There you were doing so well with your workouts and then boom. You fell off. Don’t worry. It happens to all of us. Here are six tips to help you start exercising with regularity again. Focus on Progress Not PerfectionDon’t set unrealistic expectations. Make sure your goals are attainable. If you focus on being perfect,
Jogging with your dog can be great fun for you both, but you want to be safe. The following guidelines will help you gauge if your dog is ready to go on a run with you. Skeletal MaturityYour dog needs to be at least one year old before they start running with you. A dog’s
Wondering what exercises to do and how often? As a fitness professional, I’m often asked this question, and unfortunately, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on your goals, abilities and interests. No matter what you do, make sure your activity adds up to at least 150 minutes per week, and your exercises should feel
When is it okay to workout if you’re feeling sick or recovering from illness? You may be anxious to continue your workout routine, but there are some things you should consider before jumping back in. DON’T go to the gym if you’re contagious If you just started getting symptoms of a cold or flu, such
Brrr! It’s getting cold outside. Let’s heat things up from the inside. Your body may be sensitive to differences in temperature or barometric pressure. You may feel more aches when it’s cold or rainy. Here are some ways to fight off cold weather pains. Warm-UpDon’t forget to rev up your body by doing warm-up movements.
The cold fall and winter months force us to fold away our shorts and bring out our fleece lined leggings. But for those of us who love the outdoors, we know that’s not an option. Neither the heat nor the cold can slow us down from getting our outdoor fix! So how do you keep
Time is an adult’s most precious commodity. Every moment should be lived as fully as possible. An unfortunate reality about time is that it is perishable. However, focusing on your and your children’s health is a surefire way to make the most out of your time. But a good question is…how? There are a few
Have you ever “hit the wall” when working out, running out of energy that it takes to complete your exercise? Then you may have experienced glycogen depletion. Your body runs low on fuel stores and gives you a warning sign to slow down or stop so you can replenish. This includes adequate hydration and intake
Having bad knees can be a huge obstacle to maintaining your fitness goals through a consistent workout routine. People who suffer from chronic knee pain due to joint, ligament damage, or previous injury tend to struggle when lifting heavy weights and when performing essential lower body movements like squats, lunges, step ups, and leg presses.