Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

Benefits of Exercising from Home – Your Ultimate Guide

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
Exercising from Home

How often do you find yourself with nothing to do, no one to hang out with, and nothing on TV? When those moments hit do you stop to consider how the benefits of exercising from home can improve your lifestyle?

The truth is that sometimes the best workout plan for us is just sitting around. That’s because when we’re bored at home, our bodies naturally move more than they would if we were completely entertained. And more movement means better health.

This article will help you figure out how to use your downtime as an opportunity to get some exercise. We all know it can be tough getting motivated enough to go outside for a run or head down the gym every day- so why not take advantage of those moments where you have time on your hands? 

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Kill Your Halloween Workouts This Year With These Terrifying Tips

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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No matter how committed you are, the jam-packed festive Halloween season might throw your fitness routine off its gear. Starting in early September, many Halloween enthusiasts spend their nights and weekends decorating, picking apples, solving corn mazes, watching horror movies, and snacking on fun decorative desserts. This means we don’t always have time to complete our Halloween workouts with the same year-round discipline as we might be used to.

In spite of perhaps missing a workout or eating a pastry, try to remember not to feel guilty about it. The holiday season is the time of the year when we can live somewhat carefree. You get to spend time with your family and friends and gorge on the festive treats. 

Halloween is the one time of the year when you actually get to justify eating that candy bar. So, you shouldn’t hesitate to eat it. Rather, you should make sure you limit your portion size and choose healthy, protein-rich snacks over the calorie and guilt-laden junk food. Check out Project Swole’s “healthy” Halloween recipes for some fun protein-laced holiday treats.

Another thing that you should do is not let the Halloween spirit take complete control over your health. We all know that festive season weight gains are common across the globe but what we don’t realize is that most people fail to get rid of this extra baggage and then, the next festive season kicks in. 

Don’t let this happen to you. No matter how caught up you are baking cookies or buying gifts, make sure you take at least some time out for yourself.

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Why Should I Go To the Gym?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
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To some, going to the gym is just like having a cup of coffee. But others (maybe this is you?) will need to gather the last of their energy to do it at least every week. Sometimes even if we go to the gym for some 20 minutes on Thursday or any other day, we feel like composing songs to our praise.

Let’s be honest, you already know so well many reasons as to why you should go to the gym. You’ve probably even sworn to be consistent and disciplined with your fitness schedule. Such reasoning sometimes goes out the window after a day of work or studying, and you’d rather instead enjoy a night on the couch with Netflix.

By the time you finish reading this, you will have a few more reasons why you must attend the gym and hopefully get motivated to start a new routine.

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How Couples Can Motivate Each Other in Reaching Their Fitness Goals

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
Couples Can Motivate Each Other

A healthy couple can achieve many things together. Because they know each other so well, typically, couples can motivate each other in fitness. Therefore, you and your partner will be more productive when you both keep fit. Sometimes the journey to stay fit is long and tiresome. As a result, some may give up along the way and others may not even get started.

There is a lot of progress you can make when you as a couple help each other with physical exercises. You may set some goals together and strategize on how to attain them. Creating some form of healthy competition in the fitness plans can also make things more enjoyable.

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3 Ways to Balance Gym and Life During The Pandemic

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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The global Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the dynamics of life in extreme ways. Measures to help reduce the spread of the virus include lockdowns and the constant practice of social distancing. Public gathering spaces such as gyms have therefore had to shut down for periods depending on the lockdown regulations in the particular areas. It has become increasingly difficult to balance gym and life during the pandemic up until now.

In places where gyms are allowed to open, Covid-19 regulations have to be followed strictly—which significantly affects how people manage their gym time. Fortunately, frequent gym-goers have found a number of ways to adapt to the changes in their routine. 

Here are 3 ways to help you balance gym and life during the pandemic.

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Don’t Delay! Get Started on Your Summer Bod Goals Today

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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If you know you want to make changes to your body before the summer gets here, now is the perfect time to get started. Some people try to avoid setting health and fitness goals in the winter because of the notoriously high failure rate of New Year’s resolutions. However, putting off weight loss goals until the last minute is never a good idea. It makes reaching them harder and can lead to serious health consequences. This is what science has to say about getting a head start on your summer health, fitness, and weight loss goals.

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How Can My Workouts Be More Fun?

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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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.

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Treat People Well and Hope to be Treated Well in Return

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
Treat People Well

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.

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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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