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Soothe Sore Muscles – Yoga for Workout Recovery

A strong bod, clear head, and increased energy are a few of the many rewards of hard work in the gym. But sometimes too much of a good thing leaves you stiff, sore, and tired. To maximize all the effects of your hard work, it’s important to take a little time out to recover and restore your body. This whole-body yoga sequence, is perfect for those days when you want to do something but also feel like you need a break or as an addition to your normal routine.

Getting Ready to Kick-Start Your Journey into Fitness

If you’re getting ready to kick-start your journey into fitness—whether it’s starting a strength training workout for the first time, finally lacing up your running shoes and hitting the pavement like you’ve talked about all these years, or taking a group fitness class like kickboxing or yoga—there’s likely a little voice in the back of your head giving you doubts. The voice might make you wonder if you can really do this—are you really prepared? Do you really know what you’re doing? Will you really see success? Very often, these doubts simply come from the fact that you don’t have experience with what you’re about to do and are worried there’s too much you don’t know. To help ease these doubts and make the transition into fitness easier, here are a few of the big things to learn during your journey to fitness.

Nutrition 101 – Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals)

When you pick up a new food in the grocery store and look at a nutrition label, where do your eyes first land? Do you instantly look at the calories or grams of carbs, protein and fat per serving? You’re not alone. We often choose foods based solely on their macronutrient content (carbs, protein and fat) without thinking much about what micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) they provide. Find out more about micronutrients and what role they play in your bodies health.

Nutrition 101 – Introduction to basic Nutrition

With so many diets and quick weight-loss promises on the market today, it's hard to remember what a healthy diet really looks like. Start here with the basics of good nutrition. If you have ever wondered about food and nutrition how your body uses it, then read on. In this series, we'll give you some basics of food nutrition to help you make the best choices to improve your health and nutrition as you lose weight.

Nutrition 101 – Carbohydrates

Continuing with our Nutrition 101 series, today we’re talking carbohydrates! Carbohydrates are found in pretty much everything – From the very good for you fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds and dairy, to the not so good for you sweets, soda, the list goes on.

Nutrition 101 – Proteins

Whether you’re wanting to lose weight, gain muscle, recover from a tough workout, feel more satiated at mealtime or simply maintain good health, eating adequate amounts of healthy sources of protein is important. Find out what part protein plays in helping you maintain a healthy weight.

Nutrition 101 – Fats

You may remember the low-fat/high-carb craze back in the 1990s. Butterless bagels were consumed with reckless abandon and reduced-fat cookies, crackers and chips occupied most of the prime real estate on grocery store shelves. Thankfully though, the field of nutrition has recovered from this misunderstood fat-phobia due to more recent research that’s shown certain types of dietary fat can actually improve our health, lower our risk for heart disease and the function and development our brains. Find out how fats are used in the body and how to add the healthier versions to your diet.

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Nutrition 101- Recap – 5 Tips to Eat More Nutritiously

Start by thinking about the basics of diet and nutrition again, and part of your everyday life. It won't be a diet, it won't be a fad, and it definitely won't be temporary. It will be your new healthy lifestyle, and when you think, "What's for dinner?" the answer will naturally be a healthy choice.