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.
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.
Even though Spring is here and the weather is warming up, it’s not exactly garden season yet but that doesn’t mean your freezer can’t be filled with nutritious options! The entire month of March is National Frozen Food Month which means grocery stores and online retailers are offering tons of discounts on your favorite foods. This is the perfect opportunity to try out some new meals, break out the cookbooks, and plan some delicious meals for months to come. Here are the best ways to stock up on delicious frozen essentials and use your freezer to the fullest.
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.
Roughly half of the American public wants to lose weight or has tried to lose weight. How do we go about it? We know that it takes some combination of diet, exercise, hormones and other factors. So what do we do? We walk more and try to exercise with increased frequency. We attempt to increase our activity level, join gyms and eat more veggies. We also cut out calories and garden more…