Which Cooking Oil Should You Be Using?

With so many different types of oils available, it’s confusing to know which cooking oil is the “healthiest.” I understand your confusion, and you aren’t the only one baffled. I’ll be [...]

The Hormone to Blame for Your Nightly Snack and Chill Habit

Other posts on this blog have broken down what your “metabolism” actually is, as well as how hormones are responsible for regulating your body’s systems. In this post, I’m going to discuss how [...]

Some People Can Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time — You’re Not One of Them.

We all think we can build muscle and lose fat at the same time. After all, that’s the fastest route to our fitness goals.   But we can’t. Unless:    It’s for a short period.   We’ve been [...]

To Drink or Not to Drink: How Alcohol Affects Your Fitness

We all know alcohol is high in calories, and when drinking excessively it can be hard to keep up with your fitness goals. But this is not the only factor to consider. To truly understand how [...]

The Top 10 Biggest Myths in Fitness

Some fight the urge to hit snooze for an early morning run. Others stop on the way home from work to weight train when they’d rather just watch Netflix. We all want to look and feel our best, and [...]

Why Everything You Think About Carbohydrates Is Wrong

I know you’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating (and bold formatting).   There is no such thing as a good or a bad food. Sure, you probably shouldn’t eat a tray full of brownies, but food [...]

Tendonitis or Tendinosis? What Is the Difference and Why It Matters for Your Recovery

Tendonitis: “inflammation or irritation of a tendon — any one of the thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. While [...]

“I Just Want to Tone up a Bit”: Why the Tone-Up Lie Is Keeping You From Achieving Your Fitness Goals

I hear it all the time.   “I just want to tone up a bit” “I don’t want to get too muscular, I just want to tone my arms a little bit.” What in the world does “toned” even mean? Seriously, I have [...]

The Foam Roller: A Force for Good or a Torture Device?

Walk into any fitness facility and you’ll see wincing faces dragging their muscles along a foam cylinder. Foam-rolling has been around for a while, but it’s recently gained popularity as a way to [...]

Is It Really Sciatica? Focus on a Diagnosis, Not the Symptom.

“I hurt my sciatica.” “Doctor says I’ve got a sciatica.” “I know this pain, I used to have sciatica” Sciatic nerve pain is among the most over, and often self, diagnosed of common aches and [...]

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