Watch out, stationary bike. Across the country, boatloads of people are dipping their toes into the water (sorry), resulting in a surge of indoor-rowing classes. We recently popped in for a lesson at our local gym to see what all the fuss is about.
As my countdown to vacation crept closer and closer, I got a little scared -- how could I continue my newfound healthy eating habits in a city that for me holds all manner of delectable culinary sins?The answers turned out to be simple, and despite the fact that I have been largely ignoring my scale over the past month or two, I actually lost weight while I was in London.
Exercise compulsion is a very real problem for many individuals struggling with eating and body-related disorders.
As I splashed about, taking in Zadar across the channel, and my new little island paradise off the beach, I vowed I would be back again next summer.
Recent studies demonstrate that guilt is more of a trickster than we realized. Guilt influences our unconscious as well as our conscious minds. The ways in which it does so are quite surprising.
Simply put, life as a "couch potato" puts you at risk. In the long term, you're safer parachuting, rock climbing, or arguing with a heavyweight boxer than lying around at home. Sooner or later you will pay for the lack of exercise, and that can be painful.
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Of course, the real conundrum in making this decision -- and it's a tricky one! -- is that everyone is inherently biased. No one gets certified by more than one of these organizations, so it's virtually impossible to compare each experience.
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Whether you're spending too much time at the office or taking your stress out on your family, allowing your job take over your life is a slippery slope of misery.
I'm kinda over the same point-A-to-point-B road races. And plain pavement running in this weather? Please. So, I took a look around, and, shockingly, there are almost more unique, kooky, wait-I-have-to-sign-up-for-that fitness races in the winter than the tolerable-season months!
The most important message I got from their book is the value of enrolling others in helping you achieve what your commitment. Don't try to go it alone. We humans are social creatures and we do much better when we surround ourselves with people who share our vision and values.
You'll do your body (including your heart) and your spirit a favor when you try some of these ideas on staying active.
When your willpower is depleted, you are even more likely to make decisions based on the environment around you. After all, if you're feeling drained, stressed, or overwhelmed then you're not going to go through a lot of effort to cook a healthy dinner or fit in a workout.
Not only are there plenty of lessons to be found in the competition on it's own, but the athletes themselves offer even an even brighter picture of what it means to be a fitness professional in every sense of the word.