I jump-started my health and fitness regimen in my late 20s/early 30s. During that time, my metabolism was in high gear, I lost weight, and I was in the best shape of my life. But over the years I noticed a change. I approach my workouts with the same intensity, but did not achieve the …View full post
Your healthy functioning body is the most valuable material asset you possess. It is the first thing of value given to you when you enter this world and you owe it to yourself to value it and increase its functioning value. Today I will give you four keys to progressively creating a healthy body and life …View full post
You may be having trouble getting your kids to eat healthy foods. For some kids, just the phrase “healthy food” brings on the “yucky” face. However, there are some tricks and tips for getting your kids to eat healthily and loving it. Here are some ideas to get your family started on the road to …View full post
Excuses are tools of the incompetent, which create monuments of nothingness. Those who specialize in them are seldom good in anything…. –-Author Unknown Excuses! We all have them! But when excuses become a way of life and prevent you from establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it’s a problem. Yes, life happens and it will …View full post
Struggling to stick with your diet program? You aren’t alone. Millions of people worldwide start up and fall off diet programs every day. Why is it so hard to stick with something? Why they can’t carry out a plan once and for all? Often, it’s due to a few key mistakes they’re making along the …View full post
I live a pretty active lifestyle. I love to run, I go to the gym, I bike, yoga, take bootcamp and body pump classes, golf, play racquet ball. I like to try anything that keeps me moving. But it was not always that way with me. Growing up, I did what was minimally required …View full post
With so many over-the-counter supplements, diet pills, and weight loss remedies, it is easy to get confused and overwhelmed. Worse yet, most of those weight-loss remedies are full of chemicals that can be harmful to the immune system. While the may offer a quick fix, chances are that the weight will come back on just …View full post
When I set out on my health and fitness journey more than 15 years ago, my goal was simply to get in the best shape as possible. At that time, it meant losing weight and developing nice lean muscles. Over the years my goal has evolved to living an overall healthy and fit lifestyle which includes eating healthy most of the time and staying as active as possible. What I did not realize was that by living a healthy and fit lifestyle, I would also experience anti-aging benefits as an added bonus!! So, if you are the type of person who would rather enjoy a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits instead of giving your muscles a little more stretch, you better think twice. That lifestyle speeds up aging. How? Well, inactivity accelerates aging in two ways: it decreases our muscle strength and gives us extra pounds.
Life is not perfect at all times. On the surface, it may appear that way when observing others. But the fact is, we’re all human and will be affected by the unhappy bug at times. This can be further exasperated if you are a trailing spouse in unfamiliar surroundings and without your usual support network of family and friends to count on. That is exactly what happened to me. I became very unhappy.
Consistently living a healthy and fit lifestyle does not happen by accident. For some, it starts with making small changes in diet and trying to be more active. Others may join a gym and vow to make it there at least 2-3 times a week. Inevitably, life takes over and before you know it, you are back to your old unhealthy habits.
What I’ve learned over the years is that it requires commitment and diligence in order to break the chains from old lifestyle choices and begin new ones. For me, it is akin to having a job where you must be responsible and effectively manage tasks in order to achieve established performance targets and goals.
If you are like many, you love carbs – the unhealthy ones! They are everywhere and packed into many of the foods that we would love to enjoy on a daily basis. My favorite carb happens to be bread. I could eat bread throughout the day everyday! I’m getting a bit excited thinking about that, but I digress. The fact is that overconsumption of unhealthy carbs will wreak havoc on your health and fitness efforts. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy and delicious alternatives that will help you to better control your carb intake
Fit over 40? Yes, it is possible! However, staying healthy and fit once you reach 40 can be daunting and feel like an uphill battle. You experience a decline in energy and your metabolism slows down. Personally, this has been the biggest struggle for me!! As a result what happens? Yep, weight gain that adversely impacts your health and overall well-being. But the good news is that you do not have to experience a downward spiral once you reach this age milestone. In fact, you can be healthy, fit, and in great shape over 40. Many boast about being in better shape in their 40s than in their 20s and 30s. So what’s the secret?
Do you ever find yourself in a place where you’re sluggish and fatigued each day? Do you find yourself going to bed late, fuelling the fatigue? Are you finding that breaking the late-to-bed habit is an ongoing process? If so, have faith.
This was me for a long time. I then came to realise there were aspects of my life that were contributing to this low energy. In turn the reduced energy levels affected my confidence.
I began to recognize this as an opportunity for me to develop a way of taking myself from having virtually no energy to feeling motivated to move and do!