Getting started to workout and mapping out your fitness goals is arguably one of the biggest hurdles to your fitness regime and your healthy lifestyle. There is no doubt that getting starting is half the battle, but the less talked about subject is what happens after you get started, and how to start back up again. Staying healthy all the time is seriously hard. There’s no doubting that.
45 million Americans go on a diet every year. 38.2% of the adult population of the United States is obese. How much faith does this give you in diets alone? I mean, they’re tempting as heck – with empty promises you’ll have that same airbrushed bikini body in all the ads, or you’ll feel absolutely amazing only eating cellary for 2 weeks. There are some absolutely crazy diets as well, such as juice cleanses, 5-bite diets, hot-dog diets, baby food diets (yea, you read that right), and the classic “sleep-diet.” But how many real success stories have we actually heard from these? 95% of diets fail and most will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years. With only a 5% success rate, diets are actually causing more harm than good. With worrisome stats, such as 35% of “occasional dieters” progress into pathological dieting, (disordered eating) and as many as 25%, advance to full-blown eating disorders, it seems diets are a form of self-harm, rather than weight-loss. So, how do you beat the temptation for wanting to go for the newest fad and dieting and actually attaining a fully healthy lifestyle? Understanding the differences is the first step, so keep reading to see why a healthy lifestyle will always trump diet phases and crazes.
Working out is something we should definitely do if we want to be healthy and look our best; but for many, going to the gym can be stressful and inconvenient. Waiting for a treadmill or trying to focus in a room full of strangers isn’t something most of us want; therefore, a lot of people choose to work out at home in order to avoid the stress. If you’re still undecided, here are some benefits of exercising at your own home:
Who loves snacking? Okay, we all love snacking. It really is a form of self-love, especially if you know how to snack smart. Studies show that smart snacking actually contributes to beating abdominal obesity and prevents becoming overweight. This is because snacking frequently is proven to reduce body weight in various forms, such as increasing […]
Ah, the joys of traveling! The exploring, wandering and getting lost. The new people, cultures and food you’ll try. It’s an exciting feeling thinking about an upcoming trip, but can soon vanish by uneasy feelings wondering “what am I going to do about my meal plan???” You start to get a slight panic, thinking about how gas stations and airports are usually filled with only junk and it’s hard to eat healthy on the road
If you’re a personal trainer and want to take the leap and sell your courses online, or you simply want to start making business in the fitness industry, you’ve made the right decision. Personal training is a growing field, with an annual growth of rate of 2.6%, globally the industry doesn’t look like it’s slowing down its growth anytime soon. With 87.5 billion in global revenue for 2018, it seems like the chances are high that you can take a little cut of that this year.
We’re sorry to break it to you, but we have some news for you. We’re just going to come right out and say it – the workouts that you’ve been doing actually may have been just wasting your time by not giving you the optimal results. It’s not you, it’s the workouts.
10 (processed)Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes and Desserts (Sugar Can Be Sweet After all – Part 2)
The World Health Organization recommends that less than 5% of our sugar we intake is added processed sugar. Since refined sugar ends up sneaking into our prepared foods and in restaurants, sticking to a homemade recipe is the best way to ensure you can control your sugar intake! So, with that being said, here’s 10 recipes to sub in for the otherwise sugar-packed meals and desserts!
Remember those days where your mother would get mad at you for sneaking 1 or 2 cookies behind her back? It always seemed like such a drag because the cookies tasted so good and were so fun to eat. On top of the excitement of sneaking into the snack cupboard, why as a kid could […]
Taking your workouts outside or working out in other ways holds some great benefits as well. So, here’s a breakdown of the good side and the bad side of only going to the gym. By the end of this blog post, you may find yourself inspired to go beyond your gym membership, and at the same time, still loving it even more everyday! Ready?