Cold Temperatures and Comfort Calories Fall is finally here and with that, the temptation to cuddle up and enjoy those comfort foods. There is certainly a time for this, but don’t forget to keep your fitness goals in mind. The great news is that you can enjoy some of your favorite foods and keep them in the healthy category. In fact, you’ll find many copycat recipes online where you can switch out some of the more fattening ingredients for healthy, low-calorie options without
Switching Up Your Workout Routine to Stay Engaged Sometimes, the workout routine you have in place can get a little boring and seem not so exciting to get up for anymore. This is when you should check out some new and interesting activities to include. Not only will this help your muscles start working out differently, but it will help you stay on your toes and get the most out of your exercise time. You won’t know the moves by heart, so you’ll be making more of an effort and
How to Set Up a Meal Plan Depending on what kind of diet you’re on at the moment, there are varying times it’s recommended to eat during the day. Some plans are set up for five to six meals a day and other stick to the traditional three squares a day. Of course, this needs to work with your preferences, your time schedule and other details, but it’s always good to talk to a professional. They can compare your nutritional needs with your current state of health and then help y
Working Out with a Partner You know those days when you wake up thinking, “I really don’t want to get out of bed?” It’s so easy to just lay there and skip the workout, especially if you don’t have anyone to be accountable to. This is why when you are talking about why you want to get fit and healthy, that you bring someone else in on the plan too. During those times, they are going to be your motivation to get up and moving because they’re counting on you. On the days when th
Trying New Exercises and Avoiding Injuries When you’re trying a new class or new activity, it can be really easy to be over-enthusiastic and go too hard. Oftentimes, this is when the most injuries occur and people tend to get off track fitness-wise. If this is you, there are ways to start a new class without ending up on the injured list simply because you were too excited.
The best way to start something new like this is to consider that your muscles are not used to these
Exercise Safety on Shorter Days Yes, Fall is here and the days are shorter, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop exercising right? For those of us who enjoy the outdoors, it can seem a little daunting when you look outside the darkness is floating in. To accommodate for this new level of risk, there are certain things you can do to be safe.
First of all, be visible! Wear a reflective vest, carry a flashlight or even wear a blinking taillight for bikes on your clothing
New School Year-New 30 Day Goal Have you ever noticed that it’s much easier to agree to a thirty day goal instead of a three month goal? Mentally, it’s a smaller chunk of time and it’s easier to think of getting results in that period of time, because it’s short. If you are looking at some new sports and activities that are your children are involved in, don’t forget yourself! Why not set an agreement with friends or workout partners that you are going to try something new fo
Can TV Help You Get Fit We know, we know, everyone tells you that television isn’t good for you. While we don’t want to dispute that—we still have our favorite shows and we bet you do too! So as this new season of shows begins, this is a great time to up your fitness efforts. Rather than settling down on the couch to watch these new series as they appear, why not pick an activity for each one that you can participate in inside? For one show, you can focus on isometrics, anoth
Fall is an Excellent Time to Try Something New When you’re in the groove during those summer months, it can be harder to find something new you really want to try. Everyone wants to feel great about what they do and how they do it, so no one wants to be the person who doesn’t know how to participate. However, in the Fall season, there are fewer groups outside and you can take advantage of these smaller groups and learn a new activity! This is a great time to really think outs
Fall Fitness and Great Reasons to Exercise You know how the fall weather comes on and all you can think about are blankets and hot cocoa? Believe it or not, this is one of the best times of the year to exercise too! During the summer, it gets so hot that it can be absolutely tough to drag yourself out of the air conditioner and go outside for some serious cardio. However, in the fall season, the outdoors practically begs for you to be there! Beautiful surroundings, cool weath