Oct 20

BODY & BRAIN

by Mary Roberts in Fitness 0 comments
5 Reasons Exercising The Former Is Good For The Latter Everyone knows the body and brain are connected. If not, how would the body even be able to move in the first place. But, what I bet you didn’t know is that this is a two way street. In the same way the brain affects the body, the body’s movements can also affect the brain. Numerous studies are done every year to see what effects exercise has on the brain, and we found this to be super interesting, so here are a few ways that exercising can help you too! Accelerated Thought Process Ever try to think of something really hard and it take a while to come up with an answer? Well after 30 minutes of acute, intermediate exercise, cognitive brain functions have been shown to increase significantly. It should be noted however that there is a trade off between speed and accuracy as it has also been noted that while the brain processes work faster to come up with an answer, it is not always the right one. Alzheimer’s Protection For those of us who have a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s, we know it can be […]
Oct 06

LONG TERM EFFECTS OF FAST FOOD

by Mary Roberts in Nutrition 0 comments
We all give in to the drive thru every once in a while Most of us have no idea what we’re putting in our body. If you need a little extra motivation to skip the burger and fries, read through our info-graphic and learn about the long term effects of fast food.
Aug 15

GOING ON VACATION?

by Mary Roberts in Fitness, Nutrition 0 comments
How To Keep Your Faith In The Land of Milk & Honey You’ve started living the Underground Fitness lifestyle, and it’s going great. You have more energy, feel better, and are noticing the results from the changes you’ve made. But while it may be easy to stay true at home, something’s coming that may throw a monkey wrench into your plans – you’re going on vacation. Vacations pose problems to everyone’s diet and exercise regimens. They make it more difficult (or almost impossible) to control what you eat, and exercise often goes out the window. For some, this isn’t a big deal, but many people want to maintain their routine while on vacation. Planning ahead makes this much easier. Here are a few things to think about before embarking that can make it easier to stay healthy while enjoying a tropical locale:   Food – How Much Control Will You Have? What will the food situation be like – will you have control, or will it come to you pre-packaged? Are you going to be at a conference where you eat whatever they put in front of you, or will you be able to shop for your own food? Will […]
Jul 22

FIVE STEPS TO EATING HEALTHY ON VACATION

by Mary Roberts in Nutrition 0 comments
Summer means only one thing: swimwear and vacation season! Now that you have spent all spring working on getting that bikini body ready, lets try not to ruin it all on vacation. While it is okay to indulge in moderation and enjoy yourself while soaking up the sun, you still want to be cautious of how you are eating. You don’t want to feel terrible when you get back home and undo all of the hard work you’ve already put in, so by following a few easy steps you will enjoy your vacation and still feel healthy. Drink Plenty Of Water– staying hydrated is extremely important, especially when in the sun. It is essential to replenish your body of the water that it is losing in the sun. Also, we often confuse thirst for hunger, so by staying hydrated we can prevent over eating. Avoid Sugary Or High Calorie Drinks– although it is hard to say no to those Piña Coladas and Mai Tai’s, they are loaded with sugar and calories and a lot of things that we really just don’t need. Look for safe alternatives that are less sugary. Generally, blended or fruity drinks should be avoided. Portion Control– […]