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  • Stay on Track this Holiday Season

    Stay on Track this Holiday Season

    by Faith We have entered a tough time for healthy eating. For some it started with candy on Halloween, and will continue with parties and get-togethers for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year, where food and drinks are abundant. This time of the year can stress many people out. Many are afraid to fall off track from their goals and start the next year “behind.” Mindset is key through this season. Picking what to eat and how much to eat is much more a mental game than physical. With that being said, we also want to be able to enjoy our favorite foods. Nutrition should be 80/20 …80% of the time making nutritious choices, while the other ....

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  • 4 Reasons to Boost your Hydration

    4 Reasons to Boost your Hydration

    by Bob Whether you choose to drink water on the rocks or infused with fruits and herbs, there are countless reasons why this powerful element is a great compliment to your fitness regimen. Supports Muscle Growth Water carries nutrients throughout the body and serves as the solvent for minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. When fully hydrated our bodies are equipped to break through fitness plateaus, burn more calories, and experience lean muscle growth. Prevents Cramps + Sprains Sore hamstrings and small injuries will be a thing of the past. Proper hydration will keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so that you can push through those final jump squats. Boosts ....

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  • Keep Lifting those Weights

    By Lisa Kim has been a client with LUX for four years now, and she is a primary example of why it is so important to strength train. She has shared a very recent and scary accident with us: Two weeks ago it was raining hard. I slipped off my running board getting out of my car and fell HARD. My left elbow took all of my weight to break the fall. After checking to make sure I was still in one piece, I had pain in my arm and numbness in two fingers. Five minutes after impact, a hematoma formed the size of a baseball. No exaggeration - I have pictures! I sought medical attention and was instructed to wrap and compress the injury. An x-ray was ordered and I saw an orthopedic ....

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  • Eating Healthier during Football Season

    Eating Healthier during Football Season

    by Cory Everyone knows it's that time of year again, football season. Plenty of get-togethers and lots of excess unhealthy food. So here are my favorite tips to stay on track: 1. Eat before you go:
    don't show up to a party starving or else you will fill your plate with everything in sight! 2. Walk through the line first and see everything there is to eat:
    this will let you make a strategic plan of what you want to have on your plate. And when picking the unhealthy choices try to stick to picking "special" items that you wouldn't normally have. 3. Start with fruits and vegetables:
    before anything else touches the plate start with salad, veggie slices, or fruit ....

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  • Feeding your Mind

    Feeding your Mind

    by Hannah “Your diet is not only what you eat. It is what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, the people you hang around… be mindful of the things you put into your body emotionally, spiritually, and physically.” Being mindful of what we listen to can have many heath benefits. Check them out below. I encourage you to listen to motivating music, beneficial books, and positive podcasts this week! Benefits of listening to music: -boosts mood and happiness -improves exercise performance -decreases stress and anxiety Benefits of listening to audiobooks: -better time management -improves critical listening & ....

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  • Traveling and Eating Healthy

    Traveling and Eating Healthy

    By Michelle Have you ever…… worked really hard to make healthy meals and stay consistent with your nutrition and exercise routine only to have it all messed up after your vacation? Traveling in general, whether for work trips or holidays, can be an extremely difficult time to stay consistent with healthy habits. Or, maybe you have the mentality that because its vacation, you can “go a little crazy”. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t enjoy foods from other countries you visit or enjoy food with family and friends over the holidays, but you still should be mindful of what you are putting into your bodies. Our bodies need proper fuel ....

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  • Should Women Build Muscle?

    Should Women Build Muscle?

    by Libby It can be harder for women to build muscle than men. Does this mean you shouldn't put in the effort? Absolutely not! If you are thinking about giving up on strength training because it doesn't burn as many calories as running or you aren't seeing physical results as quickly as you'd like...think again. Strength training is about more than just looking good (although it is helpful for that as well). Consistently strength training makes everyday life easier by making you stronger! While you are busy building strong muscles, you are also reducing your risk for injury. This will come in handy later in life to prevent against osteoporosis, joint damage, and falls. ....

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  • Variety in Vitamins

    Variety in Vitamins

    by Faith Many people take vitamin supplements, but are they necessary? In some cases they may be, but often people resort to taking supplements instead of trying to get an adequate amount of vitamins through food. It is important to eat a variety of foods. By including a variety of food choices, you will have a more balanced diet that will help you to get all of the vitamins you need. Some people may not know what all the vitamins are or what foods contain them. The following is a list of the vitamins and a food option high in each vitamin. Vitamin A:
    Spinach Thiamin (Vitamin B-1):
    Ham Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2):
    Plain yogurt Niacin (Vitamin ....

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  • 6 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

    6 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

    by Bob Of course, we all know what stress is, but what you may not know is how it can affect more than just your mental health. Negative stress, when constant or extreme, can do damage to your mind and body. Stress can lead to anxiety, depression, dizziness, headaches, stomach issues, fatigue, tight muscles, and in extreme cases, heart problems. While you may not be able to eliminate stress from your life completely, learning how to minimize it and respond to it can do wonders for your health and general well-being. So, we’re breaking down seven ways you can work to reduce stress in order to live a more happy, healthy lifestyle. 1. Exercise ....

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