That moment when you realize that it’s time to do something about your weight. It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scale. Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return…along with all the frustration. Then you wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you’ll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever. The answer is not to go on anoth
Want proof that the habits you keep make all of the difference? Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.” John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” And Aristotle noticed that, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” It’s pretty clear that the habits you adopt will shape who you are. What are your habits? Do you eat the same thing for lunch, go through the sam
Spring break has come and gone and summer now looms on the horizon…and with it that dreaded moment when you’ll find yourself shopping for a bathing suit. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before hitting the beach. Do these 5 things NOW to quickly get yourself into bikini shape… 1. Eat more Veggies: Your mom was right, eating vegetables really is a good idea, especially when preparing to shimmy into a bathing suit. Why? There are a couple of reasons.
Your basic ab crunch is good, but isn’t the only effective way to get toned abs. It simply doesn’t activate your core muscles to the extent that other exercises do, it can sometimes hurt your back, and the small motion doesn’t do much by way of calorie burning. So why are you still just doing crunches? What the basic ab crunch does have going for it is its no-equipment, on-the-go nature. You could plop down onto the ground in a park, a hotel room, at the beach or at the gym
How often has your sweet tooth ruined your clean diet? Yes, sweet are delicious and tempting, but will get you into pants that are another size larger. And into your doctor’s office for another lecture. And into a body that you are ashamed of. The life-long repercussions of a diet filled with too much sugar far outweigh the momentary pleasure. To help you conquer your sugar craving once and for all, I’ve identified 5 sweets you should ditch, and a healthy substitute for each.
I’ve got just the no-fail fat loss plan to get you there. Follow these 5 steps to transform your body over the next 12 weeks… 1. Go Gluten Free: Going gluten free for a couple of months is such a simple way to accelerate fat loss. Just think of all the extra carbs and calories that you’ll be saving yourself from. And it’s not so bad, once you get used to it. Wrap sandwiches and burgers in lettuce or on top of a pile of greens. 2. Exercise 5 Times Each Week: Take the next few
To keep fit, you don’t need all the expensive equipment found in infomercials. Miracles happen if you work hard for them. More calories burned off during the day than eaten is the key to making weight loss and fitness work for you. An effective and totally free way of improving your fitness is with burpee exercises.
A burpee workout is the ultimate toning, weight loss and cardiovascular exercise system. No expense needed – just a good hard exercise program to help you lose
The capacity to maintain the needed intensity for a particular sport or activity is called endurance fitness. There are four basic kinds of endurance: aerobic, anaerobic, speed and strength. Aerobic endurance is built up through interval and constant running. While at work, the body is supplying the oxygen and energy needed to meet the necessary demands to perform an activity. Water and carbon dioxide are released through exhaling and sweating. When a person’s body needs to u
Throughout the year, we often see low-calorie diets advertised as the answer to all our weight loss problems. Almost everybody has been on a diet at some point in their lives, whether this is an attempt to lose weight, a requirement due to an allergy, or simply a new lifestyle habit. However, some diets aren’t always the best options. We often hear about low-calorie diets, but what is the problem with these diets and why are we so often advised against following them? What is
It’s always a good idea to think about your health and the preventative measures that you can take in order to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. Two of the most common health problems are heart disease and strokes. Heart disease is fatal for over 600,000 per year in the United States, and almost 800,000 will suffer a stroke. Therefore, it’s important to consider the changes that you could make in order to prevent heart disease and strokes. 1. Eating a healthy balance
Getting fit at a regular gym can be difficult. First, gym memberships get you into a long term contract. Second, it can take a significant amount of time to travel to your gym – which is a reason why so many people join a gym and then can’t be bothered to go. It’s one thing to get the momentum to want to go to the gym and another to actually get there! Luckily, all of these drawbacks can be avoided if you create a home gym for yourself. By working out in the comfort of your o
While most people realize that exercising on a regular basis is a requirement to stay in good shape and be physically fit, many people end up overlooking some of the most important exercises. For those looking to being in good physical condition, incorporating a strong core workout into your exercise routine a few times per week is very important. Strong core exercises will provide you with a variety of different benefits.
While most people correlate having a strong core
How to CRUSH a Fitness Challenge One of the best ways to make a dramatic improvement in your body and your fitness level is to participate in a challenge. It is a chance to take a hard look at where you currently stand with your weight and conditioning, and to set a goal with an end date for making big changes and progress. It’s your opportunity to produce really impressive “before” and “after” photos. Do you have what it takes to stick with a challenge all the way through? W
You wake up each morning with every intention of eating “good” today. You’ll skip the drive thru line on your way to work. You’ll refuse to get fast food with co-workers at lunch. You’ll boycott the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. And you won’t even think about having dessert after dinner. But then your cravings kick in… Your friend drops by with a big fluffy muffin and a latte for breakfast. A group of co-workers invite you to that greasy spoon down the street for lunc
Are you feeling reluctant to create New Year’s Resolutions? After years of failed resolutions past, I don’t blame you. However, if you pick the right resolutions, you’ll face the New Year head on, ready to make good on your big plans from January 1 all the way to December 31. What kind of resolutions will you actually keep this year? Good question. Here are seven resolutions that you can keep and that will help you achieve big strides towards your fitness goals in 2019: Resol
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, New Year’s resolutions are a good thing. If you struggle to believe that, it’s probably because of a history of failed resolutions. This year, however, you owe it to yourself to become the new person you want to be. Not in order to impress other people. You’re going to do it to remind yourself that yes, you can do whatever you put your mind to—you can become a better person. Ready to get started on the road to a new you? Keep reading to find out what you
Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year and to getting everything that you want out of 2019!
Today you have a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities.
How will you harness your potential to create the very best you? I recommend using the teachings of Dr. Maxwell Maltz in his legendary book ‘The New Psycho-Cybernetics’.
Dr. Maltz created the original science of self improvement and success, so who better to turn t
Wanting to drop pounds but not able to? There are few things more frustrating than wanting to be slimmer and to tone your body, without any success. Read the following 7 Reasons Your Weight Won’t Budge to discover what is standing in your way and how to quickly and easily begin your fat loss journey. Reason #1: Your Mind Your mind is your number one ally when it comes to achieving your goals. However, until your mind has been programmed for success, it will do more to derail
Everyone wants to have a better looking body. Whether you are man or a woman, having great looking abs is a great way to improve your self-image and confidence. After reading the advice in this article, you will have a better understanding of how to get the abs you have been dreaming of. Just follow these simple steps and you will have a better-looking body in little to no time at all. The first thing you need to consider when trying to improve your abs is how your diet is af
Exercising during your pregnancy has numerous benefits, both for you as well as your child. Many women who maintain a regular exercise routine while pregnant report to feeling less stressed, are less likely to develop diabetes as a result of their pregnancy, and often have an easier labor and delivery. If your plan is to continue exercising during your pregnancy, we commend you! This article will let you know what you need to do, as well as what you should avoid, to have a he