It’s pretty common for workout enthusiasts to incorporate regular cardio and strength days into their weekly routines. Some might even go so far as to designate “leg” days or “arm” days when strength training is hyper-focused on one area. Toss in some focused flexibility work and you’ve got it all covered. Right? Wrong!
Without a steady dose of oxygen, you wouldn’t be reading this sentence, let alone be able to process the information that follows. Your body- brain, muscles, organs, bones- needs oxygen to produce energy and repair and produce cells. Gratefully, your autonomic nervous system allows you to take in oxygen without having to focus on every single breath.
Chai is a warm, sensual tea blend dating back thousands of years in Eastern culture. While regional varieties exist, most chai recipes call for a blend of healthy ingredients like black tea, black pepper, cardamom, ginger, fennel, and clove. Together, these vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich herbs and spices do everything from boost your immune system to aid your digestion to fight inflammation. We’ll cheers to that!
There are lots of suggestions around Valentine’s Day about things you can do to make a partner feel special. But, how about showing yourself some LOVE? Go ahead and break the chocolate mold. Treat yourself to some goodness.
Nothing complements a gorgeous confident smile like a head of glossy healthy hair. But the dry cold air of wintertime can really take a toll on your locks, making them brittle, prone to split ends, and damaged.
A picture of Meb on your mirror can inspire you to run a marathon. A photo of Mt. Rainier can inspire you to want to be at your peak and ready to ascend summits by springtime. There are many ideas and images that can motivate you to achieve your fitness and wellness goals. But, sometimes motivation isn’t enough to get you to the gym. That’s when self-discipline needs to get off the bench and start playing the game.
There’s no quicker way to create a superfood masterpiece than pulling out the blender and making a morning smoothie! While “superfood” is not an official food label, the idea that certain ingredients are nutritionally more sound than others is completely legit. When you combine superfoods together, you get a quick blast of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients.
Do you want to hear a fitness pro talk? Don’t just ask them whether or not you should be doing squats. That question alone will evoke an exuberant “YESSS!!!!!!” Instead, ask them “how” and “why.” Fitness pros light up likes kids when the ice cream truck rolls up when they get to talk about one the most effective exercises around!
If developing a new fitness habit is important to you this year, it makes sense that you need to make it a priority in your daily life. After all, grooving new behavior takes practice, discipline, and consistency.