Good morning, rise and shine... get out of bed, shower, scrub, shave (or not), step out of shower, towel dry, pull open your drawers (your real ones, not your pants), reach into the closet, oooops... go ahead... pick up the thing you dropped, put on your bra or your belt (or both), put on your shoes, walk to your mode of transportation for wherever you're going, grab your briefcase or purse (or both), get into the car, get out of the car, push/pull the door open, sit (and sit and sit and sit), go to the bathroom and sit and reach (or stand... or sit), get up, chop vegetables, shake the salad dressing, take out the trash, sweep/mop the floor, etc.
Now that we're a month into the new year, it is time to evaluate whether you're doing what you can to be the strongest, healthiest you that you can be in 2013. Take control of your life and make fitness choices that will be good for you and will lead you to a healthy heart. February is officially American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with over 600,000 casualties every year.
As a health club owner, people ask me what are the latest health and fitness trends. My answer is that the trend is not just fitness, but is also wellness. Optimal well-being includes your body being fit with good muscle integrity, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.
When you are aware of your feelings, your thoughts and your body both inside and outside or yourself without judgment, that is called mindfulness. A person's awareness dictates everyday choices. When we are aware, we plan better, we are less forgetful and we are clearer about what is important to us. Many clients come to us struggling with the balance between overwhelming commitments and taking care of themselves. They seem to lose their sense of mental and physical awareness. They ask themselves questions. How did I gain weight? Why am I so stressed? Why does my neck hurt? Why do I get frustrated so easily?
As we enter the holiday season, many of us stress out about gaining excess weight and losing the health and fitness we've accomplished. With all of the delicious meals and family gatherings filled with baked goods, how could one not be tempted? There are many ways to beat the battle of the bulge and even improve our health and fitness level before the New Year rolls around. Below I will list my top 12 tips for staying in shape throughout the Holidays and avoiding the typical holiday weight gain.
Do you want to have a stronger and more lean and defined body? One of the best things to do for better health and fitness is to start doing resistance training. Resistance training involves activities that use weights, machines and your own body weight to work out your muscles properly. It basically builds and tones the muscle to give the body a better look for improved health and fitness. This type of fitness training program is beneficial to people of all ages.
Staying motivated to exercise for your health and fitness is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have some motivating factors so that you can keep it up.
What New Year's Resolutions?
Yeah, we all make those New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and exercise for health and fitness, don’t we? And then we’ve broken them before the end of January. So why make resolutions before New Year’s? Let me count four ways.