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Is it harder to lose weight during the summer?

There's a common perception that the summer months are the ideal time of year to focus on health and fitness. Because the weather is pleasant, if not a little steamy, people think that they can be more active and shed weight a little easier. Yet, academics have found evidence that suggests just the opposite. In [...]

By |2018-09-04T10:16:16-05:00September 4th, 2018|

New, emerging fitness apparel brands

The likes of Nike, Adidas and Under Armor no longer have a stranglehold on the market. Active lifestyle consumers now have options when it comes to fitness apparel. The number of new fitness brands entering the scene are astounding, and they are giving the legacy apparel companies a run for their money. Here are just [...]

By |2018-07-05T14:15:30-05:00July 5th, 2018|

Stephen Colbert tries Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is intimidating in every way imaginable. She’s notoriously tough and steely minded in the courtroom. And, at 85 years old, she has an exercise regimen in the gym that’s not for the faint of heart. That was made clear last month when the host of The Late Show With [...]

By |2018-04-11T09:51:26-05:00April 7th, 2018|

Pasta tied to weight loss in new study

Carbohydrate staples such as pasta have been implicated in the obesity epidemic. But it is unclear whether pasta contributes to weight gain or, like other low-glycemic index foods, contributes to weight loss. A recent study synthesized the evidence of the effect of pasta on measures of adiposity, also known as the storage of fat. As [...]

By |2018-04-09T10:28:56-05:00April 7th, 2018|

The Irish are known for their fitness too

Getting to the gym or doing any sort of exercise on a regular basis can be a tough ask for any of us mere mortals. Luckily, there are a huge amount of people on Instagram who are there to inspire you into putting in the hard work. Here are a few of the best to [...]

By |2018-03-30T10:15:02-05:00March 30th, 2018|

Four workouts you can do for the Final Four

Ditch the sitting, snacks and drinks for fun exercises as you watch your favorite team this March. Personal trainer Candice McField shares some of her favorite activities to get your blood pumping. Free Throws - Lateral Raise When any player is getting set to make a free throw, do a lateral raise and hold it [...]

By |2018-03-29T11:18:44-05:00March 29th, 2018|

Grandparents can be fitness role models too

Researchers exploring family affiliations have determined that a so-called “matrilineal advantage” exists. That is, daughters generally have closer ties to their own parents than to their in-laws, which leads to warmer relationships between their children and the maternal grandparents. “The mother-daughter dyads engage in more frequent phone contact, more emotional support and advice — more [...]

By |2018-03-28T09:46:53-05:00March 28th, 2018|

Gold’s Gym plans to expand

According to U.S. News, about 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by the second week of February. But that's not the case for Gold's Gym Franchising LLC, where business is stronger than ever. The world's most iconic fitness chain will flex its muscle even more in 2018, with plans to expand beyond its 700+ locations [...]

By |2018-03-27T09:34:33-05:00March 27th, 2018|

Canada to examine health of Quebec City residents

While Canada is not the healthiest nation in the world, the most northern North American country can pride itself on its healthy culture. Bloomberg's Global Health Index ranked Canada the 17th healthiest nation, beating its border-state, the United States, which came in 34th. Canadians undoubtedly enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Their government also support initiatives that [...]

By |2018-03-26T09:48:52-05:00March 26th, 2018|

Are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) worth it?

These days, workout warriors are willing to try anything to gain an extra edge and maximize their performance. Supplements that come in all different shapes and sizes are especially popular. And Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are no exception. But what exactly are BCAAs? According to Lee Hamilton, a lecturer in sport, health and exercise [...]

By |2019-05-06T09:58:16-05:00March 23rd, 2018|
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