The Scary Truth Behind Planet Fitness

You may have seen the commercials, or heard about the message, but the commercial gym chain Planet Fitness touts itself as a refuge for the casual exerciser, free from the annoyances of most other gyms. But in creating this separate workout mentality, is Planet Fitness causing more harm than good?

posted 14 hours 21 minutes ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Most Overlooked Concussion Treatment

Concussions are among the scariest injuries a human can incur, in large part because so little is known about them at this point. If you've ever taken a jarring blow to the head, there's a good chance you've experienced lingering symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and nausea.  There's also a good chance you've had little...

posted 1 day 10 hours ago by Nick Nelson

The Deeper Dangers of Drinking Soda

We're already familiar with many of the harmful effects that can be associated with soda consumption. The high content of empty calories and acidic chemicals wreaks havoc on our bodies, our teeth and our circulatory system. Now we're learning that these sugary drinks might be responsible for farther-reaching implications.

posted 2 days 10 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Ways to Stay Sanitary and Avoid Illness

With Ebola cases emerging in the United States and news coverage reaching a frenzy, the dangerous communicable disease has a whole lot of people on edge. As we discussed recently, there's no reason for great concern yet. But the situation does serve as a reminder of the importance of staying sanitary in public places.

posted 5 days 14 hours ago by Nick Nelson

A Healthy and Safe Halloween

As Halloween is fast approaching, we will soon be seeing little ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and pirates roaming about our neighborhoods. There's no need to fear, however, as long as we take precautions and make sure that the children wearing these cute and creepy costumes will do their trick-or-treating in the safest conditions...

posted 6 days 15 hours ago by alyne murphy

Discover The Best Steps To Get Better At Rowing

Winter is coming, and sometimes continuing to exercise outdoors simply won't work, particularly in the case of everyone out there who enjoys kayaking, canoeing, or rowing. Once the lakes freeze over, there needs to be something indoors that can be done. Enter the rowing machine!

posted 1 week 8 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Health Buzz: Restaurant Menus Getting Healthier

One of the less discussed initiatives tied to the Affordable Care Act is a stipulation that will require restaurant chains to post calorie counts next to prices on their menus.  This is causing the industry to react in a way that should prove very positive for our nation's health.

posted 1 week 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

Tracking Success: The Importance of Food Monitoring

Any time I share a conversation with someone who wants to get in shape, the first thing I stress -- at length -- is the importance of tracking what you eat.  With the advent of so many apps for calorie counting and food monitoring, more and more people have the capability to accomplish this -- but do they understand how vital the...

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Exercising in Cold Weather

 Autumn is in full swing and winter is on the way, leading many dedicated fitness fiends to contemplate the benefits and downsides of exercising outdoors in low temperatures. There are plenty of reasons working out in the cold can be a great experience, but a few considerations should be kept in mind.

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Nick Nelson

The Worst Exercises: Kiss Them Goodbye!

The gym is a place where most of us like to get in, push ourselves hard, and get out! Working out can often times take up quite a bit of time in our busy schedules, so why waste it by doing exercises that aren't helping you reach your goals? It's time to identify the worst exercises in the gym, and what you should be doing instead.

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Recognizing Heart Attack Symptoms

Do you know the signs you or someone around you could be having a heart attack? This is crucially important knowledge, because early recognition can literally be the difference between life and death.

posted 2 weeks 10 hours ago by alyne murphy

Healthiest Road Trip Snacks

Packing for a road trip includes making sure you have the right clothes, gear, and other important supplies for whatever adventure lies ahead. But often the most overlooked item to plan for is the road trip menu. Gas stations know this, so they provide the cheapest, most unhealthy junk because people buy it! But there are much healthier...

posted 2 weeks 13 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

The 5 Healthiest Types of Soup

 As temperatures drop outside, we're taking a look at different ways you can warm up while staying healthy. Last week we examined a few of the most nutritious hot drinks you can pour, and today we'll list a few of our favorite healthy kinds of soup.

posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

6 Truly Amazing Benefits of Honey

At the risk of sounding biased, honey is pretty much one of my favorite things on Earth. I'll drop it in coffee, spread it on toast, drizzle it over meats -- I'll even take it straight up! Beyond simply the great taste, once you get to know only some of the amazing benefits of honey, hopefully you'll start feeling the same way!

posted 2 weeks 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Examining Ebola Myths

 A sense of panic is spreading through many corners of the United States with news that the Ebola virus has made its way into the country.  Should you be nervous?

posted 2 weeks 5 days ago by Nick Nelson

The Truth About Flu Shots

The controversy over flu shots and vaccinations in general is ongoing. It shouldn't be, though. With the knowledge that is available to us, we should all be getting a flu shot with a doctor's approval. ...

posted 2 weeks 6 days ago by alyne murphy

Healthiest Hot Drinks For Cold Weather

 With the calendar flipping from September to October, the weather is getting cooler and unfortunately that's only going to continue as we inch toward the winter months.  This is the perfect time of year to sit back with a nice hot drink that can warm your body and soul. What are the healthiest options to fill your mug?

posted 3 weeks 10 hours ago by Nick Nelson

6 Ways To Stay On Track With Your Diet

As most folks pursuing weight loss and fitness goals can attest, the most important part of making changes is simply getting started. However, arguably the hardest part of a complete lifestyle change is sticking to it; staying on track to eventually succeed. Get to know some of the ways you can overcome the most difficult dieting...

posted 3 weeks 13 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Coconut Oil: A Healthy Choice

There seems to be a lot of confusion about which type of oils people should use when trying to maintain a healthy diet. The choices are ample, and many different versions have been touted as being superior for various reasons. One oil that we should all be using for cooking and other culinary purposes is coconut oil. ...

posted 3 weeks 1 day ago by alyne murphy

Wellki Workout Playlist: Van Halen

 Much like with our Metallica playlist, it's a real shame that it's taken this long to highlight another legendary music group from the '80's. Call them cheesy, call them outdated, all that matters is the catalog of songs from Van Halen works great for workouts!

posted 3 weeks 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

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