The term “beast mode” has become common slang, but what does it really mean? According to Urban Dictionary, beast mode is defined as the “mode that you switch into when doing hardcore activities; having beast-like characteristics.” Most often, it’s used… read more
Self-Medication: The Power Rankings
Your medicine cabinet probably looks a lot like everyone else’s. A bottle of anti-inflammatories, a bag of lozenges (sell by date, 2011), and floss that you know you really should start using. We also all have our own customized medicine… read more
Maintain a Healthy Heart With These Tips!
Eating a healthy diet is an important step towards minimizing the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) offers a variety of recommendations to keep your heart healthy. Good Heart-y Food Taste the Rainbow Consuming a variety of… read more
Develop a Strong Core With These Tips!
Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! At one time or another we have heard these words from our parents. Believe it or not, they were onto something. Poor posture and lack of a strong core has led to countless visits to the chiropractor or even worse,… read more
Try These Different Workouts For Different Fitness Goals
Do you want to be strong? Lean? Have bulging muscles? Or maybe your goal is to achieve all three! Ever since exercise has made its way to the laboratory, researchers have been dissecting these questions to make our lives easier.… read more
Ted Talks: Game On … Or Off?
For years, my favorite weekly workout has been our old-guy pickup basketball game. Though I can get hotter than a habanero every once in a while, I am not very good (I have the vertical leap of a street curb,… read more
Nail Down Your Pre-Workout Routine
There are so many questions when it comes to a pre-workout routine. Should I eat before I work out? And if so, when? Will I burn more fat in a fasted state since my body doesn’t have any glucose to… read more
Finding Balance as We Age to Prevent Injury
Falling is one of the leading causes of injury in senior citizens. In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that, “falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more… read more
Exercises Inspired by our Animal Friends
Researchers often look to nature to help improve the human experience. Even the basic principles of flight were found from birds. Throughout human history we have used the world around us to enhance our abilities. So why not turn to… read more
At-Home Ab Workouts for Every Skill Level
Your core is made up of muscles in the abdomen and lower back. These muscles are vital to posture, injury prevention and general musculoskeletal health. Luckily, the core is one of the easier muscle groups to work out at home… read more