Stretch Your Way to Better Sleep

We know the benefits of stretching before or after a workout: relieved muscle tension, increased circulation, and better joint mobility. But getting in a round of stretching before bed can have additional benefits: stress relief, increased relaxation, and deeper sleep. A 2016 clinical review of sleep studies found that meditative movements improved sleep quality—and that…

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Do you really need to take 10,000 steps for optimum health?

If you use a fitness tracker or a smartphone to keep track of your health goals, you know the magic number: 10,000 steps for optimum health. That cracks out to around 5 miles for the average person—which seems like a lot. So how did the fitness world land on this number? According to experts, they…

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Buzzword Breakdown: LT

This month’s Buzzword Breakdown features a metric the average fitness tracker won’t tell you, but that you’ve certainly felt the effects of at some point in your life: lactate threshold. WHAT IT IS LT: Lactate Threshold WHAT IT MEANS Lactate is an organic molecule produced by most tissues in the body, particularly our muscles. Your…

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Spring Leg Workout

We’re a full year into this endless WFH lifestyle, and it’s time to give those legs some love. This one hour workout (courtesy of our personal trainer) will target your lower body—our biggest muscle groups—so you’ll be boosting your circulation and metabolism even long after your cool down. Ready to get started? You’ll need: One…

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HRV: A Quick Guide

WHAT IT IS HRV: Heart Rate Variability WHAT IT MEANS HRV is the variation in time between consecutive heartbeats, controlled by our autonomic nervous system. We frequently discuss the two halves of the autonomic nervous system on our blog—sympathetic and parasympathetic—as both are influenced by how you breathe. Our parasympathetic nervous system is activated while…

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The Unseen Benefits of Exercise

We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us, but research shows that moving your body can physically change your brain, from increasing brain plasticity to encouraging the formation of new neural pathways.  The best part? Some studies suggest that we can tap into these benefits with as little as five minutes per day. Here…

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How to Dress for Outdoor Winter Workouts

We’ve gotten used to taking our workouts outdoors this year…but not during the winter. After some research and gear-testing, here’s how we’re dressing to stay comfortable while we skip the gym (and brave the elements). First things first: your Intake Kit. Here’s why— Breathing through your nose is particularly important in cold weather–your nose is…

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A Short & Sweet Glutes-and-Gut Workout

Last week we wrote about how short and sweet workouts are the best way to stay fit during times when your body might be working a little harder to stay healthy. This week, we’re sharing one of our favorite low-impact workouts. It’s designed to target your glutes and core without being too strenuous: you’ll still…

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How Easy, Low-stress Workouts Can Give You Your Healthiest Holiday Season Yet

Staying healthy and getting in the holiday spirit don’t always go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the best of both worlds this holiday season. If you tend to struggle with staying fit and feeling well during this time of year but can’t schedule in more time to exercise, we have…

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Food & Energy

We missed the boat on our summer bod, but we’re gearing up for the best fall bod we’ve ever had–and that means we’re educating ourselves on how to best boost our physical resilience and overall health. When you know how something works, you can make it work in your favor. Building muscle and burning excess…

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