By: Victoria Fortnum
Every January 1st, we start off the year with a fresh perspective on how we are going to improve our eating habits, workout more frequently and become an overall healthier individual. However, sometimes life (cold weather, travel, date night, etc.) gets in the way of our optimistic New Year's resolutions. But what if getting a workout in didn't require you to leave the comfort of your own home or purchase expensive equipment? Below is a workout routine that I bring with me when I'm traveling. Even if there's no hotel gym, I am able to complete the workout in my room, leaving me feeling accomplished and a little bit stronger.
- 100 jumping jacks
- 50 crunches
- 20 tricep dips (if a bench is not accessible, use the side of a desk, chair or bed)
- 20 lunges (each leg)
- 60 Russian twists with dumbbell (optional)
- 20 calf raises
- 15 kneeling push-ups
- 30 second plank
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Meals in the LIfe of a Health and Wellness Coach
By Debbie Stevenson,Certified Health & Wellness coach
As a Certified Health & Wellness coach, I often get asked, "What do you eat on a daily basis?".
To help you start 2016 off right, here is a sample day of my meal plans which are healthy and balanced. Every day includes 2 snacks and 3 meals. They are easy, quick and balanced meal plans that are made with every day ingredients that you can usually find in your pantry.
By: Debbie Stevenson
Most exercisers can get away with gulping water after a workout, but endurance athletes–anyone training for a marathon or playing hours of tennis in the hot sun, like Roger Federer (tennis is my passion!)--needs to put extra effort into replenishing the minerals flushed out by sweat.
By: Judy Freedman
“What time is yoga class?” I asked the nice instructor at the Adventure Center at The Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas, USVI, while I was visiting for my niece’s wedding. “It’s at 7:00 a.m.,” said Katie. “Ooh, that’s very early. A little too early for vacation,” I replied.
By: Susan Berman Hammer
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By: Meredith Fritz
You’ve waited for it, dreamt about it, shopped for it...running season is here! You have powered through those freezing winter months and countless hours in the gym to be able to break free and use the outdoors as your gym.
Here in Chicago the light at the end of the tunnel has finally arrived! The sun has been shining, the wind feels warmer, and running season has officially begun. I don’t know about you, but I’m not much of a music listener when I’m running. I either choose to go sans any inner ear entertainment or as of late, listen to healthy podcasts.
By: Clare Harriman
While Pilates has been around since the 1920s and became well-known in the 1960s, it really took off in popularity closer to 2000. Some of its most devoted followers are A-list Hollywood celebrities, who have found the exercise a tried-and-true method for shedding pounds and maintaining bodies that have become objets d’art.
By: Lina Midla
Hey Gorgeous! Yes you! Yes, stop looking around the room, I'm talking to you. You are gorgeous, you radiate beauty, and this post was written just for YOU. Now stop thinking of all the reasons you think you aren't amazing and just keep reading.
By: Clare Harriman
With smartphones tracking, your workouts couldn't be easier. Some applications for smartphones feature creative ways to keep you motivated, while others serve as a kind of fitness diary.
By: Clare Harriman
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals for self-improvement. The slate is wiped clean as the old year is passed and a new year is here for the taking. Traditionally, New Year’s Day is a holiday to reflect on the past and celebrate hope for the future. People make toasts to New Year's resolutions with sparkling champagne amidst glittering lights. But when the hangover subsides the following morning, resolve quickly decreases and old habits prevail.