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  • Different Types of Coffee have Better Health Benefits than Others...

    Different Types of Coffee have Better Health Benefits than Others...

    The earthy, caffeine-infused coffee drink may hold more power than waking you up in the morning. Drinking either sweetened or unsweetened coffee is associated with a lower death risk compared with not drinking the beverage, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers surveyed 171,616 participants in the United Kingdom up to five times over the course of a year about their lifestyle, including their coffee-drinking habits. The scientists then looked up death certificates to see who had passed away an average of seven years later. The participants ranged in age from 37 to 73 years old and reported they had no cardiovascular disease or cancer ....

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  • 7 Ways to Eat for Energy

    7 Ways to Eat for Energy

    May is Women’s Health Month and a survey was done by MyFitnessPal regarding Women's Health in America in March.The results showed more than half of the women surveyed are extremely or very concerned about their nutrition in relation to energy, mood, and sleep. 74% of women are concerned they aren’t getting the nutrients they need from the food they eat. 78% of women say the type of food they eat impacts their energy level. Additionally, the survey showed that the #1 health concern among women today is mental health, followed by energy, weight, body image, and mood. As you know, food is how you fuel your body. But what you eat—and when—can impact your energy ....

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  • How Do You Know if You're Drinking Enough Water Spokane...

    How Do You Know if You're Drinking Enough Water Spokane...

    HOW MUCH IS “ENOUGH WATER”? Too much of something for one might be just the right amount for another – so what works for your sister might be bad for you, and in a few years it could be the other way around. Then it could flip back again. Water though it may be as boring as it gets, it is also the most important beverage you can drink. And you need to have enough for your body every day. And so, the answer lies both within and without; inside your bladder and into the toilet. You are drinking enough water simply if your urine (pee) is a pale yellow color or even clear. The clearer the better. If it’s dark yellow, or even yellow-orange or you feel dizzy when you ....

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  • 5 Tips for Finding a Gym or Trainer That Don't Judge

    5 Tips for Finding a Gym or Trainer That Don't Judge

    When you’re looking for a new gym or group classes — or even a personal trainer — being larger can make you feel self-conscious and sometimes unwelcome. Often you walk into a gym or group fitness facility and meet with someone fit and see fit people all around, making you instantly uncomfortable. So how do you pick the place that's best for you? Apart from spending time in each gym you’re considering, how can you tell if one space is more size-inclusive than another? Summers and other trainers at body-positive gyms offer these five tips for finding what fits best for you: 1- CHECK OUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING IMAGES Take some time to scroll through a ....

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  • Why you should think about assisted stretching Spokane

    Why you should think about assisted stretching Spokane

    Stretching….. It’s one of those things we know is good for us and we should all do more of, but let’s face it, for most of us, it’s strictly been a solo activity. So, assisted stretching? Is this the best way to address those aches and pains and lower your stress levels? That might be a little stretch for the imagination, as well as the muscles, but studies have actually found that assisted stretching has many health benefits – and you should definitely be tapping into these! 1. Reduce Muscle Tightness Many of us struggle to relax, unwind and let our muscles unknot. If you find that long days on the job or just everyday activities leave you tied up in ....

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  • What is the volumetrics diet?

    What is the volumetrics diet?

    Pioneered by Penn State University nutrition professor Barbara Rolls, volumetrics is more of an approach to eating than it is a structured diet. With "The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet" book as your guide, you'll learn to decipher a food's energy density, cut the energy density of your meals and make choices that fight hunger. Food is divided into four groups. Category one (very low-density) includes nonstarchy fruits and vegetables, nonfat milk and broth-based soup. Category two (low-density) includes starchy fruits and veggies, grains, breakfast cereal, low-fat meat, legumes and low-fat mixed dishes like chili and spaghetti. Category three (medium-density) includes meat, cheese, pizza, ....

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  • Avoid Mindless Eating

    Avoid Mindless Eating

    Mindless eating is something we all indulge in at one time or another, because … life! Being completely mindful and zen-like during every meal and snack is unrealistic, and the thought you have to be can derail the work you may be doing to heal your relationship with food. Life is busy, stressful, and in recent years, quite unpredictable. All of these factors can lend themselves to mindless eating because we either need some comfort or to not use our minds for a few minutes. And, it’s totally OK to use these coping strategies from time to time, as long as they aren’t your only coping strategies. Identifying why you may be mindlessly eating can also help pinpoint ....

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  • 10 Reasons Small Group Training Works Spokane

    10 Reasons Small Group Training Works Spokane

    We here at Catalyst Fitness believe all great things can come in small packages. So, we love to offer our small group training programs to all levels of fitness enthusiasts; from the novice to the semi-pro and pro. So why do we love it? Here are the Top 10 reasons to try it and love it! 1) More Personal Attention – While Group Exercise offers many benefits, the instructors are not always able to see and correct each individual class member. 2) More Economical – Personal Training provides the most personal attention and greatest opportunity to succeed. Some people, however, may find that SGT fits into their budget better and still gives ....

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  • 6 Ways to Reset Your Diet This Spring

    6 Ways to Reset Your Diet This Spring

    During winter, we tend to enlist warm, comforting foods to ride out the colder months, and studies show we consume more calories overall during fall and winter. At best, these dishes might include homemade stews, chilis and casseroles, but when it’s cold and dark outside, it’s tempting to get food delivered directly to the cozy confines of our couch, no cooking required. Pair these heavier-than-usual meals with the fact most people work out less during winter, and we can find ourselves feeling less than our best come spring. Hey, it happens. The key is not to let a few months of indulgent eating turn into a few more. 6 TIPS TO GET YOUR DIET BACK ON TRACK 1. START NOW ....

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  • Supercharge Weight Loss the Right Way

    Supercharge Weight Loss the Right Way

    Right now, advertisements for fad diets are everywhere, promising quick results if you overhaul your diet and take drastic action for a few weeks. Real talk: It’s a trap. Shed pounds too quickly, and it’ll come back, which can affect your metabolism, making losing weight even more difficult. Similarly, cutting out your favorite foods (and entire food groups altogether) is hard to maintain long-term, leading to de-motivating cycles of yo-yo dieting. A better alternative is to make losing weight easy by gradually adopting small, sustainable habits. “When you’re starting a weight-loss program, you want to try to make it as easy as possible at the outset and remove as ....

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