July 17, 2014 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Beach body articles, social media influences, and Barbie and GI Joe dolls certainly aren’t helping your clients, male or female. These unrealistic ideals are unattainable for many. Yet, statistics suggest that 80 to 90 percent of women are unhappy with their reflection.
For mental health professionals and fitness coaches, we strive to promote optimal health—mind and body.
May 08, 2014 // Category: Fitness Community
“My job is so stressful,” “My boss is driving me crazy,” “This commute is brutal,” “I’ll never pass that test.” Sound familiar? Of course it does, because we all indulge in these stressful and innaccurate thoughts.
Inaccurate? Duh. Sure, they're inaccurate. This type of thinking claims that stress is created by an outside event – the work, the boss, the traffic or the test. Yet we know full well that stress doesn’t exist until we invite it to live in our heads.
November 17, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Shared from The American Council on Exercise
Unlike most forms of cardio, swimming makes it possible to work your body without the harsh impact to the joints. And just like land-based exercise, swimming offers a long list of benefits, including increased muscle tone and strength, improved flexibility, and reduced resting and exercise heart rates.