Wellness

Ate (Or Drank) Too Much Yesterday? Here’s Your One-Day Feel-Good Recovery Plan

by Dr. Amy Shah Maybe it was your birthday. Or your best friend's birthday. Or a birthday at the table next to you at dinner. Whatever the reason—or no real reason...we've all been there—you overdid it. You ate too much. You drank too much. Or maybe both. One thing's for sure, hating yourself or your body is counterproductive. There's no need. Save this post for a time like this so that you can maximize recovery over the next 24 hours. By [...]

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones & Brain Function: Doctors Weigh In

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones & Brain Function: Doctors Weigh In

It's a well-known fact that a good night's rest can leave you feeling energized, restored, and ready to take on even the most hectic of days. But what is it about sleep that gives us these superpowers, and leaves us feeling groggy and dazed in its absence? Here, the medical community fills us in on all the magical ways sleep shapes our hormone production, brain function, and immune response starting the moment our heads hit the pillow. Your body [...]

10 Reasons to Avoid Drinking Soda

10 Reasons to Avoid Drinking Soda

The average American drinks approximately 56 GALLONS of soda a year. Some people even admit to drinking more soda than water each day, or no water at all. Soft drinks are a multi-billion dollar product, and they account for a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. With Americans consuming this large amount of soft drinks each year, it becomes important to evaluate how soft drinks can influence a person’s health. With a little research, it becomes clear that [...]

More Monday Motivation

We all have "those" days: "I'm too tired"..."I'm too busy"..."I'm too hungry!"..."I have zero motivation".  If you're in the gym and working hard and eating lean clean and mean...then give yourself some credit! And DON'T get discouraged! If you have the occasional mess up or miss the gym a few times, it's OKAY! LONG TERM CONSISTENCY is what matters so don't let one day or one week or even a month get you down and mess up your attitude. If you take a step back and look [...]