You've probably seen the "fat burning" or "weight loss" settings on the cardio machines at the gym. Have you ever tried it? I have. And I was surprised at how the setting yielded a very low intensity workout. The concept is based on the idea that when your output is lower, your body uses more… Continue reading The Fat Burning Myth
Up the Intensity of Your Cardio
It's easy to fall into a workout rut, and specifically with your cardio. If you go to the gym and hop on a machine, are you more focused on your workout or the TV show/podcast/magazine keeping you entertained? For YEARS, I was the girl who hopped on the elliptical for 30 minutes with a trashy… Continue reading Up the Intensity of Your Cardio
Breaking down sitting, activity, and exercise
Recent headlines coupled with several recent studies have shown us that we need to incorporate more activity into our daily lives. For many of us, a desk job along with things like commuting and evening TV time can mean that we spend most of our day with a relatively low activity level, and much of it seated.… Continue reading Breaking down sitting, activity, and exercise
Moderation vs. Elimination
Moderation. Balance. 80-20. You'll see these concepts littered in healthy living articles. But new research suggests elimination may be a useful tool for establishing healthy habits as well. Read how you can use moderation, elimination or both to maintain your healthy lifestyle.
Fitness is a gift so be present!
You can't go very far in the health, fitness, and/or psychological wellness worlds without running into articles and information touting the importance of focus and presence in everyday activities. During the holiday season, I work especially hard at this to enjoy the moments with friends and family. The holidays always feel so fleeting and frenetic… Continue reading Fitness is a gift so be present!