How to Bring More Fun to Your Workout

When it comes to working out, “fun” is not always the first word that comes to mind. However, you can bring more “fun” to your workouts by making a few changes. Why is fun important? If you find your workout to be fun, you are much more likely to continue doing it.

Get a Friend…or Two….or Three

Human beings are social creatures and exercising is no exception. Not many people like to work in an office or take care of kids all day and then go workout alone.

There are exceptions as personalities... read more

Baby Steps

Sometimes when starting a fitness program, it is easy to get discouraged. It seems like too much at once for many people.

If the concept of starting a fitness program seems overwhelming, consider looking at your program as simply taking "baby steps" forward.

You have to walk before you can run and taking daily "baby steps" is a great way to make progress.

Looking at it in numerical terms, improving 1% per day produces 365% improvement over a year.

Even those who are more advanced can take a "baby step" approach.

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Exercise Minimalism

 One of the more interesting fitness ideas is we get the majority of our exercise benefit in a minimal amount of time-if we do it correctly. No one needs to work out 2 hours per day, 6 days per week in order to reap great benefits. I think 4-6 hours per week is a pretty decent estimate of the amount of time needed for most people.  The key to making exercise minimalism work is exercise choice. For example, long, slow jogging is not consistent with exercise minimalism... read more

Sitting: The New Smoking?

As we transition from active young person to adulthood, most people sit more. We sit in cars, we sit at desks, we sit in front of TVs, we just SIT. The average American now spends over 9 hours per day sitting.

From a historical view, over the last few hundred years, people have changed from primarily physically active, demanding jobs (think farming) to jobs that involve lots and lots of sitting (think computer programming). Before farming, people were even more active as they had ... read more