Health & Fitness

10 Ways to Stay Fit at the Holidays

10 Ways to Stay Fit at the Holidays

Here are 10 ways you can stay fit during the holidays. You may think it’s impossible to find time for exercise during the holidays. Think again! You can stay active. These helpful holiday fitness ideas will motivate you to find ways to increase physical activity and to fit in exercises whenever possible, while still enjoying a fun, happy and healthy holiday season.

Why You Need a Digital Detox, 5 Tips on How to Detox and Detox Day Guidelines

Why You Need a Digital Detox, 5 Tips on How to Detox and Detox Day Guidelines

 Have you ever felt mentally exhausted? In other words, you cannot deal with one more thing? Or, do you find yourself being unable to pay attention, making simple mistakes or forgetting things? These can be signs of digital overload.

A Few Ways to Incentivize Your Workouts

A Few Ways to Incentivize Your Workouts

In a healthy fitness routine, the goal is that you come not to mind working out. It doesn’t necessarily have to be your favorite part of the day, but it shouldn’t be something you dread either. The trouble is getting to that point from scratch! One way to do it is actually through a handy little workout app called Pact. 

 

Hug it Out: Mind-Body Tips to Prevent Colds and Flus Naturally

Hug it Out: Mind-Body Tips to Prevent Colds and Flus Naturally

Check out 8 mind and body ways to avoid catching a cold or flu this season. You can use natural methods to boost your immune system and also have fun and feel great.

Want to Get in Shape Faster? Exercise Outdoors

Want to Get in Shape Faster? Exercise Outdoors

Green exercise is intentionally exercising outdoors to enjoy not only the physical benefits of being active, but also the additional health benefits that come from doing the exact same activity outside, instead of inside. 

Proven Weight Management Tip: Weigh Yourself Daily

Proven Weight Management Tip: Weigh Yourself Daily

Most everyone is working to manage weight. We live in a food rich environment; technology has eliminated most natural physical activity. A simple strategy to prevent weight gain, and for some to even lose weight without trying, is to weigh yourself daily.

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Go Outside for Natural Stress Relief: Scientific Benefits of Green Exercise

Green exercise refers to intentionally exercising outdoors to enjoy both physical benefits and a huge number of other health benefits that we don't gain from the same amount of indoor movement. Scientists have been comparing identical activities done indoors and outdoors. The research results are fascinating.

Tools For Stretching: Try The Stretch Out Strap

Tools For Stretching:  Try The Stretch Out Strap

I discovered the Stretch Out Strap over 15 years ago and yet it still remains one of the best stretching tools that I have found.  Most people need to add more stretching into their day, but don’t know how to squeeze it in. I recommend using breaks while working at your desk or computer.

Sitting (or Standing) At Your Desk All Day Harms Your Health: Why Fitness 9 to 5 Matters

Sitting (or Standing) At Your Desk All Day Harms Your Health: Why Fitness 9 to 5 Matters

Numerous studies show that prolonged sitting (and now standing) is bad for your health.  Many of us, myself included, earn our livelihoods by work done when sitting. The key to overcoming the negative effects of sitting or standing without moving seems to be to move more and to move more often. 

Physical Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power: 2 More Good Reasons to Train

Physical Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power: 2 More Good Reasons to Train

Let’s be totally real: I love exercising to look and feel great, but apart from developing leaner muscles and toning up, one of my biggest motivations is brain training. Seriously. As a writer, I appreciate that maintaining mental sharpness and improving my memory let me enjoy a better quality of life, especially as I get older (Yes, we can say it. It’s happening to all of us every day and we can do it better).

Walking: Lose Weight & Keep it Off

Walking: Lose Weight & Keep it Off

Walking is one of the best ways to improve health, get in shape, lose weight, keep weight off, and stay in shape. For example, 94% of people in the National Weight Control Registry, which has one of the largest databases regarding individual weight loss, increased physical activity to achieve weight loss and most of these people chose walking to get active.

Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

The first step? Find your WHY. Figure out why you want to exercise. Connect with your heart. How will your life improve? Will you have more energy, be slimmer, more attractive, or more successful? How will you be different from who you are today? Identify the specific reasons why you want to exercise and visualize yourself as that person.

Upgrading from Trackers to Sensors

Upgrading from Trackers to Sensors

Get ready for the next wave of technology that is transforming training as we know it. While visiting two recent tech events in Southern California, Wearable Tech & IOT and The Luxury Technology Show, I had an opportunity to try out some of training's hottest new devices. While most of you have been working with activity trackers, apps, and smartwatches, this new product wave is all about sensors.

How To Overcome A Fitness ‘Plateau’

How To Overcome A Fitness ‘Plateau’

What do you do when your tried and true workout routine stops working for you?

A fitness plateau can be your body’s signal that it’s time for a change, experts say, or a sign that you’ve been looking for progress in all the wrong places.

“A plateau is a period where you stop making progress,” said Marshall Roy, a New York City-based personal trainer at Equinox, the national chain of fitness centers. “It isn’t a death sentence and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s feedback from your body that what you’re doing has stopped working.”

Wedding Shape Up

Wedding Shape Up

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting ventures in a person’s life. You know that you are preparing for an incredible moment that you will want to cherish forever, cameras will be flashing and the day will pass much too quickly. Wanting to look and feel your best is natural. You will be creating memories that will last for generations to come. Starting your new life together is also a deeply spiritual and transformational event. You are on the verge of beginning a new life and new partnership. To honor this occasion, I recommend a mind-body-spirit approach.