HSAs Can Create Racial And Gender Inequities

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which allow individuals to store and withdraw funds for certain qualified medical expenses, are frequently offered as part of an employer’s benefits package. According to one report, nearly 40% of companies offered an HSA-qualified health option in 2021. Despite their popularity, HSAs can come with significant drawbacks. A recent analysis conducted … Read more

What To Eat Before A Workout

Interested in trying StairMaster workouts? How about a Barre workout? Maybe you are deciding between Yoga vs Pilates or circuit training vs HIIT. Whatever the case may be, a great workout starts before you even set foot on the spin bike or pick up a barbell—feeding your body well plays a significant role in keeping … Read more

5 Health Benefits of Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers have been around ever since Thomas Jefferson started tinkering with his watch in order to count his steps.1 Calorie-conscious Founding Fathers aside, wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch have become common accessories for many exercisers in the last decade. Even if you haven’t yet purchased a dedicated fitness tracker, your phone is probably … Read more

3 Summer Workouts You’ll Love

Whether you practice your breaststroke at your local pool, hone your backhand on the neighborhood tennis courts, or you simply want to focus on improving your overall health and wellness, summer workouts just hit a little different. After all, what’s better than your quads feeling the sun and your ears filled with a pump-up mix … Read more

5 Exercises To Lower Blood Pressure

When your doctor tells you that you have high blood pressure, the news might come with all sorts of recommendations, like avoiding stress, eating healthy foods, and—you guessed it—exercising.  But what does exercise have to do with blood pressure, and what activity helps the most?  Put simply, high blood pressure occurs when your blood pressure … Read more

How Long Should You Stay In The Sauna?

Just as there are plenty of benefits of warming up before a workout, cooling down has just as many advantages. But you should also be strategic with how to cool down after workout, so make sure to do those cool down stretches.  Whatever your cool down routine may be, you should still unwind. As you … Read more

Building self esteem

Self-esteem and body image start in the mind and not in the mirror. Unrealistic beauty standards set by social and mass media have us all obsessing in the mirror criticizing our figure, weight, complexion and hair. But who sets these standards? And who said beauty equals confidence and worth?   What is Self-Esteem?  Self-esteem is … Read more