It might be obvious, but if you have never been to a yoga class before, find a beginner-friendly class and teacher. A good teacher is able to teach each student as an individual, but those who are completely new to yoga often feel most comfortable if their first class is with a group of other beginners.
These easy guidelines to aqua aerobics will keep you fit (and cool) all summer long!
Each year, I evaluate the previous year, the progress I made in different areas, and what I want to see happening by the end of the next year. I think this is a great exercise for helping me stay on track and focused on the truly important things. I know many of you go through […]
Many people today approach exercise and fitness in one of three ways: they avoid it, they hate it, or they are obsessed. Make your fitness goals part of a routine that isn’t a chore. Aside from the obvious benefits of weight loss, toning, and cardiovascular health, getting more exercise induces the production of chemicals in […]
So here’s where I lay it all out in public view – I figure the best way to stay on track is to build in some motivation and accountability is to make a public confession. Vivian was born and I quickly signed the book deal for Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) – […]
Having a companion to share your diet regimen and exercise routine can help make losing weight and staying fit easier. Learn how your dog can help.
While we are outside a lot as a family, we still have only about a quarter-acre lot in our just-within-city-limits home. So as our kids are growing and all officially-mobile, we’ve been trying to get out where they can have even more room. There’s a reason why they call it the Great Outdoors afterall. They […]
What if, for some hypothetical reason – natural disaster, national disaster, local unrest – you find yourself without access to emergency medical care? Consider what the most likely emergency situations would be for your family. Does a family member have diabetes? High blood pressure? Weak joints? Severe depression? Gastric disorders? Pregnancy? What if someone breaks […]
Long-term stress means that your body is constantly on high alert, and high levels of stress can over time lead to health problems and even severe illnesses. It is important to learn to relax and to manage your stress symptoms. Stressful things will always happen in life, but it is possible to learn to manage stress.
Do I need to be flexible to do yoga? Is yoga a religion? Yoga makes you flexible but what about strength? Can you get fit by doing yoga? You have probably read about the health benefits of yoga, but are some of the yoga myths stopping you from going to your first-ever yoga class? Myth: […]
How do you look after your health when you have practically no time for yourself? It is too typical for women to put ourselves and our own health and well-being last. Always looking after everyone else, forgetting your own needs and neglecting your health is too easy when you’re busy at work or at home […]
Being healthy, when you think in terms of a lifestyle, is not one, huge thing. It’s little steps over a lifetime that add up to brilliant health. This is what I’m realizing as I have been staying true to my commitment to get up from the computer and start up a scheduled workout DVD or […]