It has come to my attention that some people over 50 years of age are actually afraid to try yoga! Even writing that sentence feels strange because yoga, of all the fitness programs out there, feels most inclusive to me.
When it comes to sugar, cupcakes and cookies are obvious diet derailers. The real saboteurs of healthy eating however are sneaky sources of the sweet stuff, which in a day of meals and snacks can add up to serious trouble -- especially if you're among the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from diabetes.
Imagine your life if you never again ate mindlessly. You would truly desire and enjoy everything that you choose to eat
Although you may have a vision for a company or your body, you still have to embrace and live in the moment.
Often, compulsive exercise starts with healthy intentions. One exercises for pleasure, or stress relief, or the endorphin rush, or just to feel better. Over time, one has to do more to get the same positive boost. Before long, it's never enough. Exercise starts ruling life.
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Ever walk into the gym wondering if you are doing everything "right"? We all make mistakes, and while some are glaring and obvious, others may be simple and hard to recognize. Either way, most people don't realize how much these mistakes may contribute to lack of progress in the gym.
Since winter came and went with less than a handful of rainy days, spring is already gone and we'll get to enjoy summer May through September.
Sometimes we skip out on the gym, accept extra treats at work, or just downright indulge in high-calorie foods despite knowing their lack of nutrition...
Yoga teachers like to talk. Not all but some of them tend to go on and on about their rent, boyfriends, etc....happy, I suspect, to have a captive audience. The thing is, almost all of them are under 40, and when they talk about the many benefits of yoga, none of the ones I've taken classes with are talking from the perspective of being over 50.
Lululemon's comments can and likely do cause negative social effects by creating a concept of the ideal fit female body as one that only can fit comfortably into its pants. It should begin to impose on itself an extra duty to be socially responsible.
The responsibility falls on each one of us to evaluate and decide how much risk we are willing to take on in order to reap the potential rewards of our actions.
A person might wonder why marathoners choose to spend their time in such misery. It's not the misery that we seek, but the glorious feeling of self-admiration that follows. The marathon reveals your strengths, your faults, and your valor.
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One of the hardest things to balance when you're striving for success in the workplace is fitting in time to work out. In fact, when the work begins to pile up, fitness is usually the first to go.
Incorporate this "move of the day" into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move so you can do each one back to back or individually.
We find the time and money to improve our lives in other ways, so maybe it's time to add in a prescription for people.
As a fitness professional and weight lifting enthusiast, I often like to shake things up with a new and different form of exercise. For a change of pace, I have been experimenting with Tabata training. Of all the high intensity interval training options out there, Tabata meets my needs the best because I feel like I can do anything for 20 seconds!
Many go from one diet center to another, or read diet book after diet book, looking for the easy, shed pounds quickly approach. They just want to live in the sequins and have someone else put on the snow boots and do the hard work for them. While it sounds easy, and may work short-term, the only way to true weight management is to put on your snow boots and stomp on the obstacles.