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What activity goals have you set for 2015? Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first but if you put your mind in the right place, anything is possible. Here is a helpful guide to help you build up the endurance to become a runner! Remember to strive for 150 minutes of exercise [...]
It’s the dog days of summer and many of us have fun family vacations or weekend getaways planned. Family vacations and weekend getaways are often filled with many special treats but your summer vacation does not have to wreak havoc on your diet, exercise routine, and overall wellbeing. While you are planning your next summer adventure whether it be in the great outdoors or in the city consider some of these tips: Plan Active Adventures: [...]
We may wait for it all yearlong but summer can be downright hot, humid, and uncomfortable, all of which can make you dread your scheduled workout. Even during the hot summer months, you don’t need to give up on working out! Follow these tips to help you stay active all summer long: Give your body a chance to adjust. It takes up to two weeks to adjust to different environmental conditions. Try staying outdoors for [...]
Wellness Tip Wednesday: Put your phone on airplane mode when you exercise and you will get more from your workouts!
Now that more than half of American adults own a smartphone it has become almost impossible to detach from technology. Yet if you are in the habit of taking a break from technology during exercise you will get more from your efforts. Checking your email, Facebook, Twitter or other apps on your phone can significantly reduce your efforts. Plain and simple technology is distracting during exercise! To get the most out of your workouts put [...]
Just by way of comparison, consider this---According to research by Hamilton et al in 2008 the average person will burn about 400 calories per day laying around (e.g. being a couch potato on a weekend day); 700 calories sitting all day at their job; 1400 calories standing at their desk; and by contrast, 2300 calories performing manual labor on the job.
Summer is fast approaching and with the weather getting warmer it can be the perfect time to move some of your indoor workouts outside! Exercising outdoors is associated with a number of great health benefits including improving attention span and focus, increasing energy levels, lowering the risk of being overweight, and it is also a great way to soak up some Vitamin D! You don’t need to do all of your workouts outdoors but make [...]
Relaxation exercises can help you to cope with everyday stress related symptoms and even help you to enjoy a better quality of life. Sit or lie down with your back comfortably straight Breathe in through your nose and down into your belly, breathe in slowly and comfortably to the count of 4 Hold your breath to the count of 7 Now exhale through your mouth to the count of 8 Repeat these steps 4-5 times [...]