When stress is high, cortisol, the stress hormone, rises. A rise in this hormone can trigger numerous pathways that can affect everything from our emotional well-being to our ability to build muscle and burn fat.
Have you known a woman who seems to have it all? She may not be the wealthiest or the most beautiful, but she carries herself with elegance and poise. And everyone seems drawn to her, both men and women alike. The best word to describe her?
I’d like to share some of the things that keep me on track and focused throughout the year. I hope these reminders help you to revisit your New Year’s goals and implement some strategies that will enable you to make 2018 your most successful year yet!
If you have put on a few pounds and are feeling uncomfortable from all the holiday cheer, you can incorporate these quick fixes to help relieve bloating and water retention.
Learning a new skill or even driving a different route home will result in a stronger brain; pounding the pavement, performing some HIIT or lifting weights will result in stronger muscles, bones and heart. Fortunately and unfortunately, in today’s society, things have become automated physically, yet our brains and stress levels are through the roof.
New Year’s is almost here. Along with that comes the overly optimistic setting of New Year’s resolutions. According to Wikipedia, 33 percent of participants set unrealistic goals, 33 percent don’t track their progress and 23 percent forget about their goals altogether.
Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity trainer, best-selling author, single mom, NPC competitor, and still one of the most down-to-earth and inspiring women I’ve had the chance to interview. Autumn is certified by both NASM and AFPA and is working on her nutrition certification currently. Her breakthrough hit workout 21 Day Fix®, and follow-up 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, have been Beachbody’s top-selling franchise for the past two years, while her cookbook FIXATE™ has sold more than 400,000 copies.
Instead of giving into every holiday indulgence you come across, try to tame your sweet cravings with one of these holiday protein smoothies instead!
With the rush and the craziness of the holidays, we sometimes see the worst come out in people. Occasionally, it might even come from us! But hopefully we see incredible kindness and humanity appear as the heart of the season inspires us.
The holidays are here, and as a result, you may find yourself falling behind on your fitness. After all, your schedule is most likely packed with parties, shopping and other festivities that seriously cut into your gym time. But, here’s the deal… you can have your fruitcake and stay fit too.
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