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Why You Should Put Yourself First

Aug 28, 2019 Wellness

These days, people are busier than ever, and when you have a spouse, relatives, coworkers, friends and children in the mix, your responsibilities to others can make you feel pulled in many directions. And while it may seem like giving everything you have to everyone around you is the answer to keeping those in your life happy, it’s actually the opposite that can truly fill everybody up — investing in yourself first. 

The Importance of Strength Training for Senior Citizens

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jun 11, 2019 Strength

Gone are the days of thinking that when you reach a certain age you need to slow down your activity levels. In fact, now we know that senior citizens who are active and who exercise regularly are staying healthy, happy, functional and mobile for much longer than those who aren’t. 

Five Ways to Get Your Cardio Done Outdoors This Spring

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Apr 23, 2019 Cardio

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to get outside and get your heart-rate up with some classic cardiovascular exercising. We think the following methods of movement in the sunshine will be a breath of fresh air for your fitness routine and will be fun too.

The Top Five Exercises You Can do to Reduce Your Stress

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Apr 10, 2019 Wellness

While some people wear stress as a badge of honor, we know that too much stress can lead to a host of health issues that can negatively affect your life. That’s why, in honor of Stress Awareness Month this April, we wanted to share the best exercises you can do to reduce your stress.

Five Simple and Healthy Snacks with Protein

Fitness Tips | Fitness Together Overland Park Mar 25, 2019 Nutrition

Snacking has a bad reputation, and that’s because so many “snack foods” are full of processed ingredients, sugar, additives and calories — and those store-bought packaged goods aren’t doing your health goals any favors. Here are some tasty and healthy higher-in-protein snack choices.

All About Heart Health. What You Need to Know

Fitness Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Feb 14, 2019 Wellness

February is American Heart Month and that makes it the perfect time to talk about heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC), 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease. With staggering statistics like this, it’s clear more awareness and prevention is needed, because the risk of heart disease can be significantly decreased through leading a healthy lifestyle.

How Kathy Lost 60 Pounds with Accountability and Consistency

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 29, 2019 Wellness

With no exercise history and quite a bit of weight to lose, Kathy found Fitness Together  and decided to give personal training a try. She had never worked with a personal trainer before and had only dabbled on walking on the treadmill with various gym memberships, which never stuck. She had high blood pressure, low energy and was worried about her future if she kept doing things the way she was.

Three Daily Habits of Healthy People

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 17, 2019 Wellness

Sometimes it seems like the world of health and fitness can be incredibly confusing. There are so many mixed messages, workout programs, fad diets, fitness products and people trying to sell to you, that it can be very hard to know what’s right. Believe it or not, being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.

How to Get a Better Night of Sleep Every Night to Feel Great

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 13, 2019 Wellness

If there was one thing you could work on that would give you positive benefits in almost every other area of your life through improved health, energy and mental clarity, would you want to do it? We bet you would. That thing is sleep. And we’re not just talking about getting more sleep, but getting better sleep.

Why You Shouldn't Make New Year's Resolutions This Year

Fit Tips Blog | Fitness Together Overland Park Jan 2, 2019 Wellness

It’s been found that more than 80 percent of people fail at their New Year’s resolutions by February, once the luster of resolution season wears off, and only about 8 percent of people stick with their resolutions throughout the full year. So maybe this year is the year to resolve NOT to make a resolution at all.

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