Nutrition

Ho Ho Holiday Shopping for Healthy Folks

A year’s supply of jam delivered monthly? A stack of DVDs? A big fleecy couch potato sack? Think again … it’s 2017! And Christmas is almost here. What will you be wrapping up for loved ones? If you shop smart and healthy this holiday season, you might just replace Santa as the most popular person…

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Metabolism Boosting Snack Attack

Want to boost your metabolism beyond the kick-in-the-butt from exercise? Besides the non-stimulant thermogenic supplements a good protein and good carb snack before or after a workout is a great option. After a workout, while you may feel pumped and not thinking about eating a thing, your muscles need a fillup of nutrients if you’re…

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Loving Your Healthy (Any)Body

There’s a lot of talk about body positivity these days; women realizing that the so-called ‘ideal’ is just that: so-called. It is possible to love yourself if you’re underweight or overweight and we should love ourselves and our bodies, but we should also make sure the body we love is a healthy body – no…

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A ‘Food Fix’

I chose my favorite salad from my menu at Word Of Mouth. The “superfood” salad is my favorite. I try to eat healthy, but at the same time, have been lifting heavy in the gym for years, and usually feel like a bear coming out of hibernation after a gym session. This salad has everything…

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Improve Your Fitness With Magnesium

When it comes to supplement nutrients for athletes, one element in particular stands out for strength, power, hormone balancing, body composition and recovery: magnesium. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that today is in shorter supply in the body than ever before due to factors such as pesticides on plants, depleted soil stores, and extensive food…

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Fit941 Photo Contest

Here’s a look at some of our recent winners. Under way in the spring of this year, the Fit941 Photo Contest was a hot kick-off to the new year! And so were the prizes! To date, winners have been awarded prizes ranging from gift certificates for spa treatments, yoga apparel and juices, to massage gift…

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Catering to Your Macronutrients

For anyone looking to build and retain muscle while slimming down, macronutrients like glutamine (also known as L-glutamine) and BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are essential for the body to metabolize protein, gain energy, prevent muscle loss, maintain intestinal functioning and boost their immune system response. It’s critical for anyone on a strict training regimen…

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Your Cheat Day: ‘Cheat Sheet’

Everyone needs a cheat day. A day to eat like it’s 1999. Ok, well maybe not that dramatic, but fit folks need a respite; a day to indulge …but not too, too much. Fit941 asked a few local eateries about how they approach healthy eating and what dish from their menu they’d suggest for a…

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Hurried During Holidays? Sunday Night Prep to Eat Healthy All Week

It’s a Sunday. With the holidays here, the week ahead is busy, busy so planning the week’s healthy meals, to avoid fast food temptation, may be challenging. Taking a couple of hours on a Sunday prepping and cooking for the week may not sound like much fun, but with some creative and smart time-saving steps,…

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The Battle Between Juicing and Smoothies

For those that are deciding on whether to indulge in a smoothie or have an energizing fresh pressed juice, the struggle is real. While both are extremely beneficial to our overall wellbeing it is important to know the difference between the two and more importantly when each is necessary.  Keep it Simple. Here is a…

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You Can Snack, Just Do It Right

If you’re dieting or trying to stay fit, the common wisdom is that you need to cut out the snacks. And that’s true, if you’re loading up your body with high-carb potato chips or crackers, which generally offer few nutritional benefits. However, there are ways to snack healthy without ruining your fitness venture. Further, snacking…

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Making it Stick: Six Things to Do BEFORE You Start a Diet

The “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” has given way to one of the most hopeful. A host of New Year’s resolutions are waiting, and since the number-one resolution is weight loss, here are six tips for before your diet begins. IDENTIFY WHY YOU’RE DIETING How did you get to a place where you’re unhappy…

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Basics of Healthy Eating

Holiday indulgences spur the #1 New Year’s resolution: beginning a healthy eating routine. But, where do you start? Instead of seeking “quick loss” diets that boomerang back to bad eating habits after the weight drops, you can go back to the basics. You can develop a lifestyle of eating well and keeping the weight off….

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