Dive into a new fitness routine with New Year’s vigor, only to give up before the winter’s even over...sound familiar? Year-after-year, people make and then break their “New Year, New Me” promises. But what if you don’t want to become another New Year’s resolution trope in 2020? Break the cycle and get some clarity on your fitness goals once and for all to ensure they continue on to become good lifelong habits.
Looking back on 2019, don’t be too hard on yourself if you weren’t as conscious of your calories as you promised you would be, or if you ended up not going to the gym as often as you said you would. Achieving and sustaining fitness objectives is no easy walk in the park, after all.
As you’ve worked toward your goals throughout 2019 you may have surprised yourself by doing more than you thought you could… or you may have hit a snag. If the latter’s the case, don’t lose hope!
Whether you set goals to lose weight, finish a 20km run, or maintain a consistently active lifestyle, it’s important to look back on what you’ve attained and what you still need to do to get closer to becoming a healthier you.
If you’ve managed to stick to your exercise routine through the fall, congratulations! Resisting the temptation to stay glued to the couch, gorging on comfort food, takes strength. That said, there’s still lots of work to do and achieving your fitness goals is far from over.
If you've started a fitness program and feel like you're making progress, you're probably thinking about increasing the intensity and frequency of your workouts. But too often, careers, family, and other life obligations can get in the way. The solution is to schedule your weekly workout routine, so that you make time to exercise, instead of trying to find time.
Keeping your fitness momentum going as the seasons change may seem like a challenge. And the fact is, the arrival of autumn and winter may impact your mood and health and affect your daily routine. There’s scientific evidence explaining why some people tend to feel down during the colder months.
Meal prepping is the final, crucial step in a healthy meal planning regimen. Embracing this process will ensure you eat well every night of the week, while saving you both time and money. Let’s look at what meal prepping is, how it’s done, and how it can play a huge role in your fitness plan.
Ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It essentially suggests that one of the keys to weight-loss programs is watching what you eat. Whether you’re trying to bulk up or lose weight, the results will largely depend on what — and how — you eat. And it all begins with what you put in your grocery cart.
It doesn’t take much to decide to sit on the couch all day and watch the latest binge-worthy TV shows. But to get your butt to the gym, you often need a million reasons. This pattern will repeat itself if you don’t watch it.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week to stay healthy.
Intermittent fasting — perhaps you’ve heard about this “diet” in the office, or maybe you have friends who are raving about it.
Kourtney Kardashian, Halle Berry, Chris Pratt, and Hugh Jackman have all tried and swear by it. Intermittent fasting sounds like something you should follow, but what is it exactly?
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting is a dieting pattern that involves eating only during a specified window of time.