wellness — By stefan weitz

making the case for intermittent fasting

As part of hacking my disease, I read a lot of health books. Last year I was turned on to one called Brain Food by my friend Dr. Lisa Mosconi. It’s...
Sep 29, 2019 023 read article
wellness — By chris mohr

the science of belly fat

Beer gut. COVID-30. Spare tire. Middle-age spread. Dad Bod. The names above might make for eye-catching headlines, but the more we learn about bell...
Sep 06, 2020 03 read article
wellness

Reemerge: A Q&A with The Well's Director of Ayurveda Ananta Ajmera

COVID-19 has brought on a new normal — one we are unfamiliar with and one we need time getting used to. Our friends at THE WELL have put together a...
Jul 17, 2020 07 read article
wellness

What is Qigong and Why Should It Become Part of Your Wellness Practice?

So you’re (mostly) committed to your workouts, know how to eat clean, and even, occasionally, sit and meditate. What’s your recovery game like? Opt...
Sep 13, 2020 01 read article
wellness | By The Rhone Team

What is Qigong and Why Should It Become Part of Your Wellness Practice?

So you’re (mostly) committed to your workouts, know how to eat clean, and even, occasionally, sit and meditate. What’s your recovery game like? Optimal recovery is absolutely essential to new levels of strength, continuous cycles of improvement, and channeling stress like a champion.But did you k...
wellness | By Asystem

Most Workout Plans Neglect Recovery. Here's How to Fix That.

There’s no shortage of workouts pushing you to (or beyond) your limit. Barry’s Bootcamp has athletes alternate between treadmill sprints, weight-lifting, and burpees for almost an hour. UFC Fight Fit and EverybodyFights let you unleash your inner John Cena. Then, there’s CrossFit and high-intensi...
wellness | By Chris Mohr

The Science of Belly Fat

Beer gut. COVID-30. Spare tire. Middle-age spread. Dad Bod. The names above might make for eye-catching headlines, but the more we learn about belly fat, the greater the concern. And truth be told, whatever you want to call it, excess body fat can negatively impact your health and is the most dan...
wellness | By Asystem

Should I Be Intermittent Fasting?

Originally published by our friends at Asystem   The world is changing, and today, even when we’re not self-isolating, many of us are working from home. That creates challenges, sure. But it also creates opportunities—especially when it comes to how you structure your day. Whereas the office rou...
wellness | By Chris Mohr

3 Uses for Whey Protein

When I first got interested in fitness and nutrition, I remember asking my mom if she could pick up a fitness magazine for me at the store for me to learn some ins and out about weights. In addition to exercise recommendations, there was also a lot of talk about protein. How much do you need? Wha...
wellness | By Jeremy Wilstein

Understanding the Wim Hof Method

We, as humans, are a complex species given our ability to critically think, solve mathematical problems, explore the cosmos, build extensive metropolitan civilizations, and feel emotions. Our species evolved and thrived in ever-changing environments from dry scorching deserts, to lush tropical ra...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Reemerge: A Q&A with The Well's Director of Ayurveda Ananta Ajmera

COVID-19 has brought on a new normal — one we are unfamiliar with and one we need time getting used to. Our friends at THE WELL have put together a 3-part course to make returning to work and adjusting to the new normal post-COVID-19 quarantine easier.  We caught up with Ananta Ajmera, Director o...
wellness | By Chris Mohr

The Surprising Benefits of THIS Breakfast Food

I was on the phone with a friend the other day catching up – sharing personal stories of working from home while balancing our dad skills in full force. The discussion transitioned to his asking me how my daily eating was going as he found himself in a bit of an eating rut now that he’s home in t...
wellness | By John Li

What Does Sleep Have to Do with Weight Loss

Losing body fat is an arduous task. Between hours in the gym lifting weights and doing cardio, arduous meal preparation, work, school, life or whatever else you have going on in your life, it rarely feels like you get a second to lay down and just rest. But even when you are juggling all of these...
wellness | By Deb Checketts, LCSW

In Times of Uncertainty and Loss

It’s been an uncertain couple of months as we learn to navigate a new normal. For some of us, that means loss. Whether that’s losing a job, losing time, or losing a loved one, it all can feel overwhelming. To help those who have been suffering with this indescribable loss, we’ve asked Licensed Cl...
wellness | By Chase Chewning

5 Small Steps to Eating Healthier

Diet. It’s just another dirty four-letter word. Diet, by definition, simply means the foodstuffs we consume to provide energy for daily living. Yet many of us are not truly enjoying food because we are too focused on whatever trending “diet” we picked up from social media or a magazine with someo...
wellness | By Chris Mohr

The Basics of Cholesterol

February was National Heart Month making this time a perfect time to talk about heart disease.  Well, not really just about heart disease but more importantly what can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease.   But first, a scary primer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men an...
wellness | By Aly Goalen

Why the Color of Your Food Matters

They say it’s all about calories in vs. calories out when it comes to body composition goals. If you want to lose weight, you eat at a caloric deficit. If you want to bulk up your muscle, you eat at a caloric surplus. And if you really want to get aggressive you could track your macronutrient pe...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Should You Go Keto?

Eat fat to burn fat. Sounds crazy, right? But it turns out that ramping up your fat intake — and ditching most carbs — is the quickest, most effective way to lean out. A ketogenic diet was originally developed in the 1920s as a drug-free way to treat epilepsy. Today, it’s taken the fitness world ...
wellness | By John Li

The Bigger Picture: A Guide to Injury Prevention

You’re at the peak of your physical fitness. You’re running faster, lifting more, jumping higher and looking the best you’ve ever looked. An unfortunately timed injury, even a minor one, can derail your progress and get in the way of achieving your goals. It’s tempting to want to work through an ...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Brands We Love: The Feel Good Lab

The Feel Good Lab was started because there weren’t any over-the-counter pain relievers that the founders personally wanted to use or would ever recommend. For arthritis sufferers, athletes, and everyone in-between, getting extra relief used to require compromising your overall health with pills ...
wellness | By Chris Mohr

Is it Really Okay to Eat Farm-Raised Fish?

Salmon is one of the most popular fish species in the world. As a dietitian, that makes me smile ear to ear. Salmon is high in omega 3 fats, high in protein, and has plenty of other vitamins and minerals as well. Unfortunately with a rapidly growing population, the popularity of this species (and...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Four Recovery Go-to's from Professional Skier Tyler Wallasch

What’s up Rhone Family! My name is Tyler Wallasch aka @TJWallasch and I am a professional skier from Mammoth, California I compete in a discipline called Ski Cross. Its a fairly straight forward sport: multiple skiers going down the mountain over jumps, rollers, bank turns and off-camber turns. T...
wellness | By Nate Forse

Tips to Optimize Your Energy this Holiday Season

Energy is the highest currency we have, and optimizing your energy is the first step to getting your game-ready body back. The challenge is that it’s very hard to have unstoppable energy if you’re carrying around extra body fat.  Did you know that the average person will gain at least one pound o...
wellness | By Meghan Schoening

How to Boost Testosterone through Diet and Lifestyle

When the word testosterone is mentioned it is often followed by a joke, a grunt or a muscle flex. Men want brag-worthy levels of the hormone and identify with it as their “manhood”. Low testosterone, however, has become a common finding in men over the age of 30. The most recent comprehensive stu...
wellness | By Stefan Weitz

The One Travel Hack You Need to Learn Today

“You are allowed one carry on and one personal item” is a phrase anyone traveling is familiar with. But here’s a little secret: you can bring your food with you as an extra (third!) bag.  Why should you do this? Because it’s hard to eat healthy while flying the friendly skies. And while some airl...
wellness | By Meghan Schoening

5 Steps to Having an Iron Clad Immune System

Every hour we touch hundreds of surfaces all of which are filled with microscopic organisms that our body has to fight off. Cell phones, for example, are seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. Our immune system is our body’s defense against invaders that it targets as foreign and potentially har...
wellness | By Stefan Weitz

Making the Case for Intermittent Fasting

As part of hacking my disease, I read a lot of health books. Last year I was turned on to one called Brain Food by my friend Dr. Lisa Mosconi. It’s a fascinating and practical read that lays out a diet, backed by real science, that has been shown to improve brain health. You see for me, I have no...
wellness | By CJ Finley

Fighting Inflammation with Food

Inflammation. It is a hot topic today in the realm of health and wellness. What is it? Who does it effect? And why does it occur? These are all questions every human being should be asking if they wish to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. To keep it short and sweet, all of us have dealt wit...
wellness | By Mehran Movassaghi

Men's Health 101: Urology

We think it's safe to say that everyone wants to look good, feel good and be healthy. However, regardless of the best intentions, sometimes we fall short or quite frankly don't know where to start. You know you should be going to the doctor, but do you really know what to ask or how frequently yo...
wellness | By Jenni Guynn

A Chef's Guide to Marathon Training with George Mendes

When we think about training for a marathon, we often think only about the physical training. It starts easy, but then as things get closer, runs get longer, stamina gets pushed, and that weekend long run starts to take over other plans. But what about the nutritional aspect of training? We hear ...
wellness | By Henry Halse

The Active Man's Guide to Protein

Protein, fat, and carbohydrate make up the three macronutrients. Some experts believe you should lower fat intake and others believe you should lower carbohydrate intake. However, lowering protein is rarely recommended because it’s so important. Nothing can replace protein in your diet. Unlike ca...
wellness | By Zach Rocheleau

The Beginner's Guide To Flexible Dieting

We are often taught that certain foods are “good” and certain foods are “bad.” It’s evident everywhere you look. Everyone has their own conceptions of what is considered healthy from low carb, vegan, paleo, keto, vegetarian, and many more. Do you notice that there are a million different definiti...
wellness | By Henry Halse

The Top 5 Supplements Every Man Should Take

Supplements are supplementary, plain and simple. Don’t expect them to play a major role in your health or performance because they can’t. Diet, exercise, sleep, and hydration are far more important. Supplements are the icing on the cake. If you walk into a supplement store, you’ll see aisles of b...
wellness | By BJ Ward

Men, Let’s Start Putting Ourselves First

How can we expect to be of service to those we care about if we aren’t taking care of ourselves first? Here’s how to have a bigger impact this year.     ________________________________________________________________ There’s something to be said for grit. We celebrate it as men. If we’re tired, ...
wellness | By Ryan Petry

Staying Mentally Fresh: 5 Tips to Help Athletes Preserve Motivation

Everyone knows that a key to success in anything is consistency. Waking up, putting in the work day after day, year after year. Your relationship with fitness and training is much like any other relationship in your life. If you want it to work out long term, you have to find balance. When first ...
wellness | By Brock Reichert

To Exercise or Not: The Cold Virus Conundrum

Ah, winter time. The special time of year where we get to cozy in close with family and friends and share all of our germs with each other. Cold and flu seem to spread through families and work offices as swiftly as a yawn. In terms of its purely annoying features, having a cold is right up there...
wellness | By Jenni Guynn

If You Care about Your Eyes at All, Read This

The other day my husband came home with the worst headache. Being the wonderful never-nagging wife that I am, I asked him, “Did you drink enough water today? Did you get a good breakfast?” He answered yes to both and then said in passing, “I think it’s just a screen headache from staring at my co...
wellness | By Ivy Karlinsky

The Truth about Men's Multivitamins

When it comes to gender-specific health, women typically steal the spotlight. If you walk down the grocery aisle you might notice that the majority of magazines are geared towards woman’s health. While women are typically more likely to openly discuss their health needs, unfortunately, men aren’t...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

How To Make Your Work Day Healthier

Spending nine to five in a chair day after day can take a toll on your body. Your back gets tighter, your posture gets rounder, and your meals on busy days become bags of pretzels you found in the breakroom. But we’re all adults, and there are better ways to stay healthy and take time for yoursel...
wellness | By CJ Finley

How to Live, Eat, and Exercise Through the Struggles of an Autoimmune Disease

I rarely open up about how much I suffer throughout my days. I like to spend my time happy with who I am and what I can do, rather than dwell on the day-to-day trials and tribulations. Because of this, it is rare that I speak about what I deal with in regards to my illness. However, I want to ins...
wellness | By Adam Gura

5 Lessons I Want to Teach My Kids about Being Healthy

The other day, my daughter had a friend over to play. I just finished the infamous “Murph” workout (1 mile, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a 1-mile run, all while wearing a weighted vest) when I heard her friend say to her, “why do your parents always workout?”   I’m 35 years old and...
wellness | By Wes Hosie

I'm Not Mental Part 2

Originally published by our good friend Wes over at I'm Not Mental.  Check out Part 1 of Wes' story here.  _________________________________________  It’s at times like this I wish I had a greater power of influence amongst the British public. Not for the fame, money, and status, but for the abi...
wellness | By Wes Hosie

I'm Not Mental Part 1

Originally published by our good friend Wes over at I'm Not Mental.  _________________________________________  Well, here it goes. Time to put my story out there! It’s scary, exciting and exposing all wrapped up together...knowing that I’m finally going to be putting myself in a very vulnerable...
wellness | By Ivan Dimitrijevic

4 Healthy Eating Tips from NFL Players

National Football League Players are considered to be some of the most capable athletes in the world. Although this may seem like a dream job for aspiring young people who would like to be a football star when they grow up, this career comes with many risks. In order to be on the top list of NFL ...
wellness | By Andrew K.

Move Over Overeating

Am I going to hit my number this month? Did I send that follow up? Is the client happy? Those are the questions that run through my head on a daily basis. I’m in sales, at a startup. Needless to say, it’s a stressful gig. When I first started doing sales at startups, there were days I’d be so...
wellness | By Tigh Buckles

30 Days, 0 Sugar

Sugar. It’s in everything. From obvious things like baked goods and ice cream to bread, cured meats and even gum and tea. It’s safe to say that Americans are addicted to sugar. Like abusive drugs, sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain which can lead to a full-blown ...
wellness | By Ben Checketts

Eating Like a Brute

When it comes down to it, nutrition is massive. There are no secrets here: eat right and you will see results, but no normal human can out-train a bad diet. Nothing revolutionary in those two sentences and so it begs the question, why don’t more people eat properly to achieve their goals? Is it b...
wellness | By Daniel Peloquin

Getting to Know Your Gut

Start to think of yourself as less of a human made up entirely of human cells, and more of some sort of biological ecosystem housing a community populated by hundreds of trillions of bacterial organisms. The residents that populate this community outnumber your human cells 10 to 1. This means th...
wellness | By James Binder

The Truth Behind Caffeinating Your Workout

Caffeine might as well be our third presidential candidate, as it seems everyone either loves or hates this often abused legal stimulant. Whatever your stance, it is true that coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are fixtures in modern society. When it comes to working out, there are bot...
wellness | By Josh Courage

Sugar: My Arch Nemesis

One of the most common mistakes I see with people looking to better their lives, is placing blame on outside things for all of their shortcomings.  “I’m too old to be in shape”.  “I like fried foods too much to have a six pack”.  It’s not in my genetics to be stronger”.  Look at these statements...
wellness | By Sun Pak

Engine Warning Light

It’s Monday morning and you’re driving towards the freeway entrance, as you head to work.  You have your coffee mug in one hand, while holding the steering wheel with the other.  As you begin to make your turn onto the freeway entrance, a red engine warning light starts glowing on your dashboard...
wellness | By John Huddart

Create A Resilient Relationship With Health

This 3 part series, written by John Huddart, a health coach and Ironman triathlete, explores how to best approach a goal, as big and complex, as getting healthy. In this article, Huddart shares a story of how he was safely able to let loose and party at a friends wedding before getting back onto...
wellness | By Mike Wolfanger

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

While there are many contributing factors to the high rate of obesity in the United States, including sedentary lifestyles and serious misconceptions about eating, we must take a closer look at the obsession with protein consumption. So, the question is:  how much protein do we really need? The ...
wellness

What is Qigong and Why Should It Become Part of Your Wellness Practice?

So you’re (mostly) committed to your workouts, know how to eat clean, and even, occasionally, sit and meditate. What’s your recovery game like? Opt...
Sep 13, 2020 01 read article
wellness — By asystem

most workout plans neglect recovery. here's how to fix that.

There’s no shortage of workouts pushing you to (or beyond) your limit. Barry’s Bootcamp has athletes alternate between treadmill sprints, weight-li...
Sep 06, 2020 02 read article
wellness — By chris mohr

the science of belly fat

Beer gut. COVID-30. Spare tire. Middle-age spread. Dad Bod. The names above might make for eye-catching headlines, but the more we learn about bell...
Sep 06, 2020 03 read article
wellness — By asystem

should i be intermittent fasting?

Originally published by our friends at Asystem   The world is changing, and today, even when we’re not self-isolating, many of us are working from...
Aug 30, 2020 04 read article
wellness | By chris mohr

3 uses for whey protein

When I first got interested in fitness and nutrition, I remember asking my mom if she could pick up a fitness magazine for me at the store for me to learn some ins and out about weights. In addition to exercise recommendations, there was also a lot of talk about protein. How much do you need? Wha...
wellness | By jeremy wilstein

understanding the wim hof method

We, as humans, are a complex species given our ability to critically think, solve mathematical problems, explore the cosmos, build extensive metropolitan civilizations, and feel emotions. Our species evolved and thrived in ever-changing environments from dry scorching deserts, to lush tropical ra...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Reemerge: A Q&A with The Well's Director of Ayurveda Ananta Ajmera

COVID-19 has brought on a new normal — one we are unfamiliar with and one we need time getting used to. Our friends at THE WELL have put together a 3-part course to make returning to work and adjusting to the new normal post-COVID-19 quarantine easier.  We caught up with Ananta Ajmera, Director o...
wellness | By chris mohr

the surprising benefits of this breakfast food

I was on the phone with a friend the other day catching up – sharing personal stories of working from home while balancing our dad skills in full force. The discussion transitioned to his asking me how my daily eating was going as he found himself in a bit of an eating rut now that he’s home in t...
wellness | By john li

what does sleep have to do with weight loss

Losing body fat is an arduous task. Between hours in the gym lifting weights and doing cardio, arduous meal preparation, work, school, life or whatever else you have going on in your life, it rarely feels like you get a second to lay down and just rest. But even when you are juggling all of these...
wellness | By deb checketts, lcsw

in times of uncertainty and loss

It’s been an uncertain couple of months as we learn to navigate a new normal. For some of us, that means loss. Whether that’s losing a job, losing time, or losing a loved one, it all can feel overwhelming. To help those who have been suffering with this indescribable loss, we’ve asked Licensed Cl...
wellness | By chase chewning

5 small steps to eating healthier

Diet. It’s just another dirty four-letter word. Diet, by definition, simply means the foodstuffs we consume to provide energy for daily living. Yet many of us are not truly enjoying food because we are too focused on whatever trending “diet” we picked up from social media or a magazine with someo...
wellness | By chris mohr

the basics of cholesterol

February was National Heart Month making this time a perfect time to talk about heart disease.  Well, not really just about heart disease but more importantly what can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease.   But first, a scary primer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men an...
wellness | By aly goalen

why the color of your food matters

They say it’s all about calories in vs. calories out when it comes to body composition goals. If you want to lose weight, you eat at a caloric deficit. If you want to bulk up your muscle, you eat at a caloric surplus. And if you really want to get aggressive you could track your macronutrient pe...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Should You Go Keto?

Eat fat to burn fat. Sounds crazy, right? But it turns out that ramping up your fat intake — and ditching most carbs — is the quickest, most effective way to lean out. A ketogenic diet was originally developed in the 1920s as a drug-free way to treat epilepsy. Today, it’s taken the fitness world ...
wellness | By john li

the bigger picture: a guide to injury prevention

You’re at the peak of your physical fitness. You’re running faster, lifting more, jumping higher and looking the best you’ve ever looked. An unfortunately timed injury, even a minor one, can derail your progress and get in the way of achieving your goals. It’s tempting to want to work through an ...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Brands We Love: The Feel Good Lab

The Feel Good Lab was started because there weren’t any over-the-counter pain relievers that the founders personally wanted to use or would ever recommend. For arthritis sufferers, athletes, and everyone in-between, getting extra relief used to require compromising your overall health with pills ...
wellness | By chris mohr

is it really okay to eat farm-raised fish?

Salmon is one of the most popular fish species in the world. As a dietitian, that makes me smile ear to ear. Salmon is high in omega 3 fats, high in protein, and has plenty of other vitamins and minerals as well. Unfortunately with a rapidly growing population, the popularity of this species (and...
wellness | By The Rhone Team

Four Recovery Go-to's from Professional Skier Tyler Wallasch

What’s up Rhone Family! My name is Tyler Wallasch aka @TJWallasch and I am a professional skier from Mammoth, California I compete in a discipline called Ski Cross. Its a fairly straight forward sport: multiple skiers going down the mountain over jumps, rollers, bank turns and off-camber turns. T...
wellness | By nate forse

tips to optimize your energy this holiday season

Energy is the highest currency we have, and optimizing your energy is the first step to getting your game-ready body back. The challenge is that it’s very hard to have unstoppable energy if you’re carrying around extra body fat.  Did you know that the average person will gain at least one pound o...
wellness | By meghan schoening

how to boost testosterone through diet and lifestyle

When the word testosterone is mentioned it is often followed by a joke, a grunt or a muscle flex. Men want brag-worthy levels of the hormone and identify with it as their “manhood”. Low testosterone, however, has become a common finding in men over the age of 30. The most recent comprehensive stu...
wellness | By stefan weitz

the one travel hack you need to learn today

“You are allowed one carry on and one personal item” is a phrase anyone traveling is familiar with. But here’s a little secret: you can bring your food with you as an extra (third!) bag.  Why should you do this? Because it’s hard to eat healthy while flying the friendly skies. And while some airl...
wellness | By meghan schoening

5 steps to having an iron clad immune system

Every hour we touch hundreds of surfaces all of which are filled with microscopic organisms that our body has to fight off. Cell phones, for example, are seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. Our immune system is our body’s defense against invaders that it targets as foreign and potentially har...
wellness | By stefan weitz

making the case for intermittent fasting

As part of hacking my disease, I read a lot of health books. Last year I was turned on to one called Brain Food by my friend Dr. Lisa Mosconi. It’s a fascinating and practical read that lays out a diet, backed by real science, that has been shown to improve brain health. You see for me, I have no...
wellness | By cj finley

fighting inflammation with food

Inflammation. It is a hot topic today in the realm of health and wellness. What is it? Who does it effect? And why does it occur? These are all questions every human being should be asking if they wish to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. To keep it short and sweet, all of us have dealt wit...
wellness | By mehran movassaghi

men's health 101: urology

We think it's safe to say that everyone wants to look good, feel good and be healthy. However, regardless of the best intentions, sometimes we fall short or quite frankly don't know where to start. You know you should be going to the doctor, but do you really know what to ask or how frequently yo...
wellness | By jenni guynn

a chef's guide to marathon training with george mendes

When we think about training for a marathon, we often think only about the physical training. It starts easy, but then as things get closer, runs get longer, stamina gets pushed, and that weekend long run starts to take over other plans. But what about the nutritional aspect of training? We hear ...
wellness | By henry halse

the active man's guide to protein

Protein, fat, and carbohydrate make up the three macronutrients. Some experts believe you should lower fat intake and others believe you should lower carbohydrate intake. However, lowering protein is rarely recommended because it’s so important. Nothing can replace protein in your diet. Unlike ca...
wellness | By zach rocheleau

the beginner's guide to flexible dieting

We are often taught that certain foods are “good” and certain foods are “bad.” It’s evident everywhere you look. Everyone has their own conceptions of what is considered healthy from low carb, vegan, paleo, keto, vegetarian, and many more. Do you notice that there are a million different definiti...
wellness | By henry halse

the top 5 supplements every man should take

Supplements are supplementary, plain and simple. Don’t expect them to play a major role in your health or performance because they can’t. Diet, exercise, sleep, and hydration are far more important. Supplements are the icing on the cake. If you walk into a supplement store, you’ll see aisles of b...
wellness | By bj ward

men, let’s start putting ourselves first

How can we expect to be of service to those we care about if we aren’t taking care of ourselves first? Here’s how to have a bigger impact this year.     ________________________________________________________________ There’s something to be said for grit. We celebrate it as men. If we’re tired, ...
wellness | By ryan petry

staying mentally fresh: 5 tips to help athletes preserve motivation

Everyone knows that a key to success in anything is consistency. Waking up, putting in the work day after day, year after year. Your relationship with fitness and training is much like any other relationship in your life. If you want it to work out long term, you have to find balance. When first ...
wellness | By brock reichert

to exercise or not: the cold virus conundrum

Ah, winter time. The special time of year where we get to cozy in close with family and friends and share all of our germs with each other. Cold and flu seem to spread through families and work offices as swiftly as a yawn. In terms of its purely annoying features, having a cold is right up there...
wellness | By jenni guynn

if you care about your eyes at all, read this

The other day my husband came home with the worst headache. Being the wonderful never-nagging wife that I am, I asked him, “Did you drink enough water today? Did you get a good breakfast?” He answered yes to both and then said in passing, “I think it’s just a screen headache from staring at my co...
wellness | By ivy karlinsky

the truth about men's multivitamins

When it comes to gender-specific health, women typically steal the spotlight. If you walk down the grocery aisle you might notice that the majority of magazines are geared towards woman’s health. While women are typically more likely to openly discuss their health needs, unfortunately, men aren’t...
wellness | By the rhone team

how to make your work day healthier

Spending nine to five in a chair day after day can take a toll on your body. Your back gets tighter, your posture gets rounder, and your meals on busy days become bags of pretzels you found in the breakroom. But we’re all adults, and there are better ways to stay healthy and take time for yoursel...
wellness | By cj finley

how to live, eat, and exercise through the struggles of an autoimmune disease

I rarely open up about how much I suffer throughout my days. I like to spend my time happy with who I am and what I can do, rather than dwell on the day-to-day trials and tribulations. Because of this, it is rare that I speak about what I deal with in regards to my illness. However, I want to ins...
wellness | By jj peterson

5 reasons why your protein sucks

Protein powders are a tough beast to crack. There are thousands of choices out there and most of them are saying theirs is ‘the best in the world’. While there are certainly a few great options, most protein powders on the market today aren’t worth your hard-earned money. So, how do you make sure...
wellness | By adam gura

5 lessons i want to teach my kids about being healthy

The other day, my daughter had a friend over to play. I just finished the infamous “Murph” workout (1 mile, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and a 1-mile run, all while wearing a weighted vest) when I heard her friend say to her, “why do your parents always workout?”   I’m 35 years old and...
wellness | By wes hosie

i'm not mental part 2

Originally published by our good friend Wes over at I'm Not Mental.  Check out Part 1 of Wes' story here.  _________________________________________  It’s at times like this I wish I had a greater power of influence amongst the British public. Not for the fame, money, and status, but for the abi...
wellness | By wes hosie

i'm not mental part 1

Originally published by our good friend Wes over at I'm Not Mental.  _________________________________________  Well, here it goes. Time to put my story out there! It’s scary, exciting and exposing all wrapped up together...knowing that I’m finally going to be putting myself in a very vulnerable...
wellness | By ivan dimitrijevic

4 healthy eating tips from nfl players

National Football League Players are considered to be some of the most capable athletes in the world. Although this may seem like a dream job for aspiring young people who would like to be a football star when they grow up, this career comes with many risks. In order to be on the top list of NFL ...
wellness | By andrew k.

move over overeating

Am I going to hit my number this month? Did I send that follow up? Is the client happy? Those are the questions that run through my head on a daily basis. I’m in sales, at a startup. Needless to say, it’s a stressful gig. When I first started doing sales at startups, there were days I’d be so...
wellness | By tigh buckles

30 days, 0 sugar

Sugar. It’s in everything. From obvious things like baked goods and ice cream to bread, cured meats and even gum and tea. It’s safe to say that Americans are addicted to sugar. Like abusive drugs, sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain which can lead to a full-blown ...
wellness | By ben checketts

eating like a brute

When it comes down to it, nutrition is massive. There are no secrets here: eat right and you will see results, but no normal human can out-train a bad diet. Nothing revolutionary in those two sentences and so it begs the question, why don’t more people eat properly to achieve their goals? Is it b...
wellness | By daniel peloquin

getting to know your gut

Start to think of yourself as less of a human made up entirely of human cells, and more of some sort of biological ecosystem housing a community populated by hundreds of trillions of bacterial organisms. The residents that populate this community outnumber your human cells 10 to 1. This means th...
wellness | By james binder

the truth behind caffeinating your workout

Caffeine might as well be our third presidential candidate, as it seems everyone either loves or hates this often abused legal stimulant. Whatever your stance, it is true that coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are fixtures in modern society. When it comes to working out, there are bot...
wellness | By josh courage

sugar: my arch nemesis

One of the most common mistakes I see with people looking to better their lives, is placing blame on outside things for all of their shortcomings.  “I’m too old to be in shape”.  “I like fried foods too much to have a six pack”.  It’s not in my genetics to be stronger”.  Look at these statements...
wellness | By sun pak

engine warning light

It’s Monday morning and you’re driving towards the freeway entrance, as you head to work.  You have your coffee mug in one hand, while holding the steering wheel with the other.  As you begin to make your turn onto the freeway entrance, a red engine warning light starts glowing on your dashboard...
wellness | By john huddart

create a resilient relationship with health

This 3 part series, written by John Huddart, a health coach and Ironman triathlete, explores how to best approach a goal, as big and complex, as getting healthy. In this article, Huddart shares a story of how he was safely able to let loose and party at a friends wedding before getting back onto...
wellness | By mike wolfanger

how much protein do you really need?

While there are many contributing factors to the high rate of obesity in the United States, including sedentary lifestyles and serious misconceptions about eating, we must take a closer look at the obsession with protein consumption. So, the question is:  how much protein do we really need? The ...
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