You've heard about yoga, you've even been to a class, but is it really going to help you? What are the benefits of yoga? If you've been asking these questions, this post is for you. Today we'll be sharing some of the benefits, both mental and physical that you'll receive from the intense stretching and meditation that comes from doing yoga.
There are countless things to consider when it comes to exercising and staying fit: nutrition, strength training, cardio, hydration and the list goes on. But have you ever considered what goes on at the very foundation of your body? A’hem… your feet? Runner or not, comfortable athletic shoes are one of the most important things you should invest in. They’ll prevent injuries, motivate the heck out of you, and keep you feeling comfy throughout your workouts. If shopping for new athletic shoes is a new undertaking for you, here are a few things to consider when searching for your perfect sole-mate!
Often, people diet by cutting food from their diet, but is this really a good idea? The answer is no. The foods we eat affect our energy, our moods, and, of course, our health. Cutting too much food from your diet is disadvantageous when coupled with your everyday exercise. So, if cutting food from the diet isn't the solution, what is? How will you know what you need?
Fitness equipment is usually purchased with dreams of everyday use and easy accessibility. In the beginning, it appears a good investment, but over time, the distractions of life and the ever-beckoning couch draw us away. Treadmills become clothes hangers and exercise bikes end up in the next yard sale. Our intentions are in the right place but in the end, we waste time and money with no lasting benefit. What went wrong? An environment designed for relaxing and taking it easy makes it easier to break away or simply say, "I'll do it tomorrow." The tomorrows become more frequent and it's on to the next expensive new equipment and the cycle repeats. This may also tie into our "New Year's Resolutions", as well. Be honest: if both of these statements have struck a nerve, maybe you need to rethink your fitness game plan.
Meal planning is one of the single most important factors in reaching your physique and fitness goals. You cannot possibly get to where you want to be without the right fuel. Of course, exercise and rest play important roles. But you cannot drive across the country on a quart of a tank of gas. Fuel your body, fuel your life. If you are feeling a bit cautious about meal plans, here are five facts that can help relieve that stress and show you the truth!
If you're just starting out with fitness or starting over after an extended break, you might think that jumping in and getting to work right away is the way to go. And, I'd say you are MOSTLY right. Getting help in the beginning, with the right personal training program can make a huge difference for you in all the best ways like saving you time, money and probably your sanity. Not to mention keeping your body safe and injury free! Think about is this way, the same logic can be applied to taking your car to a mechanic. I mean, you COULD fix the problem yourself, given the right tools and proper training but, it would probably cost you way more in the long run. Why wouldn't you just let the pros handle it from the start? They'll explain the problem, give you your options, and get you to Point B as quickly as possible! So, if you're in need of a jumpstart or a re-start, here are a few reasons why the right Personal Training program could be a great fit for you:
There are hundreds of thousands of different ways to move your body, get fit, and stay in shape. Like fashion, fitness has trends and fads that cycle through the collective consciousness. Let's take a look at the top three Fitness Trends that have people excited to work out this year!
Carrying a baby and giving birth takes a lot out on your body. Not only is your range of movement highly limited for the final trimester of pregnancy, but your body naturally gains weight as your appetite increases to help your baby grow. Other symptoms like swollen ankles, worsened allergies, shortness of breath, and flat-out exhaustion are also common. It is no wonder why during the 9 months of pregnancy that many women's fitness routines become less regular. However, there is hope to regain and maintain fitness after your baby is born. Read on to see our post-baby exercise tips for the new mom.
There is nothing like holding your new baby and realizing your life will never be the same again. Your bundle of joy already has you wrapped around their finger, and there is nothing you can do about it. You realize there is nothing you wouldn't do to ensure your child’s health and happiness. With all you have going on in your life now, is it any wonder you have little time to think about your needs? Here are some exercise benefits for new moms to help you get started.
Many people begin a new physical fitness training program with one goal in mind: weight control. Whether it is weight-loss or weight-gain centered, their program is in place to control their weight one way or another. Oftentimes, people who engage in