Giving Yourself Permission

Posted by Kyra Constam on December 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM

There’s a common misconception that weight loss is a steady decline, like taking an escalator. Week one, a pound. Week two, two pounds, week three, two or three more pounds, and so on. However, everyday life tends to get in the way of weight loss being totally consistent. Instead of the pounds coming off every week, you may lose less or even gain a little weight during the process. It’s okay to get off track sometimes. Afterall, getting healthier is a journey, not a straight path. Beating yourself up for getting off track won’t help you lose weight any faster. It can be great to completely focus on your goals, but also accept when life has other plans and priorities.

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Topics: Fitness Motivation, wellness, health, advice

Your Brain Needs to Work Out, Too

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Becoming the best version of yourself involves more than being physically in shape, it should include mental acuity and mental health, as well. This week, The Huffington Post began a new series focused on brain health. While it is fairly obvious and widely reported why physical fitness is important throughout our lives, the brain is not often mentioned. However, upkeep of cognitive abilities is just as important. In other words, your brain needs to work out too. If you are not sure where to start in order to exercise your mind, we are here to help.

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Topics: exercise, wellness, mental health, mental acuity, meditation, brain, tips, health, advice

Are Wearable Activity Trackers Telling You the Truth?

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Activity trackers are meant to log physical activity, but are they falsely boosting your confidence? According to Centers for Disease Control, “physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.” However, the term ‘moving’ can be interpreted in different ways. Thankfully, the CDC goes on to clarify that there are two types of movement that truly count as physical activity: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. If you’re not familiar with aerobic exercise, you may know it as another term: cardio.

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Topics: exercise, wellness, activity trackers, health, cardio, aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening, advice