The months between January and June are the most common times for people to hit the gym and get fit. Whether it's part of a resolution for the new year, or the desire to look good in a swimsuit, you are probably hitting the pavement or gym more than before. Go you! So why are you not seeing the results you desire? These three reasons could hold the key to unlocking your weight loss and getting even more fit. Ditch the Snack Attack You trained hard today. You worked up quite an appetite. ... Continue Reading
Shake up your workout routine with these three ideas for getting even more fit.
The benefits of vinyasa yoga include reduced stress and a great cardio workout.
With three children life can be a bit hectic from time to time. It's hard enough to find time to relax, let alone time to work on a fitness routine. I've been looking for a way to get fit without sacrificing "me time." Sure, hopping on the elliptical machine seemed like a mental break - considering I spend the majority of my day chasing around little people, breaking up fights, and meeting the needs of those around me. But it wasn't quite the mental break I needed. When using workout ... Continue Reading
Get motivated and exercising without leaving the comforts of home.
There are days when getting to the gym just isn’t in the cards. Maybe it's a busy schedule, or travel for business, or perhaps your gym's classes don't suit your training needs. Whatever the reason - you're just not making it to the gym. So why not try a workout at home? There is a wide variety of online workouts that can cater to your every fitness desire precisely when you need it. Here are three ways to get motivated and exercising without leaving the house. 1. Schedule It You go to ... Continue Reading
Stay slim and motivated this winter season, and all through the year.
Instead of going into hibernation and hiding behind bulky sweaters during the cold winter months - why not adopt a new approach and find other ways to stay fit, get slim and be motivated despite the chill outside? These three tips will help you get (and stay) slim all year round. Snack Smart There are dozens of ways to snack smart, especially for 100 calories or less. The trick is to get the most of out of the flavor or texture of the food - which helps to eliminate further ... Continue Reading
Check out these digital apps to help you with those healthy New Year’s resolutions.
Go you! You're still hanging in there with your healthy New Year's resolutions. Keep it up and make it even easier by using the following apps to help keep you on track this week - this month and the rest of the year. Get Fit The Cruise Control App can help you rock your workout! The app speeds up or slows down the speed of your music based on how fast you’re moving. You can use a target speed or heart rate to help keep pace and the music will match it. The music can also match ... Continue Reading
Get your kids exercising and having fun, even when it’s cold outside.
With winter weather upon us, and the sun setting earlier each day, it's likely many kids could spend an entire weekend, or school break, lounging on the couch watching TV or playing video games. So much of the time, it's up to the parents to give the kids a little nudge in the direction of, say, the back door, or get them involved in activities to keep their bodies in motion. Here are 7 ideas to get kids moving and the blood pumping! 1. Plan family walks for the daytime. As long as ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping up with your exercise goals this winter and holiday season.
The colder it gets the more likely we are to stay indoors and cuddle up near the fire with a cup of hot chocolate ... wait, not so fast! There are tons of ways to keep fit in the cold weather that can be beneficial as well as fun. Find a Cold Weather Workout Baby, it is cold outside and we like it. Now is the perfect time to take an ice-skating or ice hockey class at your nearby ice rink. You might find a passion you never knew existed. It’s snowing so head outside with friends and ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping off those dreaded pounds typically gained between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
The holidays are busy and loaded with yummy treats. There are work functions, gatherings with friends, and family obligations. It is easy to lose track of time and your workouts, overeat and even gain weight. The average American will gain about four pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Year after year that adds up. This year, fight the holiday backlash with these tips. Keep It Moving One of the best ways to keep weight off is to hit the weights. Picking up a set of ... Continue Reading
Stay safe when running outdoors this winter and holiday season.
Winter is just around the bend. The easy moments of simply heading out the door for a run are gone. Running outside during the cold months takes a bit of planning ahead, but with these tips you should be safe and sound through the entire exercise. What to Wear Before you head out on a winter run, be sure to wear the proper clothing. Dress in layers to prevent being cold initially and getting overheated during the middle of the run. Wear lightweight wicking fiber clothing closest to ... Continue Reading
Learn about how you can incorporate more milk into your family’s daily routine.
According to the Journal of Pediatrics, dairy and calcium intakes are inadequate in four- to 18-year-olds. In fact, only 30 percent of the US population two years of age and older get the recommended level of calcium or more. Plus, most kids do not get enough Vitamin D, potassium and protein, either. The good news -- all of these important nutrients are found in milk. Shelf safe milk provides an easy and convenient way for moms to make sure their children are getting the nutrients ... Continue Reading