As a company dedicated to helping people improve their health and wellbeing through easy at-home tools, part of what MoveMeFit believes in is helping to educate people on not only fitness, but overall health.
As western cultures continue to embrace a highly processed, genetically modified diet it's more important than ever to get educated on what this means for your overall health and wellbeing.
Americans are now consuming, on average, 17x the amount of sugar over a five day period than we did 90 years ago. That's a huge change, and a change that we won't know the impact of for many years to come.
So this weekend if you're out and about, keep this in mind when making food choices. Choose water over juice. Choose fruit over processed dessert options and most importantly, be mindful when grocery shopping or choosing what to prepare for yourself and your families.
The best way to help ourselves get healthier is to get educated and we hope we'r
Today I did the "Upper Body Sculpt, Give 10 More!" by Amy Dixon video and holy smokes! My arms are still burning and it's been about an hour since I finished.
What's great about this video is it's 11 minutes long, requires only 2 sets of dumbbells (though I only have 5lb ones so do the entire workout with those), and you feel the burn in your arms about 30 seconds into the video!
If you're looking for an easy way to get into toning the dreaded upper arm - this is a great place to start as the movements are fun, the equipment needed is minimal, and who doesn't have 11 minutes to spare?
Upper Body Sculpt, Give 10 More! with Amy Dixon
Good news exercise fans - not only is working out great for your body, it's also great for your mind.
Exercising is shown to have both short and long-term mental health effects, so if you haven't found time to work out today - don't sweat, we've got plenty of videos to fit your schedule and your surroundings.
So have a great, healthy day and try to fit in a workout if you can. Your body & mind will thank you.
It's said that diet is responsible for 80% of the weight loss & maintenance battle. That means it's more important than ever to get both educated and motivated to eat right and make good food choices.
A great place to start fighting the good diet fight is by incorporating more fresh vegetables into your daily diet. Vegetables are notoriously low in calories and high in nutritional content. A great example of this nutritional bang for its caloric buck is kale.
Kale is a leafy green vegetable found in most grocery store produce sections. You can prepare kale in a number of ways and below is a link to help inspire the creative chef in all of us.
And remember - kale is just one of many fresh vegetables available at your local grocer. If there's a particular vegetable you see and are not sure how to incorporate into your diet (or why it's good for you), leave us a comment and we can help you find some answers.
Have a happy and healthy Tuesday!
We love that summer always brings new songs. Checkout our roundup of the best new workout songs!
And Daft Punk wins for best record with Random Access Memories!
Metallics are certainly the style the season. Metallic colors make any attire look dazzling. So why not liven up your workout clothes with some shiny shorts. Here are a few pairs we love.
With a torn MCL I haven't been able to run in months. To ease back into running, my physical therapist recommended running on the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill. This allows you to run while reducing your body weight load to say 80% of your full body weight.
I put on the special airtight shorts, and stepped onto the treadmill. All of a sudden the treadmill started filling with air and there was a giant bubble from the waist down. There was a subtle lift that I could hardly notice. But increasing and decreasing the body weight percentage made a noticeable difference in how heavy my legs felt. Other than making me feel lighter, I was able to run completely normally.
It provided a great way to ease back into running and test out the load on my MCL. Would highly recommend for anyone with a recovering injury that is trying to get back at it!
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