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In our previous post, we started to discuss the many benefits of breathing while stretching. While this seems like a simple topic, there is actually a lot to learn when it comes to getting the most out of stretching and pairing the elongation of muscles up with deep breathing is key to making it all worthwhile.
We get a lot of lectures on why stretching is important. There are tutorials on the daily stretches that we must do if we want to keep our bodies moving smoothly, but there is a whole other ingredient that needs to be added to your stretching routine and that ingredient is “breath.” If you really want to get the most out of your stretching routine, the secret is to breathe deeply while you elongate your muscles. There is a lot of research that sides with the fact that deep breathing associated with stretching helps increase circulation which relaxes the body and allows for less buildup of lactic acid.
Most doctors and fitness professionals will tell you that walking is a wonderful way to both lose weight and keep you energized, however; it’s other benefits that often get overlooked. Not only is walking easy on the joints, but daily walks can reduce the risk of stroke by 30 percent. Not to mention the fact that it can help prevent high blood pressure, type two diabetes, and heart disease. If you aren’t convinced that a daily walk will do you good, maybe the fact that it works as a mood booster will get you up and moving. Here are a few more follow-up tips for building and following a walking routine.
The beauty of walking is that it can be done anywhere at any time. Whether you are on vacation or on a lunch break at work, you can lace up your sneakers and head out for a walk, burning a few additional calories that will go toward your weight loss goals. While our eating habits have a lot to do with our waistline, exercise certainly plays a large role in giving us that extra boost to keep us on track and provide us with motivation when we need it most. The best part is that a little walk goes a long way and you’ll likely feel a burst of energy after you hit the pavement, trail or treadmill. Here are a few tips for tackling those daily walks with gusto…
In our previous post we started our journey on the road to avoiding procrastination in all aspects of life. Oftentimes it’s not actually doing a project or working toward a goal that is the hard part. Instead, it’s usually most challenging in those moments before, getting yourself geared up and motivated to face it head-on. Here are a few more tips to help you hit the ground running.
Whether it is facing that work deadline or buying a long overdue gift for a friend’s birthday, there is really “no time like the present” to get going on something. Some of us struggle with procrastination more than others and we can find ourselves immersed in anxiety the longer we wait to get something done. The rules for avoiding procrastination ring true whether you are a college student writing an essay or a retiree attempting to tackle health and weight loss goals. Regardless of your situation, here are a few tips for getting down to business and fighting off the procrastination in your life…
In our previous post, we shared a few tips on how to maintain your healthy eating habits when temptation strikes at the many summer BBQ’s that you’ll likely be invited to. Here are a few more that are sure to keep your waistline looking just as slim when you leave the BBQ as it was when you arrived…
There is nothing that makes it feel more like summer than a good old fashioned 4th of July BBQ. While this sounds like fun for some, it can be daunting for those who are trying to stay focused on weight loss and health goals. From the fatty foods to the alcoholic beverages that seem to be offered endlessly from the moment you arrive at the party; it takes a lot of willpower to stay on track. Here are a few tips that might make your 4th of July a little less challenging and a lot more relaxing.