September 07, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

Food is fuel and if you don’t have the right fuel or the right amount, you can throw off your workouts. Here’s my guide to know when to eat and what to eat before and after your workouts.

Before a Workout

You don’t want your stomach growling during exercise, but you don’t want to feel like you just ate Thanksgiving dinner either. Ideally, you want to fuel your body with healthy, nutritious foods that are no longer hanging out in your stomach when it’s time to work out.

Chris Freytag
 

June 05, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

When you think vacation, visions of warm sun, a good book and a frosty drink probably come to mind – and then you remember how challenging it is to maintain your exercise routine when you go on vacation. The good news is you don’t have to choose between total indulgence and dedicated fitness on your next vacation.

1. Plan an adventure vacation. If you need to get away, plan a cruise that makes stops at exotic locations where you can rock climb, snorkel, hike, bike or swim. Many cruises have tracks where you can power walk or jog, and often offer top-notch gyms on board

If ships and open water isn’t your thing, plan a trip to a tropical destination where you can trek through the rainforest or a mountain adventure, which will guarantee a good calorie burn. 

Life Fitness
 

May 04, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

We have become a nation of oversized meals and middles. Recent studies indicate Americans eat more calories today than they did 30 years ago. And just an extra 100 to 200 calories per day can add up to an extra 10-pound weight gain each year. If you are accustomed to mega-sized platefuls of pasta and Flintstone style steaks, you may have portion distortion—no longer recognizing what a healthy portion looks like.

Chris Freytag
 

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