Today I had time to drink a cup of coffee about 40 minutes before I was planning on running. Instead of running the 3 miles I had planned, I ran 4 miles because it felt good and I had the energy. Of course, I can’t be sure that the coffee (or caffeine in the coffee) […]
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What is one stretch that can help your back (especially low-back), hips, hamstrings, neck?
Answer: FORWARD FOLD.
Here is your mission, if you choose to accept it: 1 minute forward fold after waking up and before going to bed, everyday.
A forward fold is best done standing, but you can also sit down […]
“May we all be healthy and well” (IDEA Fitness Journal)
We have a May Cardio Challenge this month which goes along with this theme. May is a great month to focus on your health!! Here are all of the healthy events that are “celebrated” in May:
- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – “Aim to make […]
Let’s do a May Cardio Challenge! We’ve done this challenge the past few years, it’s a great motivation for getting summer ready!
The Challenge: DO 45min to 1hr of sustained cardio 3 times per week. Cardio means getting your heart rate up! Shoot for 120-135bpm at least. Walking, hiking or biking hills, running, […]
What?! It’s Spring already?! Time to get that booty ready for bathing suit season 😉 Although that is a great motivation, we just want you all to be healthy! Obviously, one part of being healthy is getting consistent with exercise and forming a habit. That’s where a 30-day challenge comes into play!
Squats – Form, form, […]
Happy National Nutrition Month! One whole month to focus on improving your nutrition. Honestly, I cheat because I order healthy meals from Food Made Fresh. If you don’t have time or interest in cooking your own healthy meals, there are other options. You can also find healthy ideas on the website for […]
Have you heard the term ‘Lifestyle Change’? It applies to losing weight, but it can apply to any habit you want to change or form in your life. Do you really know what that term means or (more important) how to accomplish a lifestyle change? Here is a great description of how to make a […]
Core strength or ab strength isn’t just about doing sit-ups or planks. A great way to work your core is by balancing. If you balance on one foot and keep your stomach tight, it is strengthening not just your abs (i.e., your abdominal muscles) but also your internal belt, known as your TVA or transverse […]
“Consistency Is Key” can apply to so many things… Shockingly, we are applying it to fitness. Whether you have New Year’s goals or are just always striving to be more healthy and/or fit, consistency is one of the most important aspects.
One (big) problem, it’s hard to be consistent in an ever-changing world. Second (minor) problem, […]
If you’ve followed the Healthy Advent Calendar, it has given you one exercise, stretch or diet focus to accomplish every day. The real prize is that you can use all those exercises to make up a workout… that you can do anywhere, anytime!
The diet portion you should focus on every day:
- Eat […]