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Exercise Addiction: How Much is Too Much?

What exactly is “exercise addiction”? How do you know when you’ve crossed the line between a daily routine and obsession? While exercise has been associated with a slew of health benefits, there are also serious potential health problems that result from regularly overdoing it at the gym. Exercise Addiction Defined Exercise addiction is a compulsive disorder in which a person …

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Sore Back? Build a Strong Core

Do you ever feel that aching, tired, sore feeling in your lower back? Maybe you feel it when you’ve been sitting at your desk for too long, or even standing without support may trigger you. If you have lower back pain, that soreness right at the lower curve of your spine, you’re not alone. According to the NIH, 80% of …

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What Running Taught Me

Either you’re a runner or you’re not. Either you love running or you hate it. I have always, for as long as I can remember have hated it. It’s likely this hatred stems from my young days of sports practice (which I also always hated). Some coach was always making us do sprints or some crazy route around the field. …

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Cortisol-Conscious Workouts

What in the heck is cortisol anyways? Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands that acts as “nature’s alarm system.” It’s the main stress hormone in the body that works with certain parts of their brain to control mood, motivation and fear. It also plays an important role in how your body uses macronutrients, keeps inflammation down, …

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Got A Kink in Your Neck?

Let’s face it-as students and office workers, we’re sitting entirely too much. Sitting all day not only increases risk for obesity, but also puts majority of the working population at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramping and tense muscles. Here are a few simple exercises you can do to relieve that annoying kink in your neck. First things …

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How Does Exercise Affect Sleep?

Is it just me or does anyone notice they sleep better when they’ve gotten a good workout in that day? The more I move around throughout the day, and especially if I’ve had a good gym session, the better I seem to sleep. This has even been enough to get me to the gym on the days when I want …

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Benefits of Group Exercise

Feeling like you want to workout but have no idea where to start? If you’re new to the gym or just feeling like shaking up your current fitness routine, try a group exercise class! Joining a class not only holds you accountable to a workout routine, but provides a fitness foundation for you to use for years to come. Gyms …

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Why Rock Climbing Rocks

Have a fear of heights? If so, you might want to skip this article! However, if you’re ready to tap into your ~adventurous side~ and get a killer workout, this article is for you! Rock climbing, whether it be up a cliff, a boulder, or an indoor climbing wall, has numerous health benefits. Some of them may surprise you! 1. It’s a …

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Brain Workouts

Ever feel like your mind is clouded or foggy? Do you have trouble thinking things out when you’re especially stressed out? Those busy weeks when our brains are working overtime can leave us feeling not our best. Pair this with lack of sleep and a list of things to do, it can feel like you’ll never be able to think …

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The Best Body Weight Exercises

These cold winter months can make it difficult to find motivation to get off the couch and start moving. The weather can be such an easy excuse to skip the gym, but luckily there’s plenty of different body weight exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home! The best part is, no equipment is needed – …

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