Rise & Shine

rise_shineEver heard the term ‘they woke up on the wrong side of the bed’?

The way our morning starts can have a surprisingly big impact on our attitude and feelings the rest of the day. Make it a point to be one of those people that woke up on the right side of the bed and start your morning with this workout that can brighten your day!Read More

A Must Read for Women of Any Age!

15671371_xlTo reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) incorporate both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities into your routine! Aerobic exercise is physical activity that increases your breathing and heart rate- like power walking, jogging and swimming. Try resistance training and yoga as muscle-strengthening and conditioning activities to work your muscles.

A recent Harvard School of Public Health study found that muscle strengthening and conditioning activities are associated with a lower risk of T2D. The Harvard study followed nearly 100,000 women over eight years, and found that women who did more than 150 minutes a week of muscle strengthening or conditioning activity had a 40% lower risk of developing T2D than women who did no muscle work. In addition, women who did at least 150 minutes a week of aerobic exercise and 60 minutes a week of muscle-strengthening were a third as likely to develop T2D as inactive women.Read More

Warren Gouws: From Intention to Action

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Finally sticking to a get-fit plan was one thing. Letting the momentum seep into other aspects of life was the next.

“Last summer’s clothes didn’t fit as nicely this summer,” admits Warren Gouws. He was ready to do something about getting into better shape. So when his friend invited him to register for the New England Tough Mudder, a 12-mile obstacle course, Warren figured that was just the motivation he needed.

Still, days would go by, even weeks sometimes, when Warren didn’t work out. “I kept telling myself I wasn’t in such bad shape and that I could easily start working out next week,” Warren says.Read More

How to wake up earlier

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Beep. Beep. Beep…Your alarm is going off in the morning. What’s your first thought? Snooze it or wake up for a morning workout?

If you’re not a morning person, your automatic reflex is probably to snooze it! You had every intention to workout in the morning but the idea of extra beauty sleep seems so much more beneficial. Not everyone can be a morning person, right? So, still half asleep, you reach over to hit the snooze button. As you turn back over in bed, you convince yourself that you’ll workout later!

You finally get out of bed and go on with your usual routine. Taking care of the kids, a day at the office or another day full of assignments at school which take priority over working out. So, again, you convince yourself that you’ll squeeze in a workout after your busy schedule.
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