NIFS Healthy Living Blog

More Workout in Less Time: Incorporating the Squat and Press

Food Safety and Grilling: The Fun Way to Healthy Eating!

Exercise and Nutrition Tips for Pregnancy

You’re Not Finished Yet: Action List to Create Real Fitness Change

The Benefits of the Hip Press Exercise in Developing Glutes

Benefits of Team Training for Fitness: Motivation and More

Glute Exercises for Runners

How to Hydrate During Half Marathon Training

3 Foods to Eat Before You Run

Choosing the Best Obstacle Course Race for Your Fitness

NIFS April Group Fitness Class of the Month: TRX

Mini-Marathon Training: 3 BIG Things for Running

Weightlifting for Women: Enhance Weight Loss and More

Music as Motivation: Give Your Workout a “Tune-up”

Time Under Tension: Slowing Down Movement to Speed Up Fitness Results

Ready to Try Cycle? Here's What You Need to Know

Fitness Tips for Introverts: Find a Workout for Your Personality Type

Water Fitness: How to Get Better at Swimming

NIFS Member Kelly Dodds, 50 and Fierce, Hits a Marathon Goal

Let NIFS Help You Achieve Your Fitness New Year's Resolutions

The Danger of Yo-Yo Dieting and Weight Loss

The Incredible Bulk: What You Need to Know About Building Muscle

Bored of Your Workout Program? Try a “Wild-Card” Week

Step: Welcome to a New LEVEL of Fitness!

How to Make Weight Loss Successful

Thomas' Corner: More Moving, Less Sitting for Better Fitness

Acting Out: Make Changes for Health and Fitness (Not Excuses)

Is Chocolate REALLY Good for You? The Nutrition Behind the Treat

NIFS February Group Fitness Class of the Month: Step

Fitness Training Types: Find Your Method

NIFS Member Profile: Cody Hunter Crushes His Fitness Goals

It’s Not Too Late: Put Your Fitness Goals into Action!

Swimming in the Off Season: A Great Workout

NIFS Slim It to Win It Weight-Loss Competition 2017: Back and Better!

NIFS January Group Fitness Class of the Month: BODYPUMP

7 Benefits of Group Training for Introverts

10 Winter Fitness and Wellness Tips

Nutrition with Whole Foods: Winter Vegetables to Try

Sprint into the New Year: Do’s and Don’ts of Sprinting for Fitness

Holiday Workouts for Traveling and Getting Ready for New Year's

Posture and Fitness (Part 2): Anterior Pelvic Tilt

NIFS December Group Fitness Class of the Month: PiYo

Steps to Create Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution Training Plan

Get a Grip on It: Four Powerlifting Grips

NIFS Lifestyle Rx Program Member Robyn Britt

NIFS Dietitian Reviews Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Service

From Mini-Marathon Participant to Ironman: NIFS Leader Nick Iaria

Nutrition and Fitness Accountability to Get You Through the Holiday Season

Group Fitness Class of the Month: BODYATTACK

Game of Inches: Benefits of a Fit3D Body Composition Scan

Periodization of Your Workouts for Maximal Strength Gains

How to Get the Most Out of Indoor Cycling (Spin)

Fitness Goal Setting: Why You Should (and How NIFS Can Help)

Crucial Conversations: PRs Falling in NIFS Powerlifting Competition

Technical vs. Tactical Fitness Training

Nutrition on the Go: Can Food Trucks Provide Healthy Eating?

5 Ways to Keep Up with Workouts When College Stress Hits

5 Reasons to Compete in the NIFS 3rd Annual Powerlifting Competition

Crucial Conversations: I Have 99 Problems, But My (NIFS) Gym Isn’t One

High Intensity Training (HIT): No Pain, No Gain

THOMAS’s CORNER: How Alcohol Can Affect Your Fitness Gains

Max Results with Minimal Equipment, Part 3: TRX

The First Rule of NIFS Barbell Club: Talk About Barbell Club

Helping Picky Kids Get Better Nutrition

Software Update: Why Mindset Is Crucial to Fitness Success

Weightlifting Gear: Equipment to Enhance Training—or Ego?

Thomas’s Corner: Turn Back the Fitness and Nutrition Clock: 2006

Max Results with Minimal Equipment, Part 2: Superbands for Resistance

Max Results with Minimal Equipment, Part 1: Sliders

5 Reasons Being the Worst Improves Motivation and Fitness

Back-to-School Nutrition with Lunch Makeovers

Thomas’s Corner: Functional Training Series (Part 1)

Three Summer Training Lessons for Athletes

Managing Allergies for Outdoor Exercise and Fitness in Summer

A Hero’s Workout: Train Like a Firefighter (with Functional Movement)

Summer Nutrition: Packing a Healthy Eating Picnic

Specificity of Training: Know Your Fitness Goal and Plan Your Workouts

5 Lessons I Learned at the Wanderlust Yoga Retreat

Triathlon Swimming Training: Tips from NIFS

Safe Workouts in the Dog Days of Summer

Decoding Changes to the FDA's New Nutrition Facts Label

Posture and Fitness: Kyphosis (Rounded Shoulders)

The Importance of Post-Season Active Rest

Bring New Life to Your Deadlift: 3 Must-Know Weightlifting Tips

How to Build Training Programs for Competitive Athletes (Part 2)

Indianapolis 500 Winners Drink Milk—For Tradition and Recovery

Are You Ready to Run Your First Full or Half Marathon?

Five Resistance-Training Mistakes that Slow Muscle-Building

How to Build Training Programs for Competitive Athletes (Part 1)

Inspiration for Inspiration: Where NIFS Trainers Get Fitness Ideas

TRI a New Challenge This Summer—NIFS Triathlon Training Can Help!

NIFS Crucial Conversations: Stephanie Whittaker Conquers Cancer

Proud Chest: Hacking the Squat Pattern for Weightlifting

Four Reasons to Make Time for a Cool-down after a Workout

Caddy Smack Deuce: More Fitness Tips to Improve Your Golf Game

NIFS Fitness Assessments: FIT3D

Annual Checkups and Health Assessments Can Save Your Life

Goal Setting: What’s on Your Fitness Bucket List?

A Smartphone App for Health and Medical Emergencies

Nutrition and Healthy Habits: How Much Caffeine Do You Consume?

Mobility: Why Strength Training Is More Than Just Weightlifting

NIFS Heart Throbs: 5 Healthy Habits for Weight-Loss Success

Top 10 Must-Have Pantry Items for Healthy Eating

Are You Glute-n Free? The Importance of Exercises for Glutes

How Stress Affects the Body and Your Health

Allison Griner: A Complete Life Change Thanks to Weight Loss and NIFS!

Adding Nutritional Supplements to Your Diet and Workout

New USDA Guidelines: Making the Nutrition Recommendations Work

Effective Grip Strength Training Solutions

Why I Have a Passion for PiYo Fitness

Five Powerlifting Pieces to the Power Clean Puzzle

NIFS Crucial Conversations: I Took My Life Back (Part I)

NIFS Crucial Conversations: I Took My Life Back (Part 2)

Morning Exercise Benefits: Increased Metabolism and More?

Crucial Conversations: Working with a Coach or Personal Trainer

Reducing Your Added Sugar Intake for Better Nutrition

Fighting Old Man Winter: Finding Motivation in Cold Weather

Weight Loss Made Easier with Nutrition

Get Family and Friends Involved in Your Fitness Goals

Interview: NIFS Mini-Marathon Training Program Leader Andrea Kelley

Using Real Food to Fuel Endurance Workouts

Five Steps to Begin Your Weight-Loss Journey

Avoid This Goal-Setting Mistake When Making New Year’s Resolutions

Warming Up Before Your Workout

Finding Motivation to Beat the Holiday Workout Blues

Music with Workouts: Motivation or Distraction?

The Health Risks of Carrying Excess Abdominal Fat

What’s Your 2016 Running Fitness Goal? Consider Marathon Training

Five Life Lessons from the NIFS Powerlifting Competition

NIFS Online Auction, and Lifestyle Rx Program Member Burt Halstead

Training the Aging Active Adult (Part 4 of 4)

Training the Active Aging Adult (Part 3 of 4)

Preparing for Cold-Weather Running

Training the Active Aging Adult (Part 2 of 4)

Five Reasons Weightlifting and Weight Training Are Good for You

Choose Foods That Naturally Detox for Healthy Eating

Training the Active Aging Adult (Part 1 of 4)

How to Try New Group Fitness Classes

Endurance or Speed? Two Common Goals for Running

Never Give Up: Fighting Diabetes with Exercise and Diet

Top Ten Reasons to Compete in NIFS’ 2015 Powerlifting Competition

Jack Taylor: NIFS Fall Marathon Training Program Participant

The Importance of a Maintenance Phase for Athlete Training

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: NIFS 2015 Powerlifting Competition

A NEAT Way to Burn More Calories (Part 2 of 2)

How to Build a Nutrition-Packed Smoothie for Meals or Snacks

A NEAT Way to Burn More Calories (Part 1 of 2)

Tasha: Kettlebell Novice to Champion in Less Than a Year

Wakey Wakey: Why Waking Up Right Is Just as Important as Sleeping

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Powerful Ways to Reach Your Goals

Why Do These Stairs Kick My Butt? The Convenient Cardio Workout

Video Game Fitness: Is the Trend Here to Stay?

Top 5 Nutrition Apps for Health and Wellness

Sleep and Athletes: Are You Missing Out?

What’s in Your Luggage?: The Best Traveling Fitness Tools

Personal Trainer Lingo 101: What Are These Exercises?

Benefits of Biking for Exercise and Fitness

Should You Do Cardio or Strength Training First in Your Workout?

Training Tips for Former Athletes: Stay Fit and Motivated

50 Shades of Bruise: Non-Contact Contusions After a Workout

NIFS’s New Healthy Eating App: My Nutrition Coach

Making Sense of Cardio: Running vs. Walking

Thomas's Corner: Off the Beaten Path—Outdoor Fitness Options

Tips for Healthy Eating at Summer Barbecues

Foundations of a Strong, Healthy Body: Strength Building

MetCon Manipulation: Change Up Your High-Intensity Training (HIIT)

Thomas's Corner: Is Spot Reduction a Fitness Myth?

Fabulous Farmers’ Markets Make Healthy Eating Easy and Fun

The Benefits of Using TRX Suspension Training

Summertime Sizzle: Adding a Fitness Challenge

Foundations of a Strong, Healthy Body: Muscle Building

Are Recent Changes to Restaurant Menu Ingredients Good for You?

Foundations of a Strong, Healthy Body: Muscular Endurance

Wonder Woman: The Indy Women Fitness 2015

10 Healthy Habits of Fit People

Foundations of a Strong, Healthy Body: Cardio Workouts

Healthy Eating While Traveling

The Benefits of Incorporating Resistance Bands into Your Workout

Are You Ready to Race a Triathlon?

Five Things to Do Before EVERY Workout

Where Do “They” Come Up with These Exercise Names?

Should You Be Buying Organic Fruits and Vegetables?

Finding the Motivation to Swim Pays Off!

The Importance of Recovery After Exercise

Big Bang Theory: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Training?

The Right Attitude to Get You Moving

Pop Quiz: Check Your New Year’s Health and Fitness ReSOLUTIONS

Thomas’s Corner: Nuts About the Nutrition in Nuts

Running with Scissors: The Art of Stupidity in Fitness

Top 3 Tips for Staying Healthy in College

NIFS Ramp Up to Weight Loss Program Participant: Brian Kumle

The Nutrition Pros of Probiotics

Enhance Your Fitness with Heart Rate Training

Train Like an Athlete: Start Building a Foundation with Resistance Training

Top 5 Tips for Morning Workouts

“POWER OF 50” Workouts

5 SUPER Smoothie Add-Ins for Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating in a Hurry

To the Extreme: Gearing Up for High-Intensity Training

The Confusing World of Nutrition Bars

Powerlifting or Lifting for Power?

Learn About Cardiovascular Health During American Heart Month

The Road to the NFL Goes Through Indy [Infographic]

Bringing BOSU to Life

American Heart Month: Preventing and Living with Cardiovascular Disease

Defining Fitness Goals Is Like Wrestling with Jell-O (Part 2 of 2)

Water: The Free, Delicious Drink You’re Not Getting Enough Of

Defining Fitness Goals Is Like Wrestling with Jell-O (Part 1 of 2)

Thinking of Going Vegetarian?

Muscle Soreness Recovery Tips

How to Add Sprinting to Your Training in the New Year

Should You Work Out When You’re Sick?

Taking a Step Forward: A Fitness Lesson

“Sir! Yes Sir! May I Have Another?” The Militarization of Fitness

Staying Motivated in Your Winter Workouts

Healthy Living: Just Be Yourself

New Year, New Healthy Habits (I Hope)

New Year Fitness ReSOLUTIONS ReDEFINED: Stop Starting Over

5 Reasons to Wear a Fitness Tracker

8 Essential Winter Clothing Pieces for Runners and Walkers

Flu-Fighting Foods

NIFS Personal Training Client Robert Banta

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Your 2015 Race Goals

’Tis the Season for Healthy Holiday Baking

Group Training Participant: Maura Kenny

5 Thanksgiving Day Hacks

NIFS Lifestyle Program Participant: Kim Flowers

Three Elements to Include in Your Training for Running a Faster 5K

The Fitness Puzzle: Nutrition, Workout, and Recovery

Overcoming Stress, Exhaustion, and Overtraining

Looking to Unplug? Running and Walking May Be Your Solution!

Smart Snacking for Healthy Eating and Weight Management

An October Workout with 6 Spooky Exercises

Staying Focused on Your Fitness Goals For the Rest of 2014

Sports and Character: 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Playing Football

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Training Alone

Why 95 Percent Effort in Your Workouts Can Be All You Need

Not a Workout Junkie? How About Swimming and Aqua Fitness?

What Elephant? Getting Past Bad Fitness and Nutrition Advice

NIFS HIT Program Participant: Carla Breinlich

Tough Sledding: Strength, Explosiveness and Metabolic Training

10 Better Ways to Do 10 Exercises (Part 3)

5 Tips for Healthy Living in College

Heavy Metal: Powerlifting Strategies Can Lead to Big Fitness Gains

Healthy Kids: Exercise May Help Improve Grades in School

NIFS Go Girl Triathlon Training Program Participant Megan Hollister

10 Better Ways to Do 10 Exercises (Part 2)

Old-School Weightlifting Gym Etiquette

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Three Group Fitness Classes to Try NOW!

10 Better Ways to Do 10 Exercises

The Battle to Keep the Right Fitness Attitude

Race Day Nutrition: Before, During, and After

Training to Improve Barefoot Running Strength and Function

“Caddy Smack”: Fitness Tips to Improve Your Golf Game

10-Minute Desk Exercise Routines for the Office

Eat Better, Work Better? Nutrition and Productivity

Shave Time Off Your Tri by Training for Triathlon Transitions

Do You Even Lift, Bro? Weightlifting for Beginners (Part 2 of 2)

Do You Even Lift, Bro? Weightlifting for Beginners (Part 1 of 2)

Summer Health Tips and Fitness Ideas

5 Tips to Stay Hydrated While You Exercise This Summer

5 Core Exercises to Make You a Better Runner

NIFS Staff in Action: 2014 Summer Showdown Challenge Sneak Peek!

What It’s Like to Be an Intern at NIFS

Incorporating the Erg Rowing Machine into Your Exercise Routine

NIFS Weight Loss and Slim It to Win It Participant: Misty Mercer

The 3 Most Common Nutrition Coaching Questions

NIFS Mini Marathon Training Program Participant: Judi Border

Top 10 Reasons to TRI a Triathlon This Year

4 Questions to Determine If You’re Ready for Your First Marathon

“Alice & Chains” Part 2: Making Your Training Functional

7 Tips for Safe Outdoor Workouts

The Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt—Plus Recipes!

“Alice & Chains” Part 1: What Is Functional Training?

Thomas' Corner: Do Crunches Guarantee “Six-Pack Abs”?

SLIM IT: Team "Cast-A-Weighs" Utilized Group Fitness Classes

Slim It to Win It: Shelli's Hard Bellies

NIFS SLIM IT TO WIN IT: Team Tank the Plankers!

NIFS SLIM IT TO WIN IT: Team “No Judgment”

SLIM IT TO WIN IT: The Pushup

The Injury Hurdle: Progressing Through Injuries

NIFS SLIM IT TO WIN IT: Weapons of Mass Reduction

Four Common Character Traits in People Who Exercise Consistently

Team Ben-A-Fits (Team 200) Workout for Slim It To Win It 2014

Thomas’ Corner: Shin Splint Showdown

SLIM IT TO WIN IT: Crystal’s Team

10 Ways to Survive Your Long Run During Half Marathon Training

NIFS SLIM IT TO WIN IT: Em’s Team

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series—Increasing Your Metabolism

Thomas’ Corner: Slim-lympics Decathlon of Fitness

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series— Increasing Your Metabolism with Strength Training (Bodyweight Workout)

Thomas’s Corner: Using Tennis Balls for Self Myofascial Release

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series— Increasing Your Metabolism with Strength Training

“Fight for Air Climb” Raises Money to Beat Lung Disease

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series—Increasing Your Metabolism with Strength Training

Half Marathon Training and VO2 Max

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series—Eat Right to Feel Right

Humble Pie: A Fitness Pro Struggles with a New Workout Program

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series—Foam Rolling and Increasing Your Range of Motion

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) at NIFS

Fit & Forty+ (Fabulous) Series—Getting Started

Finding Balance in Your Life

Slim It to Win It Program Returns to NIFS for 2014

Make 2014 Your Year to Complete Your First Half-Marathon!

2013 NIFS Programs: A Look Back at Our Year

Indoor Cycling Is a Good, Fun Winter Workout

Accommodating Resistance: The Benefits of Using Bands and Chains

Healthier Holiday Cocktails

Enjoy Holiday Parties While Maintaining Your Weight

How to Make Time for Health During the Busy Holidays

No-Equipment-Needed Workouts for Holiday Travel

NIFS 25th Anniversary: Charter Member Dean Behrmann

NIFS Lifestyle Program’s 6th Annual Silent Auction

NIFS 25th Anniversary: Charter Member Candy Lander

How to Add Superfoods to Your Holiday Meals

NIFS 25th Anniversary: Charter Member Ronald Cooper

Ready, Set, Row! The NIFS Staff Rowing Challenge Is Back

NIFS 25th Anniversary: Charter Member Rick Hurst

NIFS 25th Anniversary: Charter Member Jeff Powers

NIFS 25th Anniversary: What Keeps Charter Member Pat Marshall Motivated

Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Performance: Taking a Deload Week

Fitness Horror Stories

Thomas’ Corner: No Pain, No Gain?

Why You Need Pilates in Your Fitness Regimen

How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle in College

Why I Do BODYPUMP™

7 Quick Tips to Get Moving at Work

Running Apparel and Equipment: Some Tips for New Runners

Celebrate National Kale Day with Three Healthy Recipes

The Prime Priorities for Health and Fitness Goals

Sabotage: Overcoming Mental Obstacles to Fitness Success

Alicia Peters: Training for the NIFS Summer Showdown

What It’s Like to Be an Intern at NIFS: Emily Iddins

Start Your Day Off Right: How Not to Skip a Healthy Breakfast

What It’s Like to Be an Intern at NIFS

Injury Prevention: Foam Rolling

What’s In My Lunch? Nutrition for a Productive Day

Thomas’ Corner: Why I BOSU

Dealing with Diabetes―Deliciously!

Join the Zumba® Party at NIFS!

Profile: NIFS Triathlon Training Program Participant Zach Smith

NIFS Staff Completes Summer Showdown

My First Workout with the Pilates Reformer

Tackling Your First Group Fitness Class

A Deep-Breathing Exercise for Stress Management

Training for My First Triathlon—and How NIFS Can Help You, Too

Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Performance Series, Shoulder Care

Avoiding Sweet Office Temptations for Employee Health

New to Exercise: 10 Minutes Makes a Difference!

Triathlon Training: It’s Your Time to TRI!

Spotlight: NIFS Member Ana Traversa on Mini Marathon Training

Stress: It All Depends on How Long You Hold It

NIFS May Class of the Month: Boot Camp

How to Make Group Fitness Classes Work for You

Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Performance: Core Training

HIT (High Intensity Training) at NIFS

Exercising After a Heart Attack Helps Avoid Depression

Springtime Recipe: Carrot Spice Muffins

The Power of Group Training

VO2 and You (Part 3 of 3)

NIFS March Class of the Month: CXWORX™

VO2 and You (Part 2 of 3)

VO2 and You (Part 1 of 3)

Escape the “Resolution Bubble” to Achieve Fitness Results

How Sleep Affects Exercise and Weight Loss

How to Beat the Winter Blues

NIFS Fitness: How to Dress for Running in Cold Weather

How to Succeed with Weight-Loss Resolutions

NIFS Mini-Marathon Training Program

Thomas’ Corner: Yoga Is for Muscleheads, Too

Thomas’ Corner: Setting the Bar and Realistic Expectations