• Health

    Natural Pain Remedies

    If you are anything like us your medicine cabinet is full of over the counter pain medicines. We love all of the wonderful things that modern medicine has for us and we take advantage of them every day. Both acetaminophen and ibuprofen have some well-known side effects that can be avoided by choosing more natural pain remedies. Between Summer’s headaches and my old injuries, we go through quite a bit of pain medicine. Sometimes nothing will work except the good name brand stuff. Sometimes we could get by, and perhaps be better off, with a natural alternative. My father was a carpenter and he was really big on using the…

  • Fitness

    Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers

    Is this even a health and fitness blog if we don’t publish a top list of influencers? I don’t think so. I couldn’t just give you another rehashed list with the same people that have been on every list ever. If that’s what you’re looking for there are enough of those out there already. Instead, our top list isn’t based on followers, or website traffic, or brand sponsorships. We don’t care about any of that. Our top list is just real people who we personally love following. Every single person on this list is someone we would love to hang out and have a beer with. In this list you…

  • Fitness

    Cardio Workouts That Aren’t Running

    If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know that I like to dream about becoming a runner. There are only two problems; my left knee tendinitis, my shin splints and I don’t enjoy running. Ok, three problems. I don’t know if you can relate but I still need to keep my cardio workouts going when I can’t run. Ages ago when I was younger and in shape, I played a lot of basketball. Cardio was never a problem that I had to worry about. I could easily run with my friends for several miles but I never enjoyed it. As I’ve gotten older I have…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    Eating With Joy, How Watching Marie Kondo Convinced Me To Quit Keto

    13 days ago, inspired by Summer’s amazing transformation, I started on the keto diet. 9 days later, after watching Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, I quit keto for good and couldn’t be happier. Now I am eating with joy and I want to show you how I did it. Confused? Let me explain. Who Is Marie Kondo If you haven’t watched Tidying Up With Marie Kondo or you’re not familiar with her philosophy let me give you a quick primer. Marie Kondo is a tidying expert who helps people declutter their lives. Her method involves going through your stuff by category and discarding anything that doesn’t give you joy. There…

  • Health

    Mute Nasal Dilator Review – Stop Snoring For Under $20

    Disclaimer: I have no material relationship with the manufacturer of the Mute Nasal Dilator and was not compensated for this post. I have something embarrassing to share. I snore. It wasn’t always bad but as long as I can remember I’ve snored. For the past 5 years or so Summer has been trying to get me to do something about it. Recently it has gotten so bad that I couldn’t ignore it any longer. That has now changed thanks to Mute Nasal Dilators. I was avoiding taking care of the problem because I thought my only solution was a CPAP machine. I have friends who love theirs but they aren’t…

  • Personal Improvement

    How To Change Any Bad Habit

    As I write this New Years Resolution season is in full swing and millions of people are trying to change one or more bad habits. As you probably know from experience most of these attempts will fail. There is hope however and I want to share what science says is the best way to change bad habits. What Are Habits I know that you already know what a habit is, otherwise why would you be here. Still, it sometimes helps to be clear about what we’re talking about. Habits are behaviors that have been performed routinely enough over time that the brain has made them automatic. On the plus side,…

  • Fitness

    Best Yoga Channels For Beginners

    A lot of people are intimidated at the thought of learning yoga. I can totally relate because I was the same way a couple years ago. When you add in the anxiety of doing something new in a public class it is understandable why so many people never take up yoga. For this reason I wanted to share my favorite yoga channels for beginners. Yoga is one of the best ways to build core strength, flexibility, and balance that you can do in the comfort of your own home. It is low intensity and low impact so it can work for anyone no matter their physical condition. What is great…

  • Personal Improvement

    New Years Blogging Resolutions for 2019

    2019 is right around the corner and we are super excited. We published our first post on OthFit way back on September 18th. Since then we have seen slow and steady growth but we want to knock it out of the park in 2019. These New Years Blogging Resolutions should help us do that. With these resolutions, these simple steps to reach any goal, and lessons learned along the way, 2019 is going to be awesome! Build relationships with readers & community When we started this blog our main goal was to reach out and get more connected to the community. We have made a good start so far but we…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    8 Surprising Foods To Avoid On Keto

    I started on the keto diet on March 17th, 2018 and it has been very good to me. I am no longer pre-diabetic, I’ve lost 82 lbs, and my lab markers are greatly improved. It has been so successful that my whole family will be switching to the keto diet after Christmas. Since I’ve become more outspoken about my success I have gotten a lot of questions about the diet. There are a lot of misconceptions about what keto is and what it is not. A lot of those misconceptions are about the foods we eat or avoid. That is the misconceptions I am dealing with a lot right now…

  • Fitness

    Running With Shin Splints

    Have you ever experienced shin splints while running? If you have then you know how painful and frustrating they are. Some people are lucky and only have some tightness and mild pain. Others, like me, have extreme pain that can make even walking nearly impossible. Recently I have been trying to get back into running but I am having the same problem I always do. After about half a mile I start getting severe shin splint pain. Stretching and warming up makes it better but it’s not enough to get in a full run. This time I am determined to fix the problem once and for all. I’ve been doing…