Welcome back! I’m so excited that you are taking the time to come and “hang” with me. I want to start by saying CARBS ARE NOT THE EMENY!!! Lol! I know you are like, “girl ok”, but why did you have to “say it” in all caps?! Here is the thing, a lot of people believe carbs are bad. There are a variety of Fad diets out now that suggest “If you just eliminate carbs, you will feel great and lose weight!” While that may be true for a while, how long will a person avoid eating carbs and how will the body respond in the long run?

Hi everyone, my name is Brittani and over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my fitness and wellness journey -- My PHAT Life -- with you! Like many of you, I am working towards becoming a healthier me. Several times in my life, I was recommended to try cardio, because cardio means skinny, and skinny means healthy. WRONG!

So, we all know that there are many benefits to cardio. Here are a few things just to jog your memory:

  • Burns Fat
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Improves sex life
  • Expands lungs capacity
  • Lowers stress
  • Makes you feel good, but can also temporarily help with depression and anxiety
  • Reduces risk factors, such as heart disease, cholesterol, diabetes, and some cancers

Captain’s Log – May 22, 2020:

“Mission Control, it is day 107,748,350 of quarantine on this crazy planet and I have run out of things to do. I have watched everything I know to watch on Netflix, I have listened to all of the good music and podcasts that I know of, I have cooked all of my favorite recipes and I cannot come up with any new ideas to pass the time. A person can only build so many birdhouses! Please, if anybody is out there, send me a list of fun things to do!”

by Shelby Pitts

Many of us have been away from the gym since they closed their doors due to COVID-19, and some of us have avoided the gym for even longer. Whatever your reason, if you are returning to the gym after a long break, there are some precautions that need to be taken. When you are away from the gym for an extended period, your body becomes deconditioned and you become more prone to injuries. Below you will find different tips to ensure your safety and rebuild your training workload, along with different resources to help you along the way.

by Olamide Alakija, M.D. (Deji)

Have you ever injured yourself? Were you looking for the safest, quickest way to return on your fitness journey? We have some nutrition tips to help you to get back on track!