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Read from those who never quit.

What’s a RefreshinQ Quotient (RQ) and How Can It Help Me?

By Helene Hall, Pharmacist, RQ Health Coach + Q Crew Member

Discover your RQ

Many people always try to do whatever they can to improve their bodies, thus enhance their lives. Eat healthier, workout more, sleep better, avoid stress and so on and so forth. That’s all great, but how do you really know that what you’re doing is making a difference at the end of the day? More...

How I Keep My Competitive Edge: Training to be a Spartan Athlete

By Faye Stenning

 

Being a professional Spartan athlete is a full-time job—to say the least. From daily training to recovery, the Spartan races to TV appearances, it’s a busy lifestyle.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve always been into athletics, and I’ve always been competitive by nature. I don’t like losing. I’m motivated to do what I do because I love to push myself to achieve new goals, and because I love to win. More...

If Your Body is Exhausted, You May Need Nutrients

By: John Dimmick, Pharmacist + Q Crew Member

Every week you attend your group fitness classes with friends. On the days you’re not in a class, you’re lifting weights on your own or squeezing a run into your busy schedule. While your muscles increase in size, you’ve also noticed your body is exhausted and your brain is fuzzy. Isn’t working out supposed to increase your energy level? If you’re feeling fatigued, the one reason could be that you’re not getting the nutrition support you may need. Your body could be telling you that you’re in need of nutrients and here are just some of the signs you need to watch out for. More...

How Do You Balance It All? Follow These Everyday Health Tips, Parents

By Christina Cyrus, Working Mom and Yoga Teacher

QUICK! Read this post before you rush the kids to soccer practice!

We won’t keep you long—we know how busy you are, and that can sometimes mean opting for the quick and easy choice rather than a healthier one.

Whether it’s staying energized to make your way through your workday and your kids’ activities afterward, or carving out a few extra minutes to stay active and work out, it’s not easy. And it’s not just you—it’s your whole family. More...

Five Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

By Anna Jones, Adventurer in Charge + Q Crew Member

It might not come as a surprise to you that, year after year, the number one New Year’s resolution that people work toward each year is losing weight. And after a burst of activity throughout January, it’s not too uncommon to let that goal out of your sights and taper off with new routines.

However, the new year is a great opportunity to kick-start a new commitment to being fit and healthy. And THIS year, we’re here to help. More...

10 Tips on Staying Healthy for the Holidays

By Beth Husted, Pharmacist + Q Crew Member

Maintaining a healthy diet during the holiday season can seem like an impossible task. Holiday parties with big spreads, sweets galore, Grandma’s mashed potato recipe that calls for two full sticks of butter—your healthy eating habits can be unraveled at any moment. Not to mention—many of us are busier than ever during the holidays. Dinners, parties, get-togethers, you name it, all on top of your already-busy schedule. How and where to squeeze in a workout?

We’ve got some tips to help you navigate The Most Caloric Time of the Year: More...

Back into It: 5 Tips for Restarting Your Workout Routine

By Anna Jones, Adventurer in Charge + Q Crew Member

You’re curled up on the couch. The room comfortingly aglow with Hulu. With a jolt, it occurs to you: “I haven’t worked out in weeks!”

We’ve all been there.

Despite our best intentions, falling out of a typical workout routine is neither difficult, nor uncommon.  Something pops up in your schedule and you can’t get to the gym. You work late and think, “I’ll be alright if I skip a day.”

Suddenly, you’re out of sync, your workouts become more infrequent, and soon you might not be doing anything at all. The thought of going to the gym, or going for a jog, makes you groan.

However, you know how important it is to have a regular workout routine. So let’s get back at it. Here are some tips you can use when you’re in a rut: More...