At XSport, we believe fitness is more than just working out, it’s a way of life. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find some helpful takeaways for staying healthy as you Eat Smart, Be Fit and Live Well in your XSport Life.

Sugar: Facts, Fiction and Your Eating Plan—Part 1

Sugar and dessertsSugar—no doubt it’s on the list of foods you should try to avoid on a clean eating plan or when trying to lose weight. But can you satisfy your sweet tooth and still eat healthy?

Well, maybe a little. But let’s be clear, eating sweets on a regular basis is not the best approach to a healthy diet. For some folks, sugar is rather addictive. And it’s sneaky, too, coming in many forms and bearing many names. So first, let’s get our facts (and myths) about sugar straight. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How-tos Here

Bones: Why You Need to Build Them, and How

Man doing a bicep curlBones—they will help you live well and carry you into your golden years if you care for them. You might take calcium for that, but did you know exercise is bone-building, too?

One thing we can’t escape in life is the passing of time—as our life moves along, the aging process naturally tends to diminish the strength and mass of our bones. In other words, bones tend to become smaller and weaker. It’s one reason people maybe become shorter in height as they get older, and may be more likely to break bones. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

How to Eat Healthy When You’re on a Budget

woman with healthy groceriesIt might be more convenient to seek out healthy foods that are prepared for you, but it almost always costs more, too. Here’s how you can eat healthy and stick to your budget!

Sure, it will take a little extra planning and maybe even a bit more work, but the rewards of eating healthy on a budget should be worth it in the end—aside from saving money, your efforts will help you feel better, reach your weight loss and fitness goals, too. That’s less stress and more enjoyment all the way around. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How-tos Here

How to Be Fit When You’re Feeling Tired

group of people taking a yoga classSometimes fatigue catches up with you—after an illness, having a rough night or having a rough patch at your job. Here’s how you can be fit despite the occasional tired feeling.

Getting out of bed in the morning can feel like a workout during some phases of your life. What if it happens on your scheduled workout day? Should you head to the gym anyway? Being a little light on sleep doesn’t have to distract you from your routine, but then again, it’s not a good idea to work out if you’re exhausted, either. Following are some tips for understanding your energy level and working with it to stay fit. BE FIT in The XSport Life – Learn how here

How to Live Well When You’re Always Busy

inspirational quote- you can totally do thisModern life includes plenty of pressure to get more done and fit more in. Here are some ways you can beat the constant stress and hassle, and live well with your busy schedule.

A great way to start thinking about making a positive shift away from too much busyness, is by defining the “more” you feel you must fit in and get done. Are you looking for more down time, or more free time? Would you like to go more places, or acquire more things? LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here