What’s Better Than New Years for a Fresh Start? A New School Year!

August is the new January. After 13 to 17 years of being students ourselves, now many of us are parents with more school beginnings for our own kids. All these August back-to-school days wire our brains to make us feel like the start of a new school year is a new beginning—even if we’re no longer in school. And it … Read More

Why Working Out is Selfless—Not Selfish!

People are good at coming up with reasons why they can’t make time for exercise: I have a wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend who wants me to do this or that. I have kids to take care of. My job is too demanding…it goes on and on. And we get it—life is busy! But what if you came to realize that the husband, wife, … Read More

Make Salads Fun Again! Spice Up Your Salad

Salads don’t have to be a boring staple in your efforts to meeting your fitness results. Fresh vegetables, healthy fats, lean protein options paired with a light dressing and herbs can create many options to bring satisfaction. Give some flavor and variety to your salads with the options below to help kick boredom on your plate while meeting nutrition needs … Read More

Is your social circle harmful or helpful?

When working toward fitness goals, one important factor many overlook is the impact your friends and family have on your success. Your social circle does play an important role in your success! It’s important to surround yourself with people who share similar goals, but this doesn’t always happen easily. How friends or family can (unknowingly) hold you back from reaching … Read More

Exercise: Critically Important for Men’s Quality of Life

“When you have your health, you have everything” — Augusten Burroughs While most everyone has heard this old quote, many men, unfortunately, seem to ignore it. Typically, men more often neglect their health than women do. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men die at higher rates than women from every one of the top ten … Read More

Celebrate America while maintaining your waistline

We’ve put together some ideas to help you celebrate America while maintaining your waistline. Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa                               Grilled Salmon Kebobs   See more options in the link below https://jessejamesfit.com/2018/06/27/independence-day-fit-foods/   Happy 4th of July from Jesse James Fit!

How to Keep Alcohol from Derailing Your Fitness Goals

  Alcohol can derail the best of fitness plans. While some studies show there may be a few health benefits when drinking lightly or moderately, not everyone agrees. The studies are conflicting and confusing. In fact, one of the most recent studies was by The Global Burden of Diseases, and they found no health benefit for drinking at all. According … Read More

Are You Staying Hydrated? It’s So Important—Here’s Why!

Your lawn isn’t the only thing needing more water in the hot months ahead of us here in north Texas. Staying hydrated is crucial to your well-being all year long, but it can be even more of a challenge in the summer. Why it’s so important to stay hydrated Plain and simple, water is necessary for survival. We can’t live … Read More

10 Healthy, Delicious Treats You Need to Enjoy this Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to eat clean and healthy. And it’s easy because there are so many fresh and delicious options right now. The important word here is fresh, and that’s never more available than in the summertime. So no excuses! Here are some delicious snacks and drinks to add to your healthy-eating menu this summer! Caprese salad This … Read More

12 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

Many of us grab a cup of coffee to get started every morning. And some of us continue to drink it throughout the day or take in caffeine in some other form. We find caffeine in tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, and chocolate. While moderate caffeine consumption may have some benefits, there are negative health consequences for consuming too much … Read More