You know strength training is good for you. It increases your lean muscle mass which in turn helps you burn more calories. It’s also an effective way to make sure your bones stay dense and strong well into old age. And that will keep you from breaking a hip or shoulder many years down the road. The good news is that you can do some very effective strength training with nothing more than a couple of chairs and a couple of fruit or vege cans. Here’s how. (more…)
No matter how much the hardest among us deny this – we all have a desire to be loved. Often, it’s a romantic love that we crave. We are caught up in our loneliness and it’s normal to have a want for companionship. Though, romance isn’t everyone’s struggle or want – it may be a familial want or a platonic friendship. While, for some it may be a combination of all of these. (more…)
Here’s an important concept when it comes to working out. If you’re waiting for there to be time in your busy schedule, it’s never going to happen – at least not on a regular basis. You have to make working out part of your schedule. But that doesn’t mean you have to drop everything else.
If you’re dreading to have to go get your workout in every day, then don’t. No, I’m not suggestion you give up on getting or staying in shape and turning into a couch potato. What I am suggesting is that you change things up and stop thinking of it as working out. Instead, think of it as playing. And playing to stay in shape can take many different forms. (more…)
As a parent it can be tough to find the time to workout and stay in shape. Between work, keeping the house in order and taking care of the kids there’s barely enough time to sleep, let alone head to the gym several times a week. I know what this is like. Then there is the cost involved and even if they have child minding facilities this becomes a very expensive way to get your exercise. (more…)
Do you have someone that goes for walks or runs with your regularly? If not, that’s something you want to look into. Having a walking or running buddy is a great way to make sure you get out there and get through your workout. Let’s take a look at how this can help you in a little more detail. Hopefully it will inspire you to go find someone to hit the trails with you on a regular basis. Having someone to walk or run with you even just once or twice a week can make a big difference in how often you go work out and how much you enjoy it. (more…)