Do you want to get in shape but you’re not into the whole gym scene? Wondering what you can do to get in shape?I have set out on a quest to try the different home workout videos that clam to get results if you follow them. The first three that I am going to test out and report back to you guys on are Zumba, P90X and Insanity.
With heavy loads at home and work, many of us struggle to find the balance necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle let alone keeping our bodies at peak performance. Then, the recent news reports saying that taking a multivitamin may not be good for our health after all really doesn’t help. There’s good news though! There are five essential vitamins important for staying healthy. Consuming common foods will help us get our daily doses of A B C D and K to stay in tiptop shape.
Alot of gym patrons swear by treadmills, ellipticals, and other cardio machines. They will come in a few days a week after work, hop on a cardio machine for 30-60 minutes and then head home for dinner. But they're missing a HUGE part of an active, healthy lifestyle: Strength training.
I have the good fortune of absolutely loving what I do for a living. I have always believed that life is too short to spend the majority of our time working at something that does not inspire us in some way. Sometimes it takes some creativity and a risk or two to make it happen, but finding what we are meant to do is well worth it. I believe that who we are is reflected in how we do everything- play, live, work, love... Recently, I came across this terrific quote:
We all lose motivation sometimes, but that’s no reason to quit all together. Taking a few days to a week off here and there isn’t a terrible thing, and actually it helps your body recover and rebuild. Every 3 months or so it’s good to take this mental and physical break. However, what you don’t want to do is loose your motivation all together and not come back to the gym the following week.
As we enter the 2nd half of October and start having over-busy days and fall/winter robust foods showing up in our lives - now is a good time to begin preventive-action conversations that will aid us through more pound danger zones. Feel free to share what helps you maintain your fitness and health when this time of the year rolls around.
As we become older balance, strength and flexibility play an even more important of our life. Without them independence is limited or lost. While it is never too late to begin an exercise program, the sooner the better. The ageing process begins younger in life than many think. Once adults pass physical prime in their twenties, they lose lean body mass every year. This is mostly in the form of muscle & bone. Since most people gain almost two pounds of body fat per year, the few ounces of lean tissue lost is not noticed on the scales.