Tagged as: health and wellness

FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 7 TIPS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FIT LIFE

 

It’s finally here. SPRING.

 

Time to chuck off the bulky sweaters, watch the snow melt and get ready for sunshine and warmer weather – yay! Hard to believe that here in Portland (and so many other places around the country, for that matter) we were up to our eyeballs in snow and ice just a few short weeks ago, right?

 

Well, if you’re like me you’re probably thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home or office. This is the perfect time to do a little self-care “spring cleaning” as well, and to freshen up that tired winter fitness routine. This can help you clear out the old mental clutter that may have accumulated and reclaim that sense of excitement and motivation you felt back in January. It’s also a good time to assess your progress and review areas of your life that could use some extra TLC. Here are seven ideas to get you going.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS | FEBRUARY IS ALL ABOUT THE HEART

Health and Wellness | February is all about the heart

 

Hey, it’s February!

The month when warm thoughts of love, affection and romance abound. But that’s not all. February is also all about the heart – American Heart Month to be more precise!

It’s the perfect time to join the fight against heart disease and stroke, and to refresh that commitment you made at the start of the New Year to living a healthier lifestyle. And, a good time to show a little self-love and start taking better care of your heart so you can keep being there for those you care about. Remember that plan you made a couple weeks back? 
 

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5 WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER AND MORE FIT WITHOUT WORKING OUT

 

January is here! With it, no doubt you’ve noticed the huge increase in diet and fitness program promotions right now – they’re everywhere!

Fortunately… this isn’t one of them. Yay!

Now, don’t get me wrong. Your exercise and eating habits are really, really, REALLY important. So much so that they’re even two of the three key sections in the WFF Goals Planner. But, there’s more you can do to ramp up your health and fitness that that doesn’t involve working out or even a formal eating plan, but can still have a huge impact on your life, whether your goal is to lose weight, get in better shape, get stronger, train for a sport, feel great, whatever.

 
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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING TIME

get the most out of your training time WFF

 

Whether we realize it or not, we only get one hundred sixty-eight hours to do whatever we need to do each week.

That’s it.

Not only is this number finite, the time is irreplaceable. That means you only have one opportunity to live today’s date and to do whatever you want to do – on this date. So, setting aside some of your time and associated energy each week to train and exercise is an investment not only in your health and well being, but also in your life so you’ll want to make sure it truly counts, right? Learning how to get the most out of every training session can not only help you to see and feel results faster, you’ll also perform better in your every day life as well.

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WHY YOU NEED SLEEP DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

why you need sleep during the holidays

 

For many people the holidays are a particularly hectic and stressful time of year.

Schedules seem jam packed even on normal days, but now there are family get-togethers, holiday parties, extra food prep, shopping and more. It may be tempting to skip a few hours of sleep to get it all in, but that’s a bad idea for your health and will actually only lead to even more stress.

 

Getting enough sleep each night is vital to your fitness as well as your long term health.

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HOW TO STAY FIT DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

How to stay fit during the holidays

 

For many people Thanksgiving is the start of a very busy season filled with family functions, get-togethers with friends, shopping, holiday events and, of course, making and eating the special foods and treats we only enjoy at this time of year.

 

With all that’s going on, it’s important to have a plan so that you can both enjoy the season AND avoid holiday weight gain. If you haven’t given it much thought before, there’s still plenty of time to create a strategy for yourself and get to work.

Here’s how:

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#ALLORNOTHING

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of August. I don’t know about you, but it feels like the summer just began and yet parents are back-to-school shopping, the sun is beginning to set earlier and Target is already selling Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. I mean seriously! Can you believe that after August there are only four months left in 2015? Four months! Where did the time go?

As we move closer to the end of the year, how are you doing on your fitness goals? Have you reached a benchmark? Can you check a goal (or two, or three) off your list? If so, awesome job! If not, no worries. There is still plenty of time to work towards achieving your 2015 fitness goals. But, you will have to work for it.

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Training Time | Drink water!

lemon water - Wildfire Fitness Portland, OR

 

Do you drink enough water?

 

No, not coffee or soda or juice or even coconut water. I mean the clear stuff?

Well, a recent report found that a whopping 43% of men and 41% of women aged 20-50 years aren’t getting the daily recommended amount of water. Whoa, right? What’s even more incredible is that our bodies are composed of roughly 60% water so you’d think we’d have no trouble drinking enough when most of us have such easy access.

How much do you need? The Institute of Medicine recommends an Adequate Intake (AI) of roughly 13 cups (3 liters) for men and about 9 cups (2.2 liters) for women. So, if your daily intake is lower, it’s time to up your game.

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