Sure, everyone knows that it’s healthy to run. No matter who you are, no matter what culture you are raised in, running is universally seen as an act of health and a way to get in better shape. However, most people never consider what it is that makes running so good for you. So, why is it that we as humans are conditioned to have positive responses to running? What exactly are the benefits of running that leave us coming back to the exercise time and time again? Read on →

So often in America, we are all focused on the next diet craze and the overnight way to achieve the perfect body, even if we are focused on it for all the wrong reasons. However, some elements of that pursuit, when done for the right reasons, are very advantageous in their own right. One of these practices is cutting calories. Although we tend to think of calories as part of a diet, and counting calories as the math required to weigh in at our desired weight, cutting calories actually comes with a plethora of additional health benefits. Read on →

So often, we focus on getting healthy only after a problem arises. When we become overweight, we quickly go on a diet and try to resolve the issue. When we learn we have diabetes, we make sure to take the proper steps to counteract it. When we sprain an ankle, we tape it up and rest. However, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine. The best way to fix your health issues is to never have them in the first place. Read on →

If you’re anything like most Americans, you constantly are planning on working out, but never quite find the time in your day to actually exercise properly. So often dreams of weight loss and six packs are replaced with the reality of working late at the office and putting your kids to bed at a proper time. So, how exactly can you get the exercise in your routine that you’ve been craving while making sure that the other tasks in your day are still completed? Read on →