Exercise that was once considered the most effective way to look younger, get leaner and more fit…now linked to accelerated aging, inflammation and chronic age-related diseases. (Plus, what you can do instead to slow the aging process down to a crawl — so you can burn off age-related weight..and look and feel YEARS younger!) According to science, there’s a difference between chronological age and biological age, which means you can be 50 years old and literally have a body of a 40 year old. I’m sure you’ve met someone that not only looks 10 years younger, but has boundless energy […]
Baby, it’s cold outside…so you better just stay inside, bundled up, and skip your workout right? Wrong! It is possible to exercise outside, all year long! We’ve rounded up some tips to help you stay fit through these cold winter months and a few occasions when you should stay inside instead. 1. WARM-UPS ARE A MUST A proper warm-up is the precursor to any quality workout but it is more important than ever when you workout outdoors in cool or cold conditions. ‘Always start with a warm up! Don’t skip it because you are cold and want to jump into […]
Trust your body’s instincts Not long ago, my husband and three of our kids went charging up Mount Katahdin—think of it as New England’s mini Mount Everest. I’d spent months hiking with friends to make sure I was in shape and, at the start, hustled to keep pace with our teenagers as we hauled ourselves up the steep boulders. But within a couple of hours I was straggling; they leapt past me like giddy mountain goats while I carefully picked my way up the rocks. Was I disappointed? Actually, no. I felt smart. My 40-something body was telling me how […]
You see, to me there are more than just form and technique mistakes that people are doing in the gym that are holding them back from really getting the best workout they can. That’s too simple. What about the bad habits, or personality?! Ever think those things could kill your workout? I see bad form and terrible technique all the time but it’s the little things to me that can add up to become bigger little things…you smell me? After doing a bit of thinking I started to compile a list of some mistakes that I know people do all […]
One good action begets another, and something as simple as added movement can have profound effects on your weight, your health, and your life. We saw this first-hand when we talked with a woman who lost 100 pounds and 10 dress sizes started with walking. Again, we heard this from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, whose top weight-loss tip was getting 10K steps each day. Walking is also part of LISS cardio, which stands for low-intensity sustained state – one of the most effective ways to burn fat! Your improved cardiovascular health will serve as an endurance booster, meaning you will […]
You know you should exercise. What you might not know is that you need to this at work, or – even better — during work. Our best intentions can easily fall by the wayside when they meet the realities of a packed schedule, bad weather and a comfortable couch. How about skipping that trip to the gym and exercising right at the office instead. Not only does working out at work save you time (and help you avoid the temptations of your living room), it’s also a great way to boost your professional performance, according to recent research out Leeds […]
The reality is you have more control over your lifespan than you may think. Genetics only play a small role in how long you live. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average life expectancy is 78.8 years. If you want to live to the average, or surpass it, you should start making changes in your life now. The secrets to living longer go far beyond the obvious acts of eating healthy and reducing stress. Simple things such as improving your oral hygiene, making new friends and getting enough sleep all play a role in how long you […]
The start of a new year, new semester, prom season, summer season, or a relative’s wedding. All of these occasions can be a reason for people to start losing weight. Some choose juice cleanses or swapping their carb-heavy meals with super-healthy salads while others go straight to the gym for an intense cardio session. You’ve probably also heard the old wives’ tale of calories in vs. calories out as the equation for weight loss, and are also probably aware it’s not that simple. Unfortunately, there are still people that convince themselves exercise alone will help them shed off that unwanted […]
Are you one of those millions of people who want to reduce belly fat? Are you trying to lose weight without joining a gym with a high price? If so, follow this simple 10-minute cardiovascular fitness routine developed by Mike Geary, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. By pushing yourself for just 10 minutes you can burn 150 calories. Here are some steps you can take to reduce belly fat in the comfort of your own home! The first two minutes. You focus on burning fat by doing Jump Rope. Begin by performing two jumps for each turn of the rope. For […]
Getting in shape is a popular New Year’s resolution. So, millions of gym memberships are originated at the start of each year. However, most gym memberships are underused. In fact, only 18% of health club members attend their gym regularly. The main reason for underuse is, yes, you guessed it: lack of motivation. But it’s also true that if you don’t like your gym, you’ll be unlikely to drop in much. So if you’re in the market for a ‘new you’, let’s take a look at some of the factors you’ll want to consider when choosing your gym or health […]
We’ve all heard it time and time again. You need 20-30 minutes of exercise at least three times per week. It’s a great formula for a healthy lifestyle, but is it completely necessary? With people getting busier and busier they’re looking for faster ways to bolster their health. The good news is that the 10-minute workout can be beneficial for you! However, it’s not as clear cut as you’d hope. Walking around the block for 10-minutes a day isn’t going to accomplish weight-loss goals. But when you swap out the walking for running, now you’re on to something.  As Tamilee Webb, […]
Physical exercise, especially aerobic exercise, will increase your brain’s information-processing power as well as improve memory function. According to a study from the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Georgia, you will only need 20 minutes a day to start reaping the benefits. But how does the brain scientifically improve through exercise? Here are 4 ways it does just that.   1. Anti-Depressant Exercise releases endorphins and euphoric sense of bliss that is often described as a “Runner’s High”. You can have the same experience. What’s more, studies have shown that exercise can even reduce symptoms in the […]
With summer in full-swing, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself for a healthy and successful season. Summer may seem like the easiest season to stay healthy and happy. But there are some key daily practices that are often overlooked. No worries! We’ve compiled several health-conscious tips for you and yours to keep in mind while you enjoy this summer season.   1. Good Hydration Drink water as often as you can and not just during physical activities. Heat exhaustion and even heat stroke are a direct result of lack of fluids. Consistently sip water throughout the day to avoid […]
We’ve just rounded out the half-way mark for 2015! How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you’re like me, you’ve probably slipped a little since January and that’s okay. With the July 4th weekend safely in your rear-view mirror, now is a great time to refresh and get your lifestyle back on track! Here are a few simple things you can do to be a bit healthier this summer season and beyond.   1. Be Fresh There aren’t many rivals to the natural power of fresh air. Activities as simple as a 15-minute walk around the block or […]
Making use of strength training to lose weight is sometimes overlooked, especially by women, because they are worried they’ll get too bulky. But it takes a lot of work and specialized training to bulk up and look like a body builder. If you include an aspect of strength training into your overall weight loss training program you’re not going to build up bulky muscles. Here are 5 benefits of strength training to lose weight.   1. You Burn More Calories. The main advantage about resistance or strength training to lose weight is that you’ll burn more calories. Cardio exercise does […]
When you decide to start running you have got a lot of questions on your mind. How do I start running? What should I wear? Is it okay if I walk occasionally?In this article I will provide you with an overview of a few important beginner running tips.  Quote of the Week: “Make everyday your masterpiece” - John Wooden   Beginner Running Tip 1 : It is never too late to start running It does not matter how old you are, exercise is good for you. It has been proven in many scientific studies that regular exercise provides you with […]
Setting realistic goals for ourselves can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to our health. Once goals are set, many people find themselves becoming impatient with the lack of quick results and give up after a few months or even days. When it comes to the body, it’s important to remember that just because you can’t see the changes your body is making, doesn’t mean changes are not being made. Keeping a fitness journal will allow you to track changes and visually see results when a mirror or scale is telling you otherwise. If you’re not seeing changes […]
Your family is so important to you and so is their health. You really want to be a great parent and spouse and help each member become fit and healthy so they can live their lives fully.There is so much information about health and fitness today that you can become overwhelmed by everything, and you end up feeling more confused than when you started. There are countless books written by experts in the health field as well as many trainers having their own websites which you can join and get help and meet other people.   Quote of the Week: […]
Are you out of fuel by 3 pm? If you are like many American’s you find yourself struggling to finish out the day. You are tired, lethargic, and out of energy. If you suffer from low energy levels, there are many things that you can do to help boost your energy levels naturally. These include exercise, diet, and avoiding energy zappers throughout the day. So spend a few minutes reading through the natural energy boosters- and start living life to the fullest again! Quote of the Week: “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has […]
When I tell people what I do for a living, many will tell me they wish they had the time to exercise, but just can’t seem to fit it in. This is one of the biggest excuses people give for not making exercise a part of their life. However, we all have time for the things we feel are important enough. Many people actually have more time than they think. Research now supports breaking increased activity into 10-minute blocks, which anyone can do without even thinking about it. Quote of the Week: “To enjoy the glow of good health, you […]