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If you've noticed your weight is on the rise, you're probably eager to ditch the fat pronto. Although you can't remove fat from specific body parts, a sensible weight-loss plan will cause your body to burn stored fat from all over, shrinking problem areas as your weight drops . When you eat more calories than your body burns, your body…

Ideally, a long-distance runner gets all the nutrition needed from whole foods. The rigors of training, work, family and social life might make it harder to reach this "ideal" goal. Even if you pay very close attention to your nutrition, you may be short on a few key nutrients-which is where supplements come in handy! Don't just start popping pills,…

Proper nutrition is a great start to boosting your energy pre-workout, but there are also tricks you can use during your workout that can help you maximize your efforts. Practicing high intensity interval training, or HIIT is an efficient use of your body. It cycles through longer stages of low-intensity activity (like jogging) and shorter bursts of high-energy activity (for…

It’s only natural to notice your enthusiasm and motivation waiver with time.  However, if you find your self-talk is giving you more reasons to stop than go the course, it may be time to re-evaluate and implement a fresh perspective.  Myth: “The scale won’t budge!  This is a waste of my time and effort.” Truth :   Weight loss takes…

Staying motivated is the foundation for getting the physical work done, and keeping your nutrition on track.  Incorporate these tips to stay motivated and keep the results rolling in! Grasp your Goals Setting goals you can control, such as the frequency of your workouts, rather than your rate of weight loss, is important for defining expectations.  Make sure you i…

Designing your own workout plan helps you lose weight while doing activities that suit your fitness level, budget and tastes. It's important to pair your workout program with healthy, reduced-calorie meals and snacks containing plenty of fruits, vegetables and other unrefined ingredients, and minimize fast food and other processed fare. Talk to your doctor before starting a workout or weight-loss…

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…

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