Develop Your 6 Pack Without Causing Injury

Dreaming of having tight, six-pack abs that turn heads? If so, exercising is a key component to your chiseled abs. Be careful though, overdoing it can cause injury, bulk up muscles you want looking lean, and might sideline plans to lose weight while improving muscle tone and strength. I often see people focusing too much on their abs. This will lead to your frustration! Avoid overworking the abs … [Read more...]

Your Early Morning Workout…Can You Do It? Yes…You Can Create Your New Body!

It can be hard enough to wake up knowing there’s a full day’s worth of work just waiting to be conquered. Add in the prospect of an early morning workout and the propensity to hit that snooze alarm is pretty likely to rise, right? If it’s time to beat that stay-in-bed mentality and fit a workout into your morning routine, there are ways to make the process a whole lot easier to get going. It’s not … [Read more...]

One of the Best Ways to Crunch Your Abs…Laugh… A Lot!

Trying to get healthy, get and stay fit, and enjoy life more? That’s what we all want, right? Diet and exercise will only take you so far. If it’s time for an added boost, just laugh … a lot! Laughing is life preserving and definitely therapeutic. Laughing is a great exercise for the body, mind, and the soul. When a person is happy and laughs heartily the action releases endorphins. These are the … [Read more...]

Stress Can Seriously Prevent You From Losing Unwanted Pounds

If you’ve been trying to eat right to lose weight, but haven’t seen the results you’re after it might be time to check your stress levels. Stress, if left out of control, can seriously harm your chances of successfully shedding pounds and reaching your goals. It can also cause a host of other problems you don’t want to deal with! So, why is stress a roadblock for weight loss? Stress in and of … [Read more...]

Working Out Your Core Is Essential, But a Whole Body Routine Is Critical

All too often, we try to target our workouts to take care of problem spots. Big thighs, flabby arms, fat rear ends and other very specific areas get the bulk of our exercise attention while the core is overlooked. The truth is this is not a wise way to proceed if real results are desired. Targeting is fine to some degree, but it won’t get the job done on its own. The core – the back and stomach … [Read more...]

Why You Need Restorative Sleep

Your entire body suffers from a lack of REM sleep (rapid eye movement sleep). This is restorative in nature, so if weight loss and health and fitness are concerns you need to prioritize ample amounts of REM sleep. Even the best diet and exercise plans can be easily derailed if REM sleep is neglected or even sleep in general. Medical researchers say that poor sleep is one of the most prevalent … [Read more...]

Your Feet, Legs, and Hips- Definitely Your Foundation Should Serve You A Lifetime

Getting your lower body strong and keeping your legs and hips fit for your lifetime is essential for your daily life. From running and cycling to just lifting heavy objects around the house, the legs especially your hips provide a firm foundation for getting it all done. When your lower body is weak, your performance in life tends to be, as well. Coming up with viable, easy and repeatable actions … [Read more...]

Are Your Workouts Engaging, Challenging, and Motivating? Find Your Right Level!

Starting a workout routine and sticking with it is hard. Stopping one after it’s become your habit and your results are becoming evident can be even harder. Even so, it can sometimes be very important to take a breather now and again. As much as you would like to get your results quickly, workout burnout could just strike if you push your body too much! What is Workout Burnout? Workout burnout … [Read more...]

When You’re On The Road Are You Struggling With Your Food Choices?

Establishing a healthy pattern or sticking to a routine when you’re trying to lose weight and get into shape can be tough. It can be even tougher when eating out and traveling at the same time. You have to develop and practice strategies that will empower you to make good choices. Just because you’re trying to lose weight and get healthier, however, doesn’t mean you need to skip meals out with … [Read more...]

A Successful Fitness Routine Does Not Have To Be Complicated

The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. You must be ready to challeng e yourself. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true. Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. Getting fit should be fun and energizing, so don’t let fear stand in the way and … [Read more...]