Reducing feelings of isolation This quarantine life is really isolating and depressing! If you are also feeling this way, we have a solution. In last week’s at home workout blog post we mentioned the reduction of stress hormones with regular, moderate exercises. Did you know that exercise also causes your body to release endorphins that improve your mood? When you exercise on a regular basis these endorphins can also reduce…
Many of you are experiencing either mandated or self-quarantine. But if you are COVID-19 symptom-free, exercise can help manage stress, increase immunity, and keep you from putting on extra weight during these turbulent times. Coach Fola has created this second week at home workout for all of us to stay fit and healthy while we self-quarantine to flatten the curve.
The majority of us are currently feeling displaced from our normal routine because of COVID-19. Not only are many of us working from home in not so ergonomically sound workspaces, we have our children there with us as well, we are watching the news of growing presumptive positive cases, and it all increases our stress levels. In weeks and months prior, we might have released our stress at the gym, or by going for a run. With gyms here in Colorado closing like many other cities around our nation, that anxiety might just be building. But at home fitness, whether practiced alone, with your partner, or as a family, can help reduce stress and relieve tension as well as increasing mental health.
The idea of fitness always tends to be focused on the physical aspects of the body. How many miles can you run? How much weight can you lift? However, a key component to reaching your physical fitness goals is to equally prioritize mental fitness. This is where meditation comes into play. Mindfulness can support your mental health, reduce stress, and show some surprising benefits toward your exercise routine. And best…
Given the current state in the US and the global health crisis as a whole, it is important to insert best hygiene practices to keep yourself and your family healthy. To that end, it is also paramount to keep stress levels down during such a crisis. One of the best ways to relieve stress is by keeping up with your fitness regimen despite gym or fitness center access. There are a variety of ways to keep your fitness journey on track whether flying solo, with a partner, or the entire family. Here are a few in-home workouts to try with your partner or the whole family while you’re in self-quarantine mode.
Maintaining your fitness routine can be a challenge in the winter, especially if a core part of your exercise involves outdoor activities like running. Fewer daylight hours, slick conditions, and freezing temperatures can deter anyone from getting outside for a solid sweat session, but you don’t have to be out for the entire season. Here at ViGOR FITNESS, we realize that reducing barriers for everyone to live a fit life for free with plenty of access to outdoor activities is a high priority. We have plenty of ways to make your chilly runs more enjoyable and safer. Here are some quick tips to get you running outside even when the temperature drops.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt dissatisfied with your size or wished you could change the numbers on a scale? You’re not alone. Recent research has shown that 89 percent of American women are unhappy with their weight and 84 percent of those women surveyed said they would like to lose weight. But tipping the scales isn’t just a concern for women. Body image has become a huge preoccupation for men as well but in the opposite direction. Almost a quarter of men say that they want to gain weight and become more muscular. So where’s the happy medium and why are people so obsessed with how much they weigh instead of how they feel?
Health at Every Size is the movement that’s looking to change our societal perspective by helping people love their bodies and set healthy standards that have nothing to do with weight.
Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the year can be a challenge even on the best of days, but adding holidays into the mix can really throw a wrench in your fitness plans. As your to-do list grows longer and longer and your calendar fills up with other commitments like office parties, family dinners, and drinks with friends, some people feel like its nearly impossible to find time to exercise.
Before you dive into you workout, it’s important to have a stretching plan for before AND after your workout. Without stretching, you’re inviting injury. Let’s dive into how you should be stretching. The Warm-Up The warm-up is an essential part of any and every workout. It’s important to get your heart pumping and oxygen flowing. Warming up lowers your risk of an injury during an exercise and helps to reduce…