Known as ADLs, Activities of Daily Living are the movements we'd like to see everyone hit during lifting sessions. These activities are linked to improving the longevity of muscles and joints. The older we get, the more important it becomes to work on these specific movements to combat the aging process, head to toe.   Below you’ll see each one of the five ADLs and examples of this type of exercise. These are just examples and types of the movements we’re going for, you can get really creative with the ADLs.   Bend and Lift Movements Squats are probably the most popular type of bend and life movement. However, if you struggle with back pain or injuries, you might shy away from bend and lift movements. We...

It’s BCAM! -Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Spreading the word about BCAM and getting others involved can mean posting helpful information on social media, running in a fundraiser, or busting out your favorite bright pink tutu. However you join the cause, remember that the goal is to raise awareness, remind your friends to self-exam, and be supportive to the breast cancer community.   Promote Self Examinations and Mammograms Before you fill your BFF in on what you ate today, or who posted the dumbest thing you’ve ever seen on Facebook, touch base with them on their health. Are you getting enough sleep? Drinking your 8 glasses of wine water each day? Are you doing your self examinations or scheduling your mammograms? Most of your female friends drop the...

Aldi burst into our lives several years ago and we’re just not sure how we managed before that. Aldi has climbed to the top of “favorites lists” in just about every category a supermarket can be in. Most Aldi fans are crazy about the prices, products, and simplicity. However, the simplicity of their offerings can deter some people.   As a customer walking into an Aldi store for the first time, you might be skeptical about whether or not this store can deliver everything you need, especially for people with more particular diet needs, or those who focus on good nutrition. The Aldi fans at Pinnacle have shared some of their favorite Aldi offerings and features.   Organic & Local Unless you’ve been there, you would probably never guess...

School’s back in session and life is back to full speed. Try as we might to stay out of the drive-thrus, we all know what happens. Something pops up, a game runs long, or a meeting drags out. When fast food is inevitable, be sure to make smart choices. We took a look at some of the more popular fast food chains and dug through the nutritional info for you. Here are some helpful “eat this, not that” guides from the Pinnacle team.   Go Grilled and Mind the Condiments Grilled chicken will always be a smarter choice than fried. Frying adds fat, calories, and carbs. Whenever you have the option, go grilled. Condiments can also pack the calories on really quickly. Ask for these on the...