Body, mind, and spirit. In order for us to fully understand the human body and ourselves, we mustn’t disconnect them. They are all very important parts of one system that is the vessel in which we experience the world.
If you took a few minutes to read the previous post on the mental benefits of exercise, you’re in the know and ready to continue the “Exercise as Medicine” series.
The word “wellness” has become popularized over the past few years, but what does it really mean? When we think of wellness, we are reminded of our well-being, including our mental, physical, and emotional health. In order to improve our well-being, we explore all of the moving parts in our life and examine how they are impacting our mental, physical, and emotional health. We take a look at our mental health and how our sanity is doing. We examine our emotional status, taking a look at all the relationships in our life and examine how they are impacting us. We take a look in the mirror and see if our body is living up to our standards. If it isn’t, we begin cleaning up our nutrition and creating a habit of exercising.
Want to learn what the best exercise machine to lose weight is? You're in the right place. Fat loss is by far the most common reason people workout. I mean, that’s probably why you’re here, right? Even if fat loss isn’t your primary goal, odds are it’s still very important to you. As you may have heard before, the best thing you can do for yourself when it comes to reaching your fat loss goals is be consistent.
The holiday season is unquestionably the most perilous time of year for dieters and exercisers. The endless supply of scrumptious treats that begin to appear at home, school, and the office at the end of October combined with extended visits to relatives and other disruptions to regular schedules is enough to throw even the most dedicated fitness buffs off their routine. By the time things settle down again, it’s two months and several extra inches around your waistline later.
Getting fit requires regular, consistent effort and a commitment to changing your exercise and eating habits for the long run. But even if the desire is there, consistency can be difficult to achieve when you spend most of your days cooped up in an office or sitting behind a desk in a cubicle.
At first glance, the average supermarket seems like a great place to find healthy, diet-friendly foods. After all, virtually every shelf is filled with low-fat, reduced sugar, and half-calorie alternatives to everything from milk and cheese to pizza, granola bars, and peanut butter. But a closer look at nutrition labels paints a much different picture than you might expect. Consider the following scenarios where ''healthy” might not actually mean healthy:
What are your current diet or fitness goals? If you’re like most women, chances are your main objective is to attain a particular body weight or be able to fit into a certain dress size. But instead of focusing on the number on your scale or clothes labels, research indicates you’d be better off striving for strength.
Running into a weight loss wall is a frustrating yet all too common problem encountered by dieters everywhere. In most cases, the cause of the stalled progress is obvious: you've been skipping the gym or giving in to far too many unhealthy food cravings throughout the day. Those issues are easy to diagnose and fix, as long as you're willing to submit to an honest assessment of your actions.