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
Tips for keeping off those dreaded pounds typically gained between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
By practicing yoga, you can get flexible, become spiritual, and release stress.
Not everyone can bed like a pretzel, so why should you start practicing yoga? Stress: Yoga helps the “stress” factor. With the bombardment of stimulation from electronics, crowds, traffic, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, yoga provides us with much-needed down time. It teaches relaxation, relaxes the nervous system ,and offers us a quiet time to turn inward. Yoga is extremely restorative in helping release the build up of chronic tension that we get from too much time on ... Continue Reading
Sneaking in exercise and activity can help you get fit and healthy without a gym membership.
As a busy mom, we all know it can be difficult to get to the gym on a regular basis. It may even be hard to escape to the garage gym you created for yourself. But it isn't difficult to sneak in daily exercise when you're running errands and going about your daily chores. Here are eight simple (and fun) ways to sneak in exercise that you an start incorporating into your schedule today. You've probably read it or heard it somewhere, but do you follow the advice? Park your car as far as you ... Continue Reading
Check out this high quality workout gear and clothes that an athletic mom would love for Mother’s Day.
For the athletic moms, who are willing to give up their valuable free time for the sake of a workout, you probably have specific needs and wants on Mother’s Day. Some of you may want to take a day off and hit the day spa for a massage and relaxing facial. Some of you may want to head out for a special dinner and date night with your husband. Some of you may want a shopping spree for new gear and clothing. Truthfully, I’d take the shopping spree any day of the week, however, that does not ... Continue Reading
Have you gotten off track with your New Year’s resolutions? If so, here are some tips to help you get back on track and help you stay on track.
It is nearly March and many of us who jumped into New Year’s Resolutions with gusto are finding that we have run out of gas. Or maybe we even left our resolutions to die by the roadside. How do we get back on track? The first step is to reevaluate your resolutions. Were they too vague? Were they too broad? Did they lack a reward system? Were they unrealistic? Did you make too many? These are common problems, but can be easily remedied simply by refining your resolution or creating steps to ... Continue Reading
Get sexy, toned arms by changing your diet and lifting weights.
Many women’s health magazines say you can get great, toned arms if you do their prescribed exercises (in 4 weeks or less). I am here to argue that you can’t get those arms doing what they say. It is my belief that most women featured in Women’s Health Magazines are: Too skinny Don’t really have sexy, toned arms Don’t eat enough protein or healthy fats to really get defined arms What kind of arms do you want? The kind that are simply toned or do you want real womanly ... Continue Reading
Practical tips for building a positive body image, and modeling it to our kids.
In our home, “DIET” is a four letter word. Like many teenagers, I became obsessed about diet and body image, partly fueled by glamorous magazine ads, television and marketing. As I’ve grown older I’ve gained a better body image, partly due to maturing and developing healthy habits physically and emotionally. Having my body change back and forth six times through pregnancy has also been a humbling experience. Through those changes I surrendered expectations of what I thought I should ... Continue Reading
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping your fitness resolutions this year.
Health resolutions often top the list of most people’s goals for the new year and working out is usually a high priority in January. Health clubs are jam-packed, fitness memberships are renewed the first couple weeks of the new year. Then, something happens. By the end of the month, your gym bag hasn’t left the house. Your runners are collecting dust. Gyms empty out and the regulars no longer have to fight for the machines. Want to make sure you’re one of the people still clocking in ... Continue Reading