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Fun fact: Sources say that Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday in the world, falling behind only New Year’s. While rooted in the idea of love, the centuries-old celebration has seen a big shift with time and commercialization. The “Feast of Saint Valentine” was created as an annual customary celebration of the several Christian saints collectively named “Valentinus.”…

Sore muscles after strenuous exercise is caused by minor muscle tissue damage, or muscle tears, and is called delayed onset muscle soreness. Soreness after exercise is certainly unpleasant, but rest assured it likely means you're doing something right. Depending on your goals, supplements such as protein, creatine and branch chain amino acids, or BCAAs, will be best for building muscles and…

B Vitamins help the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins and provide energy for the body and decrease fatigue. Specifically, vitamin B6 plays an important role in breakdown of carbs, fats and proteins into products needed by the body. It acts as an enzyme cofactor involved in more than 100 coenzyme reactions pertaining to metabolism. VIEW COMPLETE MAN™ OR COMPLETE…

When it comes to weight loss, most of us wish we could take a magic pill to achieve our ideal body and weight, but in reality there isn’t one. While weight loss supplements are a way to help you reach your goals, they’re just one piece of the wellness puzzle. With a healthy diet and the right exercise, supplements can…

We are what we eat, and what most of us wish to be more than anything is healthy. Our diets are our best sources of the vitamins and nutrients our bodies have deemed essential for its function. However, eating right doesn't always lend itself easily to our busy schedules -- which is where multivitamins come in. When choosing whether to…

Good posture when sitting and walking not only says a lot about your image, but it can also help determine the health of your back. Bad habits like slouching, everyday lifestyle activities like sitting at a desk or carrying a heavy bag, poor nutrition, and changes in weight can all lead to bad posture over time. Not only can poor…

If you want to take your fitness routine to new heights and get fast weight loss results , it's all about quality over quantity. High intensity interval training (also called high intensity intermittent exercise or sprint interval training) — alternating brief bouts of intense cardiovascular work with short rest breaks — is nothing new for professional athletes, but fitness fanatics at large…

If standing in front of an open refrigerator while munching on a bag of chips & debating a second helping sounds familiar, you may be sabotaging your goals with a serious case of nighttime noshing.  Although night-time eating gets the better of us all at some point, making this a regular habit can wreak havoc on your digestion, sleep, and…

Because they are rich in flavanones and phenolic acids, lemons (and other citrus fruits) have been studied for their anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties as well as the inhibition of blood clots, according to Dr. Okezie Aruoma, Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the American University of Health Sciences. In addition, Dr. Jinhee Kim and associates at the Department of…

Who needs a gym? Your next fitness class is just a click away.  It’s dreary outside and your TV shows are begging for a massive marathon. You know you should go to the gym, but that couch is looking pretty comfortable. So stay home and exercise. But instead of watching TV, check out your computer. Gyms and other exercise programs…

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