5 Signs You’re Not Fully Recovered

5 Signs You’re Not Fully Recovered

Do you have a recovery plan? I didn’t think so. Regardless of whether you’re a weekend warrior or training for the Boston Marathon, recovery is an important component of any training program. Without rest, you risk getting injured, falling ill, becom ...
5 Reasons to Exercise First Thing in the Morning

5 Reasons to Exercise First Thing in the Morning

No one will argue with the fact that as long as you exercise at some point in the day, you’re in pretty good shape. But if you could tailor the time you work out to reap bigger benefits, wouldn’t you? Waking up at the crack of dawn and hopping on a t ...
3 Herbs for Fitness Fanatics

3 Herbs for Fitness Fanatics

Which supplements are tucked in your gym bag? Maybe protein powder, BCAAs, glutamine and a multivitamin? Chances are, herbs aren’t part of your daily regimen—though there are plenty of reasons why they should be. Support from Mother Nature herself, h ...
Why Your Honey-Nut Oats Aren’t Enough Anymore

Why Your Honey-Nut Oats Aren’t Enough Anymore

One can only eat so many bowls of honey-nut cereal. Eventually, you have to find another way to start your day without spiking your blood sugar or worrying about cholesterol content. Yes, bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches are off limits. Accept this as ...
How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

Having a protein shake is supposed to be a quick, mindless way to get the nutrients your body needs. Yet, somehow, finding the right protein powder to shake is a testament to not only your nutrition knowledge but your patience, as well. Sorting throu ...
Rich Red Velvet Smoothie

Rich Red Velvet Smoothie

You may not know (because it’s chemically colored) that the richness you taste in red velvet cake is actually cocoa powder. To create that same depth and delight in a drinkable form, you’ll need the antioxidant powers of cacao and the whole-food wond ...