Wellness

4 Healthy, Holistic Nutrition Tips From Big Hit Coach Karina

At Big Hit Studios we prides ourselves on all of our trainers and their diversity! Each and every single coach has a unique approach to health and fitness and a ton of information that they’ve acquired through their years in the industry. So today we’ve asked coach Karina to share some of her nutrition tips with us.

With a keen interest in nourishing herself from the inside-out, Karina is our go-to-girl for all things nutrition. In particular, Karina enjoys learning about holistic nutrition and how she can keep herself healthy the natural way. So here are four nutrition tips from Karina and one of her favourite, easy-to-follow recipes.

6 Signs Your Body Is Deficient In Vitamins

When it comes to adequate vitamin consumption, it can often be difficult to determine if you’re getting the exact amount that you need. From our busy lifestyles to trying to eat healthy on the go, it’s not always easy to nourish your body from food sources alone. So you also start taking a multi-vitamin in hopes that it has you covered and yet, you’re still not sure if you’re getting it right. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to let us know when they require something more, it’s just a matter of paying attention to the signs. Here are the 6 ways that your body tries to tell you that it is deficient in certain vitamins and what you can do to fix it.

6 Healthy Foods That Could Lead To Weight Gain

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, moderation and balance are the ultimate keys to success. Yet, with the abundant amount of information available to us online, it can often be difficult to determine exactly what we should be eating and how much of it. For anyone that’s ever done a quick google search or read an article about healthy eating, you know that there are certain foods that are always recommended to us. However, at what point do these recommended “healthy foods“ become unhealthy? Read the list below for your guide to the 6 healthy foods that could lead to weight gain.

6 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

As the days continue to be short and cold, it can often be a struggle to stay motivated and positive during the winter months. With Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) affecting 1 in 5 Americans and 18% of Canadians at some stage in their life, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and how to combat them. S.A.D is often categorized by symptoms of fatigue, lack of focus, sadness, anxiety, depression, weight gain, headaches, irritability, social withdrawal and a change in appetite. Symptoms typically occur between October and April, and scientists believe that they are linked to a decrease in exposure to sunlight and ones internal clock, which affects hormones and one’s internal temperature. S.A.D symptoms vary greatly in severity, yet even if they are only mildly affecting you, there are ways to improve your overall feelings of well-being with a few changes. If this winter has got you feeling down, try these 6 ways to beat the winter blues.

7 Tips For A Speedy Recovery From A Cold Or Flu

As we all know, during the colder months, it’s quite common to see everyone and their mother coming down with a flu and/or cold. Unfortunately, as you see one person after another succumbing to the dreaded symptoms and try to avoid them at all costs, it may only be a matter of time before it hits you.  So if you find yourself becoming victim to the telltale signs of a bacterial or viral infection, then you may want to keep reading because we’ll have you back on your feet in no time. Although plenty of rest and lots of water, are a pretty standard way to speed up your recovery, here are 7 other tips you should try the next time you come down with a cold or flu.

Top 5 Natural Health Trends For 2016

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has revealed the top five natural health trends that you need to know about in 2016. As anyone who browses the Internet in search of the healthiest tidbits knows, trends are constantly evolving, making it increasingly difficult to keep up. So in order to keep you in the loop on what you can benefit from this year, the CHFA has done the research for you and comprised a list. Here are the top five natural health trends that could put you on the path to optimal health in 2016.

5 Ways To Cleanse Your Liver Naturally Post-Holiday Season

Most people can relate to the feelings of overindulgence and guilt post-holiday season. With the number of parties, family gatherings and celebrations over Christmas and New Years, it’s no wonder that you may feel like your body needs a reboot or a detox come January 1st. Yet, knowing that you need a cleanse is one thing, while figuring out exactly what your body needs is something entirely different that can often leave you feeling overwhelmed. That’s why this year we’ve done the research for you and suggest that you start with your liver. Although your holiday habits may take a toll on your whole body, your liver particularly suffers during the holidays, from one too many drinks, and calorie-laden foods. The liver is one of the main ways our body eliminates toxins, detoxifies, improves energy levels and prevents disease. So start this year on the right foot by following these 5 natural tips to cleanse your liver for a healthier you in 2016.

6 Ways To Prevent Weight Gain During This Holiday Season

With December upon us, this often means a slew of holiday parties are coming our way filled with unhealthy temptations. From office get-togethers to friend’s Christmas parties, these events normally all lead us to one thing- a lot of food and a lot of alcohol. Sure, New Year’s is fast approaching and you can always get started on your healthy resolutions then. But what if this year, you gave yourself an advantage by putting a stop to the holiday weight gain before it even had the chance to creep up on you? Here are 6 ways to prevent weight gain during this holiday season- because prevention is almost always easier than resolution.

Getting The Most Benefit Out Of Your Meals

Making an effort to eat healthy is a huge step in the right direction. However, without the proper knowledge to support it, you may not be getting the maximum benefit from your new food choices. What do I mean by that? Simply put, there are a number of ways to increase the nutrient absorption from the foods that you consume. If you’re going to be devoting yourself to a healthier lifestyle you may as well go all the way to see the best results because that’s what you deserve!

Here are four simple tips to guide you on your path to a healthier you:

6 Motivating Reasons To Work Out Today (Besides Weight loss)

Health and wellness isn’t just about losing weight; it’s about an overall lifestyle change. Yet, often individuals lose sight of this when their only goal is to drop the excess pounds. The truth is if you want real results, you need to start focusing on the benefits of exercise that will motivate you for reasons other than weight loss. By focusing on the overall benefits of exercise you will be better able to facilitate a lifestyle change and long-term results.

Here are six additional benefits of regular exercise that you can focus on to motivate you: