Category Archives: Health Tips

Top Stretches to Avoid Running Injuries

Top Stretches to Avoid Running Injuries

The “should you stretch before or after a run” debate has gone on for many, many years. In fact, “expert” recommendations have continued to change regarding the value of stretching and when it should be done. While it is agreed that stretching is an important component of fitness, the bottom line is that conflicting evidenceContinue Reading

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. As the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), preventing falls is an incredibly important mission spearheaded by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in the form of National Falls Prevention AwarenessContinue Reading

Post Workout Meals to Fuel Your Body Right

Post Workout Meals to Fuel Your Body Right

Eating after a workout is a long debated topic. Today, however, scientists agree that consuming food between 30 and 60 minutes post workout is important to fuel your muscles with nutrition. Now that eating after working out is a commonplace, the arguments have shifted regarding the particular recommended foods. The post workout meal is byContinue Reading

CrossFit Exercises with Potential Danger

CrossFit Exercises with Potential Danger

CrossFit has truly swept the nation over the last couple of years. From teens to young adults to even elderly adults, CrossFit seems to work for all kinds of people in all kinds of shape. While it previously seemed like the CrossFit trend would be a fad that quickly died out, it seems to onlyContinue Reading

Top 10 Stretches Before a Tough Workout

There is great controversy surrounding pre and post workout stretches. Stretching the body with dynamic exercises is important for flexibility which concentrates on the body’s full range of motion. Kicking your nervous system into high gear abruptly can shock your body. Therefore, it is important to perform a few stretches prior to working out inContinue Reading

Juicing Before a Workout

Juicing Before a Workout

While diet fades certainly go in and out quickly in our nation today, juicing seems to be the next “big thing” that we believe is here to stay. From what started as a form of cleanse and transformed into a way of life, juicing has become one of the most popular sources of protein, vitamins,Continue Reading

The Importance of Post-Workout Protein

From athletes to those maintaining a healthy body, working out takes a lot out of anyone. When a person pushes their body to limits, as many do during a typical workout, it is imperative to fuel yourself with the proper nutrition. As the health craze continues to sweep the nation over the last decade, itContinue Reading