7 Best Fitness Apps To Get You In Shape

7 Best Fitness Apps To Get You In Shape
Let's face it. We need to come to grips with the fact that our phones have become a pretty big part of our lives. They have turned into helpful little sidekicks that we take everywhere with us. I think we can all confidently say they are a constant in our lives and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. This is where we say hello to fitness apps. Not only are there a ton, but it's hard to decide which ones to pick with all the different options that are now provided to us at our finger tips. The best part is that the apps are with you all day so you will have no problem being consistent and staying accountable. Here's a list of our favorite apps of 2016 that will help you in your fitness ventures. Charity Miles...
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New Ways To Do The Body Good

New Ways To Do The Body Good
With continued research in healthcare, we are constantly striving to find alternative ways to make us feel better and stay healthy. With the epidemic overused medications, people are seeking out natural ways to fight infection and prevent disease. Below are some unique and effective ways to try out that you may have never heard of. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an alternative health treatment for body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is controlled. We breathe air at sea level that contains 21% oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 1% of other gases. HBOT is used for a wide variety of treatments from Decompression Sickness (Bends) which most people are aware of this therapy for now from everything to increased energy and increased immune function to supporting the body in recovering...
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5 Ways to Get Off The Couch

5 Ways to Get Off The Couch
I feel, as humans we are not all programmed to love working out. Of course we all want to chase after those amazing endorphins that you get after a sweat-filled workout. But what if it’s just been a long day and you would just rather snuggle up by the fireplace and drink some wine and pop in your favorite flick? Sometimes, as much as we don’t feel like it, working out is something that we need to do to live a happy, healthy and fit life style. So what do you do when you can’t seem to find the motivation or inspiration to work out? Here’s a couple of tricks to get that little kick in your step and that butt into the gym. 1. Caffeine High Straight up, please! I’m sure when I say coffee, many different things come...
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Workout With A Discount

Workout With A Discount
It’s Monday, 5 PM, and you just got off work. The last thing you want to do is workout doing the same thing over and over again. I get it. It’s boring. After taking all the classes, overplaying the same Spotify list, and meeting everyone there is to meet at the gym, it can get repetitive. Who needs more of that? Freeze your gym membership and hop on the Groupon train. Ten dollars for one month of unlimited yoga? Yes, please. There are so many choices it's hard to pick just one. If you’re in the mood to change up your gym routine, go to new places, and meet new people then these workouts are definitely for you. Cappy’s Boxing Gym 2609 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144 The deal: One month unlimited for $75 ($140 value) Warning: slipping a...
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When You Whip It Good

When You Whip It Good
Have you ever been in a car accident? According to the National Safety Council , statistically you will have a total of three to four accidents in your driving lifetime whether it's your fault or another driver's. There are about 10 million auto accidents each year, from parking lot scrapes to multi-car pileups. Even though you may walk away without injury (or at least it feels that way), some symptoms can take weeks or even months before they manifest and start to become noticeable. Regardless of the type of accident and amount of pain experienced initially, all impacts warrant a second look. Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly beyond its normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. The ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this because even though your body...
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Feel the Quick Burn

Feel the Quick Burn
In our fast paced and fast food filled society we tend to sacrifice our time on things we need most including exercise. As your diet is essential in losing weight or keeping your body so is exercise. As we all know, not all exercises are created equal. Some require a long time before you can burn calories while there are some who can help you burn calories within a few minutes. Exercises that will get your heart rate up (aka cardio exercises) are the fastest ways to burn calories, but according to shapefit.com, cardio alone does not work. If you wish to triple your calorie loss in the shortest time, it is recommended that you opt for exercises that combine both cardio workout and strength training. With that in mind, here are some highly recommended exercises for you to try...
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Don't Panic!

Don't Panic!
Have you ever had one of those moments where your heart suddenly races and you couldn’t catch your breath? That even though you’re practically doing nothing, you start having cold sweats and feel like you’re choking, trembling and shaking? The more you think about it, the worse it gets to a point where you can even feel like you’re dying. Don’t worry, you definitely aren’t going crazy. But there’s a good chance that you might be experiencing a panic attack. After a panic attack experience, your first plan of action would be to determine how a panic attack works. Panic attacks are triggered by different psychological and biological factors. These are brief episodes of anxiety that last for 5-10 minutes and can happen without any warning at all. Luckily, panic attacks are not considered dangerous. However, it is highly advised...
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In Need of Some D

In Need of Some D
The season of gloomy and sunless days are upon us in Seattle. You may be feeling a little “blue” but passing it off as seasonal depression… or you could be feeling, tired or sick and spend your time counting down the minutes until sunny days are back. But before you go and blame it on the rain, your body may just be lacking some D.   Despite its name, vitamin D is not your every day vitamin. Actually, it is a hormone that your body makes by itself designed for you to obtain vitamin D mostly through sun exposure, not though your diet. It helps fight infections, including colds and the common flu and will help regulate the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses. However, here lies one the the biggest ...
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The Silent Killer

The Silent Killer
The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected. Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain...
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