Here's something people rarely talk about: Walking has immediate benefits. Sure, we all know regular strolls help you slim down and fend off illnesses like heart disease and diabetes over your lifetime (serioulsy, check out all these amazing benefits of walking). But walking also has a strong short game: A growing body of research shows that it delivers on-the-spot rewards.
I love green and growing things. Gardening is an excellent way to get active. You probably know by now that I focus on functional fitness, meaning fitness that's grounded in balanced, natural movement, that helps you stay injury-free and fit for daily life. Gardening is a great way to reinforce and enjoy the benefits of functional fitness.
You can get good cardio from raking and mowing, digging and weeding are great resistance exercises, and just walking around on the natural surface of the garden promotes balance and stability. Gardening burns a fair amount of calories, too.
Posted by Jeff Miller @ Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 13:44pm
I've been thinking lately about self-control, especially why it's so hard to say no to temptation as we move through our days. Did you know that self-control is a finite resource? And, that we need to practice self-control not only over what goes INTO our mouths, but what comes OUT of our mouths?
Posted by Amy Wahl @ Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 11:53am
It always starts the same. Someone asks me to show them the resistance machines. And we go through each one, talking a little bit as we go along. They share with me how they need to lose weight. The problem is that they have to sit all day at work and are not able to get up and move around as much as they used to, and now they have these love handles and belly fat. At which point, many squeeze the fat.
People seem to operate under the assumption that staying in shape is an all or nothing proposition. In other words, you have to spend a couple hours at the gym and cook three fresh meals every day to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, you might as well watch TV and eat potato chips – because it isn’t happening! Well, obviously this isn’t true. 5 Fifteen Minute Activities for Better Health
Talking about your mental health concerns can be quite frightening and isolating. Your friends and family can help but confiding in them is risky as you may be misunderstood or judged unfairly.Sharing your worries with someone in a neutral environment is usually a huge relief. Mental health care professionals offer a wide range of services and sessions are always completely confidential.
Posted by Karen Cole @ Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 05:01am
If you are living in the Richmond, London area and you are experiencing added strain on your back, you may wondering why certain ailments are taking place. Unfortunately, there are a number of daily activities that place additional strain on your back, activities that you may be blissfully unaware of.Back pain shouldn’t be ignored unless you enjoy the thought of surgery
Posted by Jamie Davis @ Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 01:47am
So, I've been trying to ask clients lately about their "why?" WHY do you want get fit? WHY do you want to change your diet? WHY are you paying to see me? What are you looking to get out of our training sessions? How can I help you identify your why, so that we can then create a plan to get strong and fast in the gym, and get healthy and lose weight in the kitchen?
Posted by Amy Wahl @ Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 06:32am
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, is a health care reform Act designed to meet several shortfalls in the then existing health care statutes. The Act was signed into law in 2010 by President Barack Obama and marks the most significant change in American health care law since the institution of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1950s. The Act was implemented with the goals of lowering health care costs, raise health care outcomes and improves access and distribution of health care.