• Stronger faster leaner fitter sign
    Fitness,  Weight loss

    Achieve Lasting Results While Training Online

    You have likely tried diets and exercise programs that haven’t worked well for you. Perhaps initially you lost some poundage, but not long after you put it all back on; maybe even more than what you started with. This is defeating and makes it easy to tune out preaching professionals concerning healthy lifestyle choices. What if it didn’t work because you didn’t truly understand what was best for YOUR body? It’s tempting to jump on the latest and greatest diet/fitness fad wagon. While they may produce results for some, it may not work for others and worse, might cause health issues. It’s exciting to dive into a new program but…

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  • Fitness,  Motivation,  Pregnancy

    How Important Is Exercise During Pregnancy?

    For many who grew up with a mostly sedentary lifestyle, the motivation to get active is often lacking and feels like a monumental task. The older we get, the more conditioned we become to continue doing what we have always done, which can make change hard. Fortunately, pregnancy is an amazing time to begin a new health and fitness routine. Many new moms are highly motivated to do what they can to positively shape their baby’s health and most will keep up the practice after they deliver, which can change the health of their entire family unit. In her book titled, The First 20 Minutes, Gretchen Reynolds said, “A baby’s time…

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  • Pregnant woman enjoying the beach on a sunny day
    Fitness,  Pregnancy

    3 Ways Pregnant Women Can Improve Birth Outcomes

    The decision to become a parent is a big one. Whether you are contemplating parenthood or are ​already pregnant, you know the responsibility is enormous and want to take all appropriate steps to ensure your child is happy and healthy. The most rapid growth rate period in the human life cycle occurs during gestation and the lifestyle of the mother has an enormous impact on the baby. One way moms influence the health of their baby is through nutrition. It’s easy to get confused about what you should or shouldn’t eat, especially during pregnancy. You may decide to consult with a registered dietician or nutritionist who specializes in prenatal nutrition.…

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  • Julia doing bridge exercises in the gym
    Mind,  Weight loss

    What’s Missing In Your Weight Loss Program

    Do you diet and exercise for a while, fall off the wagon, then start back up again when you feel fed up? Yo yo dieting is common but can cause damage to the body when done repeatedly. So many emotions, both conscious and unconscious, are involved in eating patterns. When one consciously decides to begin a new diet and/or exercise routine, willpower is the primary driver of behavior. The problem is, willpower doesn’t work long term; if it did everyone would look the way they want to. Most people generally know what they need to do to lose weight, so how can you stick with what we know works? A…

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  • Group fitness class
    Fitness,  Motivation

    Doomed If You Hate Traditional Exercise Programs?

    Not even a little bit!  Everyone has different preferences which makes us unique. If we all liked the same types of clothes, foods, or even people, there would be no variety and life would be pretty bland. What works for one is not necessarily guaranteed to work for another. Many exercise and health professionals have found a method or technique that they love and want to share with everyone because it has positively impacted their life. This is wonderful and should be shared but may not work for everyone. ​If you found an exercise you love, do it! Don’t question it. If you hate typical exercise routines but you loved…

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  • Fit woman stretching on sidewalk
    Fitness

    Hate Fit People?

    When you see a fit woman, do you feel envy? Do you curse her in your head and rationalize all the ways in which her life must be miserable in order to look like that? The mind loves to make up stories about everything and everyone. It will never stop for as long as we have a body. We often unconsciously push away the things we want most out of life; you can’t change what you don’t realize is there. If the story that arises in your mind rationalizes all the ways it isn’t fulfilling to be fit and healthy, how hard that woman must work to look like that, and…