Resting your body has value. It makes you stronger, because it allows the muscles that you have broken down to heal and recover. It is the rest that also allows you to recover so you can be strong, and thereby handle the increased weight, increased number of sets and increased reps needed to move forward with your fitness level.
High- intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of interval training – a cardiovascular exercise program that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. Incorporating exercise into our busy lives is hard enough, with HIIT workouts – you don’t need a lot of time.
The term “core” is thrown around so much in the fitness community - ”tighten your core, engage your core, work the core”. But, what does it really mean to work your core and how important is it in your fitness routine (and what exactly is the core)?
The feeling that you get from foam rolling is similar to a deep tissue massage - and massage helps avoid injury during exercise. So, if you can’t get to the massage therapist on a regular basis, foam rolling will do the trick to release pressure upon the muscle.
From now until New Year's Day, your schedule will be filled with many obligations. How do you stay on your wellness and fitness track throughout the crazy holiday season? Don't give up!
I just finished up a week across the pond and thought it would be fun to share some of my tips for staying active and healthy while traveling. Whether you travel for work or pleasure, my tips will help you to stay on track and not gain those extra "vacation" pounds.
Are you stuck in a fitness rut? Have you stopped enjoying exercise? If these are questions you are asking yourself on a regular basis, then you need to put the FUN back into your routine.