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
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
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
Let's face it, some days you just don't feel like exercising.
You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired.
But this shouldn't stop you from lacing up your shoes and heading out for a workout!
Here's a list of 13 of the top reasons to exercise now. Pull out this list and read it when you need a reminder of why exactly exercise is worth your time...
1. To Prevent Disease: Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of just about every single health prob
There's no denying that the holidays are going to arrive soon! I can tell you this with Halloween just around the corner of writing this article, then Thanksgiving and right into Christmas parties.
It's no secret that most people gain 5, 10 and even 15 pounds over the next few months. With all the parties, special meals and edible gifts, weight gain is pretty much inevitable...right?
Not So fast!!!
I've come up with a survival strategy to keep the holiday pounds from
Less than 1% of the formerly obese will maintain weight loss for more than a year, according to a study conducted in the UK in 2015. Specifically this broke down to just 1 man out of 210 and 1 woman out of 124. Does this mean that once fat we are all doomed to stay fat? Participants in the study were told to eat less and move more, a method that failed to deliver long-term results. Clearly this sound bite advice wasn’t enough. Now I could launch into a debate over whether or
As you age, your body naturally tends to lose muscle and gain fat as your metabolism begins to slow down. When you exercise, you give a boost to your metabolism that can help reverse or prevent this process. It helps your body to function the way it is supposed to by increasing circulation, maintaining flexibility and increasing endurance. Exercise also controls your moods. When you exercise, natural chemicals are released into the body that can help fight depression, stress
A common complaint for many aspiring exercisers is that they can't find the time to work out. Even if time is an issue for you, chances are you can find the time to do a few simple exercises every other day. Use the following simple but effective exercises to create a solid daily routine that you can complete on your lunch break or during the morning or evening hours. Squats: are a great way to tone your butt and legs. Even better, the simplicity of a squat makes it an exerci
Your pregnancy is a wonderful time in your life, but it really takes a toll on your body. You may be anxious to get your previous baby body back, and this article will give you some great tips for getting back in shape after you deliver your precious little baby. Getting back to your fitness routine is probably not the first thing on your mind, with all the welcomed chaos a new baby's arrival brings, but you are probably still thinking about getting back into shape. Before yo
If you are interested in developing a strength training routine for getting stronger, leaner and more toned, this article has several tips to help you along the way. You can develop your muscles and increase your strength, leading to a healthier body. You need to do a combination of exercises to gain the greatest benefit to your body. This means that you need to combine strength training with cardiovascular exercise. By doing so, you will maximize your efforts. Perform a high
Feeling Stressed? You’re Not Alone!
Stress is an inevitable part of our modern existence. Whether you’re the CEO of a large company, a Kindergarten teacher or a construction worker, you have stress to deal with. We all have bills to pay, relationships to maintain and challenges to get through.
But you don’t have to let it get the best of you. How can you turn your stress-filled life on its head?
With one of the best weapons against stress: exercise.
When stress is
Although many people plan to get fit every year, very few do. One of the primary reasons people don't improve their fitness is that they think they need to go to the gym to get in shape. Going to the gym is great if you can find the time and you have the time to go regularly, but you can get in better shape without ever setting foot inside a gym. Don't let your inability to join a gym stop you from achieving the fitness level you deserve. Start working out in your own home at
At first glance, the BOSU ball doesn’t look like the best piece of equipment for a cardio workout. It’s bouncy, unstable and definitely not an ideal platform for performing rapid movements on. However, don’t let the BOSU ball’s appearance deceive you. With a little thought and creativity this innovative fitness device can be used to create some pretty solid cardio workouts and boost your balance at the same time. In this article I help get you started by providing you with an
Everyone pretty much wants good things for themselves in life: a positive outlook, a strong sense of self, a disease-free body…a healthy body weight.
Despite our best intentions, a recent report suggests that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of adults may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
With all the advances in medicine, how could this possibly be true? The blame falls squarely on today’s toxic food environment.
You know how every pharmaceutical commercial ends with a laundry list of possible side effects? The ailments that we could possibly experience if we take it are silently weighed against the possible benefits of the drug. Well, turns out that exercise and good nutrition also come with a laundry list of side effects... My hope is that by reading the 5 Side Effects of Fat Loss below, you’ll feel the driving motivation that you need to jump into fitness with both feet, and that y