Physical wellbeing is an important part of living a happy and healthy life; however, for some people, this can also change. There can be a time where our focus on health and wellness can take a turn for the worse, particularly when comparison culture sets in. If you are having a difficult time working out, consider if these factors could be playing into your negative experience and how you can make positive improvements.(more…)
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While growing up, I was always taught to be kind even when I did not feel like it. But as I grew older, my definition and understanding of kindness have remarkably changed. For me, it does not mean being kind in the face of meanness but rather understanding when to stop, when to give space and when to hold on. For me, being kind is treating people well, supporting those in need, and lending a helping hand. I believe this definition may vary from person-to-person based on what they believe and their understanding of right and wrong.
This entry into our quarantine series tackles a topic slightly displaced from fitness and nutrition but does facilitate a healthier lifestyle by improving your mind and spirit.
It does not require a degree to figure out that the world would be a happier place if we made a little effort towards each other. If we just started treating others nicely, maybe they would change their attitude towards us as well. I believe we’re all inherently kind. We all have the “kind streak,” but we hold it back so that we don’t appear weak. Being kind makes you anything but weak; it gives you control; it teaches you compassion and empathy; it gets you the respect you deserve.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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!(more…)
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:(more…)
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!
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.(more…)
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.
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.(more…)
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:(more…)
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.(more…)