Here’s a great article from The Globe & Mail on why exercising outdoors boosts your psychological, social and physical being:
As the research on green exercise continues to mature, a growing number of clinicians are now prescribing so-called ‘vitamin G’ for its mind and body benefits,” says Dr. Logan. “Any therapeutic intervention that can even put a dent in an individual’s perception of stress, while also improving mental outlook, creativity and cognitive function, is surely worthy of consideration.”
Who doesn’t love their carbs? Still, the mantra dictates, cut out cabs, lose weight. I haven’t (refused) to believe this for a very long time, and although I know that eating slices of pizza at every meal isn’t going to lead to healthy weight maintenance, complex carbs in moderation are a good thing. Here’s a great article in favour of dispelling this and other diet myths.
We’ve all been there. We start the new year with great intentions. We aim to eat better, exercise more and lose a few pounds. But let’s face it, some days are easier than others; and on the hard days, we feel the need to reach for our favourite “feel-good” snack and skip our scheduled workout altogether.
It is on these days that having an at-home personal trainer is most effective.
The 10 minute hack:
The next time you feel the urge to give in to a counterproductive craving and deferring your much needed workout, go on auto-pilot, put on your workout gear, open the door to your trainer and say, “I’ll workout for 10 minutes and that’s it.” (As your trainer, that’s all I need to do my part.)
So what happens after 10 minutes?
After 10 minutes, your endorphins have started to flow and your stress level is decreased. You start feeling good and wanting more; and instead of sluggish and guilty, you’ll feel proud and refreshed post-workout.
As an at-home personal trainer, it’s my job to help reset your energy level and bring a unique and invigorating workout that inspires and offsets any chance of boredom for my clients.
So the next time you feel like giving in to a bag of chips and forgoing your scheduled workout, say to yourself, “Just 10 minutes,…and that’s it!”