As an adult, one of the most wonderful joys you can receive in life is the gift of becoming a mother. It’s what many look forward to, and it’s a natural part of life as a human being. But as truly fulfilling an experience it is to become a mother, the reality is that motherhood takes a real toll on so many aspects of your life: from your professional life, your romantic life, your finances, and of course, your body. continue reading »
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As with any type of workout, running can eventually become humdrum, making a once-invigorating activity feel like a drag. The same route, the same pace, the same time, etcetera… and pretty soon there’s nothing exhilarating left to the exercise you used to love.
But there are plenty of ways to pull ourselves out of this running rut and put the joy back into the jog. By switching things up, finding new motivation, and looking at this excellent exercise in a different way, we can breathe new life into a running regimen that’s gone stale. continue reading »
If your fitness goal is to gain lean muscle mass, regular strength training to progressively challenge your muscles is essential. Most people trying to gain muscle mass understand this basic concept and do a good job at either completing higher reps lifting weights or doing body weight exercises.
But strength training is only one part of the equation necessary to build muscle mass. And too many people ignore the nutritional part of the equation to gain muscle mass. There are foods for muscle gain, and then there are foods you should avoid. continue reading »
We all know how diets go… they are kick-started by a huge burst of inspiration and motivation and for the first week or so you’re on a roll. You’re at the gym every day and you’re eating nothing but low-calorie, healthy meals. Your body is a temple! However, fast forward a couple of weeks and everything grinds to a halt. You’re sneaking in the odd cake or donut, you’re skipping gym sessions and you’re consumed with feelings of guilt about that late night kebab (you know, the one you ate right after you downed a bottle of wine). continue reading »
Everyone says that sleep deprivation is not good for you. Have you ever wondered why? Many people with sleep deprivation have experienced the exhausting run down feeling. Some of my colleagues complain that they sometimes doze off even when they’re supposed to sit straight in the office chair. continue reading »
Twitter serves many different purposes for many millions of people around the world, making it simple for anyone to follow their favorite trends and topics with intimate precision, and being beautiful certainly ranks among them!
If being naturally beautiful is your goal, check out these five Twitter accounts and hashtags to track natural beauty trends:
1. Account: @OnlineBeautyTip
Do you feel worn out most of the time? Do you feel irritable and quickly annoyed at people for silly reasons? There are many reasons why you may feel this way, but the most common reason is lack of restful sleep. Plenty of contributing factors affect the quality of sleep and these are usually associated with pressure at work, relationship problems, family responsibilities and illness. Sadly, it is difficult to control all the factors that affect your sleep, but you can always integrate healthy sleeping habits into your daily routine to encourage better sleep. These habits can be gradually incorporated until you are able to maintain them each day for maximum results. continue reading »
For women over the age of 40, effective weight loss requires the adoption of a new way of life. Here is some advice for trainers on how to best facilitate these changes.
Despite the obvious benefits from exercise in terms of health, fitness, energy and mental wellbeing, the primary reason most women over the age of 40 start a workout program with a personal instructor is weight loss. And while men of this age can drop pounds through exercise alone, this is less true for women. Therefore in order for women to see the wanted physical results from exercise, it is vital that the personal instructor coaxes them into altering their diet and lifestyle alongside the personalized routine. continue reading »
It is on virtually every news station and in every magazine, newspaper, and Internet blogging site: America has an obesity problem! This probably doesn’t come as much of a shock to those of you who witness extremely heavy individuals on a regular basis. Even more disturbingly, the rate of obese children is rising at an incredible rate. If only there was an activity that could bring the whole family together. Wait! There is! It’s called karate and it not only promotes improved fitness, self-defense skill, and self-confidence, it’s a whole lot of fun and can be enjoyed by all ages. continue reading »
You know what sucks about business travel? The lifestyle. Anyone who spends a decent amount of time on the road knows that exercise and healthy eating are the first things to get ditched. But it really doesn’t have to be that way.
There are tons of ways to get healthy, nutritious food when on the road but exercise, on the other hand, can be a bit more difficult to fit in. So we’re here to help. Here are my personal three best ways to get a kick ass workout while on the road. continue reading »