Do you find that you have big fitness goals every year and each year you never quite seem to reach your objectives? One of the biggest reasons why we tend to fail to stay committed to our health and fitness goals is a lack of long-term motivation. At some point, along the way, we’re bound to derail our progress either intentionally or unintentionally. Knowing this, it’s important that we find ways to re-find our motivation to get back on track. Continue reading
If you want to stay healthy and maintain a proper body weight, then your exercise routine is going to be a central part of that. The odds are that you know that and you may be trying very hard to keep up with an active lifestyle. However, exercising takes more than just knowing that you should do it. Your enthusiasm and motivation need to stay high or you won’t get yourself out the door anymore.
There are times when you can have been very successful with a certain exercise routine for quite a while, but when it suddenly seems to be failing you. Continue reading
While working from home may sound as though it would give you the dream life, it involves a great deal more self discipline than most people expect. Not only can it be challenging to force yourself to sit down and do your work, but you also need to remember to take care of your health and your nutrition. Aside from the challenges that you can face in making sure that you always get the job done, you are also continually faced with the temptation of the refrigerator, and very little incentive to make sure that you get out and get some exercise every day.
The following tips are meant to help you to be able to stay in shape and remain healthy even when you don’t have to go any farther than a few steps down the hall for your commute from home to work. Continue reading
If you live in a part of the world where winter hits hard and stops you from being able to get out and enjoy a long, brisk walk every day, then it doesn’t mean that your only two options are to buy an expensive gym membership or to just sit on the couch for a few months and watch the pounds pack on. Instead, there are many options from which you can benefit right inside your own home, making sure that the weight will continue to come off, even if the sidewalks are impassable with ice and snow, or it has been raining cats and dogs for days. Winter weight loss can be just as possible as any other season.
Creating your own home gym experience for winter weight loss doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t need to take up a lot of space. You just need to be a bit savvy about what you’re doing. Don’t just buy everything that you see. Continue reading
We all know that if you want to be able to lose weight, exercise is going to become a regular part of your life. However, what isn’t quite as obvious is how much exercise is necessary in order to be able to drop the pounds safely and in a healthy way, but still in a way that is appropriate for an individual’s own unique fitness level. But how much exercise do you need?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has recently updated its recommendations for healthy regular exercise and has said that its old guidelines – which had said that 30 minutes, five days per week – should no longer be considered to be accurate. So, the answer to the question, “How much exercise do you need?” has changed. Continue reading
When you are trying to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, one of the first things that you will likely hear is that first thing in the morning is an important time for two basic things. Those are a nutritious breakfast and a great workout. That said, if you’re not a morning person, then when your alarm goes off, a brisk walk and a good meal are likely about as appealing to you as a root canal.
Fortunately, there are some tricks that you can use to turn yourself into a morning person, even if you have been a night owl for nearly your entire life. This will help you to be able to get more out of your life, to get your day going in a great mood, and even to lose weight in a healthier and more effective way. Continue reading