Puppy power!

Jake Blog, Health

Looking to live longer? Adopt a dog! Though it might go without saying that dogs force people to stay fitter than the general population by tricking them into going on daily walks, a new study from Sweden published in Journal Scientific Report suggests dogs’ health benefits to humans extend well beyond a little extra fitness. Read more from the Scientific Reports here: The …

How much should I stretch?

Jake Blog, Health, Training Tips

I’ve heard tons of different arguments for and against stretching. When I was a wee lad learning to breakdance, I spent tons of time stretching, because it makes you more flexible. Duh right?!?! Recently I’ve heard some advice to the contrary though. Let’s dig a little deeper. “Should I stretch before the workout? After the workout? Both?”  “How long should …

Meal plan or nah?

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

Why Meal Plan Dieting isn’t the Answer! We work with a lot of people on nutrition, and I always get the question, “Can you just tell me exactly what to eat?”. That’s exactly the problem; you think that it’s going to be easier to have someone else do the thinking for you, but it’s actually going to hold you back. …

Electrolytes vs. Sugar, don’t get duped!

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

Electrolytes 101: Electrolytes like sodium and potassium, are important for regulating muscle and nerve function, as well as for hydration, blood pressure and keeping your body’s pH levels in check. If you become deficient in electrolytes, be like sodium, potassium, or others, such as magnesium or calcium, a host of problems can result—from fatigue and muscle cramping to irregular heartbeats …

5 Habits Hurting Your Nutrition

Jake Blog, Health, Nutrition

A dietitian friend of mine once asked me if I ate standing up? I was confused what she meant. I laughed and said, “No, I sit down like a normal person.” How many meals do you eat per day standing up, or in your car on the way to/from work? A big part of good digestion means sitting down and …

Are you recovering as hard as you’re working out?

Jake Blog, Health, Training Tips

PRs slowing down and you’re feeling a plateau? Your recovery could be to blame! Recovery isn’t just for serious competitive athletes. Even if you’re a computer programmer who goes to the gym three days a week and plays soccer on the weekend. If you’re going hard in the gym, you need to recover hard too! You might be able to …