So you’ve taken the first step and have decided to improve your health and start working out. Congratulations! That’s often times the hardest part of getting fit. The next step is figuring out how to make your goals a reality. These five tips will help set you up for success and take your fitness goals to the next level.
Being healthy is about total body health, not just about how many burpees you can do in a minute (although that can be a good way to measure progress!). Digestive health isn’t a very sexy topic, so although it’s a critical part of keeping your body in tip-top shape, it doesn’t tend to get a lot of attention. Digestive issues aren’t fun for anybody, and there are simple, natural remedies to help you avoid them.
I have been going crazy for cauliflower “couscous” lately! It’s light, fluffy, extremely versatile and can be made in minutes. Best of all, it’s a great alternative to regular couscous, rice, and other grains. Haven’t tried it yet? You’re missing out!
If you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t need me to tell you that it’s no easy feat. With all of the temptations we face daily, it’s hard to stay on track 100% of the time. The best thing you can do is to take steps to mitigate the mistakes in the first place. If you want to sustain a healthy lifestyle, being aware of common weight loss hurdles can help make healthy choices a little easier!
Are you ready for halloween this weekend? I’m busy working up the willpower to not devour all of the halloween candy and treats…eeks! Sugar, sugar everywhere. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy my weekly favorites!
“You don’t have to start great, but you do have to start to be great.”
Have you spotted somebody using a foam roller at your gym? Or maybe you’ve tried it yourself, not quite sure if you’re doing it right or why you’re doing it in the first place? Chances are, if you’re exercising regularly you can benefit from using a foam roller!
Feel like you could be using the time sitting at your desk or in meetings more wisely? Wouldn’t it be nice to burn a few calories while your butt is glued to a desk chair? Behold deskercise! Check out these 33 simple moves you can do while you’re at the office to squeeze in some exercise to make for a healthier and happier work day.
Our body relies on protein to build and repair tissues, such as skeletal muscle, bone, hair, fingernails, cartilage, skin and blood. If you exercise regularly and are trying to build muscle, your body requires additional protein to repair and build muscle tissue.
Getting enough protein is important so the body can perform all of these functions on a daily basis. Knowing the best sources of protein can be confusing, so I’ve put together a list of the top 5 protein sources based on them being complete proteins that are easy to prepare and affordable.
With the every day stressors and the chaos of life, eating well is easier said than done. Many of us find excuses for why we don’t make healthy choices more often because eating healthy is “hard”. But what if it didn’t seem so impossible? If you are serious about eating better, you’ll have to commit to making some lifestyle changes. Change is never easy, but with these hacks things might be a bit more manageable for you.
My Fitness Pal has compiled 25 life hacks to help you eat better and stay on track with your goals. Even incorporating a couple of these tips can help move you in the right direction, and once you get momentum there’s no telling what can be accomplished!