Make Salads Fun Again! Spice Up Your Salad

Salads don’t have to be a boring staple in your efforts to meeting your fitness results. Fresh vegetables, healthy fats, lean protein options paired with a light dressing and herbs can create many options to bring satisfaction. Give some flavor and variety to your salads with the options below to help kick boredom on your plate while meeting nutrition needs … Read More

Is your social circle harmful or helpful?

When working toward fitness goals, one important factor many overlook is the impact your friends and family have on your success. Your social circle does play an important role in your success! It’s important to surround yourself with people who share similar goals, but this doesn’t always happen easily. How friends or family can (unknowingly) hold you back from reaching … Read More

Are you a vegetarian or vegan? How to get the protein you need!

While experts can argue about the harm or benefit of fats and carbs, caffeine and wine, wild fish vs. farmed fish, or the pros and cons of GMOs, one thing is clear: everyone agrees that protein is important and beneficial. Unfortunately, many people following a vegetarian or vegan diet don’t get the daily protein they need. But with just a … Read More

Exercise: Critically Important for Men’s Quality of Life

“When you have your health, you have everything” — Augusten Burroughs While most everyone has heard this old quote, many men, unfortunately, seem to ignore it. Typically, men more often neglect their health than women do. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men die at higher rates than women from every one of the top ten … Read More

Celebrate America while maintaining your waistline

We’ve put together some ideas to help you celebrate America while maintaining your waistline. Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa Skinny Guacamole Ingredients 1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large ripe avocado, cubed 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp lime juice 1/2 tsp hot sauce, such as Tabasco, … Read More

How to Keep Alcohol from Derailing Your Fitness Goals

Alcohol can derail the best of fitness plans. While some studies show there may be a few health benefits when drinking lightly or moderately, not everyone agrees. The studies are conflicting and confusing. In fact, one of the most recent studies was by The Global Burden of Diseases, and they found no health benefit for drinking at all. According to … Read More

10 Easy Ways to Fit Exercise into Vacation Time

Summer often means vacation trips, and there are a lot of great benefits to getting away from it all. It’s a chance to get refreshed and recharged. But don’t let a trip derail your fitness goals! You’ve heard of use it or lose it? Well, your body starts experiencing changes in as little as one week of inactivity. But no … Read More

Are You Staying Hydrated? It’s So Important—Here’s Why!

Your lawn isn’t the only thing needing more water in the hot months ahead of us here in north Texas. Staying hydrated is crucial to your well-being all year long, but it can be even more of a challenge in the summer. Why it’s so important to stay hydrated Plain and simple, water is necessary for survival. We can’t live … Read More

10 Healthy, Delicious Treats You Need to Enjoy this Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to eat clean and healthy. And it’s easy because there are so many fresh and delicious options right now. The important word here is fresh, and that’s never more available than in the summertime. So no excuses! Here are some delicious snacks and drinks to add to your healthy-eating menu this summer! Caprese salad This … Read More

Good News: The Right Workouts Give Amazing Results Quickly!

There’s a myth that sometimes keeps people from being motivated to start working out. It’s a misconception of how long it takes to get into shape. People hear constantly that you can’t expect overnight results from exercise. While this is true, it’s also true that when you work out the right way, you can start to see some major changes in your body in … Read More