As we go through life, we're constantly categorizing (whether consciously or subconsciously) everything that crosses our path. He is this. She is that. These are different. That's the same. Yet, where does this lead us? No day is ever the same. And it’s this sense of variety that most of us thrive on and live for. So, why is that when it comes to analyzing our eating habits, we feel the need to categorize them as either “good” or “bad”? Let's dig into this a bit further.
With summer in sight, more of us are feeling self-conscious about our bodies -- and will enjoy the season less as a result. That's according to a new survey commissioned by Anytime Fitness.
76% of the 1,000 respondents said that they feel the same or worse about their body image this year. Another 53% plan to "cover up everything they can" at the beach. That doesn't bode well for fun in the sun.
Weighing over 400 pounds made me feel very nervous when walking into any place, let alone the gym. I always thought everyone was staring and judging me. It can be incredibly intimidating. But don't think you have to be in shape to join a gym. I wasn't and I lost over 200 pounds! Let me tell you a story.
Are you looking for a challenge that tests your all around physical strength, stamina, and mental grit? If so, look no further than the Tough Mudder - the toughest endurance event on the planet.
With obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces, you'll encounter 10-12 miles of mud, fire, ice-water, and 10,000 volts of electricity. But, you won't have to do it alone. Together with your teammates, you will look fear in the eye, and help push one another over the finish line to earn that coveted orange headband!
It's that time of year again. If you're anything like me, then you've been mentally preparing for the onslaught of "resolutioners" to infiltrate your gym.
It's a war-torn, dumbbell-littered battlefield where only the most patient and driven survive. Among the masses, you see an assortment of gym-savvy vets mixed in with the newbies. Somewhere in-between are the gym "acquaintances" who have been prepping for their big January surge after last year's resolutions didn't go quite as planned.
By: Nancy Soni
After weeks of eating, drinking, and being generally merry, it's time to start thinking about your new year's resolutions. Another year, and for many, another resolution or two. For most people, the resolution is the same each year: lose weight, get fit, eat healthier, reduce stress, and/or quit smoking. People make these resolutions at the beginning of each year and don't put together the right strategy/plan to make sure that they attain their goals. Changing behaviors and habits takes sufficient planning in order to succeed.
This time of year is stressful for many reasons. Two major holidays in one month is a lot to handle, especially when family get-togethers, food, baking, and presents are involved. In addition, a new year is starting and with that comes the pressure to make resolutions and get healthy. Plus, the kids are home from school and cold weather can make a lot of people stir-crazy. Add all of those things together and most of us have stress levels that are at least slightly elevated.
So, how about some tips to help us relieve some of that stress?
For me, running has always been associated with pain and humiliation of the emotional, physical, and mental sort that is really hard to shake. Aside from living my life as an overweight individual longer than I've been a fit one, I had other ailments that only accentuated my torture when it comes to this act of cardio that has one of the most devoted followings the world has ever seen.
Each of us has an energy bank account -- a personal fund from which we make deposits and withdrawals. To increase your energy level, it's important to make the following deposits daily: breathing, eating, sleeping, learning, working, exercising, and relationships.
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