Want to add some brightness to your life? Boost your brain with exercise. Regular workouts over the long term can improve brain health. Single bouts of intense exercise can render immediate feel-good gratification and boost many people’s moods. Read More
If you’re short on time, don’t waste a single minute worrying about the fact that you don’t have “enough” time to workout. Whether you have 10 minutes or 30, a short blast of movement can boost your fitness. Heck, simply standing up every hour and shrugging your shoulders can get your blood flowing and improve your health. Read More
Resistance training is among the crème de la crème when it comes to building muscle mass, facilitating fat loss, maintaining bone density, and, of course, helping you feel like an overall champion. When lifting, your body needs a progressive challenge so muscles have to work harder, which helps them get stronger and more developed (muscularly and neurologically). Read More
Good sleep is essential for a healthy and productive life. Our cells and muscles repair, our immune systems strengthen, and our minds focus, problem solve and remember things better when we’ve gotten enough rest (to name a few examples). Read More
We love working out any time of year, but there’s something extra special about it in the spring. The weather’s getting nicer, the days are getting longer and brighter, and the feeling of rebirth, regrowth, and renewal are in the air. This happens to make spring a great time of year to re-examine your workout regimen. Check out our pointers below!
Is there a way to get your French fry fix and still enjoy good health? Why yes! Yes, there is. Meet the “air fryer.” Air fryers can crisp up your favorite vegetables (and meat too) while requiring the addition of very little oil. An air fryer could be a game changer if you’re seeking a way to healthify the way you fry!
The benefits of regular core work are clear. Strong muscles in your middle support better breathing and improve the quality of your movements from head-to-toe. But, all core can be a bore if you find every workout is an endless array of floor-based sit-ups, back-lifts, and crunches. Can you get it done without rolling around on the ground during your workout? Abs…olutely. Read More
Performance-inspired moves are the new must-haves in the gym. By performance-inspired, we’re talking about exercises that either mimic skills typically required in athletic activities and/or are used by athletes in training. These challenging compound movements are great for developing power, speed, strength, coordination, and endurance, plus they’ll help you burn calories without getting bored. Read More
Oregon is a gorgeous state and a great place to spend time outdoors. Plus, hiking is fantastic exercise: a 160-lb person can expect to burn up to 440 calories per hour on a hike!
To honor this time-honored pastime, we’re sharing some of our favorite local hikes near Salem. Read More