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Think Before You Drink

By: Madeleine St. Marie I saw a former coworker recently, and was pleasantly surprised to see that he had lost weight since the last time I saw him. He had been struggling with his weight…

The Desire. The Want. The Motivation. The Journey.

By Stacey Garcia Will, Stacey and Rue The Shred is over. 30 days of striving for your personal best, of eating well and exercising your booty off. This time around everything was different. Maybe by…

Exercise Your Brain

By: Sarah Schmermund, M.A. Beyond our health and good looks, researchers have asserted for years that exercise also helps our brain function, especially over the long-term. Physical exercise promotes neurogenesis, the creation of new brain…

As Seen on TV

By: Sarah Schmermund, M.A. If you’ve never been a sucker for a fad diet or exercise equipment infomercial (shake weight, anyone?), then you’re lying. Even if it wasn’t weight loss related, we’ve all been seduced…

In Praise of the “Holy Shit” Moment

By: Jonathan Aluzas Anyone who has experienced one knows exactly what it is.? Anyone who trains hard, has played high school football, practices martial arts or otherwise engages in a lifestyle of strenuous physical activity…

Eating Out is Hard to Do

By: Madeleine St. Marie In shape, out of shape, getting into shape, doesn’t matter: eating out is downright difficult. I find making healthy choices for myself at home is relatively easy, provided I’ve set myself…

Save the Gossip for the Nail Salon

By: Sarah Schmermund, M.A. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again.? If you can carry on a conversation, it doesn’t count as cardio. Thankfully, research is finally backing us up. For years, the…

Mind Over Muscle

By: Sarah Schmermund, M.A. Historically, research has focused on the physical body (muscles, heart, and lungs) to attempt to figure out what limits a person’s physical exertion capacity. Do tired muscles just give out at…

Workout of the Week

By: Joe Garcia Old School 300 Workout! Pick 6 of your favorite excercises and do 50 reps each. ?Any combination works; just be sure to vary the target muscle from one exercise to the next…