(CARLSBAD, CA) – Fall and winter sports seasons are here. Football, volleyball, cross-country, soccer, and a variety of other sports may dictate your kids’ schedules in the coming months. Between practices, games, school, homework, and family time, your kids are busier than ever. And unfortunately, healthy habits sometimes fall by the wayside while your kids run from activity to activity.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Physically fit people…they can seem intimidating, they appear to have it all together, and the last thing you want to do is approach one of them to ask about their fitness tips and tricks. Well, guess what? Physically fit people are, in fact, just people. They generally know a little bit more about how to get the most out of their workouts, and that’s why they look so good!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Breathing. It’s the simplest of all life functions. It’s a natural, unlearned, automatic action. We can do it on autopilot. Nobody really needs to learn how to breathe. Yet, the way that we breathe can actually make a big difference when it comes to fitness.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You may think that weight-training exercises will worsen your symptoms. Perhaps you even avoid exercise due to fear that you’ll be laid-up for days. If that’s the case, then it’s time to re-think your aversion to exercise. In fact, a little bit of load-bearing exercise is just what the doctor ordered.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise is good for the heart. But, what about your brain? Can exercise actually make you smarter?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s 5:30 a.m. Your alarm clock blasts, you jump-out of bed, grab your gym bag, and stammer out the door. Good for you! A regular fitness routine is the first step to health and well-being. Now, the second step may surprise you… it’s about taking a day off!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Got time? We didn’t think so! You’re busy. That’s nothing new. And when life gets busy, what tends to get the boot?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – If you’re like most Americans, you’d love to workout on a daily basis, but you just don’t have the time. Even squeezing a 30-minute treadmill session into your day seems impossible. So, when you hear that the National Institute of Health and the American Heart Association both recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of activity on most days of the week, you quickly wave your white flag of defeat. You simply can’t do it!
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Om . . . You’ve heard the chant. At least on TV, if not in real life. It probably conjures up pictures of a gifted acrobat contorting herself into a pretzel-like position, then somehow looking serene in a moment of meditation.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – “Oh, my aching muscles!” If you’ve ever participated in an intense workout, chances are those words have passed your lips. In fact, it often seems as if quality workouts and sore muscles are synonymous. But, are sore muscles really necessary?