Fitness & Wellness Blog

Strengthen Your Core While Walking

June 30, 2015

Walking is great exercise, but it can also tone your core if done correctly.  The key to getting a full body walking workout is by adding in fast walking intervals while using your abdominals and arms to push you along.  Normally when we walk, we don’t think about using our core muscles.  Just by making … Keep Reading »

Flat Abdominals

June 29, 2015

  While striving to get in shape, many people find that toning the abdominal muscles can be quite challenging.  A great move for toning all of abdominal muscles at once is the medicine ball twist.  This is a great exercise for all abilities and can be performed anywhere.  Start by grabbing a medicine ball (10-15 … Keep Reading »

Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

June 26, 2015

  Have you been trying to lose weight but the scale won’t seem to budge?  There are many habits that can keep you from losing weight, but the following are a few of the most common causes.  First, you may not be getting adequate sleep.  Proper sleep is essential for weight loss, so it’s important … Keep Reading »

Schedule Your Success!

June 24, 2015

 Most of us use calendars and planners to keep track of each day’s responsibilities.  With today’s technology, our calendars send us reminders, help us prioritize, and can even track our productiveness.   Naturally, we view everything on our “to-do” lists as our most important priorities each day.  If you  include your fitness plan and meal preparation … Keep Reading »

Strength Train to Curb Cravings

June 23, 2015

Have you ever realized how you tend to eat healthier when you’re consistently working out and treating your body well?  Research has shown that exercise can help you stick to a healthy diet.  University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 169 overweight adults and found that those who didn’t follow a three-hours-a-week training regimen ate more than … Keep Reading »

Eat with Gratitude

June 22, 2015

Do you practice eating with gratitude during meal times? Believe it or not, gratitude can actually help to facilitate weight loss.  This is due to the simple fact that eating with gratitude pulls you away from mindless eating.  It helps you to become more aware of what you’re eating and how much you’re eating.  To … Keep Reading »

Overcome Temptation

June 19, 2015

How often does temptation prevent you from eating healthy and working out?  Temptation can be difficult to overcome, especially during times of fatigue and stress.  The best way to overcome temptation is to strategically place obstacles in the way of your temptations.  For example, your favorite bakery might be on your route to work every … Keep Reading »

Yoga for Weight Loss

June 18, 2015

Yoga is an amazing tool for strengthening your body and mind.  You may not think of yoga as an exercise that can aid in weight loss, but it actually helps in many ways.  For starters, stress plays a major role in weight gain.  Practicing yoga can drastically reduce daily stress and thus aiding in weight … Keep Reading »

Overcome Stress Eating

June 17, 2015

Stress is one of the most common triggers for overeating.  Many people turn to food in search of a calming affect or as an escape.  Think back to the last time you reached for food during a particularly stressful period.  You may not have even realized that you were eating in order to cope with … Keep Reading »

June 16, 2015

Stop Resisting Change Do you ever get in your own way when it comes to making positive changes?  Many people do not allow themselves to make appropriate changes that are necessary to reach long-term weight loss goals.  Oftentimes, resistance comes in the form of habit.  When we have done the same thing over and over … Keep Reading »

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