Get Better Today

Each day offers us a chance to take a step towards a fitness goal. We have a daily opportunity to exercise, or strategically recover from a previous workout. Consistently seizing that opportunity fast tracks your progress, whereas regularly missing it pushes your goal further away. If you find yourself losing motivation and constantly falling short, you might need to re-frame your expectations. A common sentiment is that if conditions aren’t perfect, exercise is not worth doing. For example, planning to go the gym for an hour but finding yourself with only a half hour left after a busy day, and […]

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Manage Stress with Exercise

Stress is usually referred to in a negative light, although it is not always a negative. Exercise training to improve health or performance, for example, is a positive stress that facilitates positive changes. But work, commuting, family, finances, politics and health concerns can all impart negative strain. Over time, chronic negative stress is likely to damage physical and mental health. Eliminating these stressors is practically impossible, but managing them is not. Developing a stress management strategy is essential to your long term health and happiness, and exercise should play a significant role. Find the Time In the case of a […]

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Lifelong Vitality

Exercise is preventative medicine. Along with good nutrition and sleep, it is one of the best things you can do to stay hale and vibrant. Regular exercise lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and many cancers. It also improves mood, sleep, and preserves bone mass while reducing chronic pain. And, just as important as all of those benefits, it fights functional decline that turns everyday tasks into struggles. Use It or Lose It We all experience physical changes as we age. But, in the truest sense of “use it or lose it,” mobility, balance, strength and […]

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5 Habits for Better Health

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Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions

Doomed to fail. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions because they generally don’t work. Each January, people promise themselves to do something really positive in the new year, like losing twenty pounds in 2017. That seems simple, but it encompasses lots of potential challenges that can become unmanageable. The motivation behind New Year’s resolutions is fantastic, but the resolutions themselves need to be more focused. Resolutions like trimming body fat, adding lean muscle, improving cholesterol levels or controlling blood sugar require consistent exercise, good nutrition and adequate sleep and recovery. If you’ve tried to stick to an exercise program, eat more […]

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