Fitness Training

Lactic Acid Buildup: How To Get Rid of It!

When you workout it's important to not overexert yourself. Overuse of your muscles can lead to injury and lactic acid buildup. Lactate is what is actually produced in our muscles when we exercise and this can lead to pain and soreness in our muscles.  Lactic acid buildup can cause major discomfort. Most people think that… Continue reading Lactic Acid Buildup: How To Get Rid of It!

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Americans are still eating too much salt! Adults still take in an average of 3,400 milligrams (mg) per day- that's well above the federal guideline of 2,300 mg or less daily. The American Heart Association's recommended cap is 1,500mg, which is less than 1 teaspoon a day (Seeber 2016). Sodium comes in many forms in… Continue reading Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Healthy & Happy Life

Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

I have been working in higher education for over 12 years.  The number of students I've worked with who suffer from some form of depression is alarming and the statistics in Americans who suffer from depression are on the rise. Although exercise is not the end all be all method of treatment for depression, I… Continue reading Exercise: An All-Natural Treatment For Depression

Weight Loss & Nutrition

How To Start Your Fitness Journey

"Where do I begin?" This is one of the most common first questions for starting any new journey. So, you want to start your fitness journey! Great, but where do you start? I've been there! You don't know what you don't know right?! Everyone has to start somewhere however, I think it's important to gain… Continue reading How To Start Your Fitness Journey

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Weight Loss Misconceptions

Let's face it, losing weight can be difficult.  It takes a lot of time, energy, patience and dedication to stick to creating healthy habits.  There are so many weight loss misconceptions it can get tough to figure out what to actually believe and stay motivated. Here are a few misconceptions that I think are important