Posts Tagged "health"

The Danger of Stagnancy

The Danger of Stagnancy

What I want to discuss today does apply to workouts specifically, but also to every single area of our lives. Workouts being a component, I prefer to look at the big picture. Everyone knows the feeling of being stuck. It can come from simply not knowing what decision needs to come next, life pushing things at you and not knowing exactly how or how strongly to push back, or simply feeling discouraged in your strength and physicality. It’s kind of just that feeling of “blah”, when excitement about life either dulls or becomes entirely distracted by stress or resistance. I know more than a handful of people currently hitting a wall, so to speak, and we...

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My Answers to Canadian Living Regarding Exercise Duration and Intensity

My Answers to Canadian Living Regarding Exercise Duration and Intensity

Canadian Living magazine recently contacted me with a couple of questions for an article for their blog, which can be found here: 5 Ways to Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart. I want to share with you the entire interview, as many of these tips are useful and helpful to my clients and readers. Enjoy! How long should someone go to the gym for in a day if they are starting out? When just starting out, it’s important that participants don’t take on more than they can handle. It’s better to commit to a reasonable and attainable goal, because the most important thing in the beginning in the interest of keeping it going, is remaining encouraged. 45 minutes is plenty...

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You + the Sun: Vitamin D and Protection

You + the Sun: Vitamin D and Protection

Well, I’m sitting here in Costa Rica with some pretty red shoulders (and, a pretty patterned body overall). Conveniently, I saw a post on Instagram by the knowledgeable, practical and widely respected Megan Telpner on sun protection and vitamin D. It was info she was sharing from Living Libations. (I highly recommend following Megan on instagram for tons of tips: @MeganTelpner). My father and I have often argued about sunscreen. Yes, I believe that baking for hours and hours is a terrible idea. But, I also don’t love slathering myself in toxic sunscreen. What’s a girl to do? When you know your body, you can sort of tell how much time you’ll be...

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Men and Circuit Training

Men and Circuit Training

I’ve found myself in a few conversations lately with some big, strong guys who are sort of feeling stumped when they’re at the gym. They’ve been doing the same exercises for years and years, and don’t really know how they should be switching it up (many just hate to admit it and ask for help – which is of course why I start digging). So, they hobble around from the lat pulldown machine to the leg press, from the bench to the roman chair, and finally when they run out of ideas they leave the gym feeling certainly more depleted than pumped up. What’s missing? A solid circuit structure. Circuit style training is amazing for you men...

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The Burnout and Your Health

The Burnout and Your Health

Of course I’ve touched on this before. It’s a frequent and relevant circumstance for city dwellers, entrepreneurs, and hard workers in general. I may not seem like a very go-with-the-flow kind of girl, but the truth is I very much can be. The trouble comes when the flow features that which is too much, too fast and all at once. All of a sudden, you’re riding a wave that’s surpassing important details, and certainly riding right over restoration (let’s use sleep, for an example). The result can be chronic guilt, exhaustion and malaise. I can’t stress the importance of taking some time to put your wellness on the front burner, to...

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