Are berries the ultimate energy superfood?!

Delicious, beautiful, sweet, and simple-berries are as healthful as they are diverse. As a snack, in a fruit salad, or for dessert, simply pick, wash, and eat them to reap the nutritional benefits they have to offer. Recent research has focused…

Should You Be Using a Heart Rate Monitor During Cardio Workouts?

Sure your FitBit can count your steps, and Nike+ can track your running progress, but if you’re not measuring your heart rate during cardio exercise, then you might not be getting the best read on the effectiveness of your workout. Heart rate monitors are so much more than those little metal pads attached to the […]

25 Ways to Burn 250 Calories in 25 Minutes

Try these simple ways to burn calories fast and get the body you’ve always wanted. You want to lose a pound?  For a 130 to 150 pound person, you have to burn about 3,500 extra calories a week.  You could eat only kale salad and lemon water, walk on a treadmill for 86 hours, or […]

6 Heart-Healthy Recipes for American Heart Month

These yummy, easy-to-make recipes are good for your heart! When most people think about February, pictures of candy hearts and boxes of chocolate dance through their heads. But February isn’t just for romance, it’s also American Heart Month. “Phytonutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, lutein, fiber, carotenoids, protein, and vitamins C & E, […]

OXIDATIVE STRESS AND THE MIGHTY MITOCHONDRIA

As athletes, we’re generally pretty good at looking at the big picture: the PR you want to nail; the chiseled abs you’ve been gunning for; the latest goal you’ve set. But sometimes it’s actually helpful to think small.