Make These Delicious Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups

Looking for an easy, healthy recipe that you can throw together and share with friends or family? These Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups will wow your guests, and will please your body as well with a strong mix of flavor and nutrition. We'll show you exactly how to make them below:...

posted 1 day 6 hours ago by Nick Nelson

The Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Think about a time when you may have been playing a little pool at a local sports bar. Did you ever notice that, after a few beers, you or someone else may have begun to hit difficult shots, sparking the phrase 'I play better when I'm drunk'? Whether you're aware of it or not, there might just be some science to back up the claim!

posted 1 day 13 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Working

By now, you have surely seen (or perhaps even participated in) the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This phenomenon is sweeping the nation, with videos popping up featuring high-profile celebrities, athletes, politicians and undoubtedly several people on your Facebook feed. Incredibly, I've seen a number of people actually complaining...

posted 2 days 10 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Missing The Mark On Workout Intensity

Recommended guidelines on workout intensity include words such as low, moderate, and vigorous. As easy as that may seem to understand, actually implementing it into workouts is a different story. As recent studies reveal, many of us may be drastically over-estimating the intensity of our workouts.

posted 3 days 12 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Wellki Workout Playlist: 90's Grunge

 For this week's Wellki Workout Playlist, we're taking another trip back in time, to a period of music that really doesn't seem that long ago...but actually is. It's time to press play and work hard to this week's theme: 90's Grunge music!

posted 6 days 12 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Wellki Weekly Podcast: Episode 2

 The second episode of the Wellki Weekly Podcast has arrived! Nick and Jason check in once again to cover the top stories in health, while also delivering tips to help you live healthy in the coming week. You can listen to the second episode below or download by CLICKING HERE.

posted 6 days 13 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Pregnancy and Exercise

If you are considering having a baby, or are currently pregnant, you may have a number of questions about exercising during your pregnancy. How can I continue to work out and stay fit while remaining careful and protective of the little human growing in my belly?

posted 6 days 14 hours ago by alyne murphy

Health Buzz: New Home Test For Colorectal Cancer

A few months ago, during Men's Health Week here on Wellki, we reviewed five tests that every man should have. One of those is a colon cancer screening, which is recommended every five years for men over 50. And here's some good news: a new solution might make getting this test a WHOLE lot easier.

posted 1 week 8 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Wellki Push-Up Challenge

So, hopefully you've now read about the common mistakes in push-up technique. Now you have the tools necessary to practice the perfect push-up! All that's left is putting those push-ups to good use, with a one-month plan!

posted 1 week 12 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Dealing With Depression and Mental Disorders

 The tragic passing of Robin Williams serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of mental health. The beloved comedian and actor made a career of bringing happiness and laughter to people of all ages, but evidently faced his own personal demons that eventually got the best of him. Williams battled depression. He was...

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Nick Nelson

5 Most Common Push-Up Mistakes

The push-up is a fantastic exercise that you can do pretty much anywhere, anytime. It works the shoulders, the triceps, the chest, the back, even your core! But when making even the most minor mistake in proper push-up form, it's highly likely any strength benefit gets thrown out the door!

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Wellki Weekly Podcast: Episode 1

 Today we are officially launching a new weekly feature here on the site: a brand-new podcast! Hosted by myself (Nick) and our Quality Control Officer, Jason Vogel, this show will get you up to date each week on the latest in health news, diet trends and fitness initiatives. You can listen to the first episode below or...

posted 1 week 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

Diet or Exercise: Which is More Important?

 Everyone knows that the two most important components of weight loss are diet and exercise, and ideally these two methods should be utilized in combination. But if you want to shed some pounds and can only focus on one of the two, which should you choose? Which path will lead more quickly to your desired goals? There...

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Nick Nelson

Wellki Workout Playlist: Public Enemy

The Wellki Workout Playlist is back with rugged authority this week, hitting you with music from one of the most groundbreaking, definitive hip hop groups ever. When you pump up the volume up on a group like Public Enemy, the rugged beats are a sure-fire way to ignite your workout intensity!

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Dangers of Olympic Lifting

If you're not completely familiar with Olympic lifting, then perhaps you've heard of a little fitness trend called CrossFit. This is where hardcore, Olympic-style lifting is incorporated into brutal, powerful, and intense workouts. A quick word to the wise; those Olympic lifts can carry with them a great deal of danger!

posted 2 weeks 5 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

The DeFranco Agile 8: Warming Up Properly

 Imagine you're headed into the gym for a day of working out the legs. You're all ready to go for a personal record in the squat; get to the gym, put all the weight on the bar, pump the music, and you're ready to go, right? Absolutely not, because you're missing the most important component of strength training; the warm up!

posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Jeff Makepeace

What's Up With the No-Carb Diet?

Its recent ties to big-name celebrities is generating a lot of buzz. The no-carb diet has recently been embraced by reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and has reportedly helped NBA titan LeBron James trim down considerably this offseason. Could it work for you?

posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

12 Healthiest Fast Food Options

 The folks up in the Northern region of the US are deep into cabin season! While it's the best part of summertime, it's usually one of the worst in terms of eating right. If you're a fellow road-tripper, you may be wondering how you can eat healthy, when the only options available are fast food joints.

posted 2 weeks 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Zebra: The Leanest Meat?

How interested would you be in a red meat source that packs a whopping 35 grams of protein per serving, and has about one-tenth the fat content as beef? Would your opinion change at all if I were to say that this meat source is the African plains-roaming zebra? It sounds bizarre -- but it's absolutely true!

posted 2 weeks 3 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Does Fish Oil Really Prevent Heart Disease?

Fish oil, with its healthy omega-3 fatty acids, is good for our hearts and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Right? That's what we have long been told, and it's a commonly repeated mantra that has helped sell fish oil supplements and products worldwide. However, the science behind this idea is a little shakier than you might...

posted 2 weeks 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

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