The Serious Bodies Still Use the Stairs!

You walk up to an elevator and notice the sign for the stairs close by. You stop and consider the options but decide to press the up button and take the ride to where you’re going. You’ve chose the easy way. Come on, admit it; you’ve done this! If you’re trying to get into shape, however, going for the ride might not be doing you any favors. Using the stairs whenever possible instead of an … [Read more...]

Running Can Break You Down Or Keep You Fit!

Running can be a fantastic way to engage your fitness and endurance. It’s also an outstanding cardiovascular booster that can help you stay in shape. Unfortunately, running can also be pretty hard on your body whether you choose to run outdoors and take in the scenery or you use a treadmill in a gym or the comfort of your own home. Injuries, sometimes rather serious ones, can plague runners and … [Read more...]

Are You Ready to Lean Out and Become Stronger, More Capable, and Feel Great?

Losing weight and losing fat are similar, but they do have some clear distinctions. When you’re shooting for losing fat, toning up and building muscle is one of the most helpful things you can do. Learning how to build muscle, however, is not exactly as easy as it sounds. You have to train effectively as well as consume enough calories to get your muscles to grow. Muscle mass is extremely useful … [Read more...]

How Much Exercise Is Right For You?

Think exercising isn’t for you? How about finding the right kind of exercise as well as the right amount? Because even a little bit of movement over the course of a week can go a long way toward improving your health in 2013 while boosting your energy levels. Discovering what’s right for you will benefit you the most. Researchers at Oklahoma State University have discovered that even two workouts … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]