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I am a college student that is trying to stay physically fit and eat healthy. We all know how hard this is, so I am trying to post some tips, and get some discussions started so we can all learn from each other.

Tips for a Healthy Trip

Travel breaks exercise and diet routines making it hard to keep on track with a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These tips will help you enjoy your trip without ruining your health. Flying Eat before going to the terminal to skip the processed, expensive and unhealthy foods served there. If you must eat during a layover, aim for salads or bring some healthy snack alternatives of your own. Instead of sitting, walk around and check out what the airport has available. Some airports have started catering to bored travelers by adding museum exhibits. To pressurize ... Read More »

Is Subway Really Healthy?

is subway healthy

Many people do not realize that there are actually more subway restaurants around the world (more than 37,000!). Not to mention, the restaurant chain does a fantastic job at saying their food is healthier than traditional fast-food restaurants. With their famous slogans and phrases such as “eat fresh” and “less than 6 grams of fat”, it’s hard not to believe that subway is definitely a healthy option when it comes to eating out. Let’s not forget about Jared either – the man who lost an incredible amount of weight eating nothing but Subway sandwiches each day. But is all of ... Read More »

Sesame-Glazed Grilled Mahi-Mahi Recipe

Grilled Sesame Fish

Fish are an excellent option for quick meal preparations any day of the week. A nice filet can be cooked quickly, and is full of lean protein and omega 3’s. Here’s a simple recipe that is packed full of flavor and easy to prepare. Ingredients (serves 2): Marinade      +     +     ½ cup low-sodium tamari 3 tbs toasted sesame oil 1 tsp fresh lime juice ½ tsp honey ¼ tsp garlic powder 2 cloves freshly chopped garlic 1 TBS finely chopped scallions 1/4 – ½ tsp red pepper flakes (depending on your desired heat level) ¼ tsp ground black pepper ... Read More »

Sleep Right And Sleep Tight

Some great ideas for a good night’s rest  You simply won’t feel like exercise or a workout if you’re tired and haven’t slept very well, so it’s in our interests at Total Fitness that you get plenty of rest. With this in mind we’ve come up with a few clever little ways to help you drift off and sleep soundly. So if you have trouble sleeping, or you know someone who does, check out our list, or better still print off a copy and read it in bed tonight. Mmmm…that smells nice It’s been proven that aromatherapy can help to ... Read More »

8 Tips for Healthy Eating On the Road

healthy food on the run

Eight Healthy Snacks On the Road   Traveling doesn’t always have to come in tandem with poor eating habits. Healthy eating also doesn’t have to be a detriment to your wallet or convenience. Fast food and expensive sugar-laden coffee beverages may be tempting to keep you fueled throughout a long trip, but with a little bit of planning and mindfulness, you can easily maintain a balanced and nutritious diet. Breakfast: 1.)    Instead of opting for a 400-calorie low-fiber bagel, pack a few mini-protein bars for an extra boost. Most gas stations carry these as well. Try a brand that has ... Read More »

The Myth of Genetics in Regards to Personal Health

Too often has the idea that genes are responsible for one’s ailing health or lack of control over their weight, cropped up in both research and common dialogue. Although there have been many studies showing that genes play a role in a variety of metabolic processes and diseases, more recent studies indicate that the percentage they play may not be as large as once thought. Isn’t Science Pretty Much Infallible? Science is an amazing tool that has helped propel humanity into the modern age. Without the amazing discoveries and the countless hours of research followed by practical developments, humankind would ... Read More »

Five easy tips to get (and stay) fit


Sometimes it can seem like fitness is a full-time job. In order to achieve your goals, whether they are to run a marathon, fit into your skinny jeans, or lower your blood pressure, the overall task can be daunting. Keeping in mind that we all have busy lives, I’ve compiled a list of five easy things you can do that will add up to big results. 1.)    The hardest part about a fitness routine is starting it. There are few people who will readily sacrifice an extra hour of sleep to run outside on a cold, dark morning. But there ... Read More »

Training for Rugged Maniac!

Congratulations to all the Drink Chia! giveaway winners! I will contact the 13 of you this evening via e-mail for your mailing addresses. Please send them to me within 48 hours so I can submit them to the lovely folks at Drink Chia! Scroll down for the names of the winners! _________________________________________________ I have so much to tell you about everything that’s been going on this past week! My health has taken a huge turn for the better, and my fitness is at the highest level it’s ever been, but I’ll fill you in on what exactly I’ve been doing over the weekend. The ... Read More »

Leg Day & Drink Chia! Giveaway

Yesterday was a brutal leg day. The reason it was so brutal has to do with an embarrassing thing that happened at the gym the other day. Part of my job is to clean up things like this: A few 45s are no problem. But apparently a few 45s on a barbell are. I’ve been deadlifting 100lbs max, and someone left a barbell with two 45s on it just chillin’ in the middle of the floor. I go to pick it up, testing the waters so I don’t hurt myself, and realize it isn’t happening. Then a girl comes out ... Read More »

Weekend Wrapup: Cocoa Beach

Two days off in 4 days? Really? Yep! I had Friday off and I’m fortunate to have today off also, after working 11 days straight. This might just count as a weekend. On Friday, Tabatha and I decided to make it a beach day, because that’s just what you do on a winter day in Florida. I had never been to Cocoa Beach, and I heard it was the best (and closest) beach near Orlando, so I picked up Tabby around 11am and we headed out. On the drive there, it was a bright and sunny 75 degrees, but when ... Read More »