The Benefits of Hiking

loading… Many people enjoy taking a walk outside, and hiking is simply that–just on the next level. While hiking may seem like just a stroll through nature, there’s a lot more to hiking than merely walking outside. Hiking can improve your physical health, your social life, your mindset, and your self-esteem. To see some of…

101 Ways to Be Your Best Self Plus FREE ‘Be Your Best Self’ Life Planner

Are you continuously seeking to live your life better–to constantly grow and be your best self? For example, do you strive to be… Healthy. Happy. Fit. Creative. Calm. Compassionate. Confident. Environmentally-conscious. Loving. Kind. Helpful. Smart. Productive. Innovative. Successful. Financially stable.  I know I do! And my list is constantly changing! What would you add to…

Exploring the Link Between Mood and Wellness 

loading… Is it just a coincidence that people tend to be healthiest when they’re feeling happy and fulfilled? Or is it a chicken-and-the-egg scenario where people feel happy because they’re healthy? Is that really a link between mood and wellness? While there’s no way to ensure permanent well-being, studies have shown that a positive attitude…

How to Make Mindful Meditation a Part of Your Everyday Life 

Carpooling the kids. Work. Meetings. Commuting. Exercise. Errands. Dinner. Repeat. It’s no secret that life is hectic today, and it may seem as though there’s never a single minute to spare just for you to relax, reflect and recharge. But mindfulness doesn’t have to be something that takes a huge chunk of time out of…

20 Fun and Easy Ways to Turn Cleaning Into a Workout

Very few people look forward to cleaning the house and it is only necessity that makes us do it. But how different would you feel about cleaning if you knew that it could help you burn calories and boost fitness. Wondering how to fit in fitness while cleaning your home?  With some focus on your form…

7 Ways to Build a Killer Core with Kettlebells

It’s a new year–which means it’s time for me to shake things up in my workout routine. As part of my “New Year, Better Body” health and fitness program, my trainer, has incorporated kettlebell exercises into my resistance training routines and they clearly are my favorite part of the workout. He added kettlebells to my…

Five Ways to Track Fitness Progress Without a Scale

When you’re working on your fitness goals, it can be tempting to jump on the scale every five minutes. Unfortunately, scales aren’t always the most accurate measure of your progress. In fact, it’s not unusual for your weight to fluctuate by 5-10 pounds per day, even if you aren’t eating much. As we become more…

10 Benefits of Clinical Pilates and How It Differs From Pilates

Pilates is a workout routine that involves movements of your body controlled by using machines or equipment such as fit ball to achieve abdominal strength, coordination and balance, and postural awareness. Joseph Pilates introduced this routine in the 1920s in the United States. This routine has recently become popular around the world.   “Clinical Pilates…

5 Great Reasons for Keeping a Diary of Gratitude

While many of us dream of living in a luxury condo in Manhattan, having a beach house in Malibu, or rolling up to work in a Porsche every morning, even those of us without a multi-million-dollar home or the latest gadgets at our disposal still have plenty to be grateful for. In fact, even if…

The Top 5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues  

Between the short days and the frigid temperatures, the winter can bring out the blues in anyone, even those who aren’t typically prone to depression. In fact, up to 10 million people are thought to be suffering from seasonal depression in the United States alone. While there’s little to be done except waiting out the…

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