Category: General

When we have something pertinent and on point to offer about our common overall workout practices and goals, this is where you’ll find it. Sometimes we’ll blog our own thoughts; other times we’ll share tips from noted fitness authorities on subjects including healthy lifestyle, diet, weight loss, etc.

After all, who couldn’t benefit occasionally from a bit of advice or help?

4 Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

If you’re feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons, including genetics, level of physical activity and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.


Why Pilates is a Good Workout For Men

Is Pilates useful for men? Consider this: Pilates was started by a man, Joseph Pilates; it’s been a training vehicle for elite athletes, both men, and women, for over 50 years; and men have figured prominently as instructors and promoters of the Pilates method throughout its history.


Pilates for Golf

Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers constantly torquing their bodies. Golf also requires repeating the same essential movements.


What to Eat Before a Workout

What’s the best thing to eat before a workout, game, or race?

(a) a candy bar or other sugary food 15 minutes before,
(b) a protein shake or bar 30 minutes before,
(c) a low-­fat, high-­carb meal or snack one to four hours before,
(d) nothing; you should fast.

The answer is usually (c), but it depends on the type, length and intensity of your activity, what you ate on previous days, your metabolism and your personal preferences. If you’re just walking briskly or cycling for 30 to 60 minutes, it doesn’t matter what you eat beforehand.