Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less than 8 hours sleep said that it is something that is ongoing. To me, that’s …

What is metabolism anyway? You’ve heard the word but what does it really mean?

The broad definition of metabolism by Matt Stone is: “The sum of all physiological events that take place in the body that turn food, water, air, vitamins, minerals, and more into what we know as life.” So, metabolism is pretty darn important! Calories are energy and the rate at which your body consumes energy is indeed your metabolism.  A few indicators of a high metabolism are: High body temperature Moderate to high resting pulse rate Lots …

How Does Intensity Matter in Your Workout?

So you think you’re active, right? Well, let’s find out if you are as active as you think you are. So much of the time we think we are active because we seem to be so busy.  But how many calories are we actually burning? Not as many as you may think. The intensity of the exercise definitely plays a role of how many calories you are burning but also how long you are exercising …