Often when I'm out of ideas or having problems handling challenges I go for a walk and then the solution hits me. Exercise and mental wellbeing seem to be related, but also creativity is impacted.
Have you ever thought you could never do what you wanted? Never run a marathon, never lose 30 pounds, never climb a mountain, never zip line over a ravine? Well, I am her to tell you it can be done!
Losing weight and becoming fit requires a lot of inner strength, especially when in chronic pain. Often, the people who should be the greatest source of support, sabotage and demotivate.
January’s here, and if you want to burn off that festive paunch, it’s time to get serious about your fitness!
5 tips to help you achieve your fitness and fat loss goals. Implement these tips and you'll be even more unstoppable than you are.
I am not your average person trying to lose weight. I have tried almost all the diets and am generally considered an athlete, yet weight-loss has always been a struggle for me.
On body positivity and its importance. A reflection by a former over-exerciser and calorie-restrictor.
Do you want to get in better shape, but aren't sure where to begin? Rather than getting overwhelmed, try some of the ideas in this article in order to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
Although I lead a healthy lifestyle today, it has always been a struggle for me to have a healthy relationship with food and my body image.
I didn't like how my weight was weighing down on my self-confidence and energy levels. Around October of 2016, at the starting weight of 98.7 kg, I changed my diet, got rid of bad habits, and worked out consistently. It was a hard six months, but I am now 72 kg and happier than ever.
I went from 98.7kg to 72kg, but the journey was not easy. I would like to share with you my weight loss stories, tips, and experiences, including these five beginning steps.
This article is about being injured, fitness, trail running shoes, mindset (attitude), and recovery on the road to hopefully improving the mind and body and doing an Ironman by age 50.
The fat acceptance movement is controversial and growing in popularity. The movement aims to reduce anti-fat bias in society. Read about the roots of the movement & the implications of fat acceptance.
If you have read my other articles about the side effects of bulimia, you may think that I am exaggerating, but I’ve seen the results in my own body.
When I was 38, I weighed the most I ever had in my life. I set out to lose 50 pounds and throughout the process I established specific tactics, reached my goals, and learned quite a bit.
This article will focus on how to break through plateaus or halts in your progress and give you some tips to not find yourself here too often.
Hi, I'm Jana and I'm a previously thin person, the kind who thought unkind stuff about others who carried a bit extra and thought I was right. I was so wrong.
After struggling with weight my entire life, I lost 50 pounds, kept them off, and finally got my appetite under control. Eating less and exercising more played a role but becoming assertive and abandoning my people pleasing ways were even more crucial.
Regularly running on the treadmill can quickly become monotonous. I've summarised my top 5 tips for overcoming treadmill boredom and keeping yourself motivated as you increase your running distance.
Children exercise for fun. Adults exercise to change their body. They focus on things they don't like about their body and exercise becomes a form of self-torture. Learn to make exercise fun again.
As teenagers, we believe that the ideal appearance equals zero fat on our bones. Eventually, we learn to love ourselves. However, after childbirth, we're faced with the same challenge all over again.
First of all, accept that you are turning thirty and read more to find out what are the rest of the six. Number five is awesome!
Six simple tips you can use to help you look and feel your very best for those last-minute occasions.
Keep committed to your New Year's fitness resolution with these quick and easy tips to keep you focused throughout the year.
As a young girl who was working on discovering her own identity, fussing over my outward appearance and anorexia became the centre of my universe as I copied the most important woman in my life.
It's easy to lose motivation during a long, arduous weight loss journey. We're bound to fail when it's all about dieting and deprivation. We maximize our chances for success, though, when we incorporate joyful new habits.
Exercising every day is indisputably good for your physical and your mental health, but for some people the thought of being more active just sounds like too much hard work. Going from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one is simple and painless if you develop an exercise habit. Here are 10 Tips and Tricks on how to enjoy exercise and develop a lifelong love affair with feeling strong and fit.
As 15%-20% of people age 65 or older suffer from mild cognitive impairment, transcranial magnetic stimulation may be able to reverse memory loss. This magnetic stimulation was used in a clinical study to reverse memory loss.TMS has almost no side effects. The study is explained in this article.
Weight loss is not automatic under any diet plan. The dieter is in the driver's seat. Here are some tips to help you get more results from your Weight Watcher's or other diet journey.
For most people, weight loss is simple. Consume fewer calories by changing your diet, and burn more calories by exercising more. The hard part is changing your behavior. Weight loss affirmations make it easier to form new habits.
If you're constantly battling your weight and obsessing about food, the solution involves something other than dieting and exercising. It takes loving yourself and embracing life, not hiding from it.
Every year, thousands of people commit to taking off some weight. Unfortunately, after only a few days or weeks, many of those same people have given up. Let’s look at some common reasons why.
At a certain point in your weight-loss journey, the weight-loss becomes noticeable. You feel better, you look better and people are starting to notice. Seems like a win-win, right? Maybe not.
The statistics are staggering. Millions of people are grossly overweight, giving them a host of physical problems and illnesses. I should know—I'm one of them.
Instead of making New Year's Resolutions this year, you could try doing a variety of 30-Day Challenges all year long and see what you learn about yourself.
I recently watched a documentary about weight loss that went into great detail about the fast paced world we live in and a practice known as "mindful eating" which can reduce stress.
Eating will only provide a temporary distraction from what you're feeling, but when that’s over, those upsetting emotions will still be there along with a few extra pounds. So here's how to stop emotional eating for good.
Ideas and recommendations that I have complied from my personal experience and the insight of others to get the most out of this delicate balance between the two.
In this article I explain why I think that life as a Christian and a body builder does not have to be contradictory.
Clever names don't change the fact that plus sized women are forced to constantly think about their weight and their otherness.
Studies done on molecular and epigenetic levels have confirmed that exercise induces structural and functional changes in the brain. Read on to learn more.
Most exercise programs focus on fast results, not sustainable results. If you want sustainable results you must make exercising habitual. This article explains how you can do that!
Read my story of losing weight while trying to avoid slipping into previous destructive and unhealthy eating behavior.
We live in a society that often sends us the message that our body is flawed, and that the way we look defines who we are. Positive body image is rare, but attainable with practice.
Curves are sexy, and (straight) men are programmed to love them -- so you super skinny women are not doing yourselves any favors by stuffing that bony bottom into a pair of sized zero jeans.
Working out at home can be a time and money saver. I'm sharing my top tips for how to make working out at home effective so you can achieve amazing results!
This isn't another diet & exercise regimen to bring about fast weight loss. This is about how to win the battle in your head first, so that you can actually follow-through & keep the weight off.
These 5 research-proven methods will improve your motivation to workout, teach you why goal setting is so important, and leave you itching to head out the door.
Nutrition and exercise are two critical ingredients that everyone agrees are required to successfully lose weight, but how do we change our behavior to eat better and move more? This article will provide the 3 necessary ingredients to help us change our behavior to be successful.
Saying that you're going to eat better is easier than actually following through with it. It's a huge lifestyle change! Read more about my challenges with eating healthier foods!
No matter how obsessed with health and exercise a person may be, no one is perfect. Here are 7 common health mistakes that even the healthiest of people can make. Read on to find out how you can avoid or overcome these bad habits.
When completing ultra-marathons, you need to exercise your mind as well as your body. Here are five mental strategies to improve your race and your experience.
Why should you exercise? This has amazing benefits to your mental health! Find these benefits and start exercising today!
Why should you remain active? Daily exercise can help you to improve your daily lifestyle, and both your physical and mental health.
Not everyone wants the gym rat or health club experience all of the time. Being a fitness lone wolf can create a void in your workout routine. If you are looking for something more meaningful read on.
Learn how to get the benefits of more physical activity from Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) without having to dedicate your limited time every day to traditional exercise activities.
The quest to lose weight is just about as difficult as finding your one true love in life. Follow along and we can seek an answer to the question-what do weight loss and falling in love have in common
Online health coaching is taking over the fitness industry—but is it worth all the hype? Let's explore some of the pros and cons of working with an online health coaching company.
Having trouble dieting? Too focused on the number on that scale? Want a quick solution? You're just in luck!
7 amazing tips to help you reclaim your fitness motivation when you'd rather do just about anything else.
If you've ever felt awkward about asking others to sponsor you to lose weight, this page is for you.
There are many reasons why high school was amazing, but probably the best of all was that sweet and lighting fast metabolism that kept us fit and in shape. These are 7 reasons you'll become fat.
Obesity and fat-shaming go hand in hand. The bottom line is that it is not only eating excess food that is responsible for obesity. It is the structure of society, political correctness, and stress.
Everyone wants to be healthy and fit. But, a healthy lifestyle requires commitment, and many find it hard to start a healthy life. It is more than just starting to exercise, it's a mindset.
Hi, I'm an overweight guy. And being fat sucks. It sucks A LOT. Those of us who are fat understand, and those who are not are lucky that they don't have to. There is literally nothing good about being overweight, and it's pretty much the only thing...
Time continues to be one of the top barriers to starting a new exercise routine. Learn how to find time to exercise and maintain a new fitness routine.
There is so much advice out there; it’s difficult to know where to start. That’s why I’ve compiled this very basic list of do’s and don’ts for slimming down for summer – or anytime really.
When people ask me how I lost almost 100 pounds, I tell them that I literally ran my tail off. It wasn't easy, but with a positive attitude and a lot of hard work I proved that it was possible.