Sitting for eight hours a day, five days a week takes its toll on your health and well-being. Fortunately, building healthier habits into your workday doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are five simple ways to create a healthier workday: 1. Stand Up There is a reason why standing desks are so popular right now. [...]
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It can be easy to dwell on things in our life that we have no control over. Our minds tell us that if we think about these things long enough, then our worrying and ceaseless fretting will change the outcome of future events. Spoiler alert - it won't. Here are a few things in your [...]
We all know that regular physical activity is a big part of building a healthy lifestyle. But why? Once you’re active and engaged in physical activity that you enjoy, you’ll notice several changes to your physical and mental well-being. Here are just a few of the benefits of following a consistent workout routine: 1. Strength [...]
How do most of your mornings look? Calm and organized or rushed and stressed? The way you start your morning can have a significant impact on the rest of your day. Here are three ways to start your morning with less stress: 1. Start Prepping the Night Before. Waiting until you wake up to decide [...]
Once you finish a good workout, it’s tempting to move on to the next part of your day immediately. But the final component of any workout should be a proper cool down. While a good warm-up is essential for preparing your body for activity, a cool down is a critical part of starting the post-workout [...]
Resolutions and intentions are both future-focused techniques for creating change in your life. However, there are some differences between them. Resolutions Resolutions tend to be long-term goals that lead to a significant transformation. They are likely to be relatively inflexible and feel a lot like a to-do list. There is an all-or-nothing element to resolutions [...]
We know it’s tempting. You show up at the gym for your workout, and you’re ready to go. But first, the warm-up. You might wonder why you can’t just get started? Well, it turns out that a warm-up is a critical part of any workout. Here are four elements of a good warm-up: 1. Don’t [...]
That device you carry around in your pocket or purse is powerful. And convenient. It also keeps us occupied. But what happens if all that free time is spent scrolling through social media feeds? Those little bits of time get lost. When you’re able to unplug, even for just a little while, you and those [...]
At some point, you’ve probably heard of the SMART goal acronym. Perhaps you've used this goal-setting framework to set some personal or work-related goals? But have you ever thought about the SMART goal format in terms of your fitness goals? If not, here are some tips on setting SMART fitness goals: Specific Establishing a clearly [...]
Stress is a normal reaction that we experience in response to changes in our environment. Surprisingly, stress can be good. It can help us adapt and conform to a new situation. However, when stress builds up, it has a negative effect on our bodies and our lives. Stress build-up is usually the result of several [...]