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Automate & Accelerate Your Workouts With The GYMBOSS HIIT Timer [GIVEAWAY]

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Fitness Product Reviews, Gear It UP, Giveaways

Think less, DO more. If you’re addicted to heart-pounding, muscle-thrashing, fat-incinerating HIIT; ping-ponging supersets; yoga; or even foam rolling, you NEED a GYMBOSS interval timer. Luckily, we’re giving away FIVE units GRATIS. Enter inside.

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What The Heck Are Nootropics, And Could They Unlock Cognitive Function, Clarity, And Motivation?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Brain & Mental, Diet It UP, Featured Article, Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, Nutrition 101, Nutrition Science, Supp It UP

If you’ve seen Limitless with Bradley Cooper, or ever had caffeine, you already know about nootropics. They’re a group of smart drugs that could boost brainpower, focus, motivation, and memory — and they could be the key to maximizing your workouts.

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Why The “Healthy Eating Is Too Expensive” Excuse Isn’t Legitimate Anymore (And How To Kick It Out For Good)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, News, Study

“I would love to eat healthier, but it’s insanely expensive,” is an excuse we hear all too often. And that raises an important question: does a healthy diet really cost THAT much more? Turns out, it doesn’t.

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Rise And Shine (Literally): Soaking Up Morning Rays Could Help Keep Off Weight [Study]

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Health It UP, Study

Odds are, most of your day is spend in dull, indoor light. Get up and step outside — new research shows that starting your day off with bright morning sunshine could help prevent weight gain.

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Nutrition Knock-Out — The Hidden Google Food Hack You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Diet It UP, Life Hacks, Misc., Nutrition 101, Nutritional Analysis, Tech, Tools

Want to compare apples and oranges right next to each other? This sneaky Google food hack can do just that in about 2 seconds — and it’s been hiding under your fingers for the past year.

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Get Empowered To Crush Your Own Goals (Without A Trainer) With The Spitfire Athlete App

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Apps, Gear It UP, Tech

Spitfire Athlete is a new goal-oriented fitness app that gives you the tools to train on your own and crush your personal goals. With innovative workout plans, intuitive design, and step-by-step guidance, it’s a legitimate (and free) option to drive your workout schedule.

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Start Marinating Your Steak In BEER, Because Science Says It Fights Cancer [Study]

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, News, Nutrition Science, Study

Fire up the grill and douse your meat with a fresh Bud. And then crack one open for yourself — new research found that it might just help fight cancer.

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[Recipes] The Green Ginger Monster Protein Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Cook It UP, Gluten Free, Protein Shakes, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes, Snacks, Vegetarian

Go GREEN and let a waterfall of heavenly ripples cascade down your throat. The Green Ginger Monster is a radiant, light, uber-refreshing protein smoothie that’s gushing with 42g protein, antioxidants, iron, calcium, and vitamins A/B12/K. It’s a killer way to fuel new muscle growth, lean up for summer, or detox after a wicked hangover.

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Miracle Melons — Crunching On This Superfruit Might Help Lower Blood Pressure [Study]

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Diet It UP, Study

Despite being 92% water, experts say that watermelon could be hiding powerful, heart-saving health perks within its green shell. Crack one open just in time for summer.

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Experts Explain Why Being Underweight Might Be MORE Dangerous Than Being Obese [Study]

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Health It UP, News, Obesity, Study

New research reveals that being too thin puts you in quite a risky place, with a heightened risk of death. Could being underweight be MORE dangerous than being obese?

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Treadmill Desks: Research Shows It Pays To Go The Extra Mile While In The Office [Study]

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Disease, Gear It UP, Health It UP, Obesity

It’s your choice to be a couch potato, but an office job might force you to stay sedentary from 9 to 5 (or longer) — a lifestyle that’s linked with an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, and all-cause death. Research suggests that treadmill desks could be a powerful solution to increase calorie burn, boost productivity, and get you to move more.

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[WOTM, 04/2014] Sculpt The Ultimate Beach Body With The SUMMERTIME SHRED Workout Shuttle

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Ab Workout Plans, Featured Article, Full Body Workout Plans, Muscle It UP, Workout Of The Month, Workout Plans

We’re 8 weeks out from June 1, aka the universal beach body reveal date. Don’t freak. April’s WOTM is designed to put your body on an accelerated fast track that’ll reconstruct your physique and recalibrate it into a compressed, fat-free, ab-laced masterpiece.

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[Study] Caffeine Cravings — New Research Says That You Should Watch Your Intake Of This Sneaky Stimulant

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Diet It UP, Nutrition Science, Study

Dependent on one too many cups of coffee/energy drinks during the day? Caffeineate with caution — Caffeine Use Disorder isn’t a myth, and you might already be at risk for it.

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Meal Planning In A Flash: How To Quickly AND Effectively Prep Healthy, Fat-Burning, Muscle-Building Meals

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Diet It UP, Eating Out, Nutrition 101

Think fast food is the plague of all evils? Think again. Meal prepping is the NEW fast food for health-conscious clean eaters. Tackle the basics — including clean food choices, lean cooking techniques, and proper tools — with our simple, easy to understand guide to meal prepping like a pro.

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[News] Selfie Addiction: The Dangers In Chasing The “Perfect Photo”

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, News

Addicted to selfies? Psychiatrists are now linking various mental conditions, such as addiction, OCD, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder to obsessive selfie-taking behaviors.

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[Workout Plans] Relax And De-Stress Anywhere With The Lean It UP In-Home Yoga Workout

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Burn It UP, Do Anywhere/In-Home Workout Plans, Workout Plans, Yoga

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a veteran yogi, this basic, do-anywhere workout is an easy way to add a little bit more yoga into your life. Bang it out first thing in the AM or after a long day at work — it’s perfect for unwinding, de-stressing, and loosening up in 20 minutes flat.

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[Study] Could A Unique Protein Reduce The Development Of Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Disease, Health It UP, Mental & Cognition, News, Study

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. A newly discovered protein could help us better understand the disease and lead to a potential treatment.

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[Products] What’s Up With Vitamin D? The Ultimate Vitamin D Buyer’s Guide — 24 Top Products Uncapped

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Diet It UP, Featured Article, General Health, Nutrition Science, Supp It UP, Supplement Rankings, Supplement Reviews, Vitamins & Minerals

Roughly 75% of people are vitamin D deficient, which can lead to soft, fragile bones, osteoporosis, depression, and even GI cancer. Don’t cultivate a skeletal Jenga tower — take one of these top supplements to ensure that you’re always loaded up on D.

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[Study] The One INSANE Health Benefit Of The Tequila Plant That You Knew Nothing About

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Diet It UP, News, Nutrition Science, Study

For many people, tequila has had a promising effect on liquid courage. Now, researchers say the plant used to create it may unlock a number of health benefits, help with weight loss, and even assist the more than 26.2 million type 2 diabetics in America.

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More Than Just A Race: The Top 3 Unseen Risks of Marathon Running

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Burn It UP, News, Running

On Saturday March 15th, two tragically lost their lives running half-marathons. Most know the benefits, but not all know the hidden risks of running a half- or full marathon. If you’re planning to participate, educate yourself on the dangers and how to best prepare for these high-endurance races.

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