When you think about health and wellness, alcohol is probably the last thing that comes to mind, unless you’re playing the opposite game. But we’re human, and for most of us, alcohol is an important part of our lives, just like health, family, and fitness. Because alcohol doesn’t usually complement our fitness goals, we must try to find a balance between the two. But before you swear off the sauce entirely, it’s important to understand the real effects alcohol has on your fitness and training.
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.
The clocks have sprung forward and spring is apparently here. And while the weather forecast may indicate differently, bathing suit season is just around the corner. If you’ve spent the better part of winter bundled up inside, with great TV and hearty meals, there may be some dieting on the menu in next few months.Whether you’re experienced with the seasonality of the bulk/cut cycle, or it’s your first foray into shedding those winter layers, spring is a common time to slim down. But your goal shouldn't be to simply lose numbers on the scale. Instead, spring dieters should be focused on reducing their body fat percentage.
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.
Finding time for exercise can be challenging. We get it, so we sat down with someone who knows this struggle all too well. Christie Honor is an Ivy-League varsity athlete who doubles as a Biology major, studying for med-school applications. She's a graduating senior at Dartmouth College and the starting goalie on their Women's Ice Hockey team. She’s been featured on ESPN, holds an NCAA record, and is Dartmouth's all-time leader for the number of in saves in a single season (no big deal).