The Hard, Cold Truth About Fitness

The Hard, Cold Truth About Fitness

We all want to be fit and have the body we’ve always dreamed about. We work out and try to eat right. We learn about our lifestyle and try to make good choices. There’s a hard, cold truth about fitness. It’s difficult to get fit and stay fit. In today’s world, it’s...
It’s All About the Habit

It’s All About the Habit

Getting more fit is a universal goal. Everyone wants to be healthier and more vibrant. So why do only 20% of people exercise regularly? Why is roughly two-thirds of the US population overweight? It’s because building the habit of fitness is tough. Very tough. Wanting...
Overcoming Negative Thinking

Overcoming Negative Thinking

Some people see their glass as half-empty instead of half-full.  We all have negative thoughts from time to time, but a consistent pattern of negative thinking is harmful. Negative thinking is a pattern thinking negatively about yourself, those around you and your...
Falling Off the Fitness Wagon

Falling Off the Fitness Wagon

Abandoned your fitness resolutions for the year already? Is the new diet in the rear view mirror? Those morning workouts just a memory? Falling off the fitness wagon happens. You’re only human after all! Statistically speaking, only about 20% of people who start...
Risks of Spring and Summer Activities

Risks of Spring and Summer Activities

As the seasons move from winter to spring and summer, workouts and activities tend to change as well. Wintertime promotes more inside activity and spring and summer compels us to get outside more. Makes sense! Indoor activity in the winter and outdoor activity in the...
Incorporate Everyday Movement

Incorporate Everyday Movement

Congratulations to the 20% of people who make it to the gym on a regular basis. You’re exercising and improving your health and fitness.  What’s the big difference between people who exercise and people who don’t? Movement. People who exercise move their bodies. It’s...
Muscle vs. Fat Myths

Muscle vs. Fat Myths

Weight training has become very popular for people of all ages as a way to build strength, muscle tone and bone density. However, some myths about muscle and fat persist. If you lift weights, you’ll get bulky: Lifting weights can increase the amount of muscle mass...
Is Dark Chocolate Healthy for You?

Is Dark Chocolate Healthy for You?

Here’s some good news for you! Eating a small amount of dark chocolate is good for your health. Dark chocolate is nutritious and a great source of antioxidants. Chocolate comes from the bean of the cacao tree and like wine and many fruits and vegetables, has a high...
Learning to Make the SHIFT

Learning to Make the SHIFT

The SHIFT lifestyle is based on the belief we can make choices to shape our lives each day. As our day unfolds our choices can positively influence our lives.  The SHIFT acronym is “Shaping How I Feel Today.” We choose how we feel about each day’s events. We also...
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