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 … [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 … [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...]

Fitness Routines Should Be Unique And Challenging For You

Your best friend works out six days a week, looks great and is almost ready for that upcoming marathon. You’re ready to start working out, but that routine sounds too intense to meet your tastes. How can you select a fitness routine that fits you, your lifestyle and your personal physical abilities? The key lies in selecting a routine that does, in fact, fit your personal needs. It’s best to … [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 … [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...]

Are Squats The Best Exercise For You?

Are you about ready to give up on squats all together since you’re not seeing the results you want? Squatting is an amazing exercise for you if you have adequate range of motion of the ankle, knee, and hip. But there’s a pretty good chance you’re missing out on the benefits of this exercise or causing yourself pain and injury if you’re just too tight to gain the proper form to produce effective … [Read more...]