Healthy foods can still have great taste and texture; it’s a matter of finding substitutions and alternatives that work. This week’s Focus Point will compare meal options to help show you how a small change can make a big difference.
For over 300 years, kettlebells have been one of the most effective strength and conditioning tools available. When used correctly, kettlebells are appropriate for people of all ages and fitness levels, and have been proven to improve strength, power, endurance, mobility, and back health.
You have probably heard about exercise “after-burn,” or your body’s ability to burn more calories after working out. This important response to exercise contributes significantly to successful long-term weight loss and/or weight management. This week’s Focus Point is going to shed some light on exercise after-burn and how it works.
Pace is an often overlooked training variable that can be adjusted to increase/decrease intensity, both within your training session and the individual exercises themselves. The pace of your training must be deliberate and consistent with your goals.
As kids, we we're told to drink milk to build strong bones, and for good reason! Consuming dairy products and other foods that are high in calcium and vitamin D is one easy way to keep bones strong and prevent osteoporosis.
Endurance training is typically the protocol of choice for those either training for a specific endurance event or those looking to change their body composition. For most of us who are looking to maintain or improve our body composition and/or fitness level, endurance training alone might not be the best use of one’s time. The key is to combine good nutrition and plenty of muscle building exercise with this longer duration, more sustained exercise.
Our environment lends itself to prolonged sitting: driving your car, working at the computer, attending meetings, watching TV, and even relaxing at the end of the day. Even if you feel like an active person, chances are that sitting takes up a large portion of your time.
Part two of our “Healthy Eating on a Budget” series highlights grains…specifically whole grains. Whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals that may reduce our risk of chronic lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Accordingly, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends at least half our grains be whole grains.
Resistance training can be tough, especially the last few reps. Let’s face it, they are uncomfortable and can be a mental and physical challenge! However, they are the most important of the entire set.
The deadlift is a functional movement that requires hip mobility, glute/hamstring strength, and trunk stability. Including deadlifts in your fitness program can help strengthen other exercises performed in the gym and help you achieve a variety of workout goals.
Make no mistake… breakfast is king! That’s right; just as our parents have always said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you are trying to decrease body fat or just make it through the day, breakfast is an important step that should not be ignored or forgotten.
When it comes to losing weight, fewer calories (particularly “empty” calories) is generally better. So how does drinking alcohol fit into your weight loss plan? Like all sustainable weight loss plans, the answer lies in making informed, reasonable decisions based on the facts. Read on to find out what you need to know.
When embarking on any new endeavor, we too often focus our attention and effort on something we have little control over: the outcome. Instead, we should focus on what we have total control over: the process.
At One on One, we emphasize key training concepts such as pace, posture, breathing and the last three reps. This week’s Focus Point will discuss two more: setup and endpoints. By emphasizing these concepts, you can ensure that your training is as safe and effective as possible.
It’s summer…time for road trips! I’m not sure about you, but there’s something about long drives that make me want to snack. When choosing a travel snack, look for foods that include fiber and protein to help you feel satisfied.
Though short-term objectives can motivate you to start an exercise program or cross specific hurdles, it is the loftier, more meaningful, long-term objectives that will help you sustain a healthy lifestyle forever.
BBQ season is here! As you can imagine, One on One’s RDs are getting bombarded with the question “Do you have any healthy summer BBQ recipes?” The answer is YES and we want to share them with everyone!
No matter your goals, it is essential to have enough energy from food to perform at your best during exercise, as well as to refuel, repair, and rebuild your muscles. Refer to these guidelines to maximize your workouts through proper nutrition.
When talking about foods high in antioxidants, chances are you’ll conjure up images of juicy blueberries and dark green kale. What you may not know, however, is that herbs are also rich in antioxidants!
Although we mostly think of accountability in terms of being held accountable, it is also about holding others accountable. Participating in a system of accountability can be extremely rewarding and ultimately helps to ensure success in all facets of our lives.