Category Archives: Health & Fitness

krav maga women

An MMA-Style Workout in Your Living Room

In colder weather, it’s tough to leave home. Finding effective workouts that you are able to easily do from home and involve little to no equipment can be a challenge. Krav Maga, an Israeli developed military self-defense system, offers numerous benefits both physically and mentally from practicing the moves and can even be learned at home. The practice provides a great cardio workout and could even save your life one day!

Ross Cascio is an expert level instructor at Krav Maga Worldwide and has a list of intense but effective workout tips that anyone is able to do in the comfort of their own home when they aren’t able to get to the gym or want to mix up their workout routine: Continue reading “An MMA-Style Workout in Your Living Room”

paleo friendly cookie emmy's organics review

Review: paleo-friendly cookies. (No, really.)

Whenever I’m surfing Pinterest and land on something about “paleo-friendly cookies”, my eyes roll legit ALL the way back in my head. Okay, let me just spend three hours in the kitchen covered in almond flour and when I emerge, I’ll weakly smile and force this bitter pencil eraser of a baked good on my friends and family. We’ll tell ourselves it’s good as we enter its only saving grace, great macros, into MyFitnessPal.

(Did I mention I hate baking – especially “healthy” baking?) Continue reading “Review: paleo-friendly cookies. (No, really.)”

goodwipes down there

Every Gym Girl’s Best Kept Secret… @Goodwipes #ad

#ad Ladies, we’re getting super real today.  Faint-of-heart boys might want to cover their ears.

As women, we’re expected to look — and smell — great all the time, even at the gym (thanks to Instagram, where the fit-chicks look polished and fab hip-thrusting 200 pounds). Unfortunately, we can barely navigate the difficulties of life much less a HIIT workout while smelling like a rose. Things just.. aren’t always fresh, especially through a sweat sesh. Continue reading “Every Gym Girl’s Best Kept Secret… @Goodwipes #ad”

img_9575

Are fitness watches worth investing in?

For those who love gadgets, fitness watches might be something you are eyeing; but is it worth the price you are going to pay? The answer is it depends. So, who should consider investing in a watch?

Athletes –
If you are an athlete, where performance really matters, you may want to make the investment. Heart rate, calories burned, speed, and other relevant information can help you improve on performance. If you require this information, and need to improve on your stats, a fitness watch might be something you may want to invest in.

Exercises –
Know what the watch is geared for. If you lift weights, you might not need to know your heart rate. But, if you are a runner, swimmer, biker, or other fast-paced action sport enthusiast, the information may be critical. So know what the watch can do, how accurate it is, and what metrics it is going to calculate, to determine if it is a wise investment for you to make. If you are interested in purchasing a fitness watch then there are loads of retailers which sell them. I would recommend comparing some catalogues before purchasing a watch to make sure you get the best deal.

Storage –
How much data can it store. How do you view the data? Can you view if you are improving on your stats? Again, if it is not going to give you the information you require to truly improve, should you invest in it? Make sure you know what the watch stores, calculates, and what information it is going to provide you, so that you truly do improve on your development in your respective sport.

Although some people simply like to own gadgets, some people truly must track performance and improvement if they are professional athletes. If you are looking to improve, capture data, and make leaps in your output, a fitness watch might be an investment to consider. But, otherwise, fitness tracker apps might be a cheaper route for those who don’t require absolute precision in their tracking for their sports.

beach body

How To Prepare Your Body For Beach Season

When beach season rolls around, we’d all like to have a perfect body. But how to achieve it – or at least get close? The best way, of course, is to start the preparation before the summer hits! Being beach-ready involves many parts of personal care. It involves dietary changes, physical exercise, skin care, and most importantly, changes in your way of thinking. So, start with visualizing your perfect body and take some actions on the way to your dream! Continue reading “How To Prepare Your Body For Beach Season”