Let’s Try a Thinner Thanksgiving!

Thinner Thanksgiving Tips

The holidays are a time of overindulgence and for many hiding behind cozy sweaters and jeans make it even easier to hide extra pounds. On Thanksgiving, especially, food is plentiful and it may be tempting to overeat and be sedentary all day. While it is okay to give into cravings now and then, the last thing that you want to do is feel guilty the next day.

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Fun Ways to Hit Your Fitness Goals

Hitting Your Fitness Goals

Many of us have jobs that cause us to have sit down most of the day behind a computer. Sitting for long periods of time can have an adverse effect on our health and even shorten our lifespans. It has become such an epidemic with the increase in technology use and dependence that sitting at your job all day has been dubbed “the sitting disease,” by U.S. News and World Report. Since sitting is so detrimental to your health, it is important to find ways to move during the day and beyond. Having fun ways to hit your fitness goals will help keep you motivated and wanting to move your body.

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5 Steps to Getting Started with Fitness

Let’s get Started

Many trying to “get in shape” have difficulty maintaining a program because they try to make all the changes at one time. Going it alone for many can be embarrassing, overwhelming and confusing. Consider an approach which allows you time to learn and adapt to each change you should take to reach your goals.

Before taking any steps forward, be sure to establish goals using the SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) With my mature clients, getting a “six pack” set of abs is not a goal they aim for. Feeling good again, increasing strength and energy, eliminating back pain and improving balance as well as getting off prescription drugs is what most look to achieve. Sometimes a change in activity or diet can have an effect on the drugs you may be taking, so, speak with your doctor before beginning.

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The Difference Between Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage

Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages

Massage not only feels great, but it can also help with a variety of concerns from relaxation to relieving pain and muscle aches. There are several different types of massage, each offering a unique experience and targeting specific concerns. For those interested in massage, it may be difficult to decide which type of massage to choose from. Two of the most popular types of massage include Swedish and deep tissue. Knowing the difference between the two can help you get the best experience from your massage.

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Tips From Our Personal Trainer

Fitness Tips

You’re going to make a million decision today. Most without much thought. Some of our actions seem hard wired to our bodies. Like how I can automatically reach for a chocolate chip cookie. So when it comes to making decision about your health, how do you handle them? Put it off? Move ahead begrudgingly – like being lead to slaughter? Excitedly? (Hmmm – no spell check so it must be a word)

I know it’s not always exciting. But what if in the process of making a decision of yes or no (which is usually in our minds having to be all or nothing) let’s think about what the “Good”, “Better”, and “Best” option is for us.

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Can Exercise Help With Back Pain?

Ease Your Back Pain with Exercise

I get asked this a lot and it’s a great question. Certainly, I can’t speak for every case of back pain. However, generally speaking, exercise can have a great bit of benefit to those suffering from mild to even severe back pain. I will first say this: talk with your doctor before you begin making any changes in your activity and even your diet. Your course of treatment may have specific details which should be followed for your recovery.

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