January is upon us again...full of resolutions, promises, and determination. If you are anything like the rest of the western world, you're probably already scheduling your workouts, recording everything you consume in a journal, and telling yourself exactly what you expect from yourself this year in the way of diet and nutrition. It's easy to get caught up in resolve, and while this can be a healthy practice, we do run the risk of causing ourselves unnecessary stress when we are unable to meet specific goals.
After years of outlining countless lists of what I require of myself at the beginning of a new year, I am serving myself this time around by keeping it simple and flexible. Enjoy the present, be kinder to myself, spend more time with family and less time with electronics, get more sleep... When we choose to improve our own personal wellness overall, the appropriate changes will automatically come to mind.
It’s that time of the year when there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Last weekend I started my Christmas shopping, plus there’s Thanksgiving to prepare for! Somehow I still managed to fit in my workouts. How ironic that the more labor saving devices we build the less time we seem to have. Here’s a few ways you can boost your workout without extra time: Read more...
I’ll be honest; I live oceanfront and I am NOT a winter person. Sure, I can go to the gym to workout, and I do have a Spinning bike and weight bench in my house, but this year I’m going to try to face Old Man Winter and get some fresh air. Read more...
I’m on the fence about joining a new gym. The one I belong to is becoming increasingly unaffordable and, to be honest, I don’t use most of the offerings. I’m a cardio machine and free weights kind of gal. I could care less about swimming or Zumba. Read more...
As a kid my mother would always say, “stop being such a fussbudget!” whenever I was fidgety. It turns out that fidgeting can help you stay fit! A recent study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed that even minor bouts of physical activity can help improve cardiovascular fitness. Read more...
It’s that time of year when I start thinking about planning my vacation. I rarely spend an entire week lolling about on a beach someplace. Regardless of where my travels take me I try to incorporate some activity, plus you want to look good in that bikini or vacation clothes! Besides booking my flight, hotel and packing I also prepare for travel with functional fitness in mind. There are many travel packages that are fitness oriented from scuba diving to cycling through Europe. Read more...