Fitness & Wellness Blog

Belly Fat and Stress

September 1, 2015

Do you struggle to lose the excess fat around your midsection even though you’re doing everything you can to lose it?  You’re strength training, you’re doing interval work, and you’re eating right but still can seem to lose the belly fat.  Well, your problem may be stress.  When we are stressed out, our bodies produce … Keep Reading »

Glutes of Steel

August 31, 2015

Are you doing the same old glute exercises during your workout routine?  If so, it’s time to switch it up.  Learning new moves helps to challenge your muscles and your mind.  This medicine ball hip raise (found in Women’s Health Magazine) is a great move for targeting the glute muscles.  Performing glute raises on a … Keep Reading »

Keep Moving

August 28, 2015

Do you usually just sit down or stand still in between your exercise sets?  It’s always more effective to keep moving.  Whether you’re doing cardio or you’re strength training, you should practice active rest after each of your sets.  For example, you can try jogging in place, doing planks, or jumping rope in between each … Keep Reading »

Prevent Injury

August 26, 2015

Do you experience joint pain during your workouts? If so, your achy joints might be the result of not warming up adequately.  Before embarking on any vigorous exercise, it’s crucial that you take 10 minutes or more to slowly warm your body up.  Activities such as walking, easy biking, plyometrics, and full body movements help … Keep Reading »

Improve Your Workouts

August 25, 2015

A simple strategy for improving your workouts is to write out your plan before you hit the gym.  If you just go to exercise without a plan, you will not make the most of your time.  Start by writing out exactly what exercises you plan on performing that day.   For example, if your plan is … Keep Reading »

Pike Plank

August 24, 2015

Work your core and arm muscles at the same time with this advanced plank exercise found in Oxygen Magazine.  Start by getting into a plank position by placing your elbows directly underneath your shoulders while keeping your entire body in a straight line.  Use your abdominal muscles to hold yourself up.  Make sure that your … Keep Reading »

Stretch for Better Sleep

August 21, 2015

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?  If so, practicing a simple stretching routine just before you go to bed can help you to fall asleep faster, and it can even help you to sleep better throughout the night.  Stretching helps to release both physical and mental tension, which will put your body in … Keep Reading »

Add More Time To Your Day

August 20, 2015

Lack of time is the most common excuse for not working out.  The truth is that everyone, yes everyone, has enough time to fit in a daily workout. The key is to prioritize your daily activities while making exercise a top priority.  It’s also important that you become aware of all of your time-wasting activities.  … Keep Reading »

Tight Abdominals

August 19, 2015

Mixing up your core exercise routine is important for developing strong abdominal muscles.  Try adding this V-Curl up move to your routine for added variety.  This move is great because it targets your upper and lower abdominal muscles.  Start by lying on your back while holding your knees to your chest.  Tighten your core muscles … Keep Reading »

Take a Break

August 18, 2015

It may seem counterproductive but relaxation is important for weight loss. When you’re stressed out after a hard day at work, your body releases hormones that trigger your body to store fat.  In addition, these same stress hormones will cause you to crave foods that are high in sugar and fat.  Many people eat junk … Keep Reading »

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