Go with your GUT

August 16, 2017
The Best Foods for a Healthy Gut By Anisha Jhaveri | May 22, 2017 The bacteria living in your belly has a powerful impact on your health. Feel your best by eating more probiotics and prebiotics. healthy gut. Gut bacteria might not be the sexiest topic, but it’s getting a lot of attention in the health world. And for good reason: A growing body of research shows your gut microbiome (the scientific name for the trillions of microorganisms living in ... Read More

Let’s HIIT It!

August 14, 2017
8 Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) And why it needs to be part of your regular workout routine By Charlotte Hilton Andersen High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat-blasting workout. It sounds ... Read More

Eating Tips to Live By

August 7, 2017
TARA JUZESZYN, BEECHER FITNESS MANAGER Eat Small & Drink Big! Eat 4- 6 small meals per day to boost metabolism, reduce the likelihood of excess food being stored as fat, and to feel full throughout the day. To avoid stifling your metabolism, do NOT let your calories for the day drop below 1000. Reducing daily calorie intake to 1200 to 1500 depending on your lifestyle combined with healthy exercise and smart food choices is sufficient to lose weight in a healthy ... Read More

Cleanses – Do They Really Help?

July 31, 2017
Cleanses – Do They Really Help? By Gay Riley, MS, RD, CCN Cleanses have recently become popular as a means to improve health and energy, rejuvenate the body, lose weight and slow aging. According to Spins research, between October 2008 and October 2009 Americans spent more than $100 million dollars on cleansing and detox products in an effort to lose weight, gain energy and purify themselves of harmful toxins. Unfortunately, scientific evidence showing any health benefits of cleansing has yet ... Read More

5 Ways To Crush Your Endurance Game

March 24, 2017
MIKE ORWIG, MANTENO FITNESS MANAGER #BOOM 1.  Combine strength days with cardio days.  Simple equation: the more muscle you get working, the more it will challenge your heart and your cardiovascular system.  Instead of doing separate workouts for strength and cardio, try to weave them together doing more metabolic workouts 3-4x per week.   Do supersets (which are two exercises immediately following each other) with little to no rest instead of one exercise and resting for 1 minute. 2.  Reduce amount ... Read More

2 Words: ITALIAN BURRITOS

March 16, 2017
Italian Burritos (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey, raw 1 cup Aldi SimplyNature Marinara ¼ cup reduced-fat parmesan cheese ½ cup fat-free Mozzarella Cheese ½ to 1 tsp garlic powder 8 Ole Xtreme Wellness Whole Wheat Tortillas DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 375. 2. Cook ground turkey in a large skillet until no longer pink and drain. 3. Return to pan and add remaining ingredients. Simmer on low for a couple minutes to melt cheese. 4. ... Read More

Zucch-sghetti

February 17, 2017
Zucchini Spaghetti with Turkey-Spinach Meatballs (Serves 5) INGREDIENTS 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey, raw 3-4 zucchini 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bag of fresh spinach, coarsley chopped 2 eggs2 12oz tomato basil sauce (hold till end of directions) DIRECTIONS 1. Spiral 3-4 zucchini. Steam for 8-10 minutes until desired softness. Set aside. 2. Mix remaining ingredients evenly in a bowl with your hands. 3. Form meatballs to fit in cup of your hand. Bate at 375 for 25 ... Read More

Burn those holiday cookies!

December 26, 2016
Holidays are almost over, but those cookies will hang on if you let them. Work 'em off!