Exercise

The Dirty Word of Dieting: Plateau

By Betty Murray Has your weight loss come to a screeching halt? If you’ve been gradually and consistently losing weight, and suddenly notice that the pounds just aren’t coming off, you’ve probably hit a plateau. Although it can be frustrating, don’t let hitting a plateau discourage you. It is normal for metabolism and weight loss to …

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Your Life in Balance

By Betty Murray The types and amounts of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you take in on a daily basis matter. But ultimately, what matters when it comes to weight loss and weight management is calories. Balancing how many calories you take in with the number of calories your body burns is the secret to losing weight …

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Pressed for Time? Stay in Shape with High Intensity Interval Training

By Betty Murray HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a growing trend in fitness. HIIT is a circuit of short bursts of, as the name suggests, high-intensity workouts. Each exercise is followed by a short recovery period. If you are pressed for time, HIIT allows you to get in a good, hard workout in a short …

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Wellness at Work: How to Stay Fit with a Desk Job

By Betty MurrayThe more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, increase in blood sugar, and poor cholesterol. This isn’t good news for those of us who have desk jobs. No matter how dedicated you are to your job, your health and …

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Ways to Relieve Stress: Becoming Zen, Happy and Healthy

By Betty Murray Stress is the new fat. It’s a nationwide epidemic rivaling that of obesity. Stress doesn’t can lead to emotional disorders, hypertension and heart problems, headaches and even obesity. While stress in and of itself isn’t a bad thing (as it helps us meet deadlines, perform athletically, etc.), prolonged stress is bad for your …

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Ways to Relieve Stress: Becoming Zen, Happy and Healthy

By Betty Murray Stress is the new fat. It’s a nationwide epidemic rivaling that of obesity. Stress doesn’t can lead to emotional disorders, hypertension and heart problems, headaches and even obesity. While stress in and of itself isn’t a bad thing (as it helps us meet deadlines, perform athletically, etc.), prolonged stress is bad for your …

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5 Fitness Trends for 2015

By Betty Murray Fitness trends come and go; some stick and some fade into distant memory. Each year the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) releases a fitness trend forecast for the following year based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. What’s trending this year? According to ACSM, here are five of the top …

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5 Fitness Trends for 2015

By Betty Murray Fitness trends come and go; some stick and some fade into distant memory. Each year the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) releases a fitness trend forecast for the following year based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. What’s trending this year? According to ACSM, here are five of the top …

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Safe Training Tips for Cold Weather

By Betty Murray Winter has officially made its way to North Texas. With the blustery wind, the air outside is quite cold. If you are used to exercising outside, it’s important to understand the risks associated with cold weather exercise and how to keep yourself safe. Research suggests that without adequate preparation, exercising in the cold …

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