The Surprising Truth about Exercise and Your Phone

You probably think you'd exercise more if you could find the time. For years, even experts believed that busy schedules were a major obstacle. However, a recent study discovered that the average adult has at least 5 hours of free time each day that they could be...

The Secret to Burning More Calories While Working Out

How would you like to burn more calories without spending more time at the gym? You don't need any magic formula to break through a weight-loss plateau or slim down faster. A few simple changes can make your workouts more efficient. Burning more calories is a matter...

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Sabotaging Your Diet

Everyone who starts a diet will feel the need to cheat from time to time. Dieting can be tough, but there are ways to make it easier. We often stack the deck against ourselves and don't even realize it. Since sticking to a diet can be so challenging, it only makes...

The Stability Ball Solution for More Fun Working Out

If you're tired of the same old workout, a stability ball is an inexpensive way to shake things up. Add fun and variety to your routine while you improve your coordination and strengthen your core. Although it's often called a Swiss ball because it was used for...

Stay Sane During COVID: Stay Grounded By Accepting Reality And Avoid Projecting What Has Not Happened

Do not touch your face! Wash your hands if you do! Wash your hands if you don't! Don't forget to use hand sanitizer as often as possible! By this point, your nerves are frayed, and your hands chapped from all the handwashing and sanitizing. It has been a lot. Of...

How Professional Help Can Help You Maintain Mental and Emotional Health During Uncertain Times

Back in 2004, the American Psychological Association found that nearly 60 million people had visited a mental health professional in the previous two years. Thankfully, the negative stigma associated with getting professional help is no longer as significant in...

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The Surprising Truth about Exercise and Your Phone

The Surprising Truth about Exercise and Your Phone

You probably think you'd exercise more if you could find the time. For years, even experts believed that busy schedules were a major obstacle. However, a recent study discovered that the average adult has at least 5 hours of free time each day that they could be...

The Secret to Burning More Calories While Working Out

The Secret to Burning More Calories While Working Out

How would you like to burn more calories without spending more time at the gym? You don't need any magic formula to break through a weight-loss plateau or slim down faster. A few simple changes can make your workouts more efficient. Burning more calories is a matter...

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Sabotaging Your Diet

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Sabotaging Your Diet

Everyone who starts a diet will feel the need to cheat from time to time. Dieting can be tough, but there are ways to make it easier. We often stack the deck against ourselves and don't even realize it. Since sticking to a diet can be so challenging, it only makes...

The Stability Ball Solution for More Fun Working Out

The Stability Ball Solution for More Fun Working Out

If you're tired of the same old workout, a stability ball is an inexpensive way to shake things up. Add fun and variety to your routine while you improve your coordination and strengthen your core. Although it's often called a Swiss ball because it was used for...

Top 10 Tips for Breaking the Fast Food Habit

Top 10 Tips for Breaking the Fast Food Habit

While fast food outlets keep advertising healthier menu items, a recent study found that most choices have become more fattening over the past 30 years. You're likely to be consuming extra calories and sodium with each order. Between 1986 and 2016, the average entrée...

The Secret to Distinguishing Between Appetite and Hunger

The Secret to Distinguishing Between Appetite and Hunger

If you think hunger and appetite are the same thing, think again. Being able to distinguish between the two can help you to manage your weight and select healthier foods for you and your family. Hunger is a physical sensation that's triggered when your body needs...

Tone Your Body in Only Six Weeks With These Diet Strategies

Tone Your Body in Only Six Weeks With These Diet Strategies

While looking fit and trim may be a challenge, it's certainly far from impossible. In fact, with the right adjustments to your diet, you can enjoy a toned body in just six weeks. Where do you start? What kind of changes do you need to make in order to achieve the...

Tapping Into Behavioral Feedback Loops To Make Habits Sticky

Tapping Into Behavioral Feedback Loops To Make Habits Sticky

Humans really rely on feedback loops to reinforce behaviors. A feedback loop is a type of behavioral feedback that either results in repetition or avoidance of a behavior. A positive feedback loop is one in which the end product of the behavior causes more of that...

Create A Good Habit Chain And Don’t Break It

Create A Good Habit Chain And Don’t Break It

Image by janeb13 from Pixabay Habits are formed when we repeat a behavior daily after a trigger and ending with a reward. Habits are labeled as good when the behavior is beneficial to your physical or mental health. Forming good habits makes for a more productive and...

Reward Yourself For Sticking To Your Positive Habits

Reward Yourself For Sticking To Your Positive Habits

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels A habit loop is described as a neurological loop that consists of three components; the trigger, the behavior and the reward. In this case, the reward refers to whether the brain decides the behavior is worth remembering and repeating....

Keep From Slipping Back Into Bad Habits By Setting Cutoffs

Keep From Slipping Back Into Bad Habits By Setting Cutoffs

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels So, you’ve been working really hard on keeping up some of the good habit goals you’ve set for yourself. You’ve been self-aware, questioned yourself, planned for pitfalls, tracked your progress and so on. You’ve done everything right. You...

Expect Stumbling Blocks And Learn To Overcome Them

Expect Stumbling Blocks And Learn To Overcome Them

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels There is really no part of life where challenges don't exist. We are constantly overcoming demanding situations. And although the size of the challenge may change, we should come to expect that things are not always easy. Challenges are...