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NIFS Healthy Living Blog

Five Benefits to Olympic Weightlifting for the General Population

How to Make Favorite Thanksgiving Foods Healthier

The Freshman 15: Is College Weight Gain Fact or Fake?

Exploring the Versatile Landmine Attachment for Powerlifting

Spooktacular Outdoor Halloween Workouts at NIFS

Resistance Training for Fat Loss: The Science and a Workout Template

Are Collagen Supplements Effective?

Skip the Abdominal Crunch and Try These Core Strength Exercises

Flight School: Training to Improve Your Vertical Jump for Sports

King of the Gym, Part 3: Bodyweight Squats

Keeping Your Food Safe This Summer

Have You Gained Weight Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

King of the Gym, Part 2: Lower-Body Training with Simple Equipment

King of the Gym, Part 1: Squat Alternatives

Tips for Healthy Eating at Summer Barbecues

Keeping Your Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

Bring on the HIIT Training!

Stay Properly Hydrated: Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Build a Workout Program with Full-Body Training Splits

Thomas's Corner - Stability Ball Warm Up Series

Testing Progress Toward Your Athletic Performance Goals

Gambling with Sports Injury: Warning Signs and Recovery

Staying Hydrated When Exercising This Summer

Use Prehab Exercises to Improve Athletic Performance and Health

Practicing Self-Care: It’s More Than Just Healthy Eating

Get Started with Group Fitness to Improve Your Mental Health

The Three P’s of Group Fitness at NIFS

Plyometric Push-up Variations to Spice Up Your Workout

Increasing Grip Strength Can Lead to Big Gains

Training Movement Pattern Variations: The Push

NIFS Supports Your Physical and Mental Wellness

Push and Pull: The Ideal Workout Program for Restarting Training

Baby Steps to a Stronger Core

5 Places to Start Your Health Journey

Is Tempo Training Better for Overcoming Strength Training Plateaus?

Is Your Weight Belt Really Helping You?

Stiff Hips? Try Hurdle Stretches

Life’s Simple 7 for Heart Health

“Be My Valentine” HIIT Workout

It’s the Season of Fitness, “They” Say! Be a Smart Fitness Consumer

The Culture of Group Fitness

Plank Progression Series

Get SMART This Year: Fitness Goal Setting

Get the Perfect Deadlift Setup Every Time

Optimal Movement Patterns for Building Muscle

Does Cranberry Really Cure Urinary Tract Infections?

Shiny Penny! How Band Distraction Can Improve Your Mobility

Get Back on Track with Fitness Motivation Habits in the New Year

Healthier Holiday Cocktails

Finding Motivation to Beat the Holiday Workout Blues

Plyometric Building Blocks: Creative Movements and Injury Prevention

Can Vitamin D Protect You Against COVID-19? The Latest Studies

Meet You at the Barre! A Total-body Group Fitness Workout

Busting Salad Myths: Eat a Well-Built Salad (If You Want To)

Getting Geared Up for Cold Weather Wellness

Healthy Holiday Eating: The Practical Way

My 4 Takeaways from the Squatober Weightlifting Challenge

Stuck in a Rut? How to Avoid Plateauing in the Weight Room

Early Sport Specialization Is Detrimental to Kids’ Health

What Happens in Vagus: Jump-start Recovery by Increasing Vagal Tone

CON-ISO-ECC: Muscle Contractions for Weightlifting Variations

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

A Breath of Fresh Air: The Many Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

Finding Community in Group Fitness

Make Training Less Complex with More Complexes

Fitness Professionals Aren’t Perfect, Either!

Sports and Games: Socially Distancing and Still Having Fun

Shouldering the Load: Safe Alternatives to the Overhead Press Pattern

Bridging the Gap: Exercise for and Physical and Mental Health

8 Low-Cal Pumpkin Spice Drinks at Starbucks

Warming Up for Vertical and Broad Jumps with Pogo Jumps

7 Tips to Get Back on Track with Weight Loss

Should You Take CoQ10 for Heart Health? A Look at the Research

Hacks 4 Golf Hacks: Warming Up Before You Tee It Up

A Quick Look at the Science Behind Exercise for Brain Health

Take a Breath: Relaxation Techniques for Troubled Times

Safe Meals and Snacks for Going Back to School or Work

Returning to Play and Activity Safely After Quarantine

Build a Bigger Engine with Aerobic Training (Part 2 of 2)

Choosing and Using Probiotics for Gut Health

Taking Dietary Supplements Safely: Advice from a NIFS Dietitian

Build a Bigger Engine with Aerobic Training (Part 1)

10 Emotional Wellness Insights from the Pandemic

Summertime Safety: Protect Your Skin During Outdoor Workouts

How Technology Can Promote Exercise for Today’s Youth

Self-Care for Women: Six Elements of Well-Being

Using Peppermint Oil for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

5 Tips for a Safe Return to Fitness After Quarantine

Dear Soon-to-Be and New Mommies: You Can Do This!

How a Hoosier Went Vegan: A Dietitian’s Experience

Speaks to the Soul: Music for Better Emotional and Physical Health

Work Capacity Training with Kettlebells

Keeping Engaged and on Top of Healthy Habits During the Pandemic

Meal Prep Made Simple…and Delicious!

Lockdown Lessons: Learning from a Crisis

Putting Yourself First: Healthy Habits for the Pandemic (Part 2 of 2)

Cheat Meal Is a Garbage Term—Strive for a Healthy Balance

Putting Yourself First: Healthy Habits for the Pandemic (Part 1 of 2)

Accidental Workouts: Burning Calories by Doing Things Around the House

Kids Confined: A Parent’s Survival Kit

The Stay-at-Home Athlete: Build Your Home-Based Athletic Performance Program

“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”: Take a Breath to Relieve Stress

Perfect Posture: Why It’s Important and How to Get It

Staying on Track with Your Healthy Routine During Quarantine

What’s in Your Bunker?: Fitness Survival Gear

7 Things You Can Do to Avoid Cabin Fever

Planning Your 4 Week Meal Plan

Pivot: Ways to Adjust Your Mindset and Grow During Quarantine

Meal Planning for Kids

Nutrition Tips During COVID-19

My 7-Day Experiment with Hot/Cold Contrast Showers for Recovery

Vitamin C: How Much and Which Sources Are Best for Boosting Immunity?

Do’s and Don’ts in the Gym: Videos from NIFS Fitness Instructors

Three Drills to Develop Athletic Agility

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss: Does It Work?

Pump Up the Produce Power in Winter Meals

Just Hanging Out for Shoulder Health and Pain Relief

Fitness Equipment Tools to Try in 2020: ViPR

The Balance of Lifetime Wellness: Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor

Five Reasons to Try the Turkish Get-up Movement

Getting Started with Meatless Monday: Vegan/Vegetarian Meal Staples

Go With the Flow: Spice Up your Warm-ups Using Flow Circuits

Diversify Your Diet: Try Some Healthy New Ingredients


Winter Weight Loss and Fitness: Pushing Through the Cold

The Impact of Exercise on Chronic Disease: COPD

Dynamite in a Small Package: Mini-band Exercises You Should Be Doing

Go from Sore to SOAR! Preventing Soreness and Injury in Your Workouts

Turn Your Healthy Eating and Nutrition Resolutions into Habits

Scrooged: Growing Older Is Getting Old (Three Keys for Aging Better)

Thomas’s Top Ten: Healthy Holiday Inspirations

Productivity Hacks: Ditch the Productivity Shame Guilt Trip

10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy While Celebrating the Holidays

Productivity Hacks: Break Up Your Time, Not Your Attention

Gut Check: Digestive Health Boosts Your Immune System

Productivity Hacks: Prioritize Tasks with the Ivy Lee Method

NIFS’s Ramp Up to Weight Loss: Setting Goals for a Healthier Life

Nutrition Label Reading 101: How to Read Your Food’s Package (Part 2)

NIFS Group Fitness Class of the Month: Les Mills BODYATTACK

Weight-Loss Goal Setting: Focus on What Your Body Can Do

Hip Thruster vs. Squat: Which Is Best for Glute Hypertrophy?

Nutrition Label Reading 101: How to Read Your Food’s Package (Part 1)

The Impact of Exercise on Chronic Disease

Melatonin and Metabolism: How Sleep Affects Your Health

The Functional Movement Screen Exercises in Depth

Productivity Hacks: Action vs. Motion—Be Productive Rather Than Busy

STRENGTH: 6 Expert Weightlifting Tips to Be Stronger Than Ever

Why Mindset Matters: The Power of Positive Thinking

Concrete Core: Les Mills CORE at NIFS

Using Battling Ropes for Training

Is Butter Really Better for You?

Train Like an Athlete with Help from NIFS

Summer Sledding: Using Sleds for Fitness

Keep Up with NEAT: Less Sitting and More Calorie Burning

Get an A+ in Back-to-School Nutrition

How Getting Outdoors Helps Your Well-Being

The Carb Conundrum: Avoid Them for Weight Loss and Healthy Eating?

Ankle Mobility: Lower-Leg Stretches to Improve ROM and Decrease Injury

Macronutrients: The What, Why, and How of Tracking for Healthy Eating

The Do-Something Motivation Principle: Nike Was Right!

The Keto Diet: A Registered Dietitian’s Review

Walk This Way: Why You Should Walk More

Happy Playmore: 5 Movement Tips to Stay on the Golf Course Longer

The Nutritional Benefits of Eating Breakfast

Tips for Making Healthy Choices in the Face of Decision Fatigue

Get Moving with Improved Hip-Mobility Warmups

In Training, Consistency Is the Key to Your Fitness Goals

Upper-body Workouts: Try the UBE Equipment in the Fitness Center

How to Get in the Flow with Your Workouts

The Inside Scoop on Group Fitness from NIFS Instructor Tasha Nichols

3 Simple Rules to Train When You Have Pain

Are You Eating Enough Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Whole Plant Foods?

More Than Just Crunches: A 360-degree Approach to Core Training

Swim, Bike, Run: Get Ready for Triathlon Fun

The Ripple Effect: Four Ways to Change Lives with a Positive Attitude

Back Away from the Sugar: Making Better Nutrition Choices

Are You Joining the NIFS Triathlon Training Program This Year?

The Benefits of Physical Activity: Mind, Body, and More

Throw Out Your Exercise Excuses with Fitness Spring Cleaning

Balancing Act: How to Improve Your Balance—and Quality of Life

Fresh Foods for Healthy Spring Meals

Step Class: Step Up to a New Level of Fitness!

Hamstrings for the Win: Avoid Common Leg Day Mistakes

Warming Up with Back Pain

Win the Day, Not the Lottery: Daily Success in Fitness Training

Marching Orders: Creating Stability Using Marching Exercises

Spring Forward with Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

Update Your Fitness Routine: Add Variety to Enhance Your Health

Cycling at NIFS: The Low-Impact, Calorie-burning Group Fitness Workout

Step Class: Step Up to a New Level of Fitness!

March Is National Nutrition Month! 10 Tips for Healthy Eating

Wood Chipper: How to Be More Efficient, Productive, and Successful

Better Sleep = Healthier Living

How to Superset Like a Boss: Speedy Workouts with Big Results

New Year, Same You: Enhance Your Life with Goals and Habit Changes

Your Keys to Fitness Victory: Set a Deadline and Get Help at NIFS

Heart-Healthy Trends: Weighing Nutrition News

Fight Back Against Back Pain: Fitness and Wellness Solutions

Tricks of the Trade: Exercise Coaching Cues to Avoid Injury and Pain

Flu Fighting Foods: Boost Your Immunity This Winter