How Your Diet is Affecting Your Skin

The condition of your skin is incredibly important to your overall health and confidence. Many factors can cause a variety of different skin issues, but reflecting on your diet is a good place to start. Certain types of foods can be the underlying cause to your skin problems, or the solution. Aging Prematurely Everyone knows…

Holiday Eating Tips

Fall brings many changes. The weather becomes colder, the leaves begin to turn color, and fall kickstarts the seemingly endless holiday season. With these holidays, we tend to over-indulge on food and goodies that we normally wouldn’t. From endless candy and pumpkin-spiced everything around Halloween time, big feasts for Thanksgiving, and cookie trays at Christmas…

5 Group Workout Ideas

Have an upcoming event that you want to get in shape for? Staying motivated to exercise can be very difficult to do alone. It’s easy to say you’ll work out later, but then get distracted by work or get too tired to go for that run. Working out with a group can give you the…

4 Ways to Stay Fit in Fall

This fall don’t forget to get that heart rate pumping! There are so many different ways to stay active into the fall months. Grab a friend and pick your favorite workout or activity – it’s easier than you think. We’ve compiled a list of a variety of activities to keep your fitness in check as…

5 Easy Ways to Burn Calories

5 Easy Ways to Burn Calories   Whether you’re looking to get healthy or get back at an ex, burning others (and your health issues) with a smoking body requires that YOU feel the burn first. A calorie is a widely used term in the diet and fitness industry, and you’ve undoubtedly often been told…

Banana Oat Cookies Recipe

Banana Oat Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 3 ripe Bananas 2 c. Oats 1/4 c. Peanut Butter 1 – 2 scoops Annex Banana Bread Protein Powder 2 tsp. Honey   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add peanut butter and with a whisk or an electric mixer,…

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe  Ingredients: 8 bell peppers, any color 2-4 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb. lean ground turkey ½ tsp Garlic powder 1 onion, finely diced 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced Red pepper flakes, as needed 1 cup cooked long-grain and wild rice 1 1/2 cups grated pepper Jack cheese Salt and…

Sweet Potato Chicken Bake Recipe

Sweet Potato Chicken Bake: 2 Large Chicken Breasts 3 Large Sweet Potatoes 2T Olive or Avocado Oil 1/2T Brown Sugar Dash of salt Dash of black pepper Garlic Powder (to taste) Cayenne Pepper (to taste) Hot Chili Powder (to taste) Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Spray glass pan or baking pan with nonstick spray. Dice…

Chicken “Fried Rice” Recipe

Chicken “Fried Rice” Recipe: 1 (8 ounce) bottle of Bragg Liquid Aminos 1T Sriracha 1tsp Avocado or Olive oil 1/2tsp fish sauce 1 pound chicken thighs, diced salt, to taste 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 orange bell pepper, diced 1/2 yellow or white onion, diced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 package of cauliflower rice…

7 Snacks under 200 Calories

When hunger strikes, having the right snack on hand to satisfy can be the difference between staying on plan or veering off course.  Try these nutritious 200-calorie snacks and curb any craving from salty snacks to sweet treats! Whey Protein Shakes are a delicious, on-the-go option that can help you gain muscle mass and lose body…

5 Recommended Supplements For Athletes

INTRA-WORKOUT Replenish & Hydrate During a workout of any length, be sure to drink water and replenish electrolyte stores to prevent dehydration. For training workouts or games over an hour, you will also need to replenish your carbohydrate supply for energy and kick-start muscle recovery. Fortify is a great option because it provides both immediate…

4 Booming Fourth of July Snack Ideas

Healthy and easy recipes you can feel good about – We all love our sweets like brownies and ice cream. Maintaining a nutritional diet and trying to avoid the foods we love can be very difficult. Treat yourself while staying on track with these Fourth of July inspired recipes using our customer favorites. Chilled Wild…

How Carbohydrates Improve Aesthetic & Athletic Performance

Diets like Atkins, Keto, Paleo and other low carb diets are a hot topic with people that wish to lose weight. Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates are not the enemy. In fact, they are essential for sustaining life, increasing a slow metabolism movement and improving athletic performance. And, when utilized from the best quality and…

Complete Nutrition’s Complete Vitality Stack

This combination of products is designed to offer a full weight-loss and muscle building experience. The Complete Vitality Stack has four products that all work together: Annex™ Protein Powder, Legal Limit Labs™ Omega Shred™, Mancore® Total Fat Burn and Mancore® Testosterone Replenish. These products complement one another and work for men looking to lose weight…

Complete Nutrition’s Shred Stack | The Science Behind

Sticking with a weight loss plan is always easier said than done. But, using Shred Stack, along with your healthy eating and exercise, will help. Kick your weight loss to the next level. Legal Limit Labs™ Shred Stack™ is a fast-acting fat burning bundle that includes 2 items. Adrenalize and Omega Shred, when combined, create…

Six Ways to Stay Healthy Year-Round

It’s that time of year with increased stress, sickness, and cold weather, but not enough fresh produce and sunshine for us to thrive at our best. When germs start to spread, the biggest thing between you and a few sick days just might be a healthy immune system. There are several things day-to-day and in…

Drive-Thru Dining

When hunger calls, you may find yourself resorting to a drive-thru. Before you throw in the towel, consider these tips for successful drive thru dining: Time Out! Drive-thrus are designed to present the menu and promptly request your order. This design can leave us flustered and ready to shout out the first thing that comes…

Reach for this instead of an energy drink

Everyone knows what that 2:30 feeling is. We’ve all needed a post-lunch nap at some point or another. Felt the tiredness creep in after a bad night’s sleep. Even needed a pick-me-up after a caffeine crash from a morning cup of joe. Reaching for a sugary soda or energy drink may be the easiest option,…

Green that Beats Kale in Health Points: Watercress

Step aside broccoli, kale and Brussel sprouts; you’ve had your time to shine. If you’re tired of eating all cruciferous to get your nutrient-dense greens, you’ve gotta try this leafy green. Watercress is the better-than-kale green you’re probably not eating! It is not given a bold arrangement in the produce aisle like the iceberg lettuce,…

Back Exercises for Hourglass Shape

A wider back makes for a smaller waist! Add these easy cable exercises to your back workout for an hourglass figure and a strong core. Follow along with Lauren Rae in the video below: Swiss Ball Seated Lat Pull down Standing Pull down, 1 & 1/2 reps Swiss Ball Seated Reverse Grip Pull Down… SLOW…

Importance of Hydration

Why Hydration Is Life We are told at a young age, “Drink lots of water.” “It’s good for you,” says everybody. Did anybody sit you down to explain why you should be drinking a certain amount of water daily? Proper hydration affects many part of your body and overall healthy living. The multiple benefits of drinking…

Build Strong Legs: Workout Routine

CN Crew member, Elizabeth, shares one of her leg workout routines to build stronger glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves. Check it out and try it for yourself with your own weights! Leg Workout Routine 1. Leg Extensions 4 x 20 Pick a weight you can lift consistently. Try 75 pounds if you’re used to lifting…

Recipe: Protein Donuts

We all love our sweets like donuts and ice cream! Maintaining a nutritional diet and trying to avoid the foods we love can be very difficult. Treat yourself while staying on track with these Annex Donut recipes using our Elite Gold Annex protein or Elite Gold Annex Mass. Elite Gold Annex Protein Donuts Ingredients 1…

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