Fitness Hub – Eat Well

Why Drink Water?

You keep it in the bottle next to your desk and tote it with you to the gym. It’s cool and refreshing, but common and old-school. You probably don’t think much about water. And although it’s not a flavorful sports drink or a trendy beverage like coconut water, H20 still packs a little punch of magic….Read more

8 Healthy Snack Ideas for Movie Night

Hot summer days call for cooling off with the latest blockbuster in a dark theater or on your living room couch. Unfortunately, typical concession stand fare tends to be filled with some of the worst offenders when it comes to ultra-processed foods: sugary drinks, neon candy, and “buttery flavor” topping. Not-so-fun facts: A large buttered popcorn can…Read more

What Alcohol Really Does to Your Sleep Cycle

Whether you love a glass of wine, a frosty mug of beer, or a mixologist-made cocktail, you know that one side effect of alcohol is feeling sleepy. “Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant so it slows the system and leads to sedation,” explains FitBit Sleep Advisor Allison T. Siebern, PhD, consulting assistant professor at…Read more

Gold Medal Nutrition: 5 Foods Athletes Love

You may not be a world-class competitor, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat like one to help you nail your health and fitness goals! For elite athletes, food is a critical part of being able to push their bodies to the limit—slicing milliseconds off world records, snatching that extra kilo, and keeping absolute mental…Read more

The Top 8 Metabolism Myths Busted

Trainers, friends, and nutrition know-it-alls love to tell you that this ingredient will boost your metabolism, or that habit will slow it down. But is there any truth to these metabolism myths? Let’s get a bit science-y first. You’ve heard of the energy balance equation: “energy in” versus “energy out,” right? The calories you eat…Read more