Routines: The Plus Side of Predictability

I just returned from a thirteen-day volunteer trip to Hungary. It was rewarding and memorable to say the least, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss my daily routine. Not necessarily the one that involves real life responsibilities and everyday stressors. That routine can’t compete with the energy and novelty of life on vacation. The routine I missed was my daily workout schedule, the one that boosts my confidence, gets my day started, and mentally prepares me for whatever it is that might come by way. The one where I teach fitness classes and swing my kettlebells. That routine makes me feel purposeful and accomplished. The other can sometimes drive me crazy. My experience got me to thin

How Do I Build an Exercise Program to Accomplish My Goals?

How do I build an exercise program to help me accomplish my goals? To maximize your potential and accomplish your goals, use the FITT Principles as your guide. FITT is an acronym for frequency, intensity, time, and type, and each variable is a critical component when designing a safe, effective exercise program. Fit principles are based off of guidelines from the (ACSM), American College of Sports Medicine. Frequency - refers to how often you work out, or the number of days per week that you exercise. Frequency depends on your fitness level, your goals, and what type of training you’re doing, whether it’s cardio, strength, or flexibility. ACSM guidelines recommend the following: Cardioresp

What do stress, confidence, and brain health have in common?

In today’s fast paced society, managing stress is pivotal to good health. Stress can erode our confidence and compromise our ability to think clearly and effectively. So how do we manage stress, build our confidence, and boost our brain potential? Exercise. Exercise reduces stress. Wayne Dyer says that much of what perpetuates stress is guilt and worry. Guilt about the past and worry about the future paralyze many of us. He calls them unproductive emotions because they prevent us from focusing on today. Exercise frees us from negative thought patterns, the “should haves” of yesterday and the “what ifs” of tomorrow, and instills positive emotions that help us cope with everyday stress. Exerc

Living Life Well

How well are you? If you’re in shape, practice sound nutrition principles, and exercise regularly, you’re probably considered fit and healthy. But in terms of overall wellness, what does that mean? Wellness is multidimensional, and encompasses all the areas of our life that add meaning and value. It can guide us to optimal living provided we make choices that maximize our potential. The dimensions of wellness are interrelated, so improved functioning in one area will have a positive effect on another, but balance is important. Three dimensions of wellness, physical, social, and emotional compliment one another well and are especially relevant to living a healthy life. Physical Wellness: For

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