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.

5 Essential Self-Care Tips for College Students

College is a unique period of your life. You go from a structured education system that you’ve known basically your whole life to then having total freedom: freedom to choose your classes, create your schedule, make new friends, join new clubs. It’s your time to step out as an adult, fresh and ready for what this world has to offer.

College can also be a time of immense pressure and stress. In order to really embrace college life while also taking care of yourself, Dallas Iron Fitness has put together for you 5 essential self-care tips for college students.

Live Like A Trainer: Meet Jason Mulvaney

Welcome back to our Live Like A Trainer series, where we’ll be introducing you to our Dallas Iron Fitness trainers, showing you how they spend their days, what keeps them motivated, and more, so you can apply their healthy lifestyles to your own fitness and health routines!

Today, we’re introducing you to Dallas Iron Fitness trainer Jason Mulvaney!

5 Budget-Friendly Recipes for College Students

At Dallas Iron Fitness remember well dorm life, including the many Mac n Cheese microwavable cups consumed during late night study seshes. When you’re limited to just a microwave and a cafeteria meal plan, it can be difficult to eat healthy—or even eat at all when your schedule includes three classes, your part-time campus gig, and your sorority’s weekly meeting.

But it is entirely possible to stay healthy while managing school, work, and a social life!

We’ve rounded up 5 budget-friendly recipes for college students that are easy and good for you!