"I signed up for a 5k in 3 months, i have never run a 5k before"
"I am in a wedding next year and I would like to lose some weight for the event"
"My doctor told me that I need to start being healthier"
"I can't take this back pain anymore"
"I wish I wasn't so tired trying to keep up with my kids"
The starting line can be a very emotional place.
Some of my UNM Stress Management students have struck gold on stress reduction techniques at our half-way class point, and others are still waiting to find their "solution".
Here are some thoughts on "Journeys and Journals". Our path lengths are all varied, but continue to "seek and you shall find!" ;D
I write about nutrition a great deal. Nutrition is such an important part of your health. Although exercise is part of the equation, nutrition is 70% of it. However, working out and exercising efficiently can really improve your overall body image, composition, cardiovascular and muscular endurance. If you can get your GI tract working with your major skeletal, muscular and nervous systems you will be amazed at the results. First, and foremost, start eating healthier.
Have you been working out consistently and eating healthier but have yet to see any weight loss results? If so, there may be a few reasons why you aren't reaching your weight loss goals.Artificial Sweeteners: Those who like soda and want to cut calories may choose diet sodas, but diet sodas can make it harder to lose weight.
How are you? Have you been eating well? One of my favorite things to eat is...Baked potato topped with..4 Cooked Egg WhitesAvocadoTomatoCucumbersCooked Peas and Yellow SquashSalt/PepperTakes about 10 min to prepareEnjoy!!
What a person typically looks for from a personal trainer when they seek one out is typically different from what they look for from a yoga teacher. Just so the usual image of that a trainer looks and acts like tends to be different. Less so today, when there is so much overlap, with trainers starting to teach yoga, and yoga teachers offering individualized services that are more westernized than they used to be.
I work with a lot of runners and we debate this topic a lot. Some people who run as their primary mode of exercise feel that if they go for a long walk, it isn't really exercise, some feel it is. And I respond to both groups, walking is better than nothing!
If your walk raises your heart rate higher than your normal resting heart rate, than it is considered exercise.
If you are taking a walk at a nice slow pace with the intention of just getting up to move around for a few minutes, that is considered a easy form of exercise.
Discomfort from too much sitting? Inactive glutes? Buttock and leg pain? Though small in size, the piriformis could have a big impact on keeping the human movement system moving smoothly. Addressing an overactive piriformis may be part of the solution.
Cinnamon is best known as a spice, sprinkled on toast and lattes. But, extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have also been used traditionally as medicine throughout the world. Lab studies have found that cinnamon may reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria.