The “Game Changer” Challenge — A Fun, Easy New Years Weight Loss Challenge

Rather than build people up on false pretenses and hopes, this year we decided to do something a little different for our AWESOME RemixYourHealth followers and anyone else who comes across this challenge. We can tell you this; we are not going to promise immediate change. Heck, we are not going to even promise visible results after the challenge is completed. Instead, we will promise you more awareness, a better understanding of your health behaviors, and hopefully create a foundation for you to make long-term, sustainable improvements and changes in your health.

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Life; It’s a Survival Game — Interview with Jake Zweig

Everyone has a certain component of their life in which they feel they are the toughest. For some it’s physical, others emotional and/or psychological. Now imagine a world where toughness is everything you are and everything you do.  Meet Jake Zweig. Former US Navy Seal, current college football coach, current star of Discovery Channel’s “Dude, You’re Screwed” and all around bad-ass and great…

Gym Hair: What It Says About You

In my adult life, my hair has been long and it’s been short. I’ve needed hair ties, bobbypins, and barrettes during my workouts, depending on the particular cut. Since sometimes I am self-conscious about the condition of my hair during my gym workouts, I thought it would be fun to poke fun at all of us girls who – despite…

A Health Nut’s Guide to Surviving Work Travel — Part 1

Car ride to airport, airport to car rental, car rental to office building or hotel, meetings, meetings, meetings, back to car rental, back to airport, Marco – polo with my keyless entry in longterm to find my car, and finally home. Sound familiar? About two months ago I accepted a new position helping support the employee wellness program of one…

RemixYourHealth Workout Series: The Shredder

One of the great things about being in the health and wellness profession is that I get to surround myself with people way smarter than me. I supervise fitness staff, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health coaches, motivators, and people that genuinely inspire me everyday. Recently I had one of the most talented personal trainers I have ever worked with…

Make Yourself the Priority

The millennial generation has been researched, evaluated, and scrutinized over and over again. This generation, the one that I belong to, is the first generation to be raised fully during a technological boom. We went from listening to music on our Sony Walkman, to the Discman, to the “I can’t believe I just spent $45 on iTunes, man.”  Essentially, we were born…

Get in My Head

Okay, so I have to admit… I’ve done this before. And it went absolutely horrible and that’s why it was fantastic. It will be three years this November since I ran the Annapolis 1/2 Marathon for the first time. Quite frankly it was Annapolis’ first time too. Neither of us really knew what we were doing but it was oh so…

10 “Cheats” to Leave Out of Your Workout

I stumbled upon an article this morning about 10 workout “cheats” that could be affecting your ability to lose weight or get the most out of your gym time. I can’t take credit for compiling the information but thought it was worth sharing since some of these I hadn’t thought of before: Swinging weights – make sure you’re putting as…

Become a Runner by the Summer

I don’t know about the rest of you but this past winter was brutal. I’m almost positive I saw a couple of polar bears buying a space heater at target in February. If it wasn’t frigid cold temperatures then it was snowing and sleeting. When it wasn’t snowing and sleeting it was 40 mph winds. And when we didn’t have…

OIL PULLING: No. Just no.

Nowadays millennials can spew out health and beauty fads more fluently than “Anchorman” quotes.  In between the daily struggles of #selfies, compulsively checking Instagram, and stalking your latest crush on Facebook, health and beauty has become less of a focus on health, and more of a focus on a David Copperfield illusion of wellness. Let’s face it: it’s far more…

Refreshing Those New Year’s Resolutions

By now you’ve probably determined that you fell off the “New Year’s Resolution” bandwagon about 3 months ago, right? Statistics show that only 8% of resolution-makers are successful in following through on their desired life changes, so you are not alone… but you are not defeated yet. There are still 7 months (over half a year!) left to get back…

Summer lovin’…. have you had a blast?

Sweat in areas you didn’t know could… people wearing clothes that you don’t think they should… TA-DA! It’s summertime! And you know what that means! FUN TIME! Well, it should anyways. If you’re like me, summer as a kid sucked. You were always laying around, whining/complaining that you were bored and had nothing to do. Well, now you have no…

Yoga poses to help you catch some Zzzzs

Your mind is racing and you cannot fall sleep: You have a presentation and an exam tomorrow. You have an interview for a leadership position. Your roommate is driving you crazy. You have to wake up early for work. On top of everything your family is pressuring you to figure out what you’re doing with your life after graduation. Sound typical?…

Spring LOVE and sex

Spring love…and sex! Spring has sprung, but have you? If not, you or your relationship may need a spring cleaning. Look around, the sun is shining, birds are chirping and yes, bees are buzzing. You may see more people out and about, couples holding hands, and singles wearing less…to impress. As we start to put away sweaters and coats…perhaps organize…

Five Bar Blunders and Faux Pas to Avoid

Honestly, it would be a sin to not talk about the bar scene and proper bar etiquette when referring to college life.  College is a constant blend of experiences, friendships, human interaction, and education.  The matter of the fact is you will probably remember twice as many stories, “lessons learned”,  events you have attended, and the people you have met…

Relationships Vary…What Kind Are You In?!

Relationships Vary…What Kind Are You In?! Greetings Remix fans! The better question may be, what kind of relationship do you want to be in? If you have taken an intro Psychology, Sociology, or Health course you probably have heard of Robert Sternberg. If not, he is the father of Sternberg’s Triangle of Love. His theory looks like this- Basically each…

Spring, Sprung, and Spring Break

Spring, Sprung, and Spring Break Greetings Remix fans…I am back, and with a vengeance. Just kidding, life is great, and I am ready to resume our sex education adventures. Now that yours truly has completed her doctorate, this sex education is Doctor approved, ha! Ok, enough about me, and more about sex. It’s April, and with Spring Break in our…

RYH Game Changer: Social Media Challenge Week 1

Hi Folks! Welcome to RYH’s Game Changer Challenge first social media quest! Remember, this is a great opportunity to add an additional 50 points to your week. If you are anything like me you may haw seen a few deductions during the week for snacking, stepping on the scale, or not getting enough sleep. Anyway, let’s get down to business! Here’s…