We can all relate to feeling stressed out and anxious over one thing or another. Stress is a normal experience. We all have stress and feel anxious from time to time.
Chronic stress and anxiety, however, is a serious problem. It can be detrimental not only to your mental health but your physical health as well.
Healthy hips are so important if you want to stay pain free and active! Hip pain, immobility and sciatica are some of the most common challenges people face.
Let me tell you about my friend.
She’s in her 50s, married, raised two kids, is active in her community and built a nice career. She’s busy but comfortable and enjoys a nice life.
It’s time for Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re single, married, or anywhere in between, that means you’re going to be tempted to eat desserts, chocolate and other treats you might regret later.
When did everything start hurting so much? Remember when you could move around without pain? Getting older brings on a certain set of challenges. Aches and pains start happening during simple, everyday activities like walking or climbing stairs. Even just squatting down to pick something up can be tough on the knees as you get older.
When you first search for a weight loss solution, balance is probably not the first thing on your mind. Even so, balance training is something any worthwhile health coach or weight loss program will incorporate. This is especially important as you age.
Having lean, strong legs is a common fitness goal among women. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there and women make mistakes that do not end up working towards achieving this goal.
Cardio, strength training and nutrition play their roles, but in what capacity? How do you use these tools to get those muscles to grow, the fat to burn and that lean look you’ve always wanted?
All inflammation isn’t bad…
When your body recognizes anything foreign it triggers the process of inflammation. This could
be plant pollen, a chemical, or a virus. This acute inflammation is protecting your body from
It’s no secret that the New Year brings on new inspiration and desire for health. I don’t need to say it again, but I will remind you that less than 10% will still be pursuing their resolution within just a few months.
I believe that one of the reasons people fall off the wagon is because of the all or nothing mindset.
Thinking it has to be all health or nothing at all is a guarantee for failure.
One of the top reasons people struggle with sticking to healthy habits is because of the intensity of our cravings.
The weight loss journey is an uphill battle for most of us. Bottom line is that we need to eat right and regularly be active.
We also know that we need to have strategies and systems in place to achieve the right eating habits, and to be motivated enough to do our daily workouts. Keeping a food diary, having an accountability partner, Sunday preps, etc. - all these are systems most of us use.
But what if there were other methods that could help actually make weight loss easier and well - more bearable?
Lisa Swanson is an ACE certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 30 years experience helping women turn their lives around she can easily adapt programs to meet your specific needs.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.