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NIFS Healthy Living Blog

Elevate Your Summer Workouts with New Classes at NIFS

Building Balanced Plates: Fueling Your Body for Success

Give the Outdoors a Try!

Try New Things in Nutrition This Summer

Empowering Fun: Joining Our Women’s Only Triathlon Training Group

Health Benefits of a Sauna and Steam Room

The Power of Fiber in an Athlete's Diet

The Benefits of NIFS for a College Student

Walk Before You Run: Prioritizing Nutrition for Fat Loss

5-Minute Stretching Routine to Relieve Stress

A Little Strength Goes a Long Way

Motivating Friends and Family to Embrace a Healthier Lifestyle

Beyond the Hype: Embracing Nutritional Fundamentals for Lasting Health

DEKA: Training with a Purpose at NIFS

Functional Training for Longevity

Unlock Your Fitness Potential: A Holistic Approach to Health

The Importance of Sleep for Exercise Recovery

The Pros and Cons of Listening to Music While Working Out

Activating Your Greatest Potential: Fascia Training for Athletes

Fueling Your Workouts with Food

DEKA Training Program: Steps to Success

DEKA: Train with a Purpose

Three 30-Minute (or Less) Summer Dinner Recipes

The Sizzling Health Benefits of a Sauna

Fixing Some “Not-So-Healthy” Nutrition Habits

Managing Stress Eating

Conjugate Training: What It Is and How to Implement It

Should You Be Taking Cold Plunges?

All About Plyometrics

The Why and How of Training Your Hip Adductors

Movement Pattern Variations: The Hip Hinge

The Case for Adding Stretching to Your Exercise Routine

The Scoop on Workout Supplements from a Registered Dietitian

Why High-intensity Interval Training Could Be For You

Movement Pattern Variations: The Squat

The Social Benefits of Running with a Group (part 2 of 2)

How to Overtrain (DON’T Do It!)

Ultimate Glute Blog (Part 1of 2): Glute Anatomy and Function

To Strongman Train or Not to Strongman Train? Here Are the Benefits

Make Plans to Stay Healthy During the Colder Months (Part 1)

The Social Benefits of Running with a Group

Finding the Motivation to Work Out

Movement Pattern Variations: The Pull

Are All Carbohydrates Bad?

Two Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

The Dos and Don’ts of Dieting During December

The Best Foods to Help You Fight Off Cold and Flu Season

Five Tips for Maintaining Your Health and Fitness over the Holidays

Saving Money on Groceries While Eating Well

What’s Old Is New: Change Up Your Workouts with the Same Exercises

Brains and Brawn: Exercise Body and Mind to Delay Alzheimer’s Dementia

An October Workout with 6 Spooky Exercises

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Tips for Exercising with Autoimmune Disease

Nutrition Tips for Traveling

The Difference Between Compound and Isolation Exercises When Lifting

What’s the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

Making Time for Fitness During the School Year

Alkaline Water: Is It Worth the Hydration Hype?

How to Get a Start in Olympic Weightlifting

The Role of Hormones in Resistance Training

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Pull-ups Quickly

Are You Joining the NIFS Triathlon Training Program This Year?

Three Keys to a Healthier, Happier You

Upper-body and Lower-body Warm-up Routines

What Is VO2 Max Testing?

No Such Thing as Too Strong: Strength Training for Everyone

Eating Sustainably: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Food and Food Waste

Plan a Fun Workout with a Deck of Cards

Pre-heat the Oven: Your Warm-up Guide to Maximizing Your Workout

Improving Cardio-respiratory Endurance for Athletes

How to Pick the Right Protein Bar for Your Nutritional Needs

Finding Sustainability in Your Exercise Program

High-Intensity Circuit Training: Time-Efficient Results

Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes and Exercise

What Is Your Target Maximal Heart Rate for Training?

Are You Eating Too Much Sodium?

Try Cluster Set Training to Get Stronger Faster

Five Nutrition-Focused New Year's Resolutions That Aren’t About Weight

12 Days of Christmas: A HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

King of the Gym, Part 4: Bodyweight Squat Exercises on the Go

The “Triple-A” Way to Dominate Your Athletic Off-Season

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

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

How to Beat the Winter Blues