Summer is finally here. For most of us, this means you’ve spent the last few months eating clean and hitting the gym for that perfect, or as-perfect-as-it’s-gonna-get, beach body. But now that the sun’s out and the patios are open, it’s easy to give in to temptation and feel like you’re falling off track. In our 4-season climate, there are only so many weekends and warm summer evenings to take advantage of, but it’s possible to enjoy the summer and keep up with your fitness goals. Here are a few ways to stay on track this summer:
We’ve all got a relationship with our work. Some people love what they do and some people start their day by counting down the gruelling minutes until they can leave. Wherever you land on the spectrum, we all experience periods of stress at work. Perhaps unsurprisingly, job pressure is the main contributor to stress in America. And though we’ve got moose and polar bears up here, workplace stress is equally prevalent in Canada. While moderate amounts of stress can help productivity, too much can lead to physical and mental health issues. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do throughout the day to keep your stress levels manageable.
If you’ve heard of keto or gluten-free, and who hasn’t, then you’re probably also familiar with intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is one of the most common diets of 2019. And while all weight loss diets are restrictive in some sense, intermittent fasting is a little different than most. Rather than restricting what you eat, intermittent fasting restricts when you eat. There are different ways that people approach fasting, but the most common method is by controlling the window of time each day during which you consume food.
If you’d asked me 10 years ago, I probably couldn’t tell you what gluten was. Today, it’s one of the most common dietary restrictions. Menus, snacks, and even entire grocery store aisles are full of gluten-free selections - it seems to be the best thing since sliced bread... Despite its popularity, there are still a lot of questions and misconceptions about the diet. Some people are quick to call it a fad, while others praise it for its health and weight loss benefits. Though the scientific jury is still out on gluten, there are a few things you should know.
There was a point in time where boxing was the most popular sport in North America. It produced celebrities like Mohamed Ali, Jack Dempsey, and Mike Tyson. And though it went through a bit of a decline in the 1990s, it’s back in a big, and accessible way. The gloves and punching bags are no longer reserved for dingy basements and Boston sports movies. Boxing is more accessible than ever. Studios like Big Hit and Studio KO are popping up in cities across the country, and their audience expands far beyond the Marc Wahlberg-type. People of all backgrounds are using boxing to stay in shape, just like bootcamps or spin class. And for good reason – boxing is one of the best...