Not only can it lead to a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, digestive issues, and chronic aches/pains … Stress can ALSO inhibit you from reaching your weight loss or fitness goals due to increased cortisol levels.
Week after week, grocery shopping inevitably makes it onto our to-do list. In some cases, we might find ourselves at the store every few days. So, how can this weekly chore become less painful, less expensive, and less time-consuming?
You’re exhausted, you’re no longer making progress and regardless of how hard you work… your performance is actually on the decline. If this sounds familiar, it doesn’t mean you should work harder… these are signs of OVERTRAINING.
Keeping weight in check is hard any time of year, let alone over the holidays when we’re thrown off our regular routines and food choices. But it’s far from impossible. Here are some solutions to that provide all the deliciousness, but save you on the guilt.
As long as you’re moving, you’re elevating your heart rate, keeping your muscles engaged and metabolism stoked. And all of these factors equal calories burned. Every effort counts and should be celebrated.
Before you are conditioned for it, running is hard and sometimes downright miserable. Here are a few tips that can help you through that initial phase of suck and into the holy grail of being a happy runner.
Foam rolling is great not only for athletes… but for the average person as well! If you sit for a good part of your day (desk job, long commutes, students, etc) you likely end the day feeling tired, sore and tight.
Although fat got a bad rap in the carb-crazy ‘90s, fat is actually very important to a healthy diet, especially for women! Fat comes in two main forms: unsaturated and saturated fat. Unsaturated fats are oils — the kind that are fluid at room temperature (such as olive and avocado oils). Saturated fats are solid at room temperature (think butter or coconut oil).
It seems that no matter what exercises you do, regardless of what diet you try…. that belly just doesn’t seem to tighten or flatten. To make matters worse, you might even (insert face cringe) - leak a bit when you run, jump, sneeze, or even laugh. You start to feel defeated and begin accepting that this is all just part of normal “mom life” and (gulp)… the “mom bod.”
Through modifications of portion control, ingredient swap, and practicing moderation, here are a few tips to keep alcohol on the “lower cal/less guilt” side… and ultimately, MOST IMPORTANTLY and a part of your life.
I finally found my way to a yoga class to appease my client, and wow what an incredible experience it was! I quickly discovered that yoga is very much in alignment with my idea of a great workout. What surprised me the most was all of the benefits I gained through yoga practice that left me saying, “I wish I started doing yoga a long time ago!”
“Flexible dieting”, or “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM), provides a more sustainable solution to living a healthy lifestyle. This approach allows people to stick to foods they enjoy, and offers flexibility when traveling or in social settings. Flexible dieting revolves around tracking your macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates), as well as total caloric intake. It’s important to be mindful of micronutrients as well, including daily recommended fiber intake.
Has preparing for a fitness competition been on your bucket list? Or maybe you’ve just seen images of fitness competitions and wonder what it is all about. There are so many aspects to talk about, but here are a few things to get started.
Likely, the resolution was made in a moment of passion (or frustration), a desire for change without a real clear vision or intent of what it would take to get there. If that sounds familiar, let’s talk about how YOU can make your Fitness Resolution for 2018 STICK!