By Val Solomon, Busy Mom Gets Fit
I'm sitting here smiling about you. I saw your Facebook or Instagram post roll by and it reminded me of you.
I'm smiling because, see, I know what you want. I know you have this goal. It's so big you haven't spoken it yet. You think people in your life won't understand.
So you just keep quiet.
But you keep grinding. Day after day. And I know what you are after.
I look forward to the day the world gets to feel the warmth of that fire that you are keeping to yourself.
There are a couple of possible answers for the Cardiophile who also wants maximum gains.
Another factor to consider, when looking at your overall fitness and the things that affect it, is your sleep.
What often gets overlooked is competition...and studies are pointing towards its benefits as an exercise motivational tool--possibly even the most effective one, depending on your goals and your personality.
How do you apply the benefits of exercise when it’s hard to “do life” on a basic level?
Whether you’re a fitness pro or a new adherent to the idea of an amped up health and wellness routine, there’s no denying that the holidays post a unique challenge to the fit minded.
Most training plans include recovery days, or “active rest” periods. If you have a good understanding of physical fitness and the relationship between recovery and gains, this may be a no-brainer, but if you’ve ever wondered why rest and/or recovery is important, understanding its place may help you give it its due.
If you’re looking for a new workout plan--especially if you’re a busy mom or woman juggling a career with the other demands of modern life--you might search specifically for something that can be fit into your existing schedule easily, and only take up a couple of mornings a week.
If you’re a busy mom, and you’ve found time to make fitness a priority, chances are that your kids have noticed, and may have even had their curiosity piqued about your method of getting in shape, whether it’s weightlifting, running, or yoga. Now your kid wants to workout... what do you do?!
Studies showcasing the various physical benefits of different types and intensities of exercise are plentiful. Reduced risks of various health issues, improved sleep…but the mental benefits may not be as well touted or known, even though a recent University of British Columbia study suggests that they might be significant.