Four Tips for Staying Healthy and Active with a New Baby

When you’re dealing with the stress of caring for a new baby, it’s easy for things like exercise and healthy eating to fall to the bottom of your priority list. While it can be hard to make time for these things as a new parent, they’re essential, not just for your health, but for your child’s health, too. Studies show that parents who exercise and eat healthy food are more likely to have children who do the same. Not sure how you’re going to stay healthy and fit in exercise after your child … [Read more...]

Tips To Spice Up Your Morning Walks

Walking is one of the most common physical activities for adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six out of 10 adults walk for fun, exercise or transportation. Even people with health problems like arthritis or hypertension enjoy walking as part of their daily exercise. Research has shown that women who are physically active in their midlife have exceptional health status when they reach the age of 70. Considering that women are more prone to osteoporosis and … [Read more...]

Quick Health and Fitness Reminders for Work-from-Home Moms

Telecommuting or working for yourself from home can feel like a heaven-sent opportunity. You get to spend more time with your kids, you don’t have to worry about getting dressed for work in the morning, and you get the coffee machine all to yourself! It can come with its own risks, however. Don’t miss these quick health and fitness reminders: Exercise It’s so easy to let daily fitness fall to the wayside, especially when you work from home and find yourself handling chores, cooking meals, or … [Read more...]

How to Change Your Mindset to Lose Weight

For many of us, weight struggles are a constant issue and it can be hard to get yourself out of the cycle of losing and then gaining the weight back again. While it is easy enough to say that you want to lose weight, finding the motivation to do so can be a huge struggle! Really, this requires a change of mindset and you’ll need to find the personal motivation as to why you really want to slim down. Make A list One of the first things that you should do to work towards a more positive … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Make Your Home Workouts More Effective

If you’re a busy parent, home workouts are probably your best bet for sneaking in some exercise while caring for your kids. It’s definitely more convenient, but working out at home comes with its own challenges, including the fact that it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and feel like you’re not seeing results. To make your home workouts more effective, give these tips a try today. 1. Shorten Your Workouts with Interval Training If you only have twenty or thirty minutes to exercise while your … [Read more...]

Four Easy Ways to Switch Up Your Workouts for Better Results

Do you want to get more out of workout sessions? As a busy mom, you most likely don’t have the luxury of simply adding more time to your workouts. Luckily, there are lots of ways that you can increase the intensity of your workouts without increase their duration. Four options that will help you switch up your workouts for better results are listed below: 1. Do Full-Body Workouts If you love strength training, you’ll get more bang for your buck by switching from a traditional body part … [Read more...]

Get Motivated: 5 Foolproof Strategies for Starting a New Fitness Routine

So, you’ve decided to make a change — and that change includes a new fitness plan. Maybe you’re incorporating tri-weekly outdoor runs into your routine, adding a strength training regimen at the gym, or trying out a new spin studio. Regardless of which workout you choose, one thing’s for sure: the hardest part about your new healthy habit is sticking to it. It can be all too easy to hit the snooze button or come up with an excuse to ditch your workout, especially when you’re still in the … [Read more...]

How to Start Yoga Like You’re an Expert

Yoga is intimidating for most beginners, if not all. If you speak with an expert, you’ll probably hear how it was the best thing that happened to them and how it transformed their lives. While those complex moves seem daunting at first, it is important to start your first yoga class with the present air that you’ve been there before. Where to Go to Class You may not want to take a course at all, as there are several online options and fitness videos. However, yoga classes are a great … [Read more...]