12 Minute Holiday Workout You Can Do Anywhere

While the holidays truly are merry and bright, let’s admit it, they can be borderline chaotic too. There’s the holiday parties to attend (need a dish to bring to the potluck? We gotchoo with this post), the gifts to wrap, the road trips to the in-laws’, the reindeer food to make with the kids.

With all the holiday hubbub (albeit fun hubbub!), it can leave little time left for things like exercise.

But we all know the holidays are the last time of the year that we should give up on exercise completely. That’s why Dallas Iron Fitness has your back (and your waistline) with this 12 minute holiday workout that you can do from anywhere, the in-laws’ house included.

5 Easy and Healthy Potluck Recipes for Your Next Holiday Party

‘Tis again the season for planning for holiday parties just about every weekend between now and New Year’s Day (2019, already?!). There’s the outfits to plan, the host & hostess gifts to purchase, and the potluck recipes to pick.

Let us help you out on that last one with these 5 easy and healthy potluck recipes for your next holiday party.

Falling Back: 4 Ways to Adjust to the Fall Time Change

Set yourself a reminder on your phone, because next Sunday, November 4 at 2am marks the beginning of the autumn time change, in which we roll back the clocks an hour to adjust to the shorter sunlight of winter. (“Take it back now y’all…” Cha Cha Slide, anyone?)

The good news: Rolling back the clock means gaining, rather than losing, an hour of sleep (hallelujah!). And contrary to springing ahead, the rate of heart attacks decrease after rolling clocks back an hour.

The bad news: This still affects your body’s circadian rhythm. In fact, a 2001 National Institute of Health study showed that there was “a significant increase in number of accidents on the Sunday of the fall shift.”

Regardless of whether you are springing forward or falling back an hour, it can take the body up to a week to completely adjust to the new time change.

So what are some ways you can prepare your body for the time shift?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Workout for Post-Mastectomy Strength Recovery

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause that is close to our hearts here at Dallas Iron Fitness. The statistics are staggering: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. For women in the U.S., breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis, second only to lung cancer. And on average, 88.4 out of every 100,000 women in the U.S. will undergo a mastectomy.

So we’re offering a post-mastectomy workout for the powerful ladies out there who are starting to rebuild your strength!

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: 7 Pumpkin Recipes for the Autumn Season

Yesterday marked the official first day of autumn, and you can bet all of your Friday Night Football scores that our homes now are filled with the scent of our favorite fall candles.

So of course, that means pumpkin-flavored everything: breads, scones, muffins, oatmeal, coffee. Let’s welcome in the best season of the year (in our humble, humble opinion) with these 7 pumpkin recipes for the autumn season!

The Unexpected Way You Might Be Sabotaging Your Health

According to a study by the CDC, 30% of Americans get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep on a regular basis.

And that’s not okay.

Real talk: We’re humans, not superheroes.

In this post, we’re talking about the unexpected way you might be sabotaging your health: not getting enough sleep. We’re going to dig into how a lack of sleep can affect:

  • Your health

  • Your ability to successfully nail your work every day

  • How a lack of it can put your lives and others at risk

We’ll also share with you some tips so that you can begin developing healthy sleep habits.

The Simple Workout for When You're Just Not in the Mood to Work Out

You know those evenings where you roll in from work and just don’t want to do anything? You don’t want to cook. You don’t want to go run errands. And you definitely don’t want to workout.

All you want to do is wrap yourself in a blanket and zone out in front of the TV.

Yeah, we know those days.

That’s why we’re bringing you a workout that can be done while you catch up on your favorite TV show. The secret? Take advantage of those commercial breaks—use those few minutes to get your body moving before settling back onto the couch to tune back in.

Here’s a simple, but extremely effective workout for when you’re just not in the mood to work out.