Infinite Fitness Blog

Quality vs. Quantity: Are All Calories Created Equal?

It is a well known fact that calories taken in by the body have an impact on the weight of an individual. The “calories in/calories out” theory is accepted by most within the fitness world, by consuming more calories than the body burns an individual’s weight increases. On the other end of the spectrum if an individual consumes fewer calories …

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Take Your Metabolism to the Next Level

Your metabolic system is the machine that converts fuel into energy. That is, everything you eat or drink the metabolic system either uses or puts into storage for future use. The more efficient your system, the higher your metabolism is and the quicker you burn calories. While genetics does play a role in your natural metabolic rate, there are ways …

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Meditation: Getting Started

You may have read or heard that more and more people are adding meditation as part of their health and fitness routines. TIME magazine reports that 10 million Americans practice some form of regular meditation – that’s up from only 5 million a decade ago. But just what is meditation and how can you benefit from it? According to Shirley …

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Squat Variations

     Squats are a girl’s (and guy’s!) best friend, right? Regardless of where you are at in your fitness journey everyone has done a squat or two. This movement is full body, incorporating multiple muscle groups such as your Erector Spinae, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, and Gluteus Maximus to name a few. Apart from helping you to gain size and strength in your …

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3 Things Healthy People Do Every Day

Health is an accumulation. We continually add to or subtract from the sum total of our health with our daily decisions. The difference between being the healthiest you can possibly be and feeling completely rundown is a tiny decision that’s made over and over again. Floss: I know, I know. There’s a good chance you despise flossing (especially if you’re …

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Fueling Your Workout

Food is to the body what gas is to your car. Without fueling up either one of them, you won’t get too far. Before you hit the gym, go for a bike ride, run or swim, eat smart to energize your workout. This is where carbs – especially a mix of complex and simple ones are your friends. Simple carbs …

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Sitting: The Hidden Health Hazards

More and more people have to sit for hours on end as part of their jobs. According to Kathleen Dohney and Michael Smith, MD, various studies completed since January of 2014 have linked sitting to multiple health issues. For instance, people who sit for long periods of time are more vulnerable to decreased mental health, at a higher risk of …

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Running Form – It Matters!

Proper running form helps to increase your running efficiency while protecting you from injury. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been running for years or are new to the routine, everyone can benefit from improved running form. The key is to make small changes and give your body a chance to adjust to the new mechanics. Here are some ideas to …

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Gaining Control: Portion vs. Serving

Weight loss and fitness goals are tightly tied to nutrition. What you eat is as important as how you eat it. It’s important to realize that while the words ‘portion’ and ‘serving’ are used interchangeably, they don’t mean the same thing. A portion is the amount of food you are served or choose to eat. A serving is the amount …

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Core Matters – Building Core Strength

A strong core is essential for everything, from common daily tasks to athletic training. By building and then maintaining a strong core, you reduce your risks of injury and increase your agility and power. Core muscles help to transfer the power from the hips and legs into the arms as well as from the shoulders and arms into the hips …

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