ARE NOT SPREADING COVID-19, STUDY FINDS… Of more than 49.4 million health club visits over three months, 0.0023 percent tested positive for COVID-19, which is more than 500 times less than the current estimated U.S. national average, according to a study by MXM, a technology and knowledge transfer company specializing in member tracking within the fitness industry. The […]
July 6, 2020

Summertime Fitness Tips: Optimize Your Warm Weather Workout Routine

BY:  MaxLiving Fitness Tips For Staying in Shape During The Summer Move More, Period Make Fitness Fun: A Workout Guide for Beginners Quick Workouts for Your Busiest Days Be Safe During Your Summer Workout Optimizing Fitness in Warm Weather Who wants to workout in a stuffy crowded gym on a sunny summer day? After all, you have ample opportunity to […]
April 1, 2020

The Healthiest Way to Sweat Out a Pandemic

BY:  MARINA KOREN After Spain announced a nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak on Saturday, a man in Seville put on workout clothes, climbed to a rooftop in his apartment complex, and started doing jumping jacks and squats. All around him, people watched from their balconies and followed along as he encouraged them to keep moving. The government had ordered […]
March 1, 2020

A Trainer Explains Why You Don’t Have to Walk at an Incline to Burn Fat (Whew!)

BY:  Kacie Main If you’re looking to burn fat, there’s no need to lace up your walking shoes and head out into the elements. The treadmill can be just as effective of a workout, though you’ll need to know how to adjust the incline and speed to get the most from the time you put in.  Getty / Sorapop Udomsri / EyeEm A […]
February 1, 2020

How ‘Muscle Confusion’ Might Help Your Workouts

By: Gretchen Reynolds Here are a few questions to consider as you plan your 2020 exercise routines: Are your muscles confused? Should they be? And just how do we confuse our muscles, anyway? These concerns are at the heart of a timely new study of what happens when we add variety to our gym workouts and, in the process, “confuse” […]
December 28, 2019

What if Elvis Presley was King of the gym?

BY: Helen Rae EVERYONE knows Elvis Presley had a tendency to overeat and not look after his health and wellbeing. The King definitely hadn’t been keeping in shape in his later years, and a little too much junk food made those satin jumpsuits seem rather on the small side. But if he had changed his lifestyle to one of exercise […]
December 1, 2019

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

By:  Lawrence Robinson, Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., and Melinda Smith, M.A. You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it’s also effective in dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and more? What are the mental health benefits of exercise? Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health […]
November 1, 2019

Type 2 Diabetes: The Fitness You Need

Written by Dale Kiefer Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable. Preventing and even reversing the onset of diabetes is entirely possible, but it takes commitment. Taking charge of your health involves a two-pronged approach: diet and exercise. Both are crucial for long-term success and optimal health. Diet and exercise Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy […]
October 1, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

  By:  SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, FACS; Chief Medical Officer, Medicaid, Louisiana Department of Health AND Carolyne LeBlanc, RN; Clinical Policy Nurse, Medicaid, Louisiana Department of Health Hearing the words from your doctor “You have breast cancer” is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get […]
July 19, 2019

Weight Loss Tips for Moms During Back to School Season

By: Laura Marschel So the title of this article says weight loss tips for moms but I hope it’s obvious that these tips could be useful for anyone. It just so happens that I am a mom and my kids just went back to school. In fact, I believe that back to school is the perfect season for everyone to […]