A happier, healthier You

A happier, healthier You

9 Coach-approved Balance and Stability Exercises

Healthy aging is a balancing act–quite literally. As we get older, our metabolism slows and our body gradually loses bone density and muscle mass. Falls can become more common, and are much more dangerous because of fragile bones, which can lead to breaks and slower healing times. (Be sure to get bone density tests as needed, […]

How SMART Goal Setting Can Lead to Greater Success

At Yes Health, we believe that the way you go about making new health goals (New Year’s intentions, anyone?) greatly impacts your success of keeping, and ultimately, meeting them. That’s why we encourage our members to set SMART goals, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. Why? Because they tap into your own personal motivation […]

The Many Health Benefits of HIIT Workouts

No time to exercise? But still striving to fit a great workout into your day (especially after lots of driving and sitting and more driving)? It’s high time you tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  What is HIIT? HIIT integrates short bursts of intense exercise (i.e. sprinting, biking, jump rope, burpees, stairs, etc.) with low-intensity recovery periods […]

Meet the Yes Health Coaches

Yes Health knows that getting and staying healthy is easier (and a lot more fun) with a partner. Our coaches are experienced and trusted nutritionists, registered dietitians and fitness trainers who are passionate about stopping diabetes. They work one-on-one with our members to help them develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. We are proud to introduce you to some […]

Strength Training Tips for Beginners

Strength training is a key piece of everyone’s weight-loss puzzle. It raises your resting metabolic rate (RMR) to help you burn more calories throughout the day, and it decreases your chance of injuries, allowing you to age with grace. But if you’ve never done strength training, it can be intimidating to know exactly where and […]

11 Ways to Get More Active

Sometimes it can feel intimidating to start exercising again after a long hiatus, or when we’ve put on some extra pounds. But we’re here to tell you it can be done–and done with fun, especially once you tell that critical voice inside your head (yep, you know the one) to kindly zip it. Here are […]

The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Whether you’re drawn to crack-of-dawn, lunchtime or après-work workouts, knowing the best foods to give your body before and after will make a big difference in your energy level, performance and recovery time. To help you make the healthiest choices, our coaches share their favorite fuel tips so you can stay motivated and meet your fitness goals. […]

The Yes Health Turkey Trot Training Guide

Not many of us immediately associate the holidays with organized group exercise, but maybe it’s high time we did. Signing up for a Turkey Trot or Jingle Bell Run is a great excuse to get outside, take in the fall foliage and create a bit of a buffer between you and your distant–or just very different–relatives.  Plus, what better way to […]

So, You’re Not a Gym Person. Now What?

Fitness has many faces, so if you don’t like going to the gym, no biggie. There are plenty of other things you can do–swimming, dancing, hiking, yoga, Zumba, stairs, running outside, interval training in the park– to get and stay in shape. Here are 6 benefits of skipping the gym if it’s not your thing: […]

Get Fit on the Go: 6 Quick-and-Easy Workouts

Some days are busy. And others are like a blur. Even when you don’t have time for a spin class, long hike or trainer session, that doesn’t mean you need to throw in the exercise towel altogether. It’s a myth that you need to sweat it out at the gym for hours to get a good workout. (In fact, short, […]