You’ve turned over a new leaf and joined a gym. Congrats. It’s a big deal! Not only is it a financial commitment, chances are you’re hoping your new gym membership will positively change your life. Working out regularly at a gym can be transformational. But, listen, you don’t have to have everything completely figured out before you arrive for your first workout. Indeed, in many ways it’s better if you don’t. You can improve the chances you’ll reap the benefits your new membership provides if you immediately commit to two things: exploration and conversation.
Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body and requires a perfect coordinated balance between dozens of muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and bones in order to work correctly. And while it’s great the shoulder can move so much (allowing us to do everything from lifting our kids to lifting our arms out on the dance floor), this wide range of motion does potentially increase the risk for injury.
This time of year, we love how the rich foods, delicious drinks, and good cheer are flowing. But whether big or small, decadent holiday meals can definitely leave people feeling a bit heavy in the belly. Believe it or not, a low key and calming yoga flow after your meal can help! Why?
Are you ready to slice honey baked ham and candied yams from your holiday menu? Why not create a hearty meatless meal that includes favorite seasonal foods? The vegetarian menu below features thick, satisfying portobello mushroom steaks and twists on classic sides. Interesting sides featuring yams, cauliflower and green beans will add color, depth and loads flavorful nutrition to your holiday feast.
Dietary fat used to get a pretty bad rap. These days, however, it’s becoming more well known not only that fat in your diet is essential to health, but certain types of fat (including saturated fat!) offer some unique and potent health benefits, too.
Brr…it’s not only cold out there, it is quick becoming cold and flu season. As winter shivers bear down upon you, it’s a good time to learn how to pepper superfoods into your meals. “Superfood” is an unscientific general term that is used to describe foods that are incredibly nutrient-dense and have purported, but not necessarily scientifically proven, medical benefits.
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!
If you spend any time at the gym, chances are you’re keenly aware of killer core workouts, ab-blasting moves and bicep builders. It’s likely you’ve witnessed people pushing out squats and bench presses to pump up their most visible muscles. It looks impressive! But, you know what’s really smart? Zoning in on those less visible muscles too, in order to stave off injury and get the most out of all the moves you do.
Did you love playing sports as a kid, and find yourself missing the thrill of competition, the discipline of practice, and the joy of learning something new? Joining an adult sports club or league may be the perfect thing for you! Plus, it can be a great way to get more active without always having to head to the gym.