Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and has been studied scientifically for decades. Proven benefits include:
- Reduced stress and improves emotional health
- Improved concentration, creativity, and attention
- Increased sense of gratitude and kindness
The holiday season is often seen as the proverbial ground zero for out-of-control food choices—choices which effectively ruin all the hard work you've been putting in at the gym and kitchen over the months leading up to it.
Let's be real:
Remembering to drink enough water (and helping your family do the same) can be hard to do at any time of year, let alone the holiday season when the hustle and bustle get everyone a little excited and distracted.
At HealthSPORT, we encourage our clients to experiment with new and challenging types of exercises to keep things interesting with their workout routine. Swimming is one of those activities we recommend often—for plenty of reasons!
Think massage is just a luxury?
We live in a world where so many factors will influence our health and longevity. Unfortunately, a lot of these factors—like our family history and to extent our environment—are not under our direct control.
When life gets busy, it's tempting to cut back on sleep in order to make up for lost time. But if you care about your health and your fitness gains, may we strongly suggest:
We can't think of many things that are as great to invest in as your health. And both scientific evidence and common sense tell us that people who exercise regularly have lower levels of stress, longer life spans, decreased risk for chronic health disease, leaner body mass, and improved mood.
Looking for an activity that can boost your mood, alleviate your stress, improve flexibility and balance, reduce pain, and just make you feel pretty darn good overall? Yoga could be your answer.
Ideally, exercise "should" be: 1) challenging, 2) effective, and 3) FUN. And while interval sprints on the treadmill or 20-minute bodyweight circuits can be great for building your engine and improving your aerobic capacity, it can be tricky to keep these activities enjoyable if you're doing them all the time.
Stuck in a cardio rut? Try a Zumba class!