Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

Hiring a Pro in Langley for Personal Training

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Personal training is everywhere. We are all trying to be healthier, get stronger, lose weight – it seems like everyone has a health or fitness goal. Personal trainers can go a long way to keep us on the right path and to stay motivated. We sent our Canadian correspondent out to Langley, British Columbia to interview some popular personal trainers and get the Canadian take on health and fitness efforts up in the north country.

What is the Candian Lifestyle Like Today?

For most ordinary people, losing weight can be such a chore. This is true for many of us, since gaining weight is a lot easier. Of course, there are some cases wherein this is not true, but most of us do tend to gain weight easier. It doesn’t help that the culture of the modern world is instant everything like fast food. Canadians would usually joke that this is an American thing, but we Canadians are no better. According to this article, it actually has increased in the late 2010s.

Even here in Langley, BC alone, there are so many Tim Hortons and other fast food places you can walk in one for a burger and beverage on the other. Usually, the faster the food is prepared, the more calories this contains for the person. Exercise also seems to be a hated activity for many people, but this should change. After all, diet and exercise are a part of healthy living and we should participate in it for a better and longer life.

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Tips & Tricks: Langley Personal Training and Personal Fitness Advice From a Certified Trainer

Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Langley Personal Training

It’s the new year and many folks have fallen out of sync with their resolutions and fitness goals because they don’t know what to do. One of the easiest ways to figure out what to do is to hire a professional for advice. There are thousands of personal trainers around the world, but rather than write a generic personal training post, our foreign correspondent has set up camp and chat with some personal trainers in Langley, British Columbia to get advice for fitness newbies, and provide some tips and tricks for selecting the right expert to help you get fit.

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How to Start Going To the Gym

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The high prevalence of common diseases in these modern times has seen an increase in gym membership over the years. Many people would like to improve their health by working out at their local gym. However, there’s a lot of anxiety around working out in front of strangers. We don’t all just magically know how to start going to the gym without some help.

If you have signed up to a gym and are tense about it, you are not alone. Many people suffer such anxiety and there’s no reason to go back on your resolve to live a healthy life.  In fact, it is not unusual to find people who sign up and never show up, or do so for a single day. In fact, most commercial gyms love it when members do that.

Don’t let the gym win!

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The Importance Of Mental Health and Well-being

Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Mental health is the condition of a person based on the welfare of their state both mentally and emotionally. According to WHO, it affects how we are able to cope with stress, interact with each other, work productively and decision making.

Over time, there are increased cases of mental health disorders across the world. The stigma that is linked with seeking help for mental illnesses has left victims neglected. In all stages of our lives, mental health is critical. It affects all aspects of our life and how we go about it.

Here are some of the reasons why mental health and well-being is essential:

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Top Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels This Festive Season

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

It can be hard sometimes keeping your energy levels on a high; especially during the festive season when family members are back home, your toddlers are running around the house and visitors are streaming in and out of your home. In these stressful times, you need to find a few healthy ways to boost your energy levels… and quick!

boost your energy levels

Family holidays like this, where Christmas and New Year festivities are just a week apart, can be stressful. From decorating, to the wrapping of gifts and even thinking about your New Year resolutions, many people can become overwhelmed by the festivities.

Despite the holiday pressures, we should strive to focus on our physical, mental and spiritual health. As such, today we are going to discuss various ways you can maintain high energy levels this festive season and make unforgettable memories with your family.

Let’s delve into specifics.

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How Wearable Technology Monitors Progress and Keeps You Motivated

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Progress is a key influencer when it comes to health and fitness. It’s a great motivator, but it can also be defeated if progress isn’t happening fast enough or in the way you want — understandably so, considering that progress is how we know if our new diet, workout, and lifestyle are actually working in our favor. Still, frustrating enough, progress takes patience — a lot of it.

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It can be easy to give up if you can’t see any sort of that positive change you’re looking for. However, new wearable technology monitors are here to help track, monitor, and most importantly, provide important insight of the progress you’ve been making, even if you can’t see it in the mirror yet.

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Bored With Your Workout? How to Make Your Tired Exercise Routine Interesting

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
bored fitness girl

Do you find yourself at the gym, completely disinterested in the workout routine you are about to perform? Some of us go to our workouts religiously, but we have completely lost our faith. Like most things, exercising can get boring too. There are many reasons for this—it could be your mood, lack of sleep, or the fact that what you initially enjoyed has now become completely routine.

If you are experiencing a workout slump, here are several tips to revitalize your program:

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Get in the Zone by Practicing Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

If you’ve ever been in the zone while practicing a sport, you know that the zone is a place you want to be. For competitive athletes under a lot of stress, being able to get in the zone is almost essential to be able to perform optimally and beat the competition. So whether you’re competing at nationals, you’re an aspiring Olympian, or you’re a high-performance athlete participating in competitive youth sports programs, it’s a good idea to learn about the zone. Here are some important questions:

  • What is the zone? How can the zone help me perform my best? 
  • How can I increase my chances of getting in the zone more often? 

In this article, we’ll answer those questions for you so you can achieve peak performance and beat the competition. 

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Sneaky Ways to Keep Yourself Feeling Motivated to Hit the Gym

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Often, when you first start a new fitness program, the novelty of it, plus the fast results that often come at the beginning, can be enough to keep you pumped and motivated for every workout session. You are loving having a healthier lifestyle, enjoying the endorphin rush you get post-workout, and really noticing yourself getting stronger and leaner. However, as time goes on, and the newness of it all starts to fade, it can become easier to lose that drive to get out and work out as often as you should.

You may have already met your original goals, or hit a plateau. You may no longer find the surroundings of the gym as stimulating, as you’ve already spent a lot of time there. You may find yourself skipping sessions with only the smallest excuses, or putting in less effort when you’re there.

Happily, there are ways to keep the passion alive when it comes to your relationship with the gym; you just may need to employ some tactics that trick your own mind into getting enthusiastic about your training once more as your gym routine begins to become more of a mundane part of your life. 

Here are some ideas to keep motivated to hit the gym:

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How to Stay Motivated For Exercising In Your Home Gym

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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You can always go do your thing somewhere outside, like in a park, or by a river, or up on a rooftop of an apartment complex, if you have access. However, some days going outside is not an option. Maybe the weather is horrible, or maybe people stare at you. Many folks report embarrassment as one of the biggest reasons why they hate going to a regular gym, and you can read all about these different mind blocks here.

So, a home gym might be the way to go! But in the comfiness of your own home, it can be really hard to keep your motivation up. So, we prepared some tips for you to help solve that issue!

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