Naturally I'm skeptical of fitness trackers as a certified personal trainer. They're limited in accuracy. Technology seems to be the fastest growing field in the world, how long was your cell phone the newest one? With all of this new technology you might be asking what sort of things you should consider spending your money on. Fitbit has it's limitation, but it might be worth the try. Fitness Trackers Have Changed a Little:
Posted by Steven Mack @ Thursday, February 04, 2016 @ 04:49am
I am physically active but I don't like to exercise. Exercise helps when I sit on my butt all day. I jog but don't run but I'm too good for a walk/run. I do active rest days such as biking on my days off from working out which sometimes looks like doing drills or every day range of motion activity to work on form, posture, lifting mechanics, muscle sequencing, general fine and gross motor movements and/or recovery rolling out which can be painful. Ooch! Sometimes I do yoga or take a true rest day and focus on breathing, reflection, meditation, or good old prayer.
We live in a fast-paced society that is constantly seeking to cut corners and increase productivity in less time. Unfortunately I feel we try to approach our sleep and rest habits in a similar manner. BIG MISTAKE! Sleep is like oxygen. You can't survive without it. You need 7-9 hours of good quality sleep every night. Without proper sleep everything you do in the gym and in the kitchen will fall by the wayside. Find a nighttime routine, create a tranquil sleep environment, and make sleep a priority. Below is a great article to help you take steps in the right direction.
Holiday season is indeed one of the busiest times of the year. You go Christmas shopping, planning and attending parties, decorating your house to feel the holiday vibe, going out on holiday trips with friends and families, dinners left and right and it’s just too awful to get yourself sick.
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
Good sleep habits are important not only for helping you feel rested, energized, and focused during the day. In fact, many scientific studies on weight loss and sleep have found that getting good quality sleep is positively related to greater weight loss. If you want to lose weight, then try cultivating these three sleep habits in addition to your diet and exercise.