Running is a love/hate-activity for most people. It takes some willpower to get going, it hurts a bit during the run, but the feel-good payoff afterward makes it worth the effort.
But for others, running is just a hate-activity, as in “I hate running!”
And that’s completely fine. You don’t have to run to be fit and healthy. At the same time, have there ever been instances when you wish you liked it? (I bet you have.)
Whether it’s the social aspect of running with friends, all the amazing fitness benefits running offers or the opportunity to train for a goal or raise money for charity, running certainly does have its perks.
There are 8 simple steps to become a runner — even if you think you don’t like running.
Even small amounts of physical activity can be good for your health. But do you know all the reasons why?
If the thought of exercise turns you off, it may be time to reframe your perspective. Research shows that it’s not just structured exercise but any type of physical activity that has benefits. This means anything that gets you moving—a walk with a friend, raking leaves in the yard, climbing several flights of stairs—counts, as long as it gets you moving for a sustained amount of time. And any amount of physical activity is better than none. This means getting moving for just 15 minutes a day can start to bring benefits, especially if you are usually not active.
Spring-clean your desk habits to improve your health and well-being.
For most of us, working is a necessary fact of life. And while you can’t do much about a toxic boss or a job that you don’t love, you can control some aspects of your work environment. These tweaks can help you be your healthiest self at work.
Use this field guide to help you reconnect to the natural world.
For many people, an exercise routine means getting in a car, driving to the gym, slogging away on an elliptical machine and then retreating back to their homes or offices, where they sit down in front of the blue glow of a computer, TV or tablet. But there’s something missed when exercise takes place only in indoor gyms and fitness studios. Trading up some of your gym time for time on the trails, the river or the bike path can bring benefits beyond improved fitness.
If you’ve struggled with falling asleep at night, don’t give up hope! Changing up your routine in the evenings can lead to easier, sounder sleep. If you’re having trouble drifting into dreamland, these tips may help.
To sail smoothly into the land of Nod, Katherine Albert M.D., Ph.D., author of Get a Good Night’s Sleep, suggests trying one—or all—of the following:
Fit Girl’s Kitchen continue sharing another one of her favorite recipes. Granola is not only a satisfying, easy to make and filling, it’s also a nutritious contribution to your breakfast. Hence, it also suits those of you who wants to lose weight. One serving is around half a cup. Enjoy and happy weekend!
Tired of the same workout routine? Bringing variety and mixing up your workout remains a big challenge for both beginners and advanced exercisers. Creatures of habit we are, it is part of our human nature to resist bringing regular changes into our daily routines. However to attain long-term changes to your physical markers, such as weight loss or muscle definition, one needs to understand the danger and unwanted effects of routine and must therefore insert regular changes into your workout.
How much cardio should you do for fat loss?
Is it really necessary to do long duration sessions?
The answer to this question is no!
Long durations of cardio at a low intensity will have you burn fat in the end but because the intensity is low, it won’t be at a fast pace.
Are you on a fad diet? If you’ve ever been lured in to trying the latest diet trend, you’re not alone. For many, it’s hard to separate nutrition facts from fiction, as there’s so much (often arguable) information out there. Because of this, we often rely on the “experts” for the answers. From juice fasts to high protein, people are in constant search of that magic remedy, but as the world of nutrition evolves, it seems humans are going back to the basics, and it looks like the magic lies in whole foods.