Starting an exercise plan is only half the battle. Trying to stick with an exercise plan is a huge challenge for most people. You may start out strong, never missing a workout, and you may even be seeing some positive challenges with your body and energy. And then suddenly life gets in the way.
You start missing a workout once and while, but then before long, you’re missing several a week. Once you start skipping workouts, it gets easier to skip the next time. Once you get out of the regular routine it’s difficult to get back on track. Here are some helpful tips on how to stick with an exercise plan for the long term.
It’s a fact that anyone who chooses the safe and healthy route to shed unwanted pounds will experience a weight loss slow down after a couple of weeks or so.
While the situation is frustrating, the good news is that there are perfectly logical reasons why a weight loss slow down happens after the first two weeks of exercising and/or dieting. This may be worrying but solutions to this predicament are very simple and easy to implement.
Finding the time to exercise isn’t always easy. There’s work, school, activities, appointments, meetings, errands, chores, and many other things that can get in the way of exercise. Sometimes going to the gym or out for a run just isn’t possible. So, what can you do when life gets in the way of staying fit?
If you make a list of everything you do on a daily basis that isn’t really very healthy, you’ll probably find that lots of them are a part of going to or from work. Here are 7 ways to make your commute healthier.
We all know how important bone health is for every day life. Without healthy bones, things like sports become impossible. Likewise, if your bones aren’t healthy, then daily tasks like getting out of bed in the mornings or cleaning the house will become extremely difficult.
Unfortunately, a lot of people realize this too late and they start desperately trying to improve their bone health when they are older. But, the thing about healthy bones is that you need to start looking after them when you’re young.
So, if you have children, then you’re going to want to make sure that you take steps to protect their bones now so that their bones remain healthy when they get older.
Being fit and healthy isn’t all about going to the gym or not having any excess weight on your body. It’s also about sleeping well, having enough energy and looking after your skin, hair and nails.
The foods we eat make up a big part of how we feel, look and act in general. A better diet will help you in many different ways, so here are some of the top healthy eating foods to help to fuel your fitness levels and general health.
If you’ve never worked out in a fitness facility or worked out with friends, you might be missing a whole host of benefits.
For starters, a fitness center is a great way to pick up that class that you wouldn’t get to on your own and helps build key muscles or strength areas—say, a weight-focused class for runners. And classes that are at fitness centers are also guided by people who are trained in that area, so they want to ensure that you perform the steps or use the equipment in the correct way.
And working with people—some of whom you may already know, some of whom you might make friends with while you’re at the gym—is a great way to keep you motivated and to keep pushing yourself to remain competitive and build a healthier you.
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Osteoporosis, known as the ‘silent disease’, is a medical condition where your bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. It’s called the silent disease because it doesn’t exhibit symptoms like other diseases to tell you there is something wrong.
Many times people don’t find out they have it until they fracture a bone or happen to get a bone scan test.
By then, a considerable amount of bone density could have been lost without the individual knowing about it. However, there can be some telltale signs to warn you about this silent disease if you’re aware of what to watch for.