Let’s face it: it’s not all that difficult to start a fitness routine. After all, most of us have done it more than once.
The trouble, of course, comes with sticking with it. All too often, our initial enthusiasm and energy wanes, we get distracted by other things going on in our lives, or we don’t think we’re seeing results quickly enough — and we throw in the towel. Read more
Sometimes even the most active and healthy people can occasionally have slip ups or struggle through periods where they lose sight of their exercise motivation. Whether it’s due to an injury, life becomes too busy, or a variety of other reasons, losing your drive can be extremely frustrating.
To get back on track you should start working towards creating achievable goals until you rebuild your confidence and reverse your recent exercise shortcomings—right, I know what you’re thinking, “If it were that easy I’d be doing it already.” Read more
Berkeley County resident Cathy Cole looks like the picture of perfect health. Slender with a vibrant smile she easily hides two significant risk factors for chronic disease: stress and a sedentary lifestyle. To turn these risk factors into motivation for a healthier lifestyle, Cole, who’s in her mid-50s, started taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle as part of her New Year’s resolution. Read more
Have you noticed how crowded your gym suddenly is this week? Or that all those coworkers who gorged on holiday cookies at the end of December are now munching on salad?
That’s because it’s New Year’s resolution crunch time and getting in shape is one of the most popular goals Americans set every January 1. Read more
Successful people don’t achieve their goals by chance. Nor do they possess superior skills. And they don’t make it to the top because of someone they know. Real success is earned.
That is especially true in the world of fitness. Whether you have or you haven’t reached your fitness goals, the reason is you. If you’re among those who haven’t had success at getting in better shape, losing weight or improving your health in other ways, it isn’t too late. There are things you can do to turn the tide and make your goals attainable.
Here are three things that separate successful people from those who fall short in meeting their fitness goals (or, really, any goals in life). Read more
When meeting a client for the first time I always ask a few questions about their health goals going forward. This helps me determine if their goals are realistic and how they’ve gotten to the point of sitting and talking with me. I can usually tell a few minutes into our conversation how dedicated this person is going to be, how much energy and time it’s going to take from me to help them and whether they’ll actually achieve the health goals they’ve mentioned. Read more
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and focus on what could go right.” ~Unknown
I used to think that getting to a goal only required tangible action. It was a simple equation:
- Study hard in high school = getting admission to a good university.
- Or, diet + exercise = losing weight.
Yet, life is not always that straightforward. It’s not always just about physical action. Read more
By Maura Kelly
Turns out that for years, we’ve been going about our resolutions all wrong. That’s because we didn’t really understand what willpower is. It’s not a magical force we summon up only when we’re trying to diet or kick our butts into workout mode. Read more
Steven Jonas has completed 217 multisport events. He’s written five books ontriathlon training. He’s a professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University in New York who has written extensively on “mobilizing motivation.” So he knows a few things about setting training goals for a new year and harnessing the motivation to bring those goals to reality. At 74, Jonas also recognizes that athletic goals must be adjusted with age. Read more