They already know that their wellness programs are paying dividends that will only get better over time. It's time for all companies large and small to make the investment, as it's one of the best things you can do for your company and for your employees.
We need to start creating a difference between health and weight. Being healthy does not have to mean being skinny. I encourage proper nutrition, I support being active, I enjoy strength training, not because of the way it makes me look, but because of the way it makes me feel.
Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to notice?
A friend and her husband recently took the scenic route from Colorado back to their home in New York, making interesting stops along the way. Knowing how strongly I feel about the importance of eating well, exercise, and keeping weight at a reasonable level, she sent me this description of what she saw at one of the places they stopped to eat lunch, somewhere in the midwest.
People rarely snack out of hunger. Instead, you bomb a big presentation, then you have an argument with your significant other, so you assuage your frustration with a big gooey cinnamon bun your coworker left in the break room.
Here's the secret: Self-control is like a muscle. And the more you use it, the more self-control you'll have, and the easier it will be to exert it.
Maintaining optimal health and fitness is a life-long journey. Adding variety to your workouts will provide mental stimulation and keep the workouts fun. More importantly, in regards to fitness plateaus, the varying physical stimulation will produce tangible results as the body is forced to adapt.
I'd been engaging in compulsive eating behaviors since I was 8 years old. Eating was my way of coping with everything in life -- stress, sadness, boredom. It was as if, somewhere deep inside, I believed that an extra layer of flesh would protect me from the big, bad world.
I thanked someone for telling me, in the least-subtle-way-possible, that I had gained weight. And that this weight gain had made me significantly less attractive.
Be patient with yourself. You don't have to be perfect -- even at this. You'll have good days and bad ones, triumphs and setbacks. It's part of the journey.
The first few hours of your weekend can set the tone for its entire duration. For instance, if you start off your Friday night with happy hour and a couple slices of pizza for dinner, you'll probably continue this behavior all the way to Monday morning.
If you have hit a plateau in your workout or just need a change of pace, sometimes all it takes is a new routine to to get you to that next level. These high-intensity moves are designed to burn fat, build lean muscle and get you the results you've been looking for.
Here's a prediction: It's only a matter of time before people start zapping their brain to shed weight. In the last few years, electrical brain stimul...
Three weeks ago, I thought I had a great life. We moved to our new house by the sea in Spain this spring. The weather was a big change from the heavy ...
I live in a different world than many, in that I don't believe in doom and gloom, I believe in hope and that things are getting better. You can look at upheavels in all areas as creating anew. Change is the mode of life, it's a given.
As best as possible, create a consistent schedule with seven to nine hours of high quality, uninterrupted sleep every night (or day in your situation).