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Jun 28th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

Yoga Poses for Building Muscle

Primarily known for its ability to increase flexibility and mindfulness, yoga is also an effective tool in strength-exercising, weight-loss, and working your core. While yoga alone will not give you the physique of a professional bodybuilder, done in coordination with other workouts, its effects have been proven to be beneficial to building muscle.Much like lifting weights, increasing sets and repetitions will lead to building more muscle. And although you cannot increase the amount of resistanc …
May 24th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

An Intro to the Popular Mediterranean Diet

If you’ve been researching new diets to try, there’s no doubt that you’ve come across the ever-popular Mediterranean variety. In 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the number one diet in its list of 41 best overall. This beats out Keto, Paleo, raw food, and 37 others. And unlike most diets, there’s no gimmick here and no extremes - it’s simply based on the way most people in the Mediterranean eat - plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, and fish, a modest amount of dairy …
May 24th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is a great way to amp up your workout, or really get the most out of it if you’re pressed for time. The idea is to alternate between short periods of intense exercise with short periods of recovery time - usually performed anywhere from 10-30 minutes using ratios like 30 seconds to 60 seconds, or 30 to 40 depending on your comfort level. HIIT can be applied to any type of exercise from cycling to running and kettlebell swings to performing sets of burpe …
May 24th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

How I Lost 20 Pounds in Four Months

When Covid hit in the US it changed life as we know it. I began entirely working from home and was forced to deal with tragedy and unexpected life changes that have altered my day-to-day in ways that I never imagined - the loss of a loved one, another close family member developing a life-long disease less than week later, and staying home in order to avoid contracting the virus to protect those close to me with underlying conditions and weakened immune systems.That said, during that time my exe …
May 10th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

How Exercise Improves Mental Health

Physical fitness and exercise have been linked to improved mental health time and time again. While someone who suffers from anxiety or depression may find it extraordinarily difficult to motivate themselves to get started, the benefits are substantial and the results are proven to be valuable. Studies have been done repeatedly and the results are in - exercise is linked to improved mental health and well-being. Don’t take our word for it, conduct a quick Google search and you’ll be a believer i …