September is just around in the corner. In fact, it’s back to school for many, returning to work, or simply going back to a regular routine where there is no time to take care of yourself anymore. For many, the transition from a restful summer to a busy life of commuting, taking care of the family, studying, or trying to balance it all, can be quite exhausting. Instead of starting
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Have you really ever asked yourself what being healthy means? Finding a balance between personal and professional lives can be exhausting, especially if you are trying to live up to the expectations of others and the messages being sent across social media about the term ‘health’. The message of trying to maintain a particular weight, being thin, eating the right foods, fitting in exercise, getting enough sleep, keeping our stress
When it comes to maintaining healthy habits, one of the reasons we struggle to keep up with good habits is because we often don’t see progress when working towards difficult goals. These goals can be anything from trying to reach a target weight to cutting out sugar. We know that being active every day, decreasing stress, getting more sleep, and eating more plant-based foods are better for us but why
For the past 25 years, I have watched trends come and go in the fitness industry and the one thing that remains the same, is the need to constantly weigh ourselves. Somehow that magic number in some people’s mind when they get on the scale and see it, it’s going to make them happy forever. Why does that number have so much power over people? I have witnessed it
They say what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger. Of course, it goes without saying that this phrase is referred to our mental state as opposed to our physical state of being. After losing my dad to cancer almost 3 weeks ago, I’ve had some time to reflect on life. I hear many people say that losing a loved one (a parent, a sibling, a spouse, or child), especially
I spend a lot of time each week thinking about what topics I want to use for my blog posts. I want them to represent not only who I am as a person but I also what to practice what I preach to my clients as a personal trainer. The topic this week is no different. I have to be honest with you, there is no one workout that will
Do you let your body hang-ups affect your life? Do you look in the mirror daily and hate what you see? Do you self-criticize your appearance, shape, and size? Well, you’re not alone. Many people, including men suffer from a negative body image. We are constantly told to empower and embrace our body flaws. Are these so-called flaws really flaws to begin with? We come in all shapes and sizes.