Tag: Exercise Tips

Are you going to make any New Year’s Resolutions this year? You’re not alone. Most of us believe we can do better, and the start of a new year is the most symbolic time to do it. It’s not easy to change our habits. But it’s not impossible. Here are seven ways to make resolutions easier to keep. Plus: a special bonus offer.

Let’s face it, it’s pretty confusing out there… weight loss, fat loss, good carbs, bad carbs? Whom can you trust? Nutritionist Paula Owens sets things straight for you in her latest book, “Fat Loss Revolution.” Paula has graciously agreed to answer some key questions to give us a taste of what her book has in store. It’s the perfect complement to “Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench,” too!

Whether you’re a regular Nancercizer or not, I’ll bet you can use a little break now and then. Go on, get up out of your chair and do this 10-minute series of gentle movements designed to get your blood moving to re-energize your mind and body. Feels great before or after a work out — or at any time!

You say the hotel fitness center is too crowded? You say it doesn’t have much in the way of equipment? What? There isn’t a fitness center? No problem. Just ask the staff to point you to the nearest park, plaza, trail, or riverside walk.

Tick tock! Time is a precious commodity, and so you want to make the most of it. That having been said, the short answer to the question of when is the best time to exercise is: in the morning, in the late afternoon, and whenever you have time.

What’s the most important reason to be physically active? To feel great, right? Whether it’s the endorphin rush from aerobic conditioning, or the sense of power and strength from resistance exercises, or the relaxation and freedom of movement from flexibility exercises, it’s all about feeling good.

For all of its advantages, being outdoors does require some extra awareness of the conditions—the people around you, the place, and the weather.