Fasted Cardio: Is There a Benefit?

Written by: Josh Sammons, Fitness Director, O2 Fitness – Chatham Should I do my cardio workouts on an empty stomach? As a personal trainer, I get this question quite a bit. The Theory: The idea behind doing cardio in the morning on an empty stomach is that the...

O2 Fitness Food of the Week: Corn

Corn is classified as both a vegetable and a grain.  Kernels of corn are vegetables, but popcorn and the processed corn used to make muffins and cereals are grains. Corn is rich in fiber, vitamin C, thiamine and folate.  The high amount of fiber found in corn may help...

Shopping Local In North Carolina Produce

Written by: Paul Hodges, General Manager, O2 Fitness Cary It’s a widely accepted fact that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Pick up any health or cuisine magazine, read any food blog or tune in to any cooking show and...

How to Interpret the Nutrition Facts Label

Written By: Kate Mascho, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian, PoeCenter for Health Education Many of us look at a food label and wonder what exactly we should look at and how to interpret the numbers and percentages listed.  The Nutrition Facts tells us the amount of...

5 Thanksgiving Tips

Written by Brian Kenney, General Manager @ O2 Fitness Wilmington Don’t deprive yourself during Thanksgiving! This is the time to enjoy good food, football, family and friends. Moping in one corner with a handful of carrot sticks isn’t going to work (and will probably...