June 30, 2016

Rewiring your Brain

We were taught to believe a few basic things about working out. The thing is, times are changing and more information than ever is at our fingertips. Perhaps old information wasn’t as accurate, or scientifically based. Whatever the case, some things are just plain wrong. So instead of basing your life on inaccuracy, check this out and try to wrap your brain around it. What […]

June 30, 2016

Establishing a Workout Routine

It’s springtime and you are suddenly reminded of all the junk food you binged on throughout the long, cold winter months. Instead of jumping up and going for a run, you ridicule yourself and take the unnecessary journey through a pointless guilt trip. Please stop doing this, it only makes things worse. Take a deep breath, inhale and exhale and promise yourself to change, and […]

June 30, 2016

An Interval Workout for the Treadmill

Via Locke Hughes over at Greatist comes to this really smart workout idea for the treadmill. If you’re like me, the idea of running on the treadmill for 30-45 minutes straight isn’t the most pleasant experience. I have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill. On one hand, I know that getting in my cardio routine is an absolute must, and there’s really nothing easier than […]

June 30, 2016

How to Build the Ultimate Home Gym

For a lot of people, myself included, the hardest part about working out isn’t the actual physical exercise — it’s simply getting to the gym in the first place. Once I’m at the gym, in my workout clothes, getting in a good sweat becomes second nature to me. It’s easy. I know which exercises I want to do, which machines I need to use, and […]

June 30, 2016

Should you be on the Paleo Diet

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble these past few years, you’re surely familiar with the Paleo Diet. It has taken the diet community by storm. What exactly is the Paleo Diet? Basically, it’s supposed to mimic the way we used to eat — and by “we” I mean our ancestors, from way back when — hundreds of years ago when there were no grains, […]

June 30, 2016

The Real Reason why Low Carb Diets Work

It’s been over a decade since the wildly popular Atkins entered the American popular imagination. Back in 2000 to 2005, it seemed like everyone and his dog was on a low-carb diet. All sorts of otherwise sugar- or starch-intensive snacks and meals were rolled out in low-carb versions. TV talk shows frequently mentioned low-carb diet success stories and many magazines featured worrying articles regarding the potential […]

June 30, 2016

Fat: Not the Dietary Evil you Thought it was

Starting in the early 70s, there was a tidal wave of bad news hitting the popular media regarding the evils of fat. Study suggested that there is a link between high-fat diets and diabetes, heart disease, and some other health problems. It seemed that subsequent studies just reinforced the earlier studies that showed the supposed link between fat and bad health. It is no surprise […]

June 30, 2016

Girls, Don’t Be Afraid to Weight Train

Are you one of those women out there who thinks that you’ll get “too bulky” if you workout with weights? Don’t be. There are many reasons that women should lift weights — chief among them, in my opinion, is that you’ll get an awesome body. Who doesn’t want that? Yep, weight training (even for women) does a terrific job of fat burning and muscle building, […]

June 30, 2016

Is the Atkins Diet Right for You?

When I tell people I’m a big fan of the Atkins Diet, I usually get one of two reactions – 1) people still do that diet?; or 2) isn’t that actually really unhealthy for you? Fat gets a bad rap in the health and nutrition world, no doubt about that. And eating fat is a central component of the Atkins Diet. So you can see […]

June 30, 2016

Always Have a Routine

We love talking health and fitness here at Jane’s Best Fitness, so we thought we’d kick off our first-ever “blog post” here discussing one of our favorite topics: keeping up a routine. Now, many people hear the word “routine” and have a very natural negative reaction to it – these people love to live by the seat of their pants and do whatever they want […]