How To Get Motivated to Work Out and Eat Healthy
Feb16

How To Get Motivated to Work Out and Eat Healthy

It happens even to the best of us. You decide one day while binge eating junk food that your unhealthy eating behaviours must stop. You make a plan to eat only vegetables and fruit, and on top of that, work out every day. This plan lasts for a maximum of one week before you slip back into your old, unhealthy habits. Once again, eating junk food on a daily basis is a norm, and the extent of your daily exercise is walking up the stairs....

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12 Powerful Full-Body Stretches To Diminish Body Pain and Increase Circulation
Feb16

12 Powerful Full-Body Stretches To Diminish Body Pain and Increase Circulation

Did you know that stretching and increasing range of motion of all body parts is just as important as strength and cardio work? Not only does stretching reduce your risk of injury, but it helps improve flexibility and reduces aches and pains that manifest from tight, stagnant muscles. Incorporating some full-body stretches into your fitness routine will alleviate undue strain on neighbouring tendons and joints, and will allow us to...

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What Is the Mediterranean Diet Anyway?
Feb13

What Is the Mediterranean Diet Anyway?

Everyone’s talking about this top-ranked diet—but how do you define the eating style of an entire region? The Mediterranean diet has been ranked the “best diet” for the past several years by U.S. News & World Report. With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and red wine (yes, wine!), it’s no wonder the Mediterranean diet is a favorite among nutritionists and health care professionals. If...

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How to Get In Cardio When You Can’t Run
Feb13

How to Get In Cardio When You Can’t Run

Runners are a special kind of people—they thrive on pushing their limits, and are (in)famous for never, ever settling. They hit the pavement seeking a “runner’s high” and are known for putting their sport before all else. If it sounds to you like I’m describing an addict, you’re not necessarily wrong. A runner will tell you firsthand: When running is what you do, other types of training just can’t...

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Is Vegan Muscle Building Possible? 5 Tips for Beginners and Athletes
Feb12

Is Vegan Muscle Building Possible? 5 Tips for Beginners and Athletes

Out of all the misconceptions surrounding plant-based diets, the notion that vegans are skinny and couldn’t possibly build any muscle because of their “lack of protein” is amongst the most common ones. Especially those who are already into fitness fear giving up animal products because it could mean losing their gains. But is vegan muscle building and sustaining really that impossible or tough? At the end of the day, you could build...

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The Benefits Of Plyometric Exercises
Feb10

The Benefits Of Plyometric Exercises

Plyometrics are great for cardio, toning and fat loss here, we take a look at how the humble plyometric box can be a killer workout session. “The plyo box has been popular among athletes and hard-core fitness enthusiasts for a while now, but has become more mainstream since the introduction of CrossFit,” says elite trainer of over 15 years Matthew Strickland. “They are great for cardio-based and high-intensity training, but can also...

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