A steam room may be a place you go to relax and stretch your muscles after an intense workout. Or it may just be a nice escape from a hectic day. But, there is more to the steam room than meets the eye. In fact, in many countries around the world, a steam room is used for medicinal purposes. Many holistic doctors still tout the benefits of incorporating a steam room into your regime for health. What can you expect in a steam room? If you've never been in a steam room it can sound a little ... Continue Reading
Enjoy the health and skin benefits of regular visits to the steam room.
Spring may be the season about renewal but for many of us fall is the perfect time to mix it up.
The fall is a great time to change up your workout routine. The cooler temperatures make it ideal for taking your work-out outside or trying that new class at the gym. The pressure of swimsuit season is gone but the holidays and all the excess is looming. Now is not the time to hide behind a chunky sweater! To make the jump into a new fitness routine just remember a couple key things: Taking it Outdoors For some runners, joggers and walkers the end of summer signals a time to ... Continue Reading
Using fitness video games to motivate parents and get fitness ideas to incorporate a daily workout routine.
The new year is the time to start making goals and many of us make a resolution surrounding fitness and getting healthy. Year after year we say, "I'm going to lose 20 pounds this year and start working out." Then reality sets in and we start to question how we're going to accomplish that goal. If you are anything like me, and have little time, the excuses start. I don’t want to join a gym. It’s too cold outside to start running. I can't possibly wake up any earlier in the morning. I ... 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
Yes, you cab sabotage your fitness gains unintentionally. Learn how to stop yourself from sliding backwards.
You've gotten into a fitness groove. You're eating well and hitting the gym. Then suddenly you sabotage your fitness gains unintentionally, without even really knowing it. Take Jane for example. Jane has been steadily dropping inches of her waist, thighs, and arms. She has been increasing her resistance and difficulty level at her local gym for the last several weeks and her eating habits have greatly improved. She switched from a Starbucks Latte and Pastry to a high protein breakfast of ... Continue Reading
We’ve got a variety of fitness tools that will keep you active no matter where you are.
It's not always easy for a mom to get in a workout, but we've got a variety of fitness tools that will keep you active no matter where you are. Shoes If you were to grab a workout “on-the-go” style or were heading to the park with your kids, what fitness gadget could you grab and go? What’s your first thought? Mine would be my shoes. Can’t go grab a workout in flip flops now can you? Make sure you have a pair of shoes accessible for a quick jog, sprinting on the grass, or even ... Continue Reading
Learn how to start running, find great tips to get your feet moving, and begin training for a 5k and beyond.
Running seems to be jumping up in the list for people's choice of fitness and I can understand why. It is fun. Yes, I said fun. And it works for any shape, size, or age. If you haven't started running, here are some great tips to get your feet moving and even begin training for a 5k and beyond. Start Slow You don't want an injury. No matter your fitness level, you should always start out slowly to avoid injury. If you have never run before, a good place to start is C25K. This Couch to 5k ... Continue Reading
Competitions can be incredibly motivating and fun to participate in. Learn to set achievable goals and work toward them.
Ever wondered what it’d feel like to complete one of your local 5km race competitions? What about a sprint triathlon or a long distance swim event or even take a lesson in Stand Up Paddling? Fitness competitions can be incredibly motivating and fun to participate in. It’s also a fantastic way to set reasonable and achievable goals because, for example, in a 5km race, you can make big jumps in time by simply participating in them regularly. The beauty of competitions is that you ... Continue Reading