Managing Your Diet During the Pandemic

If you have been trying to lose weight or, at the very least, maintain your weight, how do you do this when you are staying home during a pandemic? In March of 2020, the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 9 out of 10 Americans stayed home. In July 2020 nearly 60% of American were still staying home. Nearly 60% of …

Exercise Guilt and the Pandemic

Prior to the spread of the coronavirus, gyms were bustling, and we had places to do our workouts. With gyms being closed in large parts of the country, most of us have had to migrate to home workouts and substituting other things to stay active. If you felt exercise guilt before the pandemic, what are you feeling now? Exercise guilt …

Sleep and Exercise Make Great Partners

Sleep and exercise go hand in hand. Exercise helps you sleep better. Sleep gives you the deep, recuperative process your body needs to be strong and healthy. A consistent, challenging exercise routine promotes better sleep. Getting s solid 8 hours of sleep each night improves your quality of life. Adults can usually sleep somewhere between 6 and 10 hours a …

How Much Exercise Do You Need?

Some workout routines can be challenging, and you may find it difficult to find the exercises that work for you and that you like doing.  Finding the most effective workout that gets you the results you desire can take more time than you desire. With the stay-at-home orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and limited access to gyms, it’s important …

Building Up Your Immune System

Your immune system is your defense against harmful germs and infections. Building up and maintaining a healthy immune system is essential to good health. The immune system gets activated by things the body doesn’t recognize. These are called antigens. Bacteria, viruses and fungi are examples of antigens. The antigens attach to immune cells and the body learns what the antigen …

Avoiding Germs at the Gym

Gyms are a place where germs can be spread. The good news is there are actions everyone can take to make gyms a cleaner place. There’s no need to skip workouts. Afterall, working out has been shown to boost immunity to colds and flu. Here are a few guidelines to protecting yourself at the gym: If you are sick don’t …

It’s OK to Eat the Dessert (Sometimes)

Every person that needs or wants to lose weight has a specific dietary pattern unique to them. How many calories each person needs to eat, and the foods chosen to get the calories vary significantly. One thing we know about weight loss is that over restricting the diet doesn’t work. You’re actually better off eating the occasional dessert than starving …

Could You Be Overtraining?

While most of Americans have trouble exercising consistently, other fitness enthusiasts, trainers, and athletes run the risk of overtraining. Overtraining? How can you train too much? Overtraining is a state of breakdown and fatigue caused by too much training along with a lack of recuperation. It’s usually caused by working out or training too much and not allowing enough time …

Changing Up Your Routines to Meet Your Fitness Goals

If you’re setting new fitness goals this year, you may want to make changes in your workout routines. Keeping things fresh is always a good thing. What things do you keep? Once you’ve set your goals, go through your workout routines. Review your strength training, cardio exercise, flexibility, mobility, etc. Identify the things that are working for you. You’re getting …

Take Stock of Your Achievements

With January here, it’s easy to create a few New Year’s resolutions and get started on new goals. A great way to get started is to look at your achievements from the past year. Get started with what you’ve accomplished so you can build on success. Think back on 2019. Rummage through your calendars and appointments. How did you do …