Everyone has those days. You know the kind. Days where you want to be motivated, but you simply can’t find it in you. Whether it be from stress, having too much on your plate, or plain old lack of motivation, some days are just tougher than others. You have good intentions, but the thought of getting yourself to the gym seems unfathomable. But maybe, just maybe, if you had a workout backup plan in place, you’d be able to talk yourself into doing SOMETHING. That way, instead of missing a workout completely, you could do a bit of exercise at home in an effort to keep yourself on track toward your fitness goals.
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When it comes to health, there’s no such thing as a quick fix. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment that will increase your chances at longevity and help ward off certain chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Here’s a list of 10 things you can do to become a healthier you AND stick with it for life. Continue reading Sticking With It: 10 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
The major “eating/drinking holidays” —Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and Valentines Day are here! Once Halloween candy hits the shelves, the battle against the holiday bulge begins. To avoid feeling weighed down by every cookie and cocktail you consume at your family gatherings and holiday parties, try these tips to stay on track this holiday season.
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Are you killing it in the gym and not seeing the results you’d like? Chances are you’ve fallen victim to bad advice. Here’s a handful of exercise myths to get you moving in the right direction and working your body to get the best results.
1. Lift less weight with more reps to get toned.
Why this isn’t so: Skipping the heavy barbells in favor of lighter weights with lots of repetitions won’t get you toned. To get toned, you need larger muscles and less fat. Challenging your body through heavier lifting and combining your strength training routine with regular cardio is the way to go. You will burn more calories, build more muscle and get the body you’ve been working so hard for.
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It can be a sensitive topic, but parents need to know how to discuss health and fitness with their children. If your child is overweight, you may be at a loss for how to help. No matter the age, talking to kids about health and fitness can be a difficult topic. Keeping the conversation on healthy habits and lifestyles and involving your child in the conversation is the best way to approach the subject.
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