Fitness

Weightloss vs Wellness Transformation

Weightloss vs Wellness Transformation I’m talking about Weightloss vs Wellness Transformation today as I’m LIVE outside today – oh, those good endorphins! A weightloss tip I’m sharing with you today ties in with something one of my Shape Shift Session ladies talked to me about.  She’s currently on a “Life Transformational Journey“, and in addition to taking my classes, she has also begun running. We were talking and she said to me that she is hoping in a few months, that she will be able to have lost a lot of weight. What I said to her is that “What you […]

Inspired to dust off the old gym membership?

Inspired to dust off your old gym membership? With summer starts the fantastic summer of sport with world-class competitions such as Wimbledon Tennis, the UEFA European Championships, the Tour the France and the main event of the summer the Rio Olympic Games in August. “With such an eventful sporting calendar public interest in getting out and participating in sport will be high, but a lot of people will not know where or how to get involved.” With an eventful sporting calendar interest in getting out &  participating in sport will be… Click To Tweet “It really is easy for people […]

Exercise and Loving your Job

Did you know one of the secrets to loving your job is exercise?! Perhaps you’re questioning this statement and asking yourself if I am serious, but in a recent study by co-author Elnar B.Thorsteinsson, it has been proven that exercise lowers stress, increases well-being and directly reduces work burnout – which in essence enhances your sense of personal work achievement and pride in your work. So yes, exercise really is one of the secrets to loving your job. Of course exercise goes far beyond improving your appreciation and love for your work – in fact, it improves your overall mind-set, […]

5 Tips on Walking for Exercise; a simple form of exercise.

If you are very new to exercise or haven’t participated in any form of exercise for more years than you can remember, I highly recommend you begin with walking.  It is after all a natural form of movement that most of us were born to do – your body automatically knows how to move – most of us walk without needing to think about it.  And if you suffer from any form of arthritis, walking is a simple and very beneficial form of exercise for you to do. All the essentials that you really need is a good, supportive pair […]

Strong hamstrings improve running economy

“Running performance in long distance events may be related to greater hamstring muscle strength relative to quadriceps strength, and not to absolute muscle strength.”   I just read an interested article posted on Runner’s World, and thought I would share it with you. Here is the link: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/study-shows-strong-hamstrings-improve-running-economy/11600.html?utm_content=buffer948c7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Happy Reading and please share this article with other runner’s by clicking on the share button.

5 Simple Tips on How to find Important Time as a Parent

As promised, at the end of last week’s blog, I said I would write about making important “ME” time this week. But before I begin, if you recall, last week I wrote 5-tips on how to deal with Back to School stress.  Did you accomplish a tip?  How was the first ‘back-to-school’ week in your household? Now where was I?  Oh yes.  If you like guidance tips, you’re in luck as this is how I am going to format today’s blog. Get a Schedule Calendar: Take a look at your calendar and pick a time frame that you are going […]

Life’s Lessons

  “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ― C. JoyBell C. I’ve just returned from Mont Treblant, Quebec where I spent a week vacationing with family.  We rented a beautiful log cabin about 20 minutes outside of the village – […]

3 Habits for Weight Loss, Becoming Lean and Losing Body Fat.

Are you trying to lose weight but numbers on the scale are not changing?  Your clothes still fit the same, they’re not getting too big?  Your belt buckle is still stuck on the last hole?  Or are you still too embarrassed to tuck in your shirt? You’re most likely frustrated because you are exercising for over an hour almost everyday; your store bought pre-packaged snacks are labelled ‘healthy’; you’ve changed your eating habits; but nothing is budging!   Time to re-evaluate! Exercise:  That’s great you are doing cardio as it essentially strengthens your heart, but if your goal is weight […]

Top 5 Benefits of Weight Loss & How it Influences Your Life.

Some people are happy with their current weight – or perhaps they misunderstand, are confused, or generally don’t care about the importance of a ‘healthy’ scale number, body fat percentage, and body measurement.    But in reality, whether people want to admit it or not, if you are overweight and/or obese, then weight loss has numerous benefits and plays an important role in influencing your life.  It directly impacts your health, your self-esteem, and it can influence your overall outlook on life. Breaking it down to the top five benefits will help explain this better. Lower Blood Pressure:  Blood pressure is […]

3 Biggest Common Misconceptions to Loosing Your Belly Fat

  It’s no secret that both men and women look for ways of reducing their belly fat.  But what and how you do it are often misunderstood.   A week goes by and frustration sets in because you are not seeing any results.  You don’t understand because you’re not eating a lot, you’re doing 100 crunches everyday, and you’re going to bed earlier.  Time to break down these common misconceptions and understand why they will not lead you to loosing your belly fat. You’re not eating a lot:  Does that mean you are starving yourself?  Do you find your belly rumbles […]

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