If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
Fitting in fitness, eating well and having the time to relax and rejuvenate can be an overwhelming quest for anyone—and if you add business travel to the mix, it may even feel impossible.
However, if traveling for business is part of... Read more
Mini goals have helped me a lot to keep pushing towards my overall goal. I'm also personally motivated by streaks-I don't want to break my exercise or 64oz of water/day streaks, for example.... Read more
Maybe try setting some short-term or mini-goals that break down your overall goal into manageable chunks? That way, you can hit a goal, celebrate a victory, and maybe find motivation to accomplish the next one?... Read more
Good advice Naomi. Mini-goals are a great way to build momentum-who doesn't want to celebrate victories? :) Tracking to me has been key and has really revolutionized the way I eat & drink, highly recommend it.... Read more
Do a whole body mini workout on the stairs. Do one set (15-20 reps) of: -Stair-push ups (like wall push-ups, but uses more of your body weight)-Step-ups (take two stairs if you can)-Single-leg calf raises-Then sprint one flight up and back down. Re... Read more
Do you find it hard to sneak away from your desk, your family, or your other obligations to squeeze in a workout? I certainly do, especially when it comes to strength training.But then I was sidelined by back pain yet again, along with a couple of ot... Read more
Over the years I have built up my stock of home gym equipment. While I currently have a gym membership, I find having a variety of home gym equipment helps to add more choices to my workouts, especially during the winter months when I can't make it... Read more
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