Fitness & Wellness Blog

Changing Habits

July 31, 2015

How often do you think about your habits?  Losing weight and improving fitness is all about changing habits.  The only time you can actually change a habit is in that very moment where you’re feeling resistance.  For instance, you may be tired after a long stressful day and you so badly want to eat some … Keep Reading »

Going Through the Motions

July 30, 2015

Do you find yourself just going through the motions during your workouts?  If so, it’s time to change up your routine.  Complacency can often hinder progress so it’s important to stay engaged and challenged.  As you become fit, you need to increase the difficulty of your workouts.  One great strategy for staying motivated and challenged … Keep Reading »

Ditch Your Phone

July 29, 2015

Do you take your phone with you during your workouts?  If so, it may be time to ditch your phone.  Carrying a mobile device with you is distracting and can take away from your exercise session.  If you walk around a gym, you will see most people texting, playing with their music playlists, and even … Keep Reading »

Stay Focused

July 28, 2015

It’s important to stay focused during your workouts so that you use good form, prevent injury, and get the most out of your workout.  There may be days that you have a hard time focusing if you have other things on your mind.  For example, after a stressful day at work, you may focus on … Keep Reading »

Lunge Kick Your Way Into Shape

July 27, 2015

Lunge kicks are an awesome move for toning your entire lower body and for getting your heart pumping.  Start by standing in an open area with your feet shoulder-width apart.  Take a large step backwards with your left leg and drop into a backwards lunge.  Your left knee should be just a couple of inches … Keep Reading »

Get Your Cardio In

July 24, 2015

To maximize your workout time, you can add bouts of cardio right into your strength training routine.   Activities such as jump roping, burpees, jump squats, and jogging in place are all great moves to get your heart pumping.  Another great move found in Women’s Health Magazine is called the Lateral Jump.  Start by standing with … Keep Reading »

Stress Relieving Workout

July 23, 2015

If you want to try a stress relieving exercise that will add some fun to your workout, try some ball slams.  This move not only helps you blow off some steam , it also gets your heart pumping and strengthens almost every muscle in your body.   First, grab a medicine ball that is 15-25 pounds … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Core Fitness

July 22, 2015

A strong core is important for overall health and fitness.   The following tips will help you to strengthen your abdominal muscles and to improve your overall core fitness.   The first rule for building strong abs is to work all muscles groups.  There is no such thing as spot reduction or toning just one area.  If … Keep Reading »

How To Become More Mindful

July 20, 2015

Mindfulness can really help to accelerate weight loss.  To increase your daily mindfulness, try to integrate some of the following strategies into your day.  First, start by making time during your day for quiet and stillness.  Sit in a comfortable position for 5 minutes and allow your mind to relax.  Focus on your breathing and … Keep Reading »

Overcome a Setback

July 17, 2015

You’ve been eating healthy for weeks and then one day you slip up.  Eating junk food may leave you feeling less than optimal, but how well you recover will make all of the difference.  First, shake off any negative feelings that might be affecting you.  Feelings of guilt, shame, and failure are not going to … Keep Reading »

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