Daily living under a “stay at home” order has impacted both families and single individuals alike. Restless stress and anxiety have begun to manifest greatly in our mental health, putting strain on our mind, body, and spirit. This also means that getting creative with new & exciting ways to effectively manage our time at home is a must. Our newest challenge has been learning how best to release our restless energy through activities that prove to be entertaining, beneficial, and also fun for the entire family. Now, more than ever, with our children required to be home-schooled, there is a need for healthy, fun, and effective daily schedules and activities to be in place – also to save our sanity!
Here’s some eLifestyle-approved tools to help you and your family discover new and exciting ways to help navigate your time while being at home.
3 Steps To Routine Success
Establish a daily schedule and outline the...
Today’s blog topic is about cravings – why you’re having them, plus a real solution that offers our unique approach most fitness professionals fail to recognize.
Have you ever felt that any time you follow a weight loss plan that is too restrictive that after a while you start to have non-stop cravings that drive you insane? I get it. It’s like your body is a car that has a broken gas gauge – the needle is always showing empty, but you know you recently filled it up. Still, you give in, and against your better judgement you head back to the gas station – your refrigerator. And that can surely sabotage your ability to lose weight.
3 Big Reasons Why Cravings Happen
There are reasons why cravings sometimes interfere, and today I’ll touch on three of the one’s I feel our clients have struggled with the most. The information is key here because many studies have been done to back it up.
In today’s fast-paced environment with hectic work and family dynamic a real challenge, the idea of eating a nutritious breakfast it usually pushed aside. Fact is though that chowing down some much need A.M fuel is vital it is to not only losing weight but to your overall health as well.
From the time you were a little kid, I’m very confident your parents, teachers, and media educated you on the importance of eating breakfast. Deep down we know it’s the most important meal of the day. Reason is because a balanced breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period and replenishes your supply of glucose, which is your body’s energy source that’s broken down and absorbed from the carbohydrates you eat. And that’s not all…
Some More Simple Science
A balanced breakfast provides other essential nutrients to keep your energy levels stoked throughout the day. And that’s key because in the morning, after you have gone without food for as long as 12...
Hey, it’s coach Robb of eLifestyle here with a topic that’s top of mind for everyone this time of year when warmer Spring weather slowly creeps in. The very idea of weight loss can conjure up different images and emotions for everyone. You know you need it, but it can be daunting to even think about just how you even go about starting a weight loss plan. You may be feeling so confused and asking yourself, “What do I eat? How much or how little? What’s best for me personally? Do I need special foods or supplements? Do I need to cook separate meals from my family? Am I too old? Can I really get my pre-baby body back?” You get my point.
These are all great questions, but somewhere deep inside you’ve realized that the guessing games you’ve been playing in your mind have only held you back from your weight loss goals – and ultimately from the body you deserve.
And that’s ok, because I know exactly what you’re going through....
Take a vacation from your fitness efforts this winter? Well, if you’re like most there’s a good chance you did. Now that your kids are back at school, we know you're pumped to get back in your spring exercise groove and strive towards your weight loss and fitness goals.
From nutrition nonsense to exercise and protein intake, I’ve got the tips to get your quarantine fitness regimen on point fast so you can see tangible results before warm weather hits. So, here’s how to get going in the right direction…(Hint: good things come in 3’s)…
Streamline Your Exercise Routine for Optimal Results
Short of cloning yourself, how can you make the time to take your “better than nothing” style of workouts to the next level?
Whether at home or at the local gym, here’s 3 timesaving, turbo-charged tips to getting it done right…
The chaos of this year has been dramatic to say the least, with many of our personal training clients – even the most disciplined ones – experiencing some waistline woes and fitness let-downs. Not to worry, under my watch they’ll be just fine…
My focus this week is on YOU, the newbies. The ones who are tired of feeling down, low energy, or even hitting 50+ with crazy hormonal issues pulling you in all directions, and desperately need to get your fitness groove on. I’ve got you!
I’ve seen this soooooo many times; you’re completely new to having healthy goals, or you’ve tried before and failed and still don’t know where or how to start THE RIGHT WAY. Well, I see it like this: life is like a ball of fishing line – you drop the ball once and you’re left with a tangled mess to straighten out. That’s where I come in. I have the SIMPLE plan to get you on track to seeing weight loss and exercise results in no time....
If your training is on point but your efforts refuse to show, maybe matching your nutrition with your ambition will get the results to flow!
The fast-paced life of juggling family and work, plus a balanced fitness program can often have you eating meals on-the-go. And since making sense of your options can lead to madness, we’ve got some tips to better feed your caloric need when your life is mobile.
Clean Cals for Energy & Recovery
If you’re looking to maximize your fitness and nutrition efforts, a wise strategy would be to rely on what’s been proven to work. First and foremost is timing – and it’s a real science. As a matter of fact, there are two times in your day when nutrition counts the most: right off the hop in the A.M. and post-workout. While your morning meal can ensure that adequate glycogen stores (the source of energy most often used for exercise) are available for optimal performance and focus to start your day, the...
There's no need to sacrifice your health for comfort food, especially at a time when optimal health is more top of mind than ever. It's important to know that what you eat is not only about sustenance, it's also about how you fuel what you do in your training sessions. And that's because proper nutrition is critical for kick-starting the process of recovery, repair, and growth.
Now, when it comes to getting in some power-packed, nutrient-rich foods throughout the day, conventional wisdom still holds true: DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST! And the reason is simple: right out of the gate in the A.M your body is in a sensitive state and very receptive to receiving nutrients. That's due to the fact your glycogen stores are low because you've been fasting all night – so, you need to "break the fast." On that note, you can use healthy grains to up your gains with our nutritionally optimized Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast recipe. When it comes to supercharged energy it's a behemoth!
Though obviously having no relation to fitness, Ray Bradbury once stated, "Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information... they'll get a sense of motion without moving."
Sure, the subject matter is different, but the concept is the same when it comes to how most people feel after surfing for nutrition info on the web. They are quick to buy into a new philosophy or hot trend because with their brain now maxed they feel pumped they have the ball rolling. Then the cooldown comes after all the excitement and they realize they're unsure how to apply it to their lives. There's the all-to-common stumbling block.
Nutrition, diet and fitness plans are seemingly infinite, but only the TRUE health components go the distance – those must-haves that create physical longevity and establish a healthy lifestyle. So how can one sift through the clutter to overcome the seduction of what's hot and...
Feeling the squeeze these days being cooped up at home and having the extra demand from kids AND work to contend with? Most of us are in the same boat. And that extra demand can have us a little off our game when it comes to keeping our fluids up for optimal health. So, if water, in particular, is so important, why does it fall short on our list of priorities? Read on to learn how getting your squeeze on can be the perfect H20 remedy.
We're always hearing how plenty of water is needed for hydration and cooling during hot days or fitness performance, yet there’s more to this necessary, life-sustaining liquid. Water aids biological processes in the body, digestion and cellular function and is also extremely important in maintaining cognitive alertness and focus – something imperative for work performance and efficiency.
Health Benefits of Limes & Lime Juice
Usually found hanging out on the rim of beverage glasses at your local tavern or fave restaurant, limes...
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