Enjoying a glass or two is fine in moderation, but it’s important to understand how alcohol can affect your sporting and exercise efforts, so we’ve got the lowdown:
When it comes to choosing a nutritious snack to tide you over, there are three things you need in the equation: Protein + Fat + Fiber. Here’s why.
1. ProteinBy helping to stabilize your blood sugar levels, a protein-rich snack can help keep you fuller for longer, so you’re less likely to have a dip in energy 20 minutes after eating, like you would with a chocolate cookie. Apart from a good quality protein powder (with nothing artificial), nuts and seeds are an easy, healthy and portable protein option.
Have you put healthy living in the ‘someday’ basket? Maybe you’re worried about what you’ll have to sacrifice? How hard it will be? Honing in on your health can be daunting, but these steps will help you create a healthier lifestyle today instead of someday.
Going for a run after a long night out, hitting the sauna to lose a few pounds or joining a hot yoga class when you feel a cold coming on. These activities may leave you as sweaty as intended, but does sweating really cleanse your system or is it just a myth?
Never in my life did I ever pass 145 pounds. But then life happens, and sometimes you change. About a year ago, I was prescribed a medication, that one of its side effects was weight gain. I wasn't too concerned because I never experienced any side effect before from any medication. This time though I did. It made me balloon up to 183 pounds.
I was so depressed because whatever I tried to do to lose weight wasn't working for me. That was until I signed up to Matrix Fitness Club and a personal trainer, Hicham. He taught me the proper way to diet, and pushed me on my workouts. Even when I thought there was a specific exercise I couldn't do, his confidence in me made me able to push myself to do things I didn't know my body could do! I now weigh 148 pounds, losing a total of 35 pounds, and I'm also down to 22% body fat from the 34% I used to be.
We’ve all heard how we should drink more water. The main reason for drinking water daily is to replace fluid loss from activities, especially when you’re working out. Our bodies lose a lot of fluid through sweat, which is great, but this water needs to be replaced.
We all know the benefits of regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. more energy, increased metabolism, stronger, leaner, lower blood pressure and cholesterol just to name a few. Now at matrix fitness club and personal training center, you earn points and rewards for just doing what you would normally do at the club, check-in at the club, exercise with a trainer, get a massage, buy a smoothie, any purchases all earn points!
We’ve added another reason to work out consistently: points redeemed for free swag, free membership, free personal training sessions and free shakes. Rack up your points just by checking into the club, purchasing recovery shakes & protein bars, getting a much needed (and much deserved) massage, and now, through April 15th you will earn 100 bonus points just for meeting with our fitness director Jose.
It may suprise you that approximately 80% of our salt intake comes from processed foods, and not the salt you add yourself. Foods like bread, cured meats, butter, canned foods and even breakfast cereals can contain a large amount.
Do you have a thousand things to do? Can’t remember where you left your keys? Balancing work, home and a healthy lifestyle can be difficult.
By concentrating on managing to simplify a few things in your life can help decrease stress and increase attentiveness. Here are a few simple ways to get started.