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Chasing The Runner’s High: Exercise and Endorphins

Often after an intense workout some of us feel a sudden sense of joy, a rush that’s hard to explain to people who don’t regularly exercise.  Our blood is pumping, we’re breathing hard, but we can’t help but smile.  All seems right with the world.  This is what many loosely call a ‘runner’s high’ and […]

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Music To Our Ears: The Effects of Music on Exercise

Some of us simply cannot exercise without listening to music.  Many of us fine-tune our playlists on Spotify or iTunes in hopes of creating the perfect mix for our workouts.  Even athletes, from MMA fighters to NBA stars, insist on listening to music to get them amped for competition or to calm their nerves.  Recent […]

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Getting Your Zs: Five Tips For Better Sleep

Sleep is an essential aspect of wellbeing and fitness.  According to Dr. Phyllis Zee (what a fitting last name!), a sleep specialist and professor of neurology at University of Chicago, exercise, diet and sleep are the three essential components to health.  Dr. Zee goes on to explain that exercise and sleep share an important relationship […]

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Four Signs That You Might Be Overdoing It

Rest is a vital aspect of fitness.  In order steadily increase strength and stamina when working out, your body needs sufficient time to recover.   An important and often overlooked fact about exercise is that muscles are built while resting not while training.  Diet is also crucial in this regard.  Food is fuel.  The healthier, less […]

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How to Deal with Problems

  Being a human and being alive has his pro and cons just like everything else. One of those cons are challenges and problems that we have to deal with on a regular basis. Ever since we were born life wouldn’t always go the way we wanted to, but that doesn’t mean that life sucks […]

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Exercise For Your Mind: Four Benefits of Meditation

Fitness and wellbeing are not just about diet and exercise.  Our mind plays a vital role as well.  Various academic studies now show that meditation is perhaps the best way to train the mind and provide it relief from daily stress and anxiety.  Meditation also allows us to better focus on the important aspects of […]

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5 Tips For Better Squat

   Long considered the gold standard of exercises in weight rooms and most athletic programs around the world, squats are one of the most beneficial movements to do, not just for shapely, toned legs, but for overall fitness as well.  Squats work the glutes, quads and hamstrings with incredible effectiveness and efficiency.  They also work […]

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Five Tips To Help Fix Lower Back Pain

   At some point, many of us have experienced a dull, nagging ache in our lower back or even a sharp, sudden pain while lifting or playing sports.  We also spend hours at a time slumping in chairs or standing with bad posture adding more stress to our already sore lumbar region.  With that in […]

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Regular Exercise Is Now Proven To Treat Depression

Sometimes the blues just don’t go away.  Clouds linger around us and not much seems to brighten our days.  Add to the fact that our lives are increasingly sedentary even with our busy schedules and often filled with uncertainty.  It’s no wonder that pharmaceutical companies are minting a fortune off our sorrows. I went through […]

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4 Tips For Stronger and Better Push Ups

  Unlike Shakeweights and Thighmasters, the basic pushup has endured the test of time for its simplicity and effectiveness.  Done properly, pushups work the chest, arms, shoulders, back and core.  Unfortunately, many of us have been taught incorrect form – Elbows flare out, lower backs arch, and butts stick out.  We grunt and groan through […]

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