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Resources for Getting in Shape This Winter

Winter has only begun and we have several more months of it before we can finally hit the beach come spring and summer. When winter sets in, that’s when we transition into “hibernation mode.” I’m guilty of it, as well. Eating and sleeping almost becomes routine when it is too cold to do anything else outside. But regardless, I know that staying fit throughout the winter is just as important as it is any time of year. Often times, we start exercising around January because of the New Year’s resolutions we make or because of the next beach trip we have planned, but then we struggle to stick with it. Here are my tips to staying fit during the winter season:

Cardio Exercises For Limited Mobility Fitness

Engaging in heart healthy exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy heart and a long life. The mood boosting powers of exercise are just as important, as exercise can ease depression, stress, anxiety, increase self-esteem, and improve a person’s overall outlook on life. For those with limited mobility, participating in cardiovascular activities may seem more difficult. However, there are many creative and easy to do workouts for people with disabilities. 

How to Keep Thin at Thanksgiving

Most people’s diets are sabotaged during Thanksgiving. When the table is filled with the traditional Thanksgiving feast, it’s just futile to resist the urge to splurge! This year satisfy your cravings without packing on the pounds. You won’t feel guilty and depressed afterwards, and it’s also good for your overall health. Besides, won’t it be hard to go back to your ideal weight when the damage is done? Here are some great tips from experts on how to be guilt-free this holiday season.

How to Stay Fit After Marriage

As you stare at your wedding photo, you might be wondering what happened to that slim and gorgeous person looking back at you. It is common for some couples to gain weight after tying the knot since the days of trying to impress are over. Thus, they neglect exercise and ignore the pants that don’t fit anymore. But it’s not just about staying slim that’s important; you also have to watch your diet for your own health’s sake. Follow these tips to keep looking sexy for your partner!

Pool Workouts for Swim Season

It was a long, cold winter, and many of us have packed on a few extra pounds while trying to stay warm! Spring is here and it’s time to think about getting back into shape for the summer. Whether you’ll be working at a pool or just want to look good on the beach, we have a water exercise plan for you! Working out in the pool is an excellent way to tone and strengthen all parts of your body without the joint stress of normal aerobic activities. The addition of fun workout equipment like beach balls and pool noodles only makes the workout better – holding a beach ball engages arms and core, while pool noodles’ buoyancy creates an opportunity for resistance training.

Variety in Exercise Routines

This post is about an age-old question we’ve all wondered at some point…does variety matter in our exercise routine, or if we find one way of working out, should we stick to it? Well, the short version of an answer is this: It depends.

Depends on what, you may ask? It depends on why you’re working out, what your goals are, and well, if you’re bored or not. If you’re working out primarily to control your weight, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, burning calories is the goal, and how those are burned doesn’t matter. You could be jogging, walking on a treadmill, or riding a bike. If you are getting bored, however, and starting to lag on your workouts or hit plateaus, then yes, variety is important.

Weekly Health Tidbits: Obesity and Sleep

Obesity

With over 9 million children in our country alone being considered obese and overweight, the right people are starting to take notice. Hopefully the right people do the right thing, and start making some positive changes to this epidemic. 300,000 deaths a year in that range are due to that obesity, clearly it’s time.

One idea continually being tossed around, and I hope it works, is using educational computer games that targets children aged 3-8, that is a fun, interactive, and entertaining way for them to learn the importance of healthy eating, and the need to stay active.

Weight Loss Tips, Part 2

We’re back with Part 2 of the weight loss tips!

Distribute your calories evenly over the day. Traditionally Americans skip breakfast or have an unhealthy one, have a decent sized lunch, and a big dinner. Rapid weight loss diet studies show that this is horribly inefficient and promotes fat creation. Think about your activity level throughout the day. Typically you are burning most of your calories during the day, not at night. That is when your body needs to be fueled, not at night before going to bed. To fuel your rapid weight loss plan eat smaller meals frequently throughout the day; instead of 3 try for 6. Keep in mind the keyword here is smaller and healthy meals.

Weight Loss Tips, Part 1

There are many factors to consider when choosing and implementing a rapid weight loss plan. The first question you need to ask yourself is, is this a sustainable plan? Meaning, will I be able to stick to it after I start it? Any diet plan can take some time to see results, and if you do not have the motivation, dedication, and impatience to see it through you will never see results with any weight loss plan.

The next question to ask is if you have the information you need to achieve the results and be successful. While only you can help answer that first question, there is help on the second. Following are a number of  weight loss tips that will help you achieve results with your rapid weight loss plan.