Between Friendsgivings, cheerful yuletide gatherings, and New Year’s Eve extravaganzas, the holidays are a gauntlet of temptation for those interested in eating healthy and staying fit. Maintaining good habits while surrounded by treats takes planning, willpower, and a dose of stubborn diligence.
Ah, summertime. Summer entertaining, traveling, and summer nights…. who doesn’t love summer? Summer is a great time of year, but summer often leads to unhealthy eating, sleeping less, and fewer workouts. Once school time rolls around we are all craving more structure and routine.
It’s important to get your kiddos back into a routine, but it can be even more crucial for you to get back into a routine. Planning ahead and organization is key to hectic weekdays. From sleep schedules, introducing a new workout routine, to meal planning, we wanted to compile a list of routines to introduce this school year that will help your mind, body, soul... and sanity.
The more you plan and schedule the more likely you will follow through with your new routine.
Work toward the body you envision yourself having doesn't stop when you fall asleep. Improving your health and physical appearance is a 24-hour process, and understanding that your body does important work while you rest is one of the keys to more efficient progress toward your physical fitness goals. How you act on that knowledge can have a significant impact on your goals as well.
Diet and weight loss advice often repeats the same theme like a sacred mantra: take in fewer calories than you burn through exercise, and watch excess weight melt away. Many misinterpret this advice as, “eat less (or nothing) to maximize calories burned through exercise, and watch the weight fall off.” While the fundamental idea behind weight loss is there, this misunderstanding about how to maximize calories burned and weight lost can have a profound impact on your health.
You want to get the most of your workout, and doing that actually starts before you exercise. Taking the right pre-workout energy supplements can give you greater focus, and increase your energy and endurance levels for better results. Many people reach for an energy drink for that quick boost, but should you drink an energy drink, or opt for pre-workout supplements instead? Here are some details about both to help you decide.
Making New Year’s Resolutions is probably one of the strangest “holiday traditions” in the United States. It’s not really about the holidays at all, of course; it’s really about personal self-improvement which coincides with the start of the New Year. No matter the reason, approximately 40 percent of Americans make these resolutions each year. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of them will actually achieve their goals.
It’s the time of year you’ve looked forward to for months. It’s a time for family, food, and fun. The holidays can be a wondrous time of year, but they can also be the source of your greatest stress. Planning trips, shopping, cooking and finishing up certain projects before the end of the year can make you forget that you are supposed to be appreciating your time rather than exhausting it.
Have you pulled out your "winter clothes" yet? With the days getting cooler and shorter, it won't be long before you'll need them. Back in March, when you last wore your winter clothes, you might have noticed they were getting snug. That’s because most of us put on some weight over the winter—sometimes as much as seven pounds! If this has you concerned, here are some tips to help you maintain your current weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle through the winter.
Over the past few years, healthy eating has taken the lead over fad diets for people who want to change their appearance and lifestyle. However, all the talk about which foods are healthy and which foods are not, has made healthy eating confusing.
Life is busy. School, work, kids, walking the dog - they take an enormous amount of time. It's enough to make a person forget about good nutrition. When bad eating habits are formed, they are often hard to break. So as you find yourself cutting corners to save time, instill a few healthy habits along the way.