Eat Good, Feel Good

Hey, #bfitnation! I have noticed recently that the stress of junior year has taken a bit of a toll on the way I have typically taken care of myself. In the past, where there has been less pressure on keeping my grades up, staying on top of homework, etc., I have managed to do much […]

Keeping your Wheels and Backside in Motion During the Winter Part II

In part I, we discussed WHY it is important to train your two biggest muscle groups: Back and Legs.  In part II, we’ll discuss WHAT you should be doing and how to do it.  Before we get to the nitty gritty, let’s recap on part I, shall we?

Injury Reduction
If these two muscle groups are the […]

Creativity and Fitness

As an artist, you need a certain type of energy and curiosity. Each area of study has their group of interested followers. Art is an especially welcoming and open area of study and appreciation; There are artists with their special areas of skill–painters, musicians, actors, sculptors, poets etc…And there are art appreciators. For example, you […]

Healthy Hair

Most people always hear about different ways to keep your body healthy from exercising to  eating better. A health regime that is often neglected, however, is that of taking care of your hair.

Growing up as the daughter of a cosmetologist I have learned a thing or two about hair care. And, when you spend […]

Go Bananas in 2017

Bananas are often overlooked as a super fruit. They aren’t the number one choice on a fruit platter and often lose out to strawberries, blueberries or apples in the lunch bag. But don’t underestimate the potency and benefits of a banana. They pack a punch with potassium, pectin and tryptophan! They are also high in […]

Rockford Spine Center Video #3

Kim Alexander from the Rockford Spine Center has another video demonstrating some simple stretches and exercises to help you start the new year out feeling great! 

Check out the video below.

By Kim Alexander, Physical Therapist at the Rockford Spine Center

Advice to my Fellow Seniors

My fellow blogger and bFIT founder, Bridget, gave advice to the class of 2020 earlier this year. I liked what she had to say and share. It inspired me to begin thinking about myself and the graduating class of 2017.  And….I would like to give a little advice, or just something to think about, as […]

Keep Hydrated

Summer is here and the weather is beginning to warm-up. If you are participating in an outdoor sport – or even an indoor sport – it is extremely important to make sure you are staying hydrated.

Your body depends on water to survive and thrive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to […]

Giving Your Memory a Good Workout

You hear it all the time and it sounds like a cliché – you know the famous quote by Arthur Fletcher that says, “The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Well, it’s true! We have mastered looking at You Tube videos and have likely memorized the lyrics to all of our favorite songs. But, […]

Heart and Mind- a Balancing Act

 

Imagine the sound of your parents’ voices in the morning, “Wake up, time to get ready…did you hear me?!”  Or, “If I have to wake you up one more time!” Familiar words? We all have heard this at some point or another. Getting up in the morning is a gruesome task, along with staying focused […]

An Easy Way to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Hey, #bfitnation! With the New Year comes a perfect opportunity to work on your health, and an incredibly easy (and fun) way to do this is by improving the way you eat on a daily basis. Over my winter break from school, I read a fantastic book called Yoga Girl, written by Rachel Brathen. In […]

Rethink Your Drink for the New Year

Many of us do not realize how many calories that are consumed by drinking our favorite beverage.  Most of the time the beverage choice provides us enough calories and carbohydrates for the meal before we even start eating!  Crazy I know but here is how you can help manage your intake with a few bits […]

Easy Exercises to Stay Fit

Hey #Bfitnation!  Looking for easy exercises to kick-start your New Year’s resolution?  Check out the Rockford Spine Center’s first of many video blogs!   Physical Therapist Kim Alexander walks you through five exercises to help increase body strength.  

The Video includes instruction of these five exercises:

TRX rows/inverted row
Push ups
Squats
Deadlift
Lateral squats

Stay tuned for the second video of the series!

 

Video […]

How to Stay Fit During the New Year

Happy New Year Bfit followers! As the craziness of the holidays comes to a close, finding time to exercise may be a little easier. However, with the weather getting cold(er), more sedentary activities can set in, leading to less energy burned. Here are some tips and suggestions to get you burning calories, getting active and […]

Holiday Eating for a Vegetarian

Hey, #BFitNation! It’s officially my favorite time of the year: the Holiday Season! Something about the weather, seeing all of my family, and the food puts a big ol’ jolly smile on my face. However, the holidays can be a rather difficult time to eat healthily; especially as a vegan or vegetarian.

So, let’s talk […]

Food For Your Body: Best Options!

#bfitnation – Nutrients
The nutrients protein, carbohydrates and fats in food make up the body’s energy sources. Each gram of protein and carbohydrate contain four calories, or units of energy, whereas fat supplies more than twice as much: nine calories per gram.
Protein
Protein is an essential nutrient important for proper growth and development. High-protein foods include red […]

Life is Good! So is Being a Vegetarian

Hey, #bfitnation! This is my first ever blog post! Let me start out by saying how beyond excited I am to be a part of this amazing organization and to work with these wonderful people.

I first went vegetarian as a wide-eyed sixth grader who had never quite realized what I was actually eating when […]

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