For many people, knowing how to exercise is the hardest part of getting fit. For others, staying motivated is their primary challenge. Whatever your particular obstacle might be, hiring a personal trainer might be a good solution. But as with any other profession, there are skilled trainers, unskilled ones, and those who work well with some clients but not so much with others. Finding the right fit for you can be a challenge in its own right.
It’s a fact of life: As we age, we develop lines and wrinkles on our faces (and other places). This happens due to a number of factors, some of which we can control to some degree, and some that we can’t.
One of those factors is the repetitive folding of skin due to everyday facial expressions. This is why we see perpetually unhappy people with “frown lines”, or by contrast, happy people who develop “laugh lines”. You really can see – to some extent, anyway – a person’s life experience literally written on their face!
We all start off the day with the best of intentions. We’re going to find time to exercise, and fit three healthy meals into our schedules. But then life happens, and we’re tempted to grab dinner from the nearest drive-through on the way home.
When someone mentions eating seasonally, you might instantly think of pumpkin spice lattes or Halloween candy. After all, autumn has arrived! But autumn brings more than sugary treats and cool-weather comfort foods. If you pay attention to your local farmer’s market, you can find plenty of seasonal treats that are both delicious and healthy.
Napping… That’s for toddlers, right? It’s been a few decades since you pulled out your nap mat and fell asleep on a classroom floor somewhere!
Actually, there are many reasons that we shouldn’t give up naps in adulthood. Yes, we know you’re already over-scheduled and trying to cram more healthy activities into your jam-packed itinerary. But as you continue to make healthier decisions for yourself, a regular nap time might not be a terrible idea. Just check out the following reasons a nap can benefit you:
It’s true that any workout is better than no workout at all. If you can only manage ten minutes, then that’s ten minutes you weren’t doing before! If you can’t run, but you can go for a leisurely stroll, that’s better than nothing! So we definitely want to encourage you to exercise, in whatever way feels best to you, for as much time as you feel comfortable doing it.
It’s a lot easier to reach your fitness and weight loss goals when you make a plan for success (and stick to it). In particular, creating an eating plan for the week can help you to avoid temptation to “cheat” on your diet, and meet nutritional goals at the same time. But a lot of people feel overwhelmed when they sit down to make a plan for the week. This quick guide can help you streamline the meal planning process.
Every morning, Debra wakes up, goes to the bathroom, and then steps on her scale. She’s been trying to lose a few pounds, because she knows that maintaining a healthy weight is one of the biggest keys to long-term health. So naturally she feels that these daily weigh-ins are holding her accountable, and encouraging healthy food and activity choices.
Your mom always said that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. And yet, here you are, a fully grown adult who regularly skips breakfast. Some of you are just too busy in the morning and can’t be bothered, while others skip breakfast on purpose, thinking that skipping meals will help you lose weight. But not only will skipping breakfast not help you drop pounds; it can also be hurting you in other ways.