There’s nothing quite like the feeling of satisfaction, accomplishment and energy that comes from losing weight. Seeing results from the healthy choices you make around food and exercise is the ultimate motivator to keep moving forward. But what happens when you stop seeing results? What happens when you feel like you’ve suddenly hit a wall and it seems like your progress has stopped?
As we close in on Christmas week, I hope you’re all feeling as excited for the holiday as I am. With all the build up and sometimes the stress leading up to it, I’m looking forward to the actual day when all of that is behind us, spending time with my family and sharing a delicious meal together.
We all know that when it comes to being healthy, your diet and your activity level are two very important factors. But there’s another factor to health that so many people overlook and often skimp on. It’s sleep. Research has shown that sleep plays a critical role in maintaining health and unhealthy sleep habits have a negative effect on almost every other facet of your life.
Sorry to be the Grinch but the truth is there are no healthy alcoholic beverages. Sure, there’s some evidence that red wine in small portions can be healthy for your heart. But by and large, alcohol contains no nutritive value. All alcohol breaks down into sugar which is why it doesn’t really fit into a healthy diet.
If you had to describe a holiday based on its menu, the word for Thanksgiving would be carbs. Mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, rolls with a little turkey thrown in for good measure, of course. It occured to me as I enjoyed my holiday meal that carbs have gotten a bad rap lately. With so many people adopting a low carb lifestyle and diets like keto being all the rage,
When a new member signs up at Synergy, one of the first things we do during the fitness assessment is count the number of push ups they can do. There’s a reason for that, and it is because that number is an excellent indication of someone’s overall fitness level. Now, you might think a pushup is all about upper body strength.