Whether it’s out of concern for their health, the environment, or both, consumers are choosing organic foods and foods made without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
It’s easy to tell when you have the wrong pair of running shoes — your feet will still be telling you about it long after you take them off. However, knowing when you have the right running shoes is a little more difficult. That’s primarily because running shoes have become significantly more sophisticated in recent years.
Fitness gear isn’t just for the gym anymore. The comfort of modern fitness apparel and activewear has inspired many to introduce what used to be strictly workout gear into their everyday wardrobes, even when they’re not working out.
The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated, especially for the young athlete. According to researcher Dr. Susan Yeargin from the University of South Carolina, up to 75 percent of young athletes aged eight to 18 are dehydrated before they even arrive at practice.
An often overlooked and underappreciated aspect of a hockey training program is a player nutrition guide. Coaches will often put the majority of their focus on strength training, skill development and implementing systems, but don’t provide players with the knowledge or the tools to improve their nutrition. Hard work and training can pay big dividends during the offseason, but if you aren’t eating enough of the right foods, you could be seriously selling yourself short.
In order to be the best, you can’t eat like the rest.
Wichita-based Genesis Health Clubs vaulted to the top spot of fitness providers in the Midwest today, announcing the purchase of an additional nineteen clubs throughout the region for a new total of 44 clubs in operation.
"It’s my metabolism." We all use that one. Now that I have personally long passed the magical 40 milestone, it feels like my metabolism has slowed to a snail’s pace. I get the biggest laugh when people have told me that they can eat whatever they want and never gain weight. Now that they are older, many of them are out of shape and overweight.
Merritt Athletic Clubs strives to be an industry leader dedicated to serving clients and providing them with the motivation to stay fit, have fun and further their health and fitness education. With over 27,000 members, more than 800 employees, swimming pools, squash, racquetball, more than 300 group exercise classes each week, 9 convenient locations, and over 37 years in the health and fitness industry, Merritt Athletic Clubs is the most complete fitness organization in Maryland.
Sports and athletics play a huge role in American life. Interestingly, states vary greatly on how much emphasis they place on sports and personal fitness. At Retale, we were curious about how much game each state's got – from how often individuals work out or play team sports, to the number of Olympic medals each state can lay claim to as their own. We've collected data that calculates how “sporty” each state might be. So which U.S. state is the sportiest? Here is the breakdown of our results and rankings.
It’s fair to say that a perfect storm has ravaged westernized societies. In order to meet demands of growing populations and whet the taste buds of consumers, food manufacturers infuse their products with a cocktail of hormones and preservatives, which include potentially harmful GMOs. Technological advances have spiked screen time over the years while greatly reducing time spent being active. Given these circumstances alone, it’s no surprise that people are overweight and less healthy than they were generations ago.