Fitness Can Be Fun

Not only can it be fun, it should be fun, especially for children. These days when most kids would rather be sitting in front of the TV, the computer or spending time playing handheld video games it is harder to get them motivated to exercise. When parents hear the word exercise, most think of working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise should be any activity where they are physically active. That means playing soccer, basketball, and football, attending dance class, riding bikes or simply participating in a game of tag. Fitness is … Continue reading

Fitness – The Easier Choice

I wish I had a magic hat, one that I could pull great choices out of that would make fitness not only easier to do, but easier to grasp. Once upon a time, I thought that there were just fortunate people in the world who were born fit and healthy. I actually know some people who ‘look’ fit and healthy, but just because they don’t gain weight doesn’t mean they are in great shape. It’s important to remember that fitness isn’t just how you look, it’s a state of mind. You can’t just say I want to be fit, you … Continue reading

Make Life & Fitness Easier for Yourself

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a magic wand that we could just wave that would make fitness easier to attain? I used to think that some people were just born fit and other people, well – we weren’t so lucky. Fitness is a state of mind, it’s who you want to be. It’s not just saying I want to be fit, it’s being active. In the words of a writer, fitness is about show, don’t tell. Lifestyle Choices When you make the choice to be more fit, you are talking about making lifestyle choices. The lifestyle choice could … Continue reading

Improve Your Posture in Just Ten Minutes

You don’t have to spend hours to improve your posture — and prevent back problems. In just ten minutes a day, you can straighten and strengthen your back. Every morning, take a minute to look in the mirror. Stand facing sideways and make sure everything is aligned. Your ears, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles should form a straight line. If they don’t, straighten up and see if you can get everything into place. Do this every day and your body will start to remember how it feels to be aligned correctly. When you get to work, check your posture. It … Continue reading

Fitness Journal – Family Sick Day

There’s nothing worse than waking up not feeling well. Okay, there’s one thing that’s worse – when you wake up not feeling well and the rest of the family appears to be suffering from the same malady that you are. That makes it pretty rotten – all the way around. As a mom, my first duty is to take care of the kiddo, but when you’re feeling rotten – – it’s hard to find the energy. Don’t Exercise When You’re Sick A good rule of thumb is to not exercise when you’re sick. But like with many other things in … Continue reading

Five For Fighting Fitness

As busy as we can be, it’s important to keep track of how you can squeeze more fitness and healthy choices into your daily habits – because remember, it’s all the little things that add up and mean something in the long run. So rather than bore you with a long introduction, let’s just dive into our five tips for today: Brown bag your lunch – seriously, brown bag it. When you eat out for lunch every day, you are more likely to overeat or eat foods that are rich in fats or carbohydrates. If you brown bag it, you … Continue reading

The Fitness Blog Week in Review June 17 – June 22

Happy Saturday and here’s hoping you’re having a great weekend. I still think this week went by too fast. The migraine I had this week likely contributed to that feeling. Losing a couple of days to just being in pain is never a lot of fun. We’re halfway through the year and summer officially began this week (though it’s been pretty warm this summer). In the meanwhile, let’s do a quick run down of our week in review: Sunday, June 17 We continue looking at what you can do to improve your health in More Computer Fitness Tips especially when … Continue reading

Supplementing Your Day to Day Activities

We talk about the need to exercise 30 to 45 minutes at least three times a week. Ideally, if you could work out 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week, you’d be in peak condition in no time. But since people have trouble finding time to exercise – trust me, I know the feeling – there are other things you can do to help supplement your physical activity. Overcoming Tired Sometimes I feel like I’m too tired to work out. I may not have gotten a lot of sleep the night before. I might have gotten interrupted before I … Continue reading

More Computer Fitness Tips

We’ve been talking about maintaining our fitness even as we work at home or in the office sitting behind desks and looking at computers all day. It may be great to type a 180 words per minute, but if your health is suffering and your overall sense of well being and fitness are declining – then let’s focus on something a little more proactive than typing fast. More Computer Fitness Tips Let’s talk about getting healthier in your daily habits whether you sit in front of the computer screen or not. This is important, especially if you spend a large … Continue reading

The Fitness Blog Week in Review June 9 – June 15

It’s been a long week here, my daughter got over a bad bout with a fever last week and I’ve spent most of the week trying not to come down with it myself. Unfortunately, I haven’t been very successful. Let’s take a good look at the week in review before I take a day of ease on Saturday. Saturday, June 9 Hot summer days are not always conducive to outdoor exercise. When temperatures cruise upwards of 95 degrees, it may be time to investigate Indoor Workouts. Sunday, June 10 Does School-Based Fitness Fade Over the Summer? There is some speculation … Continue reading