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HEALTHY EATING | PROTEIN 101

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Protein. The latest of the ever-rotating macronutrient fads by fitness enthusiasts, booksellers and food manufacturers alike. In recent years, we’ve worked through the low-fat craze, the more recent low-carb fad and now we’re moving through the high protein trend.

 

Singling out this most recent food “bad guy” on the block and getting you to buy into their ideas might be good for business, but is it really good for you? How much protein do YOU really need? And do YOU really need to increase your protein intake or drastically change how you eat? Well, before you grab that trendy protein shake or stock up on flank steaks, let’s take a closer look.

 
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HEALTHY EATING | HOW TO GET STARTED EATING FIT.

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“Exercise is king, nutrition is queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne

 

Now that you’ve set your goals and gotten yourself an accountability partner or two, it’s time to talk food… 

There are quite probably as many ways to eat in the world as there are people. Because of that fact, the exact details of what and how YOU should eat can’t be offered via a simple blog post. Why? Because you are beautifully individual. As individuals, our eating styles and practices vary from person to person; by individual physiology and health/medical needs; by region, country, and ethnicity; by economic status; by personal and social beliefs… the list goes on and on. You can be a vegan, a vegetarian or a locavore. You can eat clean or raw or paleo. You can be a flexitarian, a pescetarian or even a fruitarian. You can even do intermittent fasting, juicing or even “detoxing”. And these are certainly not all!

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FITNESS TIPS | HOW TO RECOVER FROM YOUR TRAINING WORKOUTS.

How to recover from your workouts

 

You’re working out. You’re focused. You’re training hard.

But there’s more to getting fit than just moving and sweating. 

What you do outside of your workouts is arguably just as important, if not more so, as the exercises you choose and how you do them. Exercise temporarily stresses the body causing it to remodel itself so it can be better in the future. It’s during this recovery time that you actually gain the strength, new ability and the change you’re looking for. 

Follow these recovery tips to help you maximize your fitness efforts and to create the strong, shapely body you desire.

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Fitness Tips | 12 reasons you’re working out but not getting the results you want

 

Hey, let’s talk about your fitness results… Or lack there of.

Are you working out, eating well (hmm, mostly) and still not seeing a difference in your clothing size?

SO frustrating, right?! Well, I’ve got some tips that can help you figure out what you need to do to get those measurements moving in the right direction. Chances are you’re doing some of the right things but you may be getting held back by one or more of the following reasons:

 

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Step Two: How to get fit in 2016

 

Yesterday we talked about the most important thing you need to do to get fit in 2016. If you didn’t get a chance to check that out, click that link back there and then come back here.

Now that you’ve figured out the most important thing you need to do the next question is, who’s going to hold you accountable and cheer you on? Yes, you can certainly do it alone, but a growing body of research has shown that having at least one support and accountability partner can make all the difference between your success and failure.

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THE NUMBER ONE thing you need to do to get fit in 2016.

Wildfire Fitness goal setting 2016

 

Most people go about setting health and fitness goals for the New Year the wrong way.

They’re excited about the turn of the calendar. They know they ate too much over the holidays and that they haven’t been exercising. All the commercials on TV talk about weight loss and show the latest celeb endorser testifying about the amazing results they get. It’s the New Year, just make a resolution like everybody else. But, why? Why should you give your level of fitness… or lack of fitness, a second thought? What’s the point?

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WHY YOU NEED SLEEP DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

why you need sleep during the holidays

 

For many people the holidays are a particularly hectic and stressful time of year.

Schedules seem jam packed even on normal days, but now there are family get-togethers, holiday parties, extra food prep, shopping and more. It may be tempting to skip a few hours of sleep to get it all in, but that’s a bad idea for your health and will actually only lead to even more stress.

 

Getting enough sleep each night is vital to your fitness as well as your long term health.

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HOW TO STAY FIT DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

How to stay fit during the holidays

 

For many people Thanksgiving is the start of a very busy season filled with family functions, get-togethers with friends, shopping, holiday events and, of course, making and eating the special foods and treats we only enjoy at this time of year.

 

With all that’s going on, it’s important to have a plan so that you can both enjoy the season AND avoid holiday weight gain. If you haven’t given it much thought before, there’s still plenty of time to create a strategy for yourself and get to work.

Here’s how:

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Holiday Fitness Gift Guide 2015

Choosing the right present for the fitness enthusiast in your life can be tricky. Our list of holiday favorites can help you give a gift that is both mindful as well as stylish. Oh, and while our collage has a decidedly feminine touch, there are plenty of options for the guys in your life as well.

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