MAKE 2017 THE YEAR YOU SEE YOUR BEST RESULTS!
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 way. Let’s take a closer look at three secrets that you need to know about sticking with a diet program. When you put these secrets into action, you’ll find it’s easier than ever to get the results that you are looking for. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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?