wellness

Toughen Up: Building Mental Strength from the Inside Out

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
Are you mentally tough? When life presents its inevitable challenges do you rise, seeing them as an opportunity to grow? Or do you find yourself ducking under the covers?
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Nutrition

Can You Slow Down Your Metabolism?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
For someone who wants to gain weight and/or increase muscle mass, having a fast metabolism can be seen as a roadblock when it comes to achieving those goals. Maybe you’ve tried eating more to pack on the muscle, but you just seem to burn through all the ...
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wellness Nutrition

The Connection Between Diet and Mental Health

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
As coaches and fitness enthusiasts, we often think of nutrition as a variable to manipulate to achieve weight loss, strength gain, a specific body composition, or to enhance performance in sports and recreational activities. However, the thought of ...
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Hypertrophy

Muscular Hypertrophy: Back to the Basics

Andre Adams
Andre Adams |
If you’re looking for an exercise program to help you effectively build mass, you may be looking for something to do with hypertrophy training. Similar to classic strength training, the goals of hypertrophy are different. One focuses on building strength ...
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wellness

What to Look for in an Employee Wellness Program

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
When you think about employer-provided wellness programs what comes to mind? Many people think of tech companies in the 2010s with meditation rooms, napping pods, flexible workspaces, and kitchenettes full of snacks.
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Nutrition

4 Reasons Why Postbiotics Are Beneficial for Your Gut Health

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
Let’s talk about gut health! You might be thinking that this blog is going to provide tips on increasing fiber in your diet or cover the “all you need to know” about probiotics and pre-biotics, right? Well, turns out there is a new beneficial ...
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Workout Plans

Wall Sits: Helpful Tips and Benefits

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
When I was a student-athlete, wall sits were frequently used as a “character-building” exercise for the whole team. Character-building exercises were typically exercises that required perseverance and grit to push through to the end, thus building our ...
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stretching

The Benefits of Flexibility: Why You Should Stretch More!

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Flexibility refers to the range of motion of the muscles and connective tissues at a joint (Page, 2012). Flexibility can differ from joint to joint and often decreases with advancing age.
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wellness

It’s Always Sunny-Ish: A Deep Dive Into Toxic Positivity

Darlene Marshall
Darlene Marshall |
There is a wide array of human emotions and experiences. Each of us inevitably feels a mixture of pleasant, challenging, positive, and difficult emotions, and feeling the range of reactions is natural and healthy.
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Nutrition

Turkesterone: Trendy Supplement Watch

Jacqueline Kaminski
Jacqueline Kaminski |
When entering the fitness and health industry as a nutrition specialist, what’s the most common topic that everyone says to heed extreme caution? Supplements. Why? Well because while many sound like they will be beneficial in theory, there is no ...
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