Is 10,000 Steps Really the Magic Number?

By |2019-05-19T14:35:10-07:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

With the birth of fitness trackers like Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin... it seems a new phenomenon has arrived that means getting your 10,000 steps in each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But why 10,000? What’s the significance of this number? In truth, there is no significance. It seems that 10,000 is an arbitrary number, but that doesn’t make it [...]

Adding Weights for Weight Loss

By |2019-05-19T14:34:35-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

If you have been hitting the gym for regular workouts and watching your nutrition, but you still struggle to lose weight, it may be time to add some weights to your routine. There is a misconception that adding weights to your workout will make you “bulk up”, but the opposite is actually true. Incorporating weight training builds lean muscle making [...]

Staying Healthy on Vacation

By |2019-04-20T15:41:45-07:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

It’s officially vacation season! And whether you are headed to a fabulous beach resort or an unforgettable site-seeing trip, it can be hard to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle when you are fully emerged in the food and festivities on your trip. But you can still enjoy yourself using these tips and tricks without totally going off the [...]

Best Resistance Training Exercises For Women

By |2019-04-20T15:40:32-07:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Resistance Training, otherwise known as strength training, is the use of resistance in your fitness routine to help build strength, endurance and muscles. All well-rounded fitness programs for women should include strength training at least two days each week to improve joint function, bone density, and muscle, tendon and ligament strength. There are many types of exercises that count as [...]

Surprising Secrets About Exercise

By |2019-03-30T14:59:48-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Everyone knows that exercise is good for your body and that getting your daily sweat session in is “heart healthy”, but that may not be enough motivation to get you up off the couch and into your running shoes. Studies show only 20% of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week and more [...]

4 Ways to Save Money and Lose Weight

By |2019-03-13T18:28:23-07:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Most of us are on a budget, and trying to figure out how to balance saving money and losing weight can seem like a daunting task, but there is good news! Not only is it possible, saving cash can actually help to shrink your waistline! When you think about it, eating and saving money are surprisingly very similar behaviors since [...]

Best Hikes in San Diego This Spring

By |2019-03-18T21:40:53-07:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Spring time in San Diego is a beautiful time of year. The weather is mild, the sun is shining, and the flowers are in full bloom. Take advantage of this glorious time of year by heading out for a hike on one of San Diego’s many trails. Here is a list of our top 5 hikes around the county. Torrey [...]

4 Myths About Your Metabolism

By |2019-02-17T16:10:04-07:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

If you are carrying a few extra pounds around, you may blame your slow metabolism on your inability to lose that weight, but not so fast. Metabolism is the chemical reaction responsible for converting food to energy, but it may not be responsible for all your weight loss woes. Here we will break down what’s real and what’s not on [...]

Healthy Superbowl Recipes

By |2019-01-29T15:42:36-07:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

Hosting or attending a Super Bowl party is a great excuse to gather with friends and indulge in yummy dishes, whether you are into football or not. But just because these parties tend to be laden with unhealthy dishes doesn’t mean your diet has to be derailed. You can enjoy the party guilt free with these three Super Bowl party [...]

How to use your fitness tracker to actually get fit

By |2019-01-09T17:31:43-07:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Fitness & Exercise|

You’ve taken the first step toward taking control of your health and bought a fitness tracker to help keep you on the straight and narrow. Next thing you know, you will be fit, right? Not so fast. Much like buying that gym membership, the price of admission is not enough to magically make you lose weight. You still have to [...]