Spring is the perfect time to start a fitness program. After all that winter comfort food and hibernating indoors, our bodies could use a post-winter boost. If you want to put fitness first as the weather warms up, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a few must-try tips for losing weight and feeling great this season. 1 Find an activity you love There’s no better way to give yourself a post-winter boost than to get active in a way that doesn’t feel like a burden. Grumbling your way to the gym every day will get old fast (trust us), so before you sabotage your fitness goals with a humdrum workoutroutine, do some experimenting. Try an outdoor boot camp at your local park (look for advertisements as the weather warms up, or look online for nearby options) or a new class at your gym, or sign up for a sport you love but haven’t played in a while. The more fun working out feels, the more motivated you’ll be to burn calories. 2 Get outside Now that it’s (finally) nice out, you have the option of moving your fitness routine outdoors — an excellent way to keep things interesting. Whether you start […]
Training (HIIT)? It seems everyone and their grandmother is doing HIIT these days. High-Intensity Interval training – HIIT – is doing short, intense bursts of activity followed by a rest period. Tabata Training The original science dates back to the ‘90s when Dr. Izumi Tabata, a researcher with the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Japan studied interval training on a cycle ergometer (a fancy stationary bike). HIIT workouts are still often referred to as Tabata Training. Click the picture below for full article.
TRAINING LIKE A boxer is all about intensity—you go hard. “You’re trying to mimic what it’s going to be like in the ring,” says Jason Strout, head coach at NYC’s renowned Church St. Boxing Gym. Aside from technique, that means lots of fast and varied movement, with active rest—you’re almost never not moving in a fight unless, well, let’s not go there. “Workouts vary the exercises as much as possible to mimic the fight, which is never a steady pace like a run for an hour,” he says. “The pace is changing constantly.” Boxing workouts are often long—at least an hour—to fit in a warmup, conditioning, and drills. And when preparing for a match, sessions are five or six days a week. “Rest is very important, but you need to be able to perform under pressure,” Strout says. “The training gets your mind prepared for it, too.” Think you’ve got what it takes? See if you can go five rounds with these tough sessions designed by Strout. Full article here.
A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many proven benefits for weight loss, health and performance, as millions of people have experienced already. Here you’ll learn how to eat a keto diet based on real foods. You’ll find visual guides, recipes, meal plans and a simple 2-week get started program, all you need to succeed on keto. Full article here.
It’s 6 o’clock in the evening, your little one wants to watch that cartoon that they just love (and you dread). You just want them to do something a little more productive. What is Doraemon or Peppa Pig going to teach them in the grand scheme of things? So, to keep them distracted, you attempt a “Hey, why don’t we read this book?” that results in an utter look of disgust on your child’s face and undue defeat on yours. Well, what if there is a way to fix this problem? What is the solution to make learning and brain development fun? We have the answers to help you! There are a variety of games and activities that will keep them away from screens, help develop their thinking, all while keeping them entertained and their minds stimulated: brain games! Full article here.
How often do you hear a story about someone bringing horrible suffering into the lives of others? Or perhaps you think about the person who brought so much trauma into your own life. The natural human response to such horror is to wonder, How can anyone do such things? Sex offenders can look into the faces of their victims and dominate their will and individuality. The offenders are not harmed by the effects of their behavior because they carry a dark entitlement to rule another person. Sex offenders believe that you, the victim, cannot fight and that you don’t know the difference between your person and their need to dominate you. Sociopaths seek out different types of targets, from infants to children to adolescents to adults. The predator could be someone who assaults his date, his spouse, his coworker, neighbors, or a younger person he has authority over as a coach, priest, youth pastor, teacher, or professor. Full article here.