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Why Residents are Running to the Power for Life Fitness Class Challenge

Why Residents are Running to the Power for Life Fitness Class Challenge

The Power for Life Fitness holiday season class challenge is the first of many to come for the residents of apartment communities equipped with Power for Life Fitness gyms. Why participate in a class challenge, or any other fitness challenges? There are the fun prizes, like T-shirts you can wear to the group fitness classes at your apartment building…but the benefits go far beyond athleticwear. Read on for more the reasons residents are taking part in Power for Life Fitness class challenges!

Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

Spending quality time socializing with friends and loved ones is the best part of the holiday season. But these joyful gatherings are often accompanied by loads of indulgent snacks and drinks, and just one glass of eggnog can quickly turn into three too many. The next thing you know, you’re overstuffed and wishing you had stronger willpower. To the rescue: These simple strategies will help you avoid overdoing it at holiday parties, no willpower necessary. Read on for the genius tricks!

Better-For-You Thanksgiving Sides

Better-For-You Thanksgiving Sides

The turkey may pretend to be the star of the show, but everyone knows that the sides are the real draw to the Thanksgiving table. However, many traditional Thanksgiving side dishes tend to be loaded with sugar, calories and processed ingredients. Read on for three healthy alternatives to classic Thanksgiving sides that are just as delicious as their predecessors sans their fat-packing downsides.

How To Stay Motivated During the Holidays

How To Stay Motivated During the Holidays

Between preparing for visitors, shopping for gifts, food and décor and spending time with family and friends, the holiday season can feel hectic and overwhelming at times—so much so that finding time to work out seems impossible. Even so, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas can be some of the most crucial when it comes to meeting your fitness goals, not to mention enjoying the holiday season to the fullest. Here are three strategies that can help you stay motivated and committed to fitness during this busy and joyful season.

Delicious Halloween Sweet Swaps

Delicious Halloween Sweet Swaps

There’s always one day in early October when you go to a grocery store or convenience store and notice something different. Gone are the snacks and trappings of late summer barbecues and beach trips. And in their place, candy! Candy! And more candy! The days and weeks leading up to Halloween can force even the strictest, most motivated healthy eater to waver, and maybe even give into temptation. And of course, you can enjoy a sweet here and there in honor of the holiday without compromising your goals. But if you’re worried you can’t stop at just one, we’ve rounded up the best sweet treats to savor this month without a risk of sugar overload.

Work Out While You Watch Football

Work Out While You Watch Football

Football is finally back! The passion, the drama, the exhilarating highs of wins, the devastating lows of losses…and the watch parties, which often come with piles of finger foods that aren’t the kindest to your waistline. So most football Sundays yield a contentious inner monologue: I’m trying to eat healthy and stay fit, but chicken wings and nachos are my favorites! Maybe I’ll have just one. To the rescue: A solution that will allow you to sate your inner nacho fiend while also making gains in your fitness regimen. Read on for the fun, metabolism-revving way you can work out while watching football.

Create Habits to Achieve Your Goals!

Create Habits to Achieve Your Goals!

You may not be heading back to school this month, but even years after graduation, September still brings with it a feeling of something beginning. With one third of the year to go, it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. And that makes it the perfect time to evaluate your habits and commit to new ones that will help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.

Beat Snack Fatigue with Healthy Versions of Childhood Favorites

Beat Snack Fatigue with Healthy Versions of Childhood Favorites

When we were kids, we would giddily dig snacks out of our lunch bags or belly up to the kitchen table after school for an afternoon munch. Snacks were a sweet treat and a fun respite from the activities of the day. But now that we’re grown, snacks have transformed to a few hurried swallows en route to our next to-do, usually of something meant to give us energy, not please our taste buds. If you’ve ever searched for a happy medium, look no further! Here, three tasty, easy-to-make snacks guaranteed to power you up and put a nostalgic smile on your face.

Three Ways to Beat Summer Workout Blahs

Three Ways to Beat Summer Workout Blahs

With the arrival of the dog days of summer, it can be tough to convince yourself it’s worth going outside, much less heading to the gym. When stepping out the door can cause a cascade of sweat, why would you purposely engage in an activity meant to induce sweating? It’s natural for your commitment to fitness to waver. Fortunately, there are ways to keep up your motivation and stay on track towards hitting your goals. Read on for three easy tricks!

Beat the Heat with Fruity Frozen Sips

Beat the Heat with Fruity Frozen Sips

There’s nothing worse than waking up sweating on a humid summer morning, then continuing to sweat throughout the day, no matter how much we crank the air conditioning. Fortunately, there’s a quick and delicious fix: Start your day with a smoothie. The chilly sip will cool you down instantly, plus deliver a delicious breakfast guaranteed to power you through any sweat-inducing activities or challenges you face throughout the day.