WHY WE HIIT! – VENT Fitness – Fitness Article

WHY WE HIIT! – VENT Fitness What is HIIT? HIIT, otherwise known as High Intensity Interval Training, is a workout method that focuses on 45 seconds of fast paced, intense exercise, typically followed by 15 seconds of rest. Interval training can be incorporated into almost any workout (running, lifting, squatting, etc.), and usually varies from 30 minutes to an hour, burning little as 500 calories and up to 1000 (depending on BMI and other factors).   Why We Love HIIT…

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What Should I Eat Before I Run? – Running Fitness Article

What Should I Eat Before I Run? What should I eat before I run? It’s an age-old question faced by many runners both new to the sport and those who have been training seriously and are looking to fine tune their training diet. While you won’t find one specific super food that works for every runner, by providing some simple guidelines on nutritional requirements and timing, this article will help you find the perfect food for your pre-run snacks or…

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How to Read a Nutrition Label – Fitness Article

Nevertheless, being aware of what you’re putting in your body (and how much) is important. So buckle up! We’re going for a ride to Labeltown (it’s like Funkytown, only more educational). Break it down Serving size – the first thing you want to look at is the serving size, and how many servings are in the container. I used to think that the serving size for Oreos was “one package.” Turns out it’s two cookies. Clearly you can see my…

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MM Fitness Calories 101 – Fitness Article

MM Fitness Calories 101 So, this is just literally a brief introduction about calories. Calories is units of energy. You need calories to survive. So you actually have your carbs, your proteins and your fats. Each has actually a different calorie per gram. So for example, carbohydrates has four calories per gram of a carb. Your protein has four calories per gram of protein and fat is nine calories per gram of fat. So you’ve probably heard in the past…

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