I always laugh…people say to me, “Oh no, here she comes with her healthy ideas, taking the fun out of it all” That’s our problem…we’ve associated “fun” with fattening foods. A picnic can still be fun with healthy alternatives and it’s even more fun the next day when you don’t feel like you blew your whole diet. Here are some ideas to keep your summer picnics “light” hearted and healthy!
I’ve participated in triathlons, and not only does the training get you in fabulous shape, finishing gives you an unbelievable sense of accomplishment. So why not give it a try? Active.com recommends the following workout to train for a triathlon—or to train like a triathlete.
Aaahhhh. Summer’s here and the living is easy…maybe a little too easy. Sometimes the lazy days of summer make us slack off on our fitness routines. It’s too hot to work out. That hammock looks mighty comfy. And how about some homemade ice cream? Summer is no time to let down.
In the last post, we saw how how important breathing is. In fact, the American Medical Students Association website says Using and learning proper breathing techniques is one of the most beneficial things that can be done for both short and long term physical and emotional health.
Think breathing techniques are just for childbirth? Think again! We take breathing for granted. We don't even have to think about it. But if we do think about breathing, if we use our breath purposefully, we gain energy and calm, and we combat stress, confusion, even disease.
If one of your resolutions was to get more exercise and you need some extra incentive, below are the top ten reasons to stick with it. Continue reading
Mind-body exercise is a form of movement that increases fitness in some way — muscular strength, aerobic levels, flexibility, or balance — but also enables you to engage your mind in a non-judgmental way and with an inward-directed focus that may become contemplative. Continue reading