Flexibility and mobility: two commonly heard words in wellness that may, on the surface, seem interchangeable. In fact, they’re very different, yet interrelated – they’re both important in helping you move better. Read on to learn more.
You know that strength training by lifting weights will help you build muscle. But what about bodyweight only exercises? The answer is yes – read on to learn more.
Trying to lose fat or build muscle? You might be making progress—even if the number on the scale seems to say otherwise. Instead of the scale, consider these better progress indicators.
You’ve been working through your yoga class, and the instructor guides you to come into Savasana. Is there a more wonderful feeling in the world at that moment? Besides the overall sense of complete relaxation this pose fosters, there’s a lot more to it. Keep reading for more about this essential pose that should always be a part of your yoga practice – or any exercise session!
The squat is one of the body’s most fundamental movement patterns. In fact, it’s quite possibly the most important exercise you can do.
After all, you squat whenever you sit down and stand up. Getting into a car requires both a squat and a twist. Read on for even more benefits of squats you may not have known about – and how to do them correctly.
In my work as a fitness coach, I find that many people have some deeply ingrained beliefs about the “right way” to exercise for best results. No doubt these come from the seemingly endless messages we’re bombarded with every day in the media, the latest fad workout or diet, or maybe from what we were taught back in elementary and high school PE class. In this article, I’ll debunk the five most common mistaken beliefs, or myths, about exercise and fitness that I encounter with my clients.
When you feel muscle soreness after a workout, it can seem like a sort of a badge of honor. It’s a kind of reminder that you’re following your plan, you made time for exercise, and you pushed yourself. But if you’re still feeling that same soreness a day or two later, should you still work out again?
Did you know that how you’re training your muscles matters? It’s because our bodies essentially have two types of muscle fibers that are called upon for different purposes. These are described as muscular endurance, and muscular strength. And both are essential to focus on in your exercise program. In this article, I’ll explain the difference between strength and endurance, and why they’re equally important. I’ll also share some ideas to help you mix the two into your workout schedule.
Have you ever tried yoga? If not, perhaps one or more of the many misconceptions about this 3,000 year old practice have held you back from giving it a try. Or perhaps you tried a class once, and something about it wasn’t right with you. In this article, I share what yoga really is, and also dispel some of the biggest myths and inaccurate perceptions surrounding it.
What does it really take to make a goal a reality? Two things: smart goal setting, and self-acceptance.