My Mom and I had the opportunity to give a collaborative fitness interview on FTNS.co this past week. A mother of two, my mom later became a successful Real Estate broker and business owner, recently a collegiate instructor, and soon graduate of a Masters program; she is an inspiration to her friends and family.
Habits and the behaviors that accompany them are like a river that over time creates a chasm through rock, eventually forming a canyon of esteemable size. Over many repetitions , they grease the groove, and if one is not mindful, the element of choice and awareness can be far removed from the behavioirs at hand. This makes sense in that repeated behaviors allow humans to conserve brain energy, operating on "auto-pilot", as it were.
Posted by Julia Rigler @ Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 16:14pm
Vitamins and Minerals Women need to be very careful throughout their lives to reduce their sodium, sugar and unhealthy fat intake; if they do not, they will put themselves at risk for osteoporosis later in life. Consumption of bone-building nutrients along with a regular, daily exercise program will greatly help women ward off brittle bones and other diseases. Finally Fit’s Bone-Building Food List:
A study in 2000 from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that most people gain about .8 lb. during the holiday season. This weight gain may not seem relevant but when the same subjects weighed in a year later, not only had they maintained the holiday gain but they also ended the year 1.4 lbs.
This past year has been filled with chaos, destruction, hateful attitudes, and deliberate violent acts. As I reflect upon the obstacles, heartaches, and roadblocks that I have faced this year, I smile in gratitude that I have survived. I may not have achieved my goals, but I survived the most violent year ever. This year, I have learned an important lesson in life- focus on the heart, not on the goals. By standing in faith, and believing in myself and the natural healing process, I have prospered.
The Holiday Season has arrived!! Holiday Parties, Family, Friends & Good Cheer all around… Rather than FEARING the festivities, I encourage you to EMBRACE them!Those people who are a positive part of your life are truly the Gifts you Celebrate & Enjoy while you have them. So, rather than cringing at the thought of another Holiday gathering, I say, “Let’s Train for the ‘Party Season’!”
Posted by Lori Farkas @ Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 12:30pm
Many people think overtraining is related to heavy weight trainingand injury. However, overtraining is any exercise training that is excessive and can lead to injury. It can be from weight training, cardio machines, yoga, etc. Overtraining is from not allowing the body to get enough healing time from the last exercise session to the next.
I often hear so many people complain that they do not get any fitness results. These same people I see come into workout and talk on their cell phones or stand around and have a long converstion with another member. Really, are you putting in the fit time needed to get the results you want and expect. How about leaving your cell phone in your locker, have a plan for your workout that day and hit it.