If you’re trying to follow through on your plan to eat healthier this year, Super Bowl Sunday might be one of the first times you’re tempted to throw up your hands and grab a slice of pizza, a plate of buffalo wings or handful after handful of tortilla chips. Keep Reading
Most of us know what habits to avoid if we are looking to stay injury free and perform our workouts. But what we don’t realize is that there are little things that some of us do each day that can stress and strain our anatomy, impede our workout progress, and even set us up for a future injury. Keep Reading
The days of eating candy loaded with sugar, forgetting to brush our teeth every day, and flossing once in a blue moon have to be avoided as much as possible if we want to establish healthy oral hygiene. Often, we focus on making sure those teeth are white, rather than keying on what those teeth are sitting on. Keep Reading
What if I told you that you could gain more muscle mass with less training? Or retain more muscle mass with less training? And even gain/retain more strength with less training? The secret is nutrition. Keep Reading
It can often seem like there are two kinds of people in the world – flexible people and those who… well, aren’t. This distinction seems especially noticeable when you fall into the “not flexible” camp. Is it true that some people are just born stiff and tight? Keep Reading
Swimming isn’t exactly a natural activity for humans so finding the most efficient and technical way to fight the water element leads to faster swimming. There are many bad habits swimmers develop that usually stem from poor adaptation to the water. Some of these habits surface even in the most seasoned of swimmers. Keep Reading
Good blood circulation is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Your circulatory system is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to your cells and is used to filter out waste and carbon dioxide from your body. Keep Reading
Having a toned behind not only looks better than a saggy bum, but it will greatly reduce stress that is placed on the knees by distributing weight to the backside and hamstrings. Focusing on strengthening the entire leg has plenty of benefits, but chiefly reduces the possibility of injury on those beat up knees. Keep Reading
Whew is it already the start of week 3? I’ve often heard that it takes 21 days (give or take) to get into a habit of something. That means this week will be the one to really solidify what I’m doing for the long haul. I think in week one it can be a bit of a shock to your system and your old habits of eating and making poor choices have the strongest pull. Those cravings of something sweet or fattening come fast and strong, and if you’re not aware of them can easily ruin all your hard work. However, each time I’ve made a choice to resist grabbing that doughnut or deep fried item, I get stronger in my resolve and give myself more power over my own cravings. There’s something empowering about dictating what you eat and what you put in your body. I’ve found the supplements I’m taking have really had an effect on my appetite and energy level from day one. I knew going into this that it would take more than a few days for them to kick in fully and really start to notice what was happening in my body, but I feel like I know have a good system going.
This info graphic is just one of many things that I like to find online to help with my continuing education. The more information or ammunition I can get for myself, the easier it is for me to combat my cravings or a friend wanting to go get some fast food, etc. My goals and resolve to do this are stronger than any craving or peer pressure out there.
Part of sticking to a diet really has to do with your mindset and understanding of why you’re doing it. If you’re not passionate about your own health and well being a start of a diet will die quickly because you’re not invested enough in your own success. You have to constantly remind yourself all the reasons you’re doing this in the first place. If I just start going through the motions of eating good and exercising I lose motivation or only do it halfway. I have some personal notes and reasons for why I’m doing this and I would encourage you to write down all the reasons you want to lose weight. This should be a list that you look at daily, and update with new reasons as they come to you. Set up rewards for yourself when you reach milestones like 10 pounds lost, or 21 days etc. I’m going to do the same right now!
So, 2015 is upon us, and it’s time to start talking about what many Americans’ choose to have as their “New Year’s Resolution.” To exercise more. Keep Reading