Recovery After Exercise: Rest & Play

Recovery is an important aspect of any workout, and it’s also something to consider in general each day. The demands of the activities and demands of our day-to-day lives are all things we need to make sure we recover from—and it’s not just our bodies that need to recover, our minds need to recover, too.

HIIT Workouts for Beginners

So you want to know more about HIIT training! Doing HIIT workouts (HIITs) can be a great way to get your cardiovascular training in, while also building muscle. The acronym stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and if you’re just starting to use this type of training in your fitness plan, it’s important to make sure you are consistently keeping proper form in order to avoid causing any injuries. Start with what you know! It’s also a good …

Why Clothing Size Doesn’t Matter

Recently, I came across an article in The Huffington Post about a young woman who posed for photos in different sizes of pants… All of the pants fit her – yet, all of them were a different size. I can remember when any particular size was that same size across all clothing items, regardless of style, material or company. But it isn’t that way anymore. Clothing companies no longer have consistent sizing. One company’s size …

How to Lose Those Love Handles!

If you just do more exercises, you’ll tone up quickly and finally get rid of those love handles…right? Not so fast! There are three exercise-related ‘triggers’ that actually cause us to maintain, or even increase, our love handles. But don’t worry—you’re about to discover what those triggers are, and what you can do to finally get a handle on those love handles and lose them for good. Triggers that can cause your Love Handles Trigger …

Can’t Lose Weight? 7 Reasons Your Weight Loss Plan Isn’t Working

You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops up; you decided to sleep in instead of getting up to workout, or you decide to …

Recovery Time – It’s What Makes Workouts Work

Here’s a fact that will probably surprise you: it isn’t training that makes you stronger—it’s the rest between training periods that actually improves our fitness. The reason for this is actually quite simple. When we rest, our bodies adapt to compensate for the stress it endures during our workouts. The change to our bodies happens as our bodies recover and become stronger after the stress and resistance of a workout. That additional strength can’t be …