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!
When it comes to hitting your workout hard and getting the most bang for your buck, almost nothing is more effective (and efficient) than high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Cardio and strength training: We know both are awesome for your health and longevity, no matter what your age. Ideally, you'll have BOTH in your weekly training routine to achieve more balance in your overall health and fitness.
Everybody has their favorite barbecue food, and whether it's your mom's pasta salad or your uncle's flame-broiled hot dogs, there's nothing wrong with enjoying a little bit of everything. But if you're looking to offer something healthy for the picnic table, there's no shortage of delicious options to choose from.
Most of us are probably like flowers to the sun during summertime. It feels good to be outside, and even better to take our workouts outdoors!