Our Principal Exercise Physiologist and company founder, Erin Haske, chatted to our friends at Just Knead It Sports and Remedial Massage about getting up and going as you kick start an exercise program. Pop on over to their blog to find out what she has to say about strategies to get up, keep moving, and … Continue reading Getting Started With Exercise: An Interview
Small wins are the little things that give us a (big) boost, and lots of small wins add up to big changes and powerful breakthroughs. Small Win Saturdays are where we share a tiny-but-awesome thing that happened to a HealthFitter or a HealthFit coach in the last week. Try it out for your a mental … Continue reading Small Win Saturday: Free Deep Sleep Music
The Short Answer: Despite the shift from a toned to a softer appearance, nope, muscle does not turn into fat with decreased use. It's actually impossible. Muscle tissue and adipose tissue – aka fat – are different types of tissue, from function all the way down to the molecular structure. Muscle tissue turning directly into … Continue reading Does Muscle Actually Turn Into Fat?
"Functional" has been a buzzword in the fitness industry for years, but many people – including many in the health and fitness industries – struggle to define it. To some, the word may conjure up images of exercise standing on one leg with your eyes closed, or even on a huge exercise ball. Good news: … Continue reading What Is Functional Fitness?
Ready to start an exercise or physical activity program? Already active or working out? These three steps will keep your body happy and healthy, minimizing aches, pains and injury risk. You probably know: Regular movement is really important to maintaining lifelong health. Keeping your body injury- and pain-free is really important to being able to … Continue reading Muscle and Joint Health In Three Steps
While present in only small amount in the body, magnesium is nonetheless one of the most important dietary micronutrients. In over 300 of the chemical reactions required to sustain life, it acts a co-factor – essentially a “helper molecule” that is needed for an enzyme to carry out its function. Many of these reactions have … Continue reading Fast Facts: Magnesium
Vitamin C is one of the best known micronutrients. However, the average daily intake is often lower than expected. You might not be getting as much as you think. Vitamin C is perhaps best known for immune system support. Interestingly, while some immune cells need vitamin C to function (and you may be more susceptible … Continue reading Fast Facts: Vitamin C
Have high blood pressure, or at high risk for it? Building healthy habits can really help your blood pressure levels. In fact, though there is a genetic component to your individual level, lifestyle choices have an enormous impact on blood pressure – for better or worse! How is high blood pressure dangerous? Picture this: You’re … Continue reading Healthy Habits to Prevent High Blood Pressure