Fatigued? Low drive? It could be low testosterone! Welcome back, so far in this series we’ve discussed the consequence of estrogen and coritsol imbalance and how these imbalances can be overcome in Part I. In this final installment we will talk about what many men dread or are dealing with right now – low testosterone! Briefly, some of the most… Read more →
Tip of the Week: Simple Workouts
You see workouts all the time – especially on the internet – that are incredibly complex with intricate sets and rest intervals that can leave you utterly confused and befuddled. Confusing workouts can lead to injury and dropout. The truth is that you can be using simple workouts that are just as effective and can get you incredible results!
How do we know that? Well, a recent study determined that high-intensity resistance training was just as effective as varying exercise/rest intervals when it comes to effectiveness. This research found that exercise order and length of rest intervals didn’t make an exercise regime more effective – it was basically up to the user’s preference!
What we can take away from this is that simple, high-intensity workouts are effective and you don’t need to muck it up with confusion! Prevent dropout by keeping it simple and effective! ∞
Foreword: We all get them – the aches and pains that accompany life. Whether we injure ourselves at-home or from sitting around the office too much, maybe its time to visit a chiropractor? I’ve used our local chiropractor several times and he has always helped me to get back to feeling my best again – it isn’t all just about… Read more →
Hormones… They can make you friggin’ crazy or just breakdown and cry. Not only can they make you irrational but as we age they really can be detrimental to your weight loss goals. This is especially true for women when it comes to estrogen and weight loss – plus there’s cortisol! Do they cause weight gain? How can we fix it? I’m definitely… Read more →
Tip of the Week: Subgoals Are Key
If you want a stepping-stone approach to reaching your goals – and therefore a more realistic approach – then subgoals are the key! Don’t get me wrong, having a huge goal is great but if you don’t have a plan to get there then it’s going to be a frustrating journey!
For example, if your main goal is to lose 50 pounds this year, you can make monthly subgoals to help you reach that big goal. Fifty pounds sounds like an unreachable goal but if you make 10-12 subgoals like running a sub-10 minute mile, doing 30 pushups, losing 10 pounds in 2 months….etc. as you go along it can help motivate you!
These smaller goals keep you engaged, focused, and motivated because they are attainable in a shorter period of time. No one likes working incredible hard to not reach their goals in a timely manner, but you can reach your subgoals one-by-one each week/month to help keep you motivated! It’s all about staying motivated and staying in the game as you work towards your overall goal! ∞
Foreword: I got this pitch a few weeks back and was interested because we have never ran a story like this and because it’s something I personally never think about – skin health! Along with avoiding these foods, make sure to drink plenty of water to really make your skin glow! Check out this interesting guest post by Melissa Mellie…. Read more →
Whoa… it’s been one Hell of a day. You barely got the kids to school, you got a workload a mile high, you have to get kid #1 to a recital practice by 7pm, swing by and pick up some groceries, take the dog for a walk, get supper ready, do the laundry, help both kids with their homework, and TRY… Read more →
Tip of the Week: Log What You Eat
Are you eating incredibly healthy – at least you think so – but still not losing any weight? Try logging everything you eat for an entire week… talk about an eye-opener! This can teach you so much about not only what you are eating but your consumption habits as well!
When you take the time to log what you eat, it makes you more conscious about what you are actually eating which can lead to improvement! It can also help you be conscious about when you are eating! Try it – for one week write down what and when you eat.
After your week is over, scan your logs looking for weaknesses that you can improve on. Write 3 of those weaknesses on your log and start working on them one at a time! Work on it until you have it under control and then move on to the next! You might even like doing it so much that it becomes a full-time part of your healthy lifestyle! ∞
Forget trying to lose 40 pounds this year… Aim to live healthy and the weight will take care of itself! First of all – where did the year go? Second – let’s get serious about this upcoming year! No more quitting before reaching your goals. No more quitting when it gets hard. No more giving up on your dreams! This is a new… Read more →
Going to try to shed 3 pounds over the holidays? When it comes to holiday weight loss the best thing you can do is be realistic! While it’s great to be ambitious, you may have the cards stacked against you this holiday. For instance, I’m sure the average person goes to 3-4 family/work get-togethers (and that is low-balling it). Think of… Read more →