Category Archives: Fitness

How to Cultivate Intelligent Movement for Mind and Body

intelligent movementBy: Anastasiya Goers 

Do you feel that exercise is punishment?

That’s what I used to think growing up every time that my Mom tried to send me in for sports.

I used to think, ‘How can a person enjoy all that sweating, pain and discomfort?’

Instead, I loved to dive into the fictitious world of novels, exercise your brain by learning something new or get creative with some crafts.

How to Keep a Fitness Journal

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Keep a fitness journal

You maybe one of those lucky people to whom healthy lifestyle and exercise come naturally.

But for a vast majority of us, it takes a lot of hard work and will power to even form a regular habit.

I’ve struggled with it, over and over again. Once I get into a routine of exercise,

The Key to Fitness and Lasting Weightloss

A guest post by Linda Formichelli of Happy Fit Coaching 

Do you struggle to lose weight and get fit?

Here’s what I hear from 90 percent of my female wellness coaching clients: “I was thin when I was a teen, then I put on weight when I went through a divorce/when I hit 30/when I went through a stressful time at work — and now I’m 20 pounds overweight.

Health Problems? How to Feel Inspired, Empowered, Uplifted and Hopeful in 5 Minutes Flat

By Mary Jaksch

If you’ve ever struggled with ill health, you’ll know how disempowered a visit to a surgery or hospital can make you feel. If you’re accompanied by a friend or family member, doctors will often turn to them to ask, “How is she feeling?” – as if we’re not even in the room!

Health activist, Dave deBronkart, says: “Patient is not a third-person word!” Talking of Dave, he’s a extraordinary guy who found out that he was suffering from terminal renal cancer and was looking at a median life expectancy of twenty-four weeks.

New Habit on a Slide? This Three-Point Strategy Will Get You Back on Track

By Mary Jaksch

Did you make a resolution to start a new habit a while ago? Maybe you were determined to start exercising, lose weight, get up early, stop smoking, start meditating, and so on. What happened – did you manage to establish a new habit? Or is your new habit on a downward slide – or never really got off the ground?

The problem is that humans beings tend towards homeostasis,

Strengthen Your Inner Core With a Little Soul Training

A guest post by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering

I’ve been working out lately – getting stronger, more lean, flexible and energized, but not in the way you’d think. I’m not talking about swinging kettle bells or running 5K every morning. Nope, I’m talking about something else – something I’ve learned from swinging kettle bells and running 5K every morning. I’ve learned that a strong core is more than just abdominal and back strength –

Want to Establish a Good Habit? Use This Secret Mental Force

By Mary Jaksch

Have you ever wanted to establish a new habit but then your motivation wavered and waned? You are not alone. It happens to most people.

Many people who wanted to join the Fitness Challenge wrote that they were nervous about losing motivation along the way. One person said (echoing the concern of many others):  “My weakness is that I start and then stop too quickly.”

6 Hacks to Make Fitness Goals Reality

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A guest post by Scott Dinsmore of ReadingForYourSuccess

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
~Tom Robbins
Last year I ran an ultramarathon, swam across the San Francisco Bay and climbed Mt. Shasta.

All of these were firsts for me. I am crazy about fitness challenges. Not only do they help create a rockin body inside and out, but they also expand the mind’s understanding of what’s possible.

Get Sexy, Sleek and Social with the Great Fitness Challenge

A guest post by Courtney Carver  of Be More with Less

While there is rarely a bad time to start a new exercise program, the beginning of a new year screams, “Start Now!” For the first time in many years, I don’t have a big weight loss resolution or appointment with a trainer to set up a new workout routine.

I have exercised my whole life, but never with any great consistency until I started practicing yoga a few years ago.

From Flab to Fit: The Great Fitness Challenge

By Mary Jaksch

Do you want to go from flab to fit?

Do you want to lose weight, increase strength, and become more flexible? Do you want to improve your health?

If so, here’s your chance. This post is the start of the Great Fitness Challenge 2011.

I’ve found that what really helps on the journey of fitness is to join a group of supportive people who hold the same aspiration.