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.
A look at the different types of bariatric surgeries available.
Everyone knows America is getting fatter. The obesity problem in our country has grown so much that many are calling it an epidemic. Diets are notorious for not working - we don't lose much, begin to eat normally again, and wham - we gain MORE weight. What can we do to win the fight against obesity? Diets? They seem to not work for most. Exercise? How many times has exercise been tried only to fail as well? Pills? Another option that seems to fail as soon as things go back to normal. One ... 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
Incorporate green living into your new year’s resolutions this year.
With the start of a New Year, many of you are probably considering buckling down on some New Year’s resolutions. Many of you may even be considering going green for the New Year. So where do you begin? Keep it Simple The worst thing you can do for a New Year’s resolution is make it too difficult. This goes for any resolution from weight loss, health, to greening up. You want to be sure that your goal is attainable. Small steps can equal big changes. If you make your goals to lofty you ... 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
For those women just beginning a fitness and exercise program, here is a strength training routine that is easy to follow.
It is a very common misconception that for women to be fit, they must be thin. Fitness does not mean being slim; it stands for the unity and health of the body, mind, and soul. Women should make it their goal to achieve health and psychological benefits and not focus more on the weight loss. For those women just beginning a fitness and exercise program, here is a strength training routine that is easy to follow. Strength training (with little or without weights) is important for women to ... Continue Reading