Healthy LifeStyle Tips
Jun28

Healthy LifeStyle Tips

Have you had enough of your couch potato, binging watching lifestyle?  The less you do, the more tired you become. We hear about a sugar high – but seldom about a sugar low. Between the high sugar sodas, major carb consumption and sedentary lifestyle, it’s no wonder that you’re constantly fatigued. You need to put good energy sources in your body if you expect to make any substantial changes. Bag the carbs and high sugar soda. Give yourself 4 days to go through the sugar withdrawal and you’ll be amazed at how much energy you have by taking that step alone! Try a protein shake from Medifast as a substitute for sugary drinks. Groupon Coupons also has great deals to save you money on the shakes! Get off the couch. Walk around the house. Buy a fitness smart band and walk around the yard. Walk the dog or clean the bathroom. The point is simply to get moving. Bend and stretch. Begin to use your muscles. If you’ve been a couch potato for an extended period of time, start out slow and don’t expect immediate results.  The first result you will see is an increase in energy which will allow you to move even more. Find a partner to walk with and exercise with. Don’t feed into the intimidation of a gym if you’re not ready. Fill those old soda bottles with sand and start with biceps curls during commercial breaks! It’s now time to purge the pantry. After a week of moving and eliminating sodas from your diet, you’ve begun to see a big change in your body. Start thinking about quality foods and portion sizes. If your freezer is a frozen food avalanche, make a donation to the local pantry.  One way to stay moving in the evenings is to cook healthy meals. Thirty minutes of cooking is equivalent to 2000 steps. Buy fresh food and learn how to cook it. Don’t try to get too fancy at the beginning or you’re apt to give up out of frustration. Find a simple cooking website and follow the directions for healthy cooking. Lifestyle changes happen in increments. Anything worth sustaining is worth building up to. Good luck on our journey to a new healthy lifestyle!...

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Great Options for Careers in Health and Fitness!
Jun27

Great Options for Careers in Health and Fitness!

Are you exploring career options or looking for a professional change?  One career field that is growing daily is health and fitness.  The options are enormous.  From check in clerk at a local gym to neuro surgeon at a local hospital, careers in health and fitness require varying degrees of training and education. Begin your research by visiting local fitness facilities, speaking with personal trainer and health professionals.  The options are almost unlimited. Follow these tips for launching a successful career in the health and fitness field. Research fitness facilities and make appointments to speak with the General Manager of the facility. Let them know you are exploring career opportunities and would like to know what type of training and certifications are required to work in that particular facility.  If you let them know up front that you’re not looking for a job, but information and mentoring, they’ll be more apt to accept an appointment. Take stock of your own personal health. Are you is shape?  Does your lifestyle represent one that clients would want to emulate? If you can’t answer that question in the affirmative with confidence and honesty, then you might want to spend some time in the gym to get in shape and experience the journey first hand. You’ll be much more successful in motivating clients if you have your own success story to tell. In addition, you’ll also be more likely to land a job in your chosen fitness field if you’re in good health and good shape. Before you quick your current job, begin to get the training and licensing required to work in a facility.  In a round about way, you could also consider joining the facility where you’d like to work and get to know both the staff and the clientele. This will also give you a first-hand sense of what it’s like to work in a gym or fitness facility every day. No doubt your research, contacts and motivation will pay off as you begin the steps for a career change. Good luck on your...

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