Throughout history, societal norms have dictated the body beauty ideal for women – whether soft and rounded, model-skinny or strong and chiseled. This “ideal” is ever-changing and is both geographically and culturally driven. Many women have taken extreme and unhealthy steps to meet someone else’s idea of a perfect body. Bowing to societal pressure, women continue to restrict calories beyond what is healthy, undergo dangerous cosmetic procedures, wear uncomfortable undergarments and engage in excessive exercise all in the name of attaining that elusive perfect body. Young girls, unable to reach someone else’s ideal, are becoming stressed, Continue reading “My Top Fitness Tips for Women”
Exercise is usually the first thing that gets put off if you are busy… but it shouldn’t be! Exercise offers incredible health benefits from, physical to mental, and it helps with the stress of dealing with everything else on that long to-do list!
If you find that you’re not always getting your workout in, what’s the best way to ensure you get it done? I have a fitness tip that my clients and I have been using for years. Don’t be fooled by how simple it is – this is a fitness tip that works! Continue reading “Fitness Tip – One Simple Move to Ensure You Get Your Workout Done”
Happy holidays to all! I was recently featured in Fitness Motivation Tips by 100 Experts for 2017 and thought this would be a great time to post a blog about being healthy and staying motivated for the new year. With the help of Cathy Scarlett, Health and Fitness author and editor, here are some wellness tips to get you motivated.
Having a fitness routine is great, but if you are doing the same exercise every day, chances are you will lose your motivation soon. This happens to most of us because when we start our fitness sessions we are highly motivated, but as days and weeks pass, our motivation starts to fade away. Continue reading “6 Tips to Stay Motivated and Never Miss a Workout”
The benefits of an active lifestyle are numerous. From weight loss to increased energy, better sleep, disease risk reduction, enhancing mood, strengthening bones and muscles, and improved memory, exercise is key to living a healthy life. Eating a balanced diet and maintaining optimal nutrient levels are also important for top athletic performance.
Did you know that deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium, iron, or low testosterone levels can negatively impact training and recovery? To gain greater insights into your unique nutrient needs, I highly recommend Village Green’s Athletic Performance Panel. Continue reading “Optimize Your Athletic Performance”
Are you active with your family? Consider this. My kids are in a lot of activities! A LOT! Hockey, swimming, lacrosse and soccer, to name a few. They love trying new sports and being active. My husband coaches and I usually cheer from the sidelines, or just drop off to get the other kid to the other activity.
And although we often go on Sunday night walks or bike rides together, I was starting to feel left out of the sports conversation. I was a bystander. So this weekend, I decided at the age of 41, to stop being a bystander and join a hockey team. Channeling one of Oprah’s sayings… if not now, when? Continue reading “Be Active With Your Family”