We can’t control everything that goes on in our environment. We can’t control when things are going to go completely south just as much as we can’t control when we might suddenly hit huge success. We work really hard in our lives for various things and then one day our mother gets cancer or, conversely, we win the lottery and BAM! If we don’t have a solid, deeply rooted foundation we can get knocked so far off course it’s not even funny.
It's no newsflash that staying active and healthy while pregnant is the best thing for both mama and baby. But did you know that exercising while pregnant might actually boost your baby's brain? The New York Times recently covered a new study that suggests pregnant moms who are physically active may produce babies with more mature brain development.
Great at coming up with reasons NOT to exercise? These four fitness benefits will change you and your significant other's mind.
Reducing sodium intake, losing weight and medication aren’t the only ways to lower your blood pressure. Recent research suggests that alternative therapies (including aerobic exercise and isometric hand grip exercises) can be effective as well. While alternative therapies shouldn’t replace conventional ones, they can be a great complement to a medical regime, helping to improve results and boost overall wellness.
Sex Fact: Did You Know? Sex burns a minimum of 3-5 calories per minute! It's time to SEXERCISE! Different sexual techniques burn more calories than others. Obviously performing oral sex or sex in more physically challenging positions will burn more calories than simple kissing or caressing, but on average, sex burns 3-5 calories per minute. Next time you are thinking you can't drag yourself to the gym that day, skip the traffic & hassle & get your cardio through Sexercise! ;)
In cases of excessive exercising, a person treats their own body as an object rather than as a subject (i.e., they experience themselves as "you" instead of "I"). This objectification of the self allows one to feel a sense of control regarding some aspect of oneself, or one's relationships with others, that otherwise seems out of control.
Wishing for that perfect pill that will, without fail or side effects, increase your energy, focus, attention, and memory? There are many marketed formulas from Rockstar and 5-hour energy drinks, to expensive prescriptions, over the counter medications and supplements. Some have negative side effects from the high amounts of caffeine or sugar. Others simply lead to a crash a few hours later. Few have any research supporting their claims.
There is so much misinformation out there about Kegels. Some women think they should do their Kegels while sitting down to urinate. Some women think that they should never do them because they have heard Kegels are bad for them. Other women just cannot figure out how to do their Kegels. Let’s get back to basics. What IS a Kegel?
Jealousy can get the best of anyone. It can creep up when least expected. Triggered by seeing photos of a boyfriend’s former lover with amazing hair and a perfect figure, a neighbor pulling up in the driveway with a shiny new car or a best friend who arrives for a dinner date carrying a ‘too die for’ handbag.
Stepping out on the dating field can stir a range of emotions from exhilaration to anxiety, and every emotion in between. One effective way for dealing with whatever feelings come up is to feel great about yourself … both emotionally and physically. Here are three steps to help you put your best foot forward, feel confident and achieve optimal health.
How are you keeping up with your resolution of regular exercise? If it is not going well, you are not alone! On this Valentine's day renew your vows with your body. The other day at the end of my class, people got quite hyped up to make time to do something for themselves. Some of them made a commitment to start going to the gym. Sounded like a great idea! But experience tells me that, by the next class more than half will report that they didn’t have time or the motivation. So what would help to be more successful?
Would it come as a surprise if I told you recent survey shows that fancy diets aren't any more likely to result in weight loss than a phone app or sensible eating plan? Even the CEO of Weight Watchers cites routine as his primary weight loss strategy. While he makes healthy choices, my guess is that the routine really sets him up for success.
Love hurts. Let's admit it. Even in the very best of relationships, things are said and done that hurt feelings, bruise egos or leave you feeling a little injured. Wearing your heart on your sleeve comes with the risk of exposure - to both joy and sorrow. There are various stages of a broken heart. There's a mild broken heart, which tends to fix itself on its own, and goes away in a short amount of time. It usually doesn't require too much attention because the wound will quickly heal.
Dating can be stressful. The search for love can be long, arduous and met with challenges. Personalities may clash. Lies may be told and people may not be as fabulous as they are in person as they seem to be online. These situations can create stress and aggravation for even the most level headed and calm individual.
Whether you’re an on-the-go parent or part of a busy marriage, at-home workouts are a fantastic way to stay fit while attending to your hectic schedule. With the right home fitness program, you’ll generate energy and confidence that will fuel your daily life to new levels of productivity and fulfillment.