7 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Winter Hibernationweather.

As the winter weather approaches the temptation to stay in your warm and cozy home increases. We get it, a lot of us turn into hibernating bears during the winter months and try and avoid the cold as if it were a plague. However, the winter season can also be a opportune time to accidentally put on extra weight. According to Livestrong there are a few major reasons why individuals gain excessive weight during winter:

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Avoid the Bloat, Don’t Be a Thanksgiving Float

Avoid Thanksgiving BloatMany people love Thanksgiving dinner but they avoid talking about the important cost associated with the dinner. No, we are not speaking about financial costs but the physical and dietary costs of a Thanksgiving meal. Brace yourselves, because what you are about to read may shock you concerning the traditional Thanksgiving dinner we all know and love.

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Is Your BMI Telling the Truth?

What is BMI?

BMI body mass index formula in a notepad.BMI is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, and applies to most adult men and women aged 20 and over. Essentially, BMI is a measure of relative size based on both the mass and height of an individual.

One reason BMI is still used so much is because it is a simple method that is both inexpensive and a non-invasive “reasonable” measure of body fat. Calculating ones BMI generates a number that classifies you as either being underweight, overweight, obese or a healthy weight for your height. Curious to find out your BMI? Visit Mayo Clinic’s BMI Calculator to find out what category you fall in. Are you misdiagnosed as being “overweight” or “obese”?

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Powerhouse Gym Troy Partners with Live Cryo


 Whole Body Cryotherapy focuses on athletes, pain management and overall well-being

TROY, MICH. (October 5, 2016) – Powerhouse Gym Troy 24/7 has partnered with Live Cryo to add whole body cryotherapy (WBC) to its fitness facility.

WBC has been in use throughout Europe and Japan for nearly 40 years. Professional athletes have discovered that whole body cryotherapy is a powerful way to heal injuries, decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance, and now more than just professional athletes are seeing the benefits. From injuries to increased energy levels, slowing the signs of aging and pain reduction to weight loss.

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How to Get Better Sleep

Learn how to improve your sleep with these tips.In our latest blog on 9 Tips To Reduce Stress we learned that there are many variables that can affect your stress levels. One of the key factors that attributed to stress in people’s lives was improper sleep. In this blog post we have taken the time to research and explore the top methods to improve your sleep.

Does “sleep” really affect me?

First, let’s just take a lookat how crucial sleep is to our lives. What are the major ways proper and improper sleep affect us? According to Web MD there are some surprising effects of sleep loss. Effects of sleep deprivation include impaired cognitive functioning, raised risk for serious health problems like heart related diseases and diabetes, lower sex drive levels, increased risk of depression, aging of skin, and may even attribute to weight gain.

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9 Tips to Reduce Stress

stressed out momEveryone deals with stress. The process of stress management is developing healthier ways to cope with stress, lessening the effects of stress, and preventing stress from escalating more. One of the key reasons people need to learn effective stress management methods and techniques to deal with stress through healthier outlets and avoid the effects of stress on your body, mood, and behavior.

People often deal with stress in unhealthy ways. Individuals who deal with stress in non-effective methods often only experience temporary relief and worsen their stress or overall health in the long-run. Some forms of unhealthy stress outlets include the following:

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Live Well. Drink Water.

Man drinking waterWe, as consumers, are bombarded daily by more than 5,000+ advertisements and brand exposures per day according to SJ Insights. As a consumer it can be hard to tell what is the best option available to us, at times. So when it comes to choosing the healthiest beverage for ourselves it can be very confusing.

Choosing the right beverage is important because being properly hydrated can affect many areas of our body and life. Effects of dehydration can include: tiredness, headaches, dry skin, and muscle cramps. However, being properly hydrated has benefits such as helping physical performance, optimal energy levels and proper brain functioning, and even helping maintain a healthy weight (with a proper diet and exercise level). Now all you need to know is what are the best forms of hydration available.

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5 Things to do to Prepare for Fall Sports

Prevent Injury for Fall SportsThe Olympics started on August 5th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and many of the summer practices have started for high school fall sports teams already.

IBIS World reports that nearly 20% of the U.S. population participates in sports. That’s nearly 64 million people and according to safekids.org one in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games. Of course, this can get even worse as we age and our bodies can’t perform like they used to.

What should you do to prepare for sports?

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Inflammation- A Deadly Condition

inflammationAccording to Dr. Brent Bauer, Editorial Board member of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, ” Inflammation is the new medical buzzword. It seems as though everyone is talking about it, especially the fact that inflammation appears to play a role in many chronic diseases.” In the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter they highlighted inflammation’s role in cardiovascular disease.

So what is inflammation?

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