Cryotherapy for Inflammation—Does it Actually Work?

Inflammation is one of the main ways in which the body protects itself. When a foreign substance enters the body, it kicks into high gear, fighting off the invader. This can cause inflammation in the form of fever, or the redness and swelling we experience after spraining or breaking a limb. Acute inflammation is your body’s natural response to harmful …

Freeze Away the Fat: Lose Weight with Cryotherapy

Weight-loss regimens can be rewarding and renewing—but for most, at one point or another, they’re frustrating. You may have put a lot of effort into eating healthily, and a lot of time into your new cardio routine, but the stubborn pounds will simply not budge. You need a boost—something new that will give you an edge to overcome this weight-loss …

The ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of Swimming – 5 Tips to swim longer and faster

Swimming is an ideal form of exercise—but only for those who are interested in a total-body workout that will build strong, lean muscles, go easy on the joints, and increase respiratory capacity. Swimming can ease asthma, strengthen your core, and increase flexibility and endurance. People who are not interested in these things need not apply. But, there are a few …

HIIT These 5 Benefits with High-Intensity Interval Training

If you’re short on time and long on hopes for a weight-loss and energy-boost quick-fix, High intensity interval training (HIIT) might just be your best friend. HIIT requires no equipment and delivers maximum results in a minimum amount of time. Short bursts of all-in physical exertion followed by rest time are proven to be more effective than long and steady …

Get Running to a Healthier You: 6 Reasons you need to become a runner

Running is not just a means to losing weight. Running has so many benefits that far surpass the reduced number on your scale—and you can start benefiting from them right now! Get yourself a proper pair of running shoes, and you’re off on your new health-boosting, blood-pressure reducing, cancer-fighting, mind-sharpening hobby. But we’ll get into that. Putting one foot in …

5 Perks for Lifting Heavy Stuff

When you think of weightlifting, you might imagine a grinning, bulging 300 pound man in tight shorts balancing dumbbells above his bald head. Well, we have news for you. Weightlifting is not just for the meatheads. The benefits of weightlifting far surpass big guns—and the effects might astound you. If you want to reap all the benefits of weightlifting we’ll …

5 Reasons You Should be Doing Yoga

Mind. Body. Spirit. Wouldn’t it be great if these three things could touch base once in awhile? Maybe your mind is revving to go, but your body is lagging behind. Maybe your body is up, while your spirit is down. The great news is that yoga can help you get into a rhythm, and come out with a balanced mind, …

10 Benefits from Crushing Crossfit

After many frustrating years of exercise with nothing to show for it, Jenny Sugar decided to buy herself a Mother’s Day gift and start CrossFit. She immediately saw results from the training which she shared in her article “I Did CrossFit 5 Days a Week for 1 Month and This is What Happened.” But before we delve into all the …

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is nothing short of a miracle. Its vast number of health benefits—both mental and physical—have been shown to improve so many people’s lives. According to Dr. Mercola of Peak Fitness, Pilates will build a stronger core, improve flexibility, control, precision, and is a form of strength training as well. But the benefits don’t stop there. Here are five of …

5 Ways to Max Out your Indoor Cycling Sessions

The recent rise in the “cult following” of SoulCycle has shown us time and time again the incredible emotional, physical, and mental benefits cycling provides. To get the most out of your indoor cycling sweat session, follow these 5 tips! Jennifer Alemany wrote about her experience losing 50 pounds with SoulCycle, attributing much of her success to her spin guru, …