meditation for stress relief

Meditation for Stress: Free Your Mind and Your Stress

When the topic of stress comes up, a common suggestion – even from doctors and physical therapists – is meditation. To those without any experience in these techniques, this sounds strange at best. Meditation is often assumed to be a spiritual or yoga-based act for only certain types of people, not a common treatment for stress…

stress relief techniques that work

Stress Relief Techniques that Work

When stress starts to overtake your life, you want solutions that work fast and get you back on track. Here are proven stress relief techniques and food suggestions that will help you manage stress and back away from anxiety. Exercise is a Powerful Stress Reliever One of the first things you here when it comes…

combine lifestyle and diet changes for results

Combine Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Best Results

It takes both Diet and Lifestyle Changes to get Real Results When we first decide to “get in shape,” we must figure out what that means to us. Everyone has a different mental picture of what lifestyle changes look like. For some, it is a bodybuilder-type physique. For others, it is a leaner body with fewer jiggling…

weight training versus aerobic exercise for results

Weight Training vs. Aerobic Exercise for Best Results

Before deciding on any fitness program, it is critically important to settle on what you want to accomplish. It sounds silly, but expressing your fitness goals and keeping them clearly in mind makes you more likely to achieve what you set out to do. If you don’t know what you want, how will you know when…

hydration and dehydration effects for fitness

Dehydration: Your Fitness Enemy, Water is Your Friend

Any good fitness program will only succeed with a good hydration plan.  Rule of thumb: if you’re going to sweat, you need to hydrate.  Hydration helps with joint lubrication, body temperature regulation, and transporting important nutrients throughout your body.  And more importantly, a hydration plan will help replace the fluid lost through sweating, staving off…