Starting or maintaining a successful exercise habit can be difficult, but many people overlook the role that activewear can have in that success. Choosing the right pair of shoes one of the most important aspects of a successful and enjoyable exercise routine.
Flax and chia seeds have become popular over the last several years. You may have seen products like chia seed pudding or flax-infused baked goods popping up on the internet or social media. What is all the hype behind these two little seeds? Is one better than the other? We’ve put together some basic information about these seeds, and compared them for nutritional value, research, and health benefits.
Some people are delighted and excited about the holiday season, and some feel pressure and a bit of dread with the work to be done to prepare for the holidays. Wherever you fall on the scale, most of us are susceptible to holiday stress. Here are some practical strategies that can help keep you from being overwhelmed this season.
It’s that time of year again, when we transition from summer into fall. Cooler temperatures and variable weather conditions can cause problems with your summer exercise routine. Stay on track by planning for a smooth shift from warm walks in shorts and t-shirts, to walking or running in cooler air and precipitation-covered terrain.
From hundreds of coaching sessions over the years, our exercise specialists have compiled their "Top 10" tips for success in your fitness goals. Here they are!
Most women are given the green light to exercise at their six week post-partum checkup. What most new moms don’t realize, is that it’s not okay to jump back into their pre-pregnancy fitness routine.
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Eating healthy when traveling can be difficult for everyone. There are often unknowns and last minute changes, and we end up making poor choices based on limited options or being in a rush. The best way to avoid those pitfalls is to plan ahead. Planning your travel food can keep you from eating junk food, save you money, and will make travel more convenient.
This quick video blog gives great tips on creating healthy, balanced meals that are quick to make and the whole family will enjoy. Katie covers alternative ingredients for recipes like Chicken Parmesean that up the nutritional value and keep calorie counts lower.
Do you have good or bad posture? As you are reading this, how is your posture right now? Are you sitting upright with both feet planted on the floor? Are you slouching your back? Is your neck tense and the shoulder raised, or even slightly rounded forward? If you’re sitting, are your legs crossed? If you’re standing at your desk, is all your weight on one leg or both?
Clothing can make all the difference in a fun and safe winter outdoor experience. Whether you’re going for a walk, running, skiing, or snowshoeing, dressing for the cold is essential to maintain your exercise regime throughout the winter.
We just celebrated Thanksgiving, and for me that signals the start of what I refer to as “The Season of Eating.” From Thanksgiving clear through Easter there is at least one big eating opportunity each month: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, the Super Bowl, Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter.
Sometimes in the midst of transitioning to your role as a new mom, you can feel like you’re losing your pre-baby identity.
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to set an exercise goal, stick with it for a few weeks, and then next thing you know you are off track and not following through? Use these simple tricks to help you stick with it:
Welcome to autumn! Anytime the seasons change, it’s important to consciously adjust your exercise routine to stay on track. Schedules change, goals change, and an assortment of activities flood our lifestyles with deadlines and things to do. This year, plan ahead and embrace the season change as a built-in opportunity to rethink how you successfully transition from summer into fall. Here are some tips to help make your adjustment: