We are in the midst of a fitness age—everybody is working out and it’s fantastic. As we busy ourselves in the pursuit of strength and fitness, everywhere from state of the art facilities to the local gym in the butcher shop basement is seeing an upturn in fortunes.
While we are eagle-eye focused on getting bigger, faster, and stronger, we must not forget one essential element of our continuing life and fitness journey: mobility. This is a really important factor in achieving the most we can from every workout and also staying injury-free.
Whether you’re trying to gain muscle, lose weight, live healthier, or improve flexibility, your success begins in your mind. Before your muscles, your gym membership, or your food choices, it starts with your attitude.
Whatever your goal is, whether you’re just starting out or having troubles, remember that your success depends on how you perceive it. Tell yourself you can, and you will. Make a plan, hold yourself accountable, make changes if something isn’t working, forgive yourself if you make mistakes, and celebrate the things you do right.
For some people the hard part is starting, for others it’s staying motivated, for some it’s continuing when you fail. Just remember, success will only happen if it starts in your mind.
When 2 p.m. rolls around, does your attention start to wander? Does your productivity level drop? Does your mind feel foggy and unfocused? If you are struggling with mental as well as physical energy, there are a few simple steps you can take that will help you feel immensely sharper throughout the day.
Just as exercise energizes the body, the following 7 simple steps will help you energize your mind and beat that afternoon slump:
Cinnamon is not only a delicious spice to use in the kitchen, but it’s also keeps your immune system functioning and tells your body that you’re full. Thus, it can help you lose weight. Here are some reasons why you should try cinnamon tea!
We all want to live a healthy life, but people rarely consider their mental health as a part of the ‘to be healthy’ equation. The truth is, you cannot solely focus on your physical attributes to be healthy. Even though a workout routine and good eating habits can certainly improve your well-being, you need to keep your mental health in top form, too.
A strong, positive mindset allows people to function better in life. Here is a list of steps that will help you create equilibrium between your diet and mental health.
There is a general consensus among many gym goers that the early morning workout lovers are an odd bunch. Waking up at 5am to travel (in the dark) to the gym before work is a ritual that most people happily avoid, and with good reason! Of course, there are many benefits to training early in the morning — and for some people, work and family commitments make it impossible to train at any other time. In this article, we are going to help those of you who suddenly need to start training early to adjust to this new routine. Read more
Thirty day challenges are popular because they involve pushing yourself and your body in a way that you can sustain for the short-term. While this may not a long-term plan, it helps jump start good habits. Results are motivating, and a 30-day challenge is a great way to see results. The beauty of a 30-day challenge is that it can be anything you want it to be. In order to create the perfect challenge for you, consider your goals, set realistic expectations, mix and match plans, make your plan, and celebrate any success.