Workout Tooklit

Ready, Set … Action

Want to get moving and do it safely? Here’s a workout toolkit of information to get started. Our bodies are made for moving and if we don’t do that on a regular basis, we are setting ourselves up for mobility issues. Are you as active as you were when you were a kid or as a young adult? Unless your job is physical most people aren’t as active as they used to be and being …

Are Hormones Keeping You Awake

In my last post, I talked about different ways of creating a sleep ritual and why getting enough sleep is important. There are times when doing simple things isn’t quite so simple and you still aren’t able to get the rest your body so desperately needs. In this post I’m going to dive into a few other things that could be preventing you from getting enough rest. We have hormones that go through our body …

Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less than 8 hours sleep said that it is something that is ongoing. To me, that’s …

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.

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 …