Getting enough cardio helps improve heart health, so it is important to incorporate it into your daily routine. With the right equipment, you can get your heart rate up and improve your cardiovascular health. Continue reading
There are endless pieces of equipment that can be added to a home gym, and depending on your size and space requirements, you may be able to fit all the fitness equipment you want. However, for those of us who don’t have a ton of free space, there are still plenty of ways to create a simple and effective home gym. Continue reading
Exercising with pets can be a great way to kill two birds with one stone: you get in your exercise and your pet is also getting exercise and socialization. Dogs will especially hold you accountable because they thrive off of routine and always love and remember recurring time spent with you. Do you ever notice that like clockwork your dog is grabbing their leash or waiting by the door anticipating for their usual exercise?
Though sometimes we might be lazy or maybe have talked ourselves out of going for a run that morning and hitting snooze a couple of times, your pet’s energy is contagious and they are ready to get out of bed or off of the couch and get their run in. Continue reading
If you’re trying to get healthy or find a way to get in more exercise, you have to remember that there is a difference between exercise and daily activity. But don’t let that difference get in your way. There are many daily activities that can help improve overall health while completing chores and spending time with loved ones. Continue reading
It seems like the most simplistic and overused piece of advice when exercising: “Stay hydrated.” Though some of us get tired of hearing this advice over and over, it’s an important piece of advice and not at all hard to keep up with. We can all benefit by keeping a bottle or two next to us while exercising. Continue reading
It’s easy to get caught up in all of the hype whenever we start our fitness journeys. We research what other people have done to get results and see that this person saw results doing one diet and workout, while someone else recommends trying another method, like supplements. It can become overwhelming and you start to feel like you need to keep up with everyone else or you’re going to be left behind.
On the other hand, you may feel like you’re as fit as everyone else or doing the same things, so you should already be at their level. At this point, you start comparing your own routine to what someone else is doing or how your body looks compared to theirs. This can be a dangerous place if overdone or an exciting and motivating one if you think about it in the right way. Continue reading
We have all done it; fallen off the proverbial “deep end” – whether it is in regards to nutrition or our workouts, many of us have had a bad streak. Vacations, weekends, or parties all attribute to diet and training program failures. When this happens, the key is to not let it completely derail your goals. Below we will discuss 5 tips to get you back on track toward achieving your goals. Continue reading
If you ask any number of health professionals, the majority will tell you that somewhere around 80 percent of the weight you lose will come from your nutritional choices, hence the saying “You can’t out-train bad nutrition.”
There are many ways to get in shape and love the process at the same time. No one is opposed to being in the best shape of their life, as getting in shape provides a person with:
Join your local gym or invest in home fitness equipment?
That’s the biggest question many people starting a fitness routine wonder — and with good reason. Gyms can be expensive and you may be uncomfortable working out out in front of other people. On the other hand, you may not want to spend money on a home gym if you’re not sure you will use it consistently. Continue reading