Drive gently. You'll still get to your destination. Are you training... or straining? Straining in exercise means driving your body like a teenager learns to drive a car, alternately slamming the gas and brake pedals. Vroom. Full speed ahead on killer workouts! Max effort each time! Add another hour of cardio! Errrt! Get hurt. Get sick. Feel discouraged. Vroom. Cut calories down more! Weigh and measure everything! Errrt! Lose control. Feel even more discouraged. If that could
Water is an essential part of you. Actually, it's most of you. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Among other functions, water is essential to smooth digestion and excretion, oxygen flow throughout the body (including the brain), temperature regulation, and tissue and joint lubrication. Are you thirsty? How do you know? Too little and you might: feel unsatisfied or un-full lack of muscle coordination and balance feel brain fog or slow thinking feel sluggish or fatigu
The quality of your posture can make a big difference in your life. Good posture can make you look and feel younger, stronger and more confident, and can help improve your breathing, advance your sports performance, decrease your risk of injury and improve your biomechanical efficiency. And over your life, good posture can prevent painful physical strain in your joints. So how can you tell if your posture needs improving? Here are some telltale signs: - Collapsed arches in yo
One of the most common misconceptions in the world of health and fitness is should everyone looking to improve physically, lift weights? Misconceptions can be 'If I lift weights won't I just bulk up?', 'Don't light weights more reps, tone muscles, where heavy weights and less reps, builds muscles?' Both are wrong and right. It all depends on what you want to achieve. But lifting weights is more than just toning or building your muscles. There are countless number of other ben
Focus on the process, not the product. In this coaching article, we're going to look more at the process of change.
Making change is a skill. A skill you can practice. And improve. And if you want to make big changes, you have to take small, consistent daily actions. In fact, your behaviours are the only things you can control. So, make those your goal. Behaviours vs. Outcomes The world is pretty uncontrollable. Life happens. • If you want to sell your house for a good price
We all have triggers. Triggers are things that inspire us immediately into a feeling or action. Triggers "push our buttons" and encourage us to respond. When the phone rings with a 1-800 telemarketer's number, you might instantly feel annoyed. When you see a cute baby animal, you might instantly feel mushy. When you walk out from a gloomy room into warm sunshine, you might instantly feel cheerier. Brains like triggers. Constantly calculating all the possible options and outco
Nothing worth doing can be done alone. Phil Caravaggio Start looking for your "pit crew" — all the people who can support and help you in your journey around the track of health. Start recruiting your supporters The people around us — family, friends, co-workers, roommates, etc. — can influence what we do. Make that work in your favour. This week try building your social support network by recruiting some cheerleaders and helpers for Team You. You don't have to dump all your
Feel the fear... and do something anyway. One way to tell whether something is difficult is to ask yourself: Am I afraid of this? Whenever I start coaching a new client, I get a good idea of their basic fears. Some of the more popular ones: • I’m really nervous.
• I’m worried that this program won’t work.
• I think I'm too broken to x. Dig a little deeper. What's underneath? • Superficial: What if I can’t do the lessons?
• Moderately deep: What if I screw up?
• Deep down: