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.
This Thanksgiving, we hope that your physical well-being is something you can be truly grateful for, no matter what stage you’re at in your health and fitness journey. But if you’re traveling to give thanks and spend time with loved ones, you may find that being on the road is a bit of a roadblock when it comes to staying healthy!
Can running trails turn you into the next Van Gough? Will your next treadmill workout spur you to write the next great American novel? Studies show running, and aerobic exercise, in general, stimulates your brain in a way that can help you bust through writer’s block, solve a problem you’ve been wrangling with or find the inspiration to propel a project. Running can boost your mental efforts and clear away brain fog that stymies creative thinking.
Fitness experts are urging people to get up and move during the workday. Research has shown that getting off your duff and standing frequently can help ease aches and stave-off illnesses associated with prolonged sitting. Many people have swapped out sitting desks for standing ones, hoping to reap wellness benefits like reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It might make you think those who work on their feet all day have it made.
If you’re anything like me, you burn like 5 minutes after the sun takes a peek at you and that can definitely throw a damper on your day (or a few days if you burn badly). Though the sun is beneficial to us and none of us could survive without it, it can be a bit of a nuisance when you’re trying to get your workout done outdoors. Whether you’re running, walking, doing a park workout, or going for a bike ride, follow these tips to keep from getting a sunburn.
Does your energy flag midway through your workouts? Are you always achy after hitting the gym? Discover how essential oils can improve your training.
You look at your clock for the fifth time in the last hour. Paranoid, you know you won’t be alert at work tomorrow if you don’t fall asleep quickly. You can’t believe you’re experiencing difficulties getting to sleep for the third time this week. If you can relate to this common, troublesome scenario, consider implementing one of more of the following 6 simple solutions for insomnia symptoms.