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?
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!
Plyometrics is an explosive training regimen intended for powerful results in athletic performance and a toned athletic appearance
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!
When you’re sitting at your desk working, breathing is probably one of the last things that you’re thinking of. Often we’re so occupied with other thoughts, that we don’t want to take time thinking about things that we think we don’t absolutely need to work on. Besides, it looks like we’ve made it pretty far breathing the way we’re breathing now, right? I mean, you’re alive – I’m alive…. Although, that’s no reason to neglect proper breathing. According to most studies we’re doing it wrong. We often don’t think that breathing is the most direct way to nurture our body, and that with each breath we are sending oxygen to different parts of our body – and of course, our brain to be able to function. Isn’t our body amazing?? So, why don’t we always treat it like that? Yes – neglecting proper breathing techniques can actually be harmful to your health and especially your workouts. It can create your body to work overtime and can restrict your ability to relax, thus stopping neurological signals being sent from your brain to preform specific tasks, such as healing a part of your body with oxygen or relaxing your muscles when practicing an intensified stretch or heavy lifting. So the question is now – how do you know when you’re breathing wrong? Well, we cover that and how to optimize your breathing in your workouts to preform at your fullest potential – so keep on reading.
We get it, some weeks the gym is impossible. Even though in your mind, you try not to make excuses, this pops up, and that takes 45 minutes longer then you thought, and you promised you’d help with that, and Jack asked you to do this … it happens. But if you don’t make it to the gym it doesn’t mean that you screw up your workout routine. If you don’t make it to the gym every week, you know, it could even work in your favor. There are so many ways to adapt a healthy lifestyle without having to commit to being in the gym with your trainer at 6am every morning, or religiously going to class after class at the gym. Often, we hit a burn out stage when our process for getting fit is too rigid. We don’t feel the benefits from working out anymore, such as the high endorphins and the glow afterwards. Instead, we feel like it’s a chore and we dread it every time. Here’s 15 ways to overcome those obstacles, and have fun doing it too.