I don’t like running. In fact, I’d even go so far as to say I hate it. To begin with, I’m slow. My all-out sprint is another person’s gentle jog. True, I’m in my fifties, but that’s no excuse. People a whole lot older than me regularly zip past me on the sidewalks, chatting to their buddies, bopping to their tunes, and barely breaking a sweat. Meanwhile, I’m gasping for breath and gritting my teeth in determination. It’s downright humiliating. When it comes to technique, the best I can say is that I manage to propel myself along. Oh, sure – I’ve attended a couple of clinics. And I tried to put the instructor’s advice into practice, consciously leaning forward, reminding myself to pull. But I can’t say it’s made a lot of difference. To read more click here!
Archives for January 2015
The right foods can prevent you from getting sick and help you recover quicker if you do fall ill. Here’s how to build a strong immune system and help your body fight off the bad guys. You got sneezed on in the subway. Coughed on in the coffee shop. Your colleagues keep coming to work when they should be calling in sick. And your kids are bringing home illnesses you never even heard of. How the heck are you supposed to stay healthy? It might seem like seasonal illness is out of your control. And, yeah, sometimes, sick happens. But you have more power than you think. To read more click here!
In the northern parts of the world, autumn is here and winter is right around the corner. For many of us, that means it’s growing season! The chill in the air comes at the perfect time to add calories, strength, and size. The problem with bulking season though, is that those extra calories you eat to increase muscle size and strength often deliver a hefty portion of extra body fat. Now, don’t get me wrong, adding muscle without adding any body fat is next to impossible, but you can increase your muscle and fat mass proportionately so that your body-fat percentage remains about the same. Fitness professionals all over the world stay relatively lean all the time because they compete, do photo shoots, and make appearances throughout the year. So, even when they’re trying to put on size, they can’t be too many months (or weeks) away from looking photo-ready. Even though it’s their job to look great, fitness pros prove that despite the challenges, it is possible to stay relatively lean year-round, even when the main goal is adding size and strength. If your quest to build your best self includes staying lean through bulking season, then here are four key factors you need to know! To read more click here!
One of the best part about circuit workouts is that many of them require no gym equipment and those that do can usually be slightly altered so you can do them at home in your living room. Below you will find some of my favorite workouts that I modified slightly (the original workout is hyperlinked) so that they may be done at home or in a hotel room when you’re traveling. No fancy equipment or weights required! To read more click here!
It can be overwhelming to change your lifestyle from a sedentary one to an active one. Just thinking about preparing your own food when you’re accustomed to eating out can be enough to deter people from taking the initiative to eat healthy. Here’s the good news: You don’t have to flip a switch and change dramatically over night. Your new healthy life begins today, and you can work on perfecting your healthy lifestyle forever! My best advice to those new to the idea of working out and eating healthy is to make little changes. Enough little tweaks to an unhealthy lifestyle can completely transform you into a health-conscious eater and an active person. To read more click here!