The World Health Organization states that 80 percent of all cases of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes could be prevented if people ate healthier, were more physically active and stopped using tobacco. Although, health isn’t only defined by your workout plan and diet. You can spend hours at the gym and eat the right […]
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.
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 […]
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?
As much as we think we can control our bodies (which we can to a large extent), the reality to face is that sometimes our bodies are smarter than us. The reason why we hit a weightloss plateau is because our bodies are programmed to have survival instincts, which means slowing down your metabolism naturally. This is due to the fact that a fast metabolism will make us burn calories faster, and therefore use more energy. Survival instinct kicks in and makes us use less energy, thus slowing down our metabolism. If we’re alone in the forest for a few days, or lost up in the mountains, we can be grateful to our bodies for this.. Although for trying to trim off those last few pounds..it can a little annoying. Not to mention, this reseats your whole workout routine and diet plan, most likely just when you were beginning to master it. But the good news is that this allows you to change things up… and even cheat a little. Yes, I said cheat!! Keep reading to be relieved that a little cheating here and there isn’t actually a bad thing ;)
This time of year is perfect time to focus on yourself and your fitness. It’s the most “real” time of year, so to say. Why? Well because it’s a little break between holidays and busy spring time, and things are just picking back up again into their regular routines and we’re all looking forward to the slowly approaching spring time. So, in preparation for these times, it’s important for us to adjust our fitness routines to incorporate routines that we can do at home when we don’t make it to the gym after work on a snowy Monday evening. Or, to try out new methods to stay fit to motivate us during this seemingly stagnant time. So, without further ado, here’s 9 ideas to try out this winter!
The benefit of yoga goes beyond injury prevention and stress reduction. Only 20 minutes of yoga session can make your brain work better. Yes, you heard it right, according to the research conducted by the University of Illinois, short bouts of yoga may help you make your brain work better besides combating work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between your strength training. Perhaps this is one of the most awesome aspects of yoga that its holistic practice focuses in wellness and not only on physical achievements.
How to do a real unassisted Pistol Squat (without seriously injuring or embarrassing yourself in the process)
this is a generalized progression – the pistol squat requires a ton of ankle and hip mobility, single leg strength, core stability, and balance, and we often put in specific remedial exercises for any of those aforementioned areas that could use optimizing. Also, this takes *a lot* of time and patience!