Alternative Valentine’s Day Activities

Developing an Alternative Mindset

It’s February! The month of love and romance. I believe this is a common misconception regarding this month or season.  If you are single this day of love makes you even more aware of the fact that you’re single which can be irritating and upsetting. If you are attached the pressure to be super romantic or to get treated like a princess can create stress and place unrealistic expectations onto your partner. How about approaching Valentine’s holiday with an alternative mindset? Instead of focusing on making it a big romantic production celebrate the people and friends that mean the most to you in your life. I am suggesting some non-traditional activities that you can try this Valentine’s Day. These activities work if you’re single, married or somewhere in between.

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Smash Your Health & Fitness Goals!

How to Conquer Your Health & Fitness Goals for 2018

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year that you were going to improve your health and fitness? Perhaps you even made it a step further and joined a gym. Did you declare that you were going to start a new diet? Maybe you decided to try eating “clean” or going keto. You’re ready, this year it’s different. But let’s be honest it’s more of the same. According to Statistic Brain, 32.4% of people make weight-related New Year’s resolutions. Yet only 9.2% of people actually succeed at accomplishing their New Year’s resolution. A whopping 48.4% of people find infrequent success with sticking to and achieving their resolution. Whereas 42.4% of people fail at successfully achieving their resolution every single year. Continue reading “Smash Your Health & Fitness Goals!”

Maintaining Health & Wellness During the Holiday Season

The holidays, although fun and full of quality time spent with close friends and family, can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. Due to strained budgets, overindulging in special holiday treats, having to deal with family drama, or perhaps dealing with the loss of a loved one. Whatever the reason the holidays, for some can bring or cause much stress and unhappiness. Below I have compiled a few of my favorite tips on how to maintain your sanity during this holiday season.

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3 Tips on How to Age Gracefully

Our environment is saturated with convenience. Due to our fast paced, high stress, high demand lifestyle, we live in the fast lane, and this has made it a necessity for us to reach out and turn to products and foods that are cost-effective and efficient. While this may spare us a few minutes in our busy schedule, helping us get on to the the next thing swiftly, do we stop to think how our dependence on these things could expose us to potential health risks and pre-mature aging? Continue reading “3 Tips on How to Age Gracefully”

Accomplish Your Goals & Achieve Balance

Rush. Panic. Stuff food in your mouth. Rush some more. Get stuck in traffic, now you’re going to be late to work. Does this sound like your daily routine? What if I told you that you can successfully manage your time and be able to sit down have breakfast with your family, leave in enough time to not get caught in obnoxious traffic and beat your boss to work. Continue reading “Accomplish Your Goals & Achieve Balance”

Become Faster & Get Stronger

Living a healthy lifestyle will require us to find activities that we love to do and that challenges us to continue improving and becoming better. For me those activities are cycling, trail running, sprinting, dancing, and various forms of weight training. My love for endurance based fitness and resistance based fitness can seem like an oxymoron to die hard endurance enthusiasts that swear off the weight room because of the “perceived” bulk that comes with heavy resistance training, while hardcore lifters wouldn’t dream of spending a ton of time working on increasing their cardiovascular fitness because of the precious muscle that is lost when you undergo strenuous endurance based training. Yet what if there was indeed a way to include both fantastic training styles into your workout regimen to reap the benefits of both styles of training. Continue reading “Become Faster & Get Stronger”

Flexibility Training and Why it’s Important for Wellness

Define flexibility

What do you think of when I mention the word flexibility? I can tell you what I thought about when I heard the term flexibility; and it typically involved a super slender and super bendy girl that was organic and practiced yoga three times a day and used words like harness your chi, and talked about aligning chakras. This is my attempt at being funny but I’m pretty sure that this is a misconception that a lot of people attribute to flexibility. In reality though this is just one of the various activities a person can participate in to become more flexible and help with elongating and extending the muscles and the tissues surrounding the joints. In this blog I will be explaining the different types of flexibility training and give you practical realistic was to incorporate flexibility into your workout routine. Continue reading “Flexibility Training and Why it’s Important for Wellness”

Night Running Safety Tips

This past summer I finally committed myself to become better at running and to get over my absolute hatred of it. I thought that it would be a torturous experience but soon found out how much I love and enjoy running when I can run at a gait that is comfortable for me and that I can endure for a prolonged period of time. This summer I also found myself looking for ways to beat the Texas heat when I wanted to take my running sessions outside, and discovered that running in the evenings was the perfect time and was the perfect temperature outside. Running in the evenings can be scary and even dangerous when the proper safety precautions aren’t taken so here are a few tips that I know helped me during my few evening runs. Continue reading “Night Running Safety Tips”