Cardiovascular exercise is one of five basic components of fitness. The Centers For Disease Control states that healthy adults can gain extra health benefits from doing 150 to 300 minutes of moderate and vigorous cardiovascular exercise a week. If weight loss is one of your fitness goals, your activity choice can make a difference towards […]
Spinning vs. Cycling: Which is Better?
With gray clouds turning to warm, sunny skies, you might find yourself dragging your cycling shoes to an indoor spin class. Luckily, this pleasant weather means you can take your cycle love right back to where it all started: the great outdoors. Should you spin or cycle? But what’s really better for increasing your heart rate, […]
Are Plastic or Stainless Steel Water Bottles Better?
Happy Earth Day! Make Mother Nature happy with one of these reusable canteens. If you’ve ever wandered the aisles of any rec store, you’ve likely stumbled into the vast world of water bottles. Every shape, size and material line the aisles just to keep you hydrated throughout a sweat-burning workout. You want a purple BPA-free […]
Which is better for you? Farro vs. Quinoa
Grain fads seem to come and go quicker than we can perfect the recipes they star in. So if you haven’t heard of farro yet, just wait. It’s about to take over your Pinterest feed like quinoa did a few years back. While the round tiny grain we cook up in hot and cold dishes […]
Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Better for You?
We’re often advised to skip white potatoes, bread and rice and instead opt for the healthier sweet potatoes, whole grain bread and brown rice. But what exactly makes “brown” better than “white,” and is the difference really that substantial? Brown rice vs white rice Although their nutrition labels are seemingly similar, the differences between white and brown […]
Battle of the Burgers: Shake Shack vs. In N Out Burger
Cheeseburger. Fries. Chocolate shake (Hold the whip? No way!). It’s summertime, so there’s no shame in indulging in some guilty pleasure of greasy goodness. Now, the difficult question: If you still want to choose the “healthier” option, should you run to In-N-Out or Shake Shack? In N Out nutrition This fast food joint is a […]