When you’re on a diet like the ketogenic diet, building muscle can get hard. But it’s not impossible, and a lot of what you have to do to build muscle on the keto diet comes from normal strength-building best practices. Here’s how. What’s Keto? The keto diet is simple: replace your carbs with fats. The…

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Sitting in silence and focusing on your breath for 10 minutes a day sounds easy — until you try it. Like working out, meditation is a skill that takes daily practice. Unlike working out, you don’t have to sweat to do it. Instead, all you need to do is find a comfortable spot and just…be.…

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When you think weight loss, yoga probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But talk to anyone who’s tried yoga and they’ll tell you what they weren’t expecting: even beginner flows can be surprisingly intense.

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There is a LOT of fluff out there about weight loss and diets, so we’ll address the elephant in the room right away: dieting is not easy, and traditional fad diets are not a long term solution for weight loss. But there are systems of eating designed to help you lose weight for good. All…

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During the 1950’s, a scientist named Ancel Keys noticed something strange. Poor populations in Italy on the Mediterranean coast were vastly healthier than even the wealthiest members of American high society. If you know anything about the Mediterranean diet, you know the spoiler: it turned out that the secret sauce (no pun intended) was in…

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Running put stress on muscles and joints, but keeping your muscles lengthened and flexible with runner specific stretches will help them better support joints for full range of motion, and reduce the risk of injury. The best way to compliment your running is to stretch before and after to warm up muscles before exercise, as…

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Sticking to our health and fitness plans can certainly be a challenge. Take a second and think about all of the things that sidetrack us — birthdays (and their encompassing cakes), work lunches (a.k.a. ordering from your nearby pizza place), and don’t forget about post-work trips to the bar to let off a little steam…

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