Fitness & Wellness Blog

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Be a Morning Person

April 16, 2014

Do you struggle with fatigue in the morning?  If so, you may just have some bad habits that are leaving you feeling sluggish in the morning.  To feel your best in the morning, try creating these new habits:  First, do not eat late at night since digesting a heavy meal will interrupt your sleep.  Go … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Boston Strong

April 15, 2014

Today is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  It’s amazing how quickly one year can go by, and it’s even more amazing to see how far each survivor has come.  If you want to honor the survivors and all of those who were affected last year’s tragic event, go for a run … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Challenge Yourself

April 14, 2014

If you’re consistently working out but you’re not seeing the results you would like to see, you may need to challenge yourself more.  It’s common to get comfortable going through the motions by doing the same routine day after day.  To continue improving your fitness, you must gradually increase your intensity.  This means increasing the … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Find the Right Shoes

April 11, 2014

When we purchase new gym shoes, we often choose them for their color or look.  Unfortunately, this is not a smart way to choose shoes.   The two main factors for choosing shoes is comfort and function.  Certain shoes are made for certain activities.  For instance, you do not want to start a jogging program while … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Progression

April 10, 2014

If you have been consistently exercising for a period of time, give yourself a pat on the back.  Now that you’ve found your groove and have formed a fitness routine, it’s time to focus on progression.  As we workout day after day, our bodies adapt to stress we place on it.  This is why a … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Dining Out

April 9, 2014

While it’s easy to control what goes into your meals at home, it’s not quite that simple when eating at restaurants.  You may order something that normally would be healthy such as a side of vegetables, only to find out that they are soaked in butter.  One meal of dining out can easily cost you … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Skipping Meals

April 8, 2014

We often skip meals either because we are too busy to eat or because we are trying to lose weight.  Neither excuse is a good reason since skipping meals can really hinder your weight loss progress.  A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine explained how people who skip meals have much higher … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: Mindful Eating

April 7, 2014

Do you eat your meals quickly?  If so, it’s time to slow down.  Research shows that people who eat their meals slowly and mindfully weigh less.  When you take the time to chew your food and enjoy it, you won’t eat as much.  Try putting your fork down in between each bite to slow yourself … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: The Bear Crawl

April 4, 2014

  If you have gone to a boot camp fitness class, chances are you have done the bear crawl.  If not, you should try this fun and effective move.  The bear crawl helps to tone your entire body while also giving you some cardio work at the same time.  It’s also important to mention that … Keep Reading »

Serotonin-Plus Fitness Blog: How to Drop Set

April 3, 2014

Learning how to drop sets while strength training can help you to increase your muscular endurance and strength.   Using the drop set is a great way to push your muscles to fatigue without risking injury or without compromising form.  To properly drop set, choose an exercise and start with the highest resistance you can properly … Keep Reading »

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