Do you want a better butt, killer quads, a strong back and calves that won’t quit? How about unshakeable stability from head to toe and increased control over your major muscles?
Going green doesn’t mean you have to immediately install solar panels on your roof and start brushing your teeth with a stick. You can if you want. But there are less overwhelming things you can do immediately that count when it comes to helping out the environment. Small tweaks you make can contribute to big changes and better health for you, your neighbor and the environment.
Now that spring has sprung, how about pulling out some hiking gear and hitting a trail? Hiking can help build leg strength, stability, and provide a cardio workout if you keep a stiff pace. There are several low-key places to hike that are less than an hour away from HealthSPORT’s gyms. While the national parks are stunning, nearby state parks can get you off the beaten path and into a habitat where you can find your hiking groove.
It’s time to tuck away your cold weather gear and celebrate springtime in Northern California. A new season and an unmatched growing climate brings loads of local fresh food options your way. Kick-off the season with a quick exploration of the Northern Coast Grower’s Association website. It has tons of tips about what’s in-season, where to find it and how to use it. There are also ample recipes that utilize in-season local veggie varieties. Food Geeks is also a good resource to explore what you might find when you venture out to local farmers’ markets.
Meditation is like a very quiet superpower. Learning to clear your mind and breathe deeply can give you a competitive edge in all aspects of athleticism, in fitness and beyond. The benefits of meditating before a workout, after a workout and in-between are numerous.
When work and workouts go hand-in-hand it’s a win-win-win situation. Clients, employers and employees come out on top. Couple that with a company wellness plan that emphasizes nutrition and preventative care, and you’ve got a recipe for everyone’s success. The bottom line is healthy employees are good for business.
It’s simple math when it comes to calories, right? Eat less, lose more. Nope. It’s not that simple. Unless you are on calorie restrictions by way of a doctor-created plan, skipping meals regularly or severely restricting calories is not the key to healthy weight loss and management. Here’s why…
Serving a holiday meal that pleases everyone can be a bit tricky. But, there are ways to tweak traditional side dishes to make them good tasting nutritional dishes for all.
Eating out should be relaxing. Someone else does the prep, cooking and clean-up for you. All you have to do is order and chow down. Easy peasy, right? Maybe. But, if you’ve been striving to meet certain dietary needs, a meal away from home might be stressful.
The Sugar Plum Fairy is near. Don’t fear. You don’t have to get all Rat King on the cookie plate in order to stick with your wellness plans. However, it might help to whip out a nutcracker and create some treats with a little more nutritional value to enjoy this holiday season. Get out your sword…err knife.