We get a lot of who we are from our parents or family tree. Maybe it’s our dad’s nose, our mom’s hair color, or that personality trait we saw in them when we were kids that we swore we’d never do when we grew up. The point is, we chalk a lot up to genetics, including our health, and often we feel that we can do nothing about it. Yet, out of all the above attributes, it may stun you to learn that through a healthy lifestyle, we actually do have the ability to manipulate or even turn off genes that put us at risk for afflictions like diabetes or heart problems.
Yoga is not just for slim girls in yoga pants anymore. More athletes, including professionals, are finding the benefits of yoga. If you think yoga is a waste of your precious time lifting weights or doing cardio, think again. Developing a steady practice can actually help you get stronger. You will learn to control your body and your mind. Yoga for athletes has numerous benefits that improve performance. Continue reading Yoga for Athletes
We all have that one friend who can eat anything and never workout without any negative consequences. On the other hand, there’s the friend who eats healthy and is active but may still gain weight. How much of this can be attributed to genetics and how much does environment play a role? To further explore this scenario, we’ll have to get scientific, but don’t worry, this is more fun than high school biology class so keep reading! Let’s find out who wins in the battle of Diet vs. DNA. Continue reading Diet vs. DNA: Which Really Determines Body Shape
Alex Tran is a certified personal trainer that loves to help people accomplish their health and fitness goals. He understands the struggle most people go through, which is why he became a trainer in the first place. Learn all about Alex Tran and his advice to people who wish to improve their fitness! Continue reading Trainer Highlight: Alex Tran
The adage, “never judge a book by its cover,” can be tough to put into practice, especially when construed with fitness and health. For example, is it possible to look healthy and be unhealthy? If you pay attention to TV, look at magazine covers or follow social media, it’s possible. The media would have you believe someone thin or muscular, in a general sense, is healthy and fit, while someone not as toned or perhaps considered overweight is often looked at as unhealthy.
Can looks be deceiving? Is there more than meets the eye to health than a number on a scale or a size on a store rack? Absolutely.
Continue reading Can You Look Healthy and Be Unhealthy?