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The Wave partners with IHRSA to Offer Members Worldwide Health Club Access

Looking for an easy way to keep up your healthy routine when you travel? We might have the answer. The Wave’s participation in the IHRSA Passport Program, powered by TrainAway, gives members the opportunity to easily access quality health clubs all over the world. Stay in your healthy routine – even when traveling We all work…

7 Effective Ways to Boost Your Immune System

There are very few things in the world worse than being stuck in bed because you’re sick. The CDC estimates that seasonal influenza caused U.S. employees to miss approximately 17 million workdays. That’s a staggering $7 billion in sick days and lost productivity! For some people, the symptoms of the common cold seems to linger for…

Why You Need Carbs to Build Muscle

When it comes to health and fitness, there is a lot of bad advice out there. There are two common misconceptions about body composition and diet: Decrease carbohydrates for weight loss Only increase protein for muscle growth However, these two rules of thumb are not absolute truths. Carbohydrates and protein are nutrients that both play…

The Truth About Cholesterol

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but lowering your cholesterol can reduce your risk. However, a quick search on the internet will yield confusing results about exactly how to lower your cholesterol. On one extreme, we have the low-fat craze which can lead you to believe that butter is the source of all…

Why Is A Rest Day Important for Exercise?

Positively changing your body composition requires increasing Lean Body Mass. And in order to do that, you need to prioritize rest days during the week as much as you do working out.  When you’re in the gym, your muscles are working hard and breaking down, preparing to rebuild and get stronger. That rebuilding phase is key, and it primarily…

Clean Eating vs. If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM): What You Need to Know

There has been a lot of discussions both in the media and in doctors’ offices about the obesity epidemic this country is facing. While everyone has heard that diet and exercise is the way to fix this, there is an overwhelming number of diets to choose from. Is a meat based high protein diet better…

Whole30 vs. Paleo: Which One Is Better for You?

While we are well past the buzz of New Year’s resolutions, wellness culture and diet-talk still perpetuate on Facebook, Instagram, and essentially anywhere else people can promote it. Even if you have no intention of implementing new habits or changes (though you stand to gain a lot of value if you do), you’ve more than likely heard…

What Should You Eat To Start Your Heavy Metal Detox?

In our daily lives, we are exposed to toxic heavy metals through the air, water supply, and food pollution. Considering their prevalence in our environment, researchers are raising questions about their impact on human health. In emerging research, scientists are now beginning to connect the dots. The growing body of scientific literature on heavy metals suggests…

6 Label-Reading Mistakes to Avoid, According to RDs

 BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE MAY 23, 2019 Good nutrition sounds simple enough: Eat mostly foods that come from the ground, fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables and splurge only on occasion. But realistically, you probably find yourself confused when trying to decipher an ingredient list, label or packaging at the grocery store. If you’re confused, you’re far from alone: Some data suggests half of…

Is It Possible to Boost Your Metabolism? The Truth About Metabolic Flexibility

Eat carbs before you work out. It will improve your performance. No, don’t – eat fats like peanut butter or avocados. No, actually, don’t eat at all and your body will burn more calories. Refuel with carbs. No, recover with protein to build muscle. Is your head spinning yet? You’re not alone if you ever…