Check out this tasty and healthy chicken caesar wrap with high protein content!
Cardiovascular or Aerobic exercise is very important in a healthy lifestyle which is why we include it in our training sessions after your workout! There are many reasons why cardio is beneficial and how it can truly impact your life, along with resistance training and nutrition as well!
Cardio Exercise Benefits:
1. improves cardiovascular health
2. lowers blood pressure
3. helps regulate blood sugar
4. aids sleep
5. regulates weight; or promotes weight loss
6. strengthens immune system
7. improves brain power and energy
10. boosts mood
Margherita pizza is a summer staple. With 340 calories total and 20g protein, this recipe with pita bread is a perfect healthy option! For extra protein, grill some chicken as an additional topping. Give it a try!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
4 pita breads (6 inches)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Thinly sliced fresh basil, optional
1. Place pita breads on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with oil. Top with garlic, 1 cup cheese, tomatoes, garlic powder and
remaining cheese; sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
2. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with basil.
1 each: 340 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g
fiber), 20g protein.
Walking is something we do every day, maybe without even thinking about it. It is recommended to walk for about 30 minutes/day for overall health. Here are a few important walking tips to be mindful of when walking.
The first walking tip is to be mindful of the tempo or pace of the walk. A steady, brisk pace is a great place to start for beginners or for those who are walking to get their heart rate up.
The next walking tip is to be mindful of form during those walks. It is important to walk heel to toe with each stride, instead of walking just on our toes. We want to have good posture with proper core engagement during these walks as well. It is also important to have comfortable, lightweight shoes when walking.
It is important to gradually increase the pace if you are just starting out with a walking program. For a beginner, walking at a lighter intensity for a few minutes would be a good place to start, while gradually increasing the pace and time each walk.
When you are feeling stuck, this is a phenomenon called hitting a plateau. When this is experienced, fitness plateaus can be frustrating, demotivating, and even make you question your progress. Plateaus are common in fitness journeys, but they don't have to derail your goals. In fact, when you see the graphic above, you see that it's essential part of making progress. But when you see what happens to a quick fixes, or falling off the wagon completely, you'll understand how plateaus are actually helping you avoid the trap of an inconsistent routine or waiting for the perfect time to start.
I wanted to share effective strategies for overcoming plateaus and reigniting your progress. By understanding the reasons behind plateaus and implementing these strategies, you'll be on your way to breaking through and reaching new heights in your fitness journey.
There are 3 ways people hit plateaus. Check out the graphic on this page.
Knee pain when performing squats is a common issue we see. Having correct form in a squat is crucial for safety and strength in tons of daily activities so here's a few reasons your squats might be causing you pain, as well as some movements to fix them!
Problem #1 - Knee valgus. This is an inward movement of the knees that is caused by upstream weakness in the thighs. Having this valgus puts a lot of pressure on the joint and ligaments in the knee, forcing them to work harder than they should and taking away work from the muscles
Problem #2 - Forward weight. This takes the shape of knees being in front of your toes, and keeping the pressure of your weight on your toes/front of foot. This takes away work from your posterior chain (glutes) that should be the main driver. Instead it forces all the pressure to the front of the knee.
Fixes - keeping your weight in your heels, torso upright, and knees above or behind toes are all important to proper form. The knees should also...