A quality, balanced exercise program should include aerobic exercise, resistance training, stretching exercises and balance training. Many individuals are familiar with the first three types of exercise, but working on improving balance is sometimes overlooked. Benefits of good balance include improved agility and motor control in sports, as well as in daily activities. Improved balance is thought to decrease lower extremity injury rates in several types of athletes. And as we age, the risk and fear of falling can negatively impact our quality of lif
How often have we said to ourselves I should do this but "not today", is it a grand assumption that tomorrow is our decision. Well for me, I am learning to work to do all I can TODAY! Be motivated to accomplish your goals, get one step closer to the place you have envisioned yourself to be. Not Today? well, how about not waiting until tomorrow.
It's about this time that I hear many students say , "I'm bored with my workout and don't have many options". Here is some of what I tell them to beat winter workout boredom:Whether you have a gym membership or a home gym, now is the time to spice up your indoor cardio routine.Make a cardio medley by picking three different cardio machines, or circuits, and workout on each for 10 minutes or so. This is a great alternative to just getting on the same machine for certain length of time.
Somehow I neglected to blog about week two of my Daniel Fast/Vegan diet. Oops :) So, let me tell you about the completion of week three! I am LOVING my food....I'm still not wanting any meat - not craving it at all!!! Again, with the omission of meat, I just have to be aware of my protein intake. I discovered that I prefer almond milk over soy milk. Almond milk is lower in calories; however, it is also lower in grams of protein so I lost some protein with that choice. My breakfast choices alternate between oatmeal with fresh apples/walnuts/cinna
A client of mine came into today to train and was extremely stressed out about a career move that could potentially make him a lot of money, but would require him to use even more of his time each day. He already works a 60 hour week and makes enough money now to support his family and save for his retirement. His current career already has caused sleep issues and a stomach digestion problem and now he is considering adding more onto his plate. He wants to make enough money to put towards his future, but at what cost? Is any of that going to be worth it in
Ok, don't judge...I enjoy watching The Vampire Diaries. Now you're thinking, what does that have to do with exercise, nutrition, healthy living? Nothing! Except that during last week's episode they did something interesting. While trying to "leave their past behind" and become the person they knew they could or wanted to be, they wrote their obituary, had a going away party and said "good-bye" to their old self. Literally, they said good-bye..."Here lies _______, she was a good friend,...."