The most important healthy habit is to have a healthy lifestyle… but that is a little vague and broad. Let’s think of something that is a little more attainable and defined. Fifty health coaches brainstormed this topic and agreed that this is the most important habit you should have to lose weight:
Of course we are going to promote the benefits of exercise for overall health, but that also includes improving brain function. When you exercise regularly, it can act as a natural anti-depressant and lead to improved memory and learning, as well as slower brain aging. So many benefits for regular exercise!
Here’s all the exciting details:
One of the challenges about swimming is having access to a pool or body of water for swimming. The other challenge is, it’s hard. It’s a mental and physical challenge to swim laps back and forth. One way to combat the mental challenge is to have a workout plan, as opposed to just swimming laps […]
Want to burn a few extra calories? Whether you made it to the gym or had to skip your workout, there are always days when we’d like to burn a few extra calories. Not to use it as an excuse to eat more calories though 😉
Get in the Mile
Typically, it takes one mile of walking […]
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) […]
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 […]