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Keep Your Moving Parts Moveable: Nuggets of Workout Wisdom

Fitness, the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, is a priceless gift you give to yourself. But how fit does one need to be? There are so many levels to fitness, so many ways to define it. But one thing’s for sure: it’s good not…

McFIT Formula For Lifelong Fitness

MCFIT is an acronym representing moderation, consistency, frequency, intensity, and time. Each of these elements contributes to making you fit or making you quit your exercise habit. MODERATION is important to lifelong fitness because it’s the opposite of excess. Excess is rarely a healthy choice…

Two Traits Lead To Fitness: Opened Mind and Determination

Improved fitness is 100% achievable using two character traits: an opened mind and determination. An opened mind erases excuses and will get you thinking outside of any rut. Determination finds a way not to quit. Your determination can be like an endlessly flowing river of…

Fitness Is A Mental Game First

Fitness is a mental game first. Setting an intention to be fit is your first step toward becoming fit. The power of intention can be a huge factor in creating and sustaining your fitness lifestyle. If your fitness thoughts are fleeting, then maybe you don’t…

Strength Training For Appearance: Icing On Your Cake?

There are so many choices for healthy exercise. There isn’t just one choice for keeping fit but certainly some choices are better for some purposes than others. Adding strength training as an exercise staple in your life will create overall fitness for you but improved…

10 FitnessTips After 50 Years: Will They Work for You?

Was “keeping my moving parts moveable” setting my fitness bar low? At 13 I didn’t start exercising to get skinny or to look good. I was a slim, active kid when I first started exercising and reading food labels. I wanted to do what was…

Cardio For Weight Loss: Is It Best? What Is?

Cardio exercise for losing weight is like giving someone a fish to satisfy their hunger while improving metabolism through muscle-building strength training is like teaching someone to fish. People do more cardio because they want to lose weight. Cardio exercise only burn calories. Cardio is…

Label Reading Vs. No Label Necessary: What’s Better?

Label reading will always be a beneficial habit to have while grocery shopping. But even for label readers, label language can be difficult to interpret- often misleading. Nowadays one nearly needs to be a linguist- and a lawyer who specializes in FDA regulations- to interpret…

90/10 Rule: Strong Habits Survive

Healthy habits enable healthy choices and must be strong in order to prevail. No one’s perfect. You can’t be perfect. We need to allow ourselves to be naughty sometimes. The internet is flooded with recommendations for using an 80/20 or 75/25 rule as a lifestyle…

Your Exercise Plan: No Time? No Problem: Change Your Plan

No time for your exercise plan? No problem. Just change your plan. Be proud of yourself for planning a trip to the gym. Be even prouder when you can’t make it to the gym but you overcome obstacles and implement an alternate plan. Any exercise…