If you’re like most Americans this winter, the cold, dark, snowy and wet days have more than likely derailed your workout routine and put you in an all-around foul mood.
As the desire for sunshine, warm weather and the start of spring sports and activities starts to burn stronger, it’s the perfect time to start putting plans in action to transition from a monotonous indoor environment to an adventurous outdoor landscape.
Take Advantage of a New Season of Enthusiasm
Working out and getting fit is made up of 50 percent physical exertion and 50 percent state of mind. While both parts are equal numerically, the mind game can really impact your results if you get pulled into worrying about how you look and what others around you are thinking. Especially, when it comes to working out among others from the opposite sex.
Your trip is booked, your clothes are packed and your boarding passes are printed. What else could you need for a fun and successful trip? A workout plan!
Now that you’re more than a month into your health and fitness goals for the year, you might be thinking it’s time to spice up your workouts by inviting your spouse to join you at the gym. Before you embark on the journey of sweating with your sweetie, it’s important to take into consideration the pros and cons of working out with your spouse so you both are successful in accomplishing your health and fitness goals.
It’s that time of year again: Out with the old and in with the new. It’s also the time when many people put their nutrition in the spotlight in an effort to plan out staying healthy and fit in the New Year.
Confused by all those health/protein shakes on the market? There are certain basic ingredients that comprise a super-healthy shake and others that you should really try to avoid.
Here's a simple guide to building your own by choosing from the ingredients listed in the categories below. At a minimum I suggest choosing a fruit, a lean protein, and a liquid to build your shake:
Strength training isn’t just for body builders, fitness competitors and men. Building strength is for every mom, businesswoman and female over 30 who wants to look good, feel great and maintain or enhance her athletic capabilities. It’s the missing link to achieving the health and fitness results you want, and it’s absolutely necessary to combat the hormone imbalances, weight gain, and reduced muscle tissue and strength that are ever so common as women age into adulthood and eventually go through menopause.
If you’re coming off the holiday high feeling tired, lethargic, bloated and unfit, it’s time to pull out all the stops by using a tried and true recipe for curing the holiday hangover.
As demographics and lifestyle habits change year after year, so do the hottest exercise trends, techniques and fitness programs on the market. For 2014, the top three leading factors to influence the most popular exercises seem to be time, money and the emergence of the aging-but-still-fitness-minded Baby Boomer generation says Lori Denault, personal trainer at Fitness Together Lynnfield.
Now that the last gift boxes have been put away and the holiday decorations are starting to come down, the countdown to the New Year and a new set of resolutions is well under way.
Before you get sucked into the stress of setting New Year’s resolutions and deciding what type of bandwagon you want to jump on to lead a healthier and fit lifestyle, it’s important first and foremost to establish some solid groundwork to ensure you’re setting reasonable resolutions for yourself that can be realistically achieved