Health & Nutrition

Calories: A Love-Hate Relationship

This article is written to shed light on something people often overlook. Here I will define what a calorie is, the proper view on calorie counting, and general ideas on weight gain and weight loss. Calorie There is a misconception on what a calorie actually is. The common, ill-informed perspective is that caloric intake is…

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Why You Need To Drink More Water

Water plays an important role in every system in our bodies. Things like regulating our temperature, distributing nutrients, and even our overall energy levels can be affected by the amount of water we consume. Unfortunately, most Americans are chronically dehydrated and don’t even know it. Are you dehydrated? Every day, we lose water in the…

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Alcohol in Fitness

The metabolism of alcohol on the body effects physiological functions of organs and disrupts processes by which the human body derives vitality. This article treads lightly over the possible effects alcohol can have on the body that are harmful to the development sought when trying to accomplish goals in fitness. As I am not a…

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Skip the Raw Eggs- Protein Pancakes Have Arrived

Sorry Rocky, but cooked breakfast sounds a little more appetizing than chugging raw salmonella. And, these protein pancakes have nearly the same amount of protein as an egg does; only, they’re a little more delicious. I am not a morning person, but these pancakes make me roll out of bed and waddle my way to…

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Holiday Love Handles

It’s tough to say ‘no’ to holiday cheer when it comes in endless cookies and endless calories… but how can we refrain from retaining all that weight? Personally, I’ve found it to be fairly simple. It’s a matter of making a few key decisions, and being a bit smarter about what you choose to consume.…

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Common Injuries in the Gym

I’ve seen my fair share of accidents and apologies in both weight lifting and training in martial arts. People often question whether or not they should seek professional help, or just ice and elevate after some mishap; so, I’ve compiled a short list of common injuries and what to do in their response. I am…

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Beginners Guide to Middle-aged Fitness

Prologue This is an introductory workout, diet, and weight loss program; meaning this is what we need to do to get you started! The routine should suffice for about a month, at which point you should re-evaluate your current level of health, goals, and amount of time that you can spend exercising. This workout is…

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