When you exercise, your muscles lose glycogen which is a stored energy reserve made out of glucose and carbohydrates. That combined with micro tears in the muscle tissue results in post-workout muscle soreness. Once it sets in, you’ll have a hard time maintaining the exercising routine. It will even be hard for you to get up in the morning. Even though the pain can be quite strong there is no need for you to resort to painkillers. There are better ways to help your muscles recover.
Meal prep is an essential part of many busy fitness fanatics’ lives. However, the usual grilled chicken and broccoli made on a Sunday and eaten five days in a row can get hideously boring and uninspiring. Thanks to Winnie of Winnie’s Balance, here are 9 meal-prep hacks to take your meals from blah to brilliant. […]
There is so much to say and learn about Nutrition and Healthy eating.
We’re never going to claim to know anything close to everything about nutrition, eating health, or dieting but we’ve talked to (and continue to talk to) experts and influencers in healthy eating and nutrition.
Do you regularly rush out the door in the morning without grabbing a bite to eat? If so, consider this your wake-up call: Skipping breakfast is the ultimate nutrition no-no, a rookie mistake that could hinder your fitness and weight loss goals. Eating a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning turbo-charges your metabolism and […]
We Sweat Journalers love our healthy foods, but for most people, eating healthy is a chore. When the world is filled with glorious pastas, the cheesiest of pizzas, and layers of cake, why in the world would you ever bother eating a salad? Well, fellow gluttons, it’s because not only is it a good idea […]
Despite all the fancy and pricey pre-workout supplements on the market now, scientific studies show that the best “sports supplement” is not only FDA approved, it’s also the most affordable: coffee. A large body of research shows that coffee has many health benefits (our own independent research shows that coffee keeps us from killing our […]
Cheat day? More like cheat-yay. In the fitness world, the “cheat meal” is the ultimate happy meal. Cheat days are more anticipated than Christmas, Hanukkah, your birthday and every other national holiday combined. If you’re in a committed, long-term relationship with a healthy, clean-eating lifestyle, what’s the harm in “cheating” once or twice a week? Actually, […]
When we are trying to reach fitness goals, shred fat, and achieve our ideal physiques it’s easy to fall into one diet trap after another. There are many people that subscribe to specific diets and they work really well for them but most people will be best served by eating a balanced diet that has an adequate number of calories, healthy fats, limited simple sugars, but not more calories than you need for your activity levels.
Eat food AND burn fat? Sign me up! Ask the average person about her personal goals, and all too often, there’s one common thread: losing weight. While the reasons are often superficial (after all, who doesn’t want to look good in their swimsuit or summer attire?), the reality is that the benefits of losing weight go far […]
Break out the bakeware. Sure, you’ve learned a lot about different ways to squeeze in a quick exercise, but working out if only half the job. Every fit mom knows that killer abs are made in the kitchen, so in addition to your new yoga mat and medicine balls, you’ll also need to be equipped […]