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  • 6 Tips to Stay Motivated and Never Miss a Workout

    by Caroline Blazovsky, Healthy Home Expert | December 28, 2016

    nia-danceHappy holidays to all! I was recently featured in Fitness Motivation Tips by 100 Experts for 2017 and thought this would be a great time to post a blog about being healthy and staying motivated for the new year. With the help of Cathy Scarlett, Health and Fitness author and editor, here are some wellness tips to get you motivated.

    Having a fitness routine is great, but if you are doing the same exercise every day, chances are you will lose your motivation soon. This happens to most of us because when we start our fitness sessions we are highly motivated, but as days and weeks pass, our motivation starts to fade away. Read more

  • Be Active With Your Family

    by Paula Gallagher | September 19, 2016

    skating-familiesAre you active with your family? Consider this. My kids are in a lot of activities! A LOT! Hockey, swimming, lacrosse and soccer, to name a few. They love trying new sports and being active. My husband coaches and I usually cheer from the sidelines, or just drop off to get the other kid to the other activity.

    And although we often go on Sunday night walks or bike rides together, I was starting to feel left out of the sports conversation. I was a bystander. So this weekend, I decided at the age of 41, to stop being a bystander and join a hockey team. Channeling one of Oprah's sayings... if not now, when? Read more

  • Make Your Workout Work Better – Try HIIT

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | August 29, 2016

    exercise-stairsHave you ever seen those people in the gym day after day, week after week, and possibly year after year putting in the time, effort and energy but never getting the results they’re after?

    Want to boost your results? Interval training is incredibly effective. With high intensity interval training, or HIIT, you’re using short bursts of intense movements for up to a minute, then bringing your heart rate and intensity down for a few minutes until you’re ready to increase the intensity again. The entire workout can be less than 20 minutes but the impact is huge. You can do this with little or no equipment and the results come quickly – truly the perfect workout for busy professionals. Read more

  • Yoga For Beginners

    by Paula Gallagher | July 13, 2016

    yoga-class2I am a beginner. The group of ladies on my street have been trying to get me to go with them for years. However, my perception of yoga – silent, meditative, slow – never appealed to me. Personally, I'm a mover. I need to run, jump, climb, sweat to feel like I am getting a workout. How could such a slow gentle workout, well, be a workout? I was wrong. Finally caving in, I attended my first class in yoga for beginners and found myself thoroughly challenged and feeling strong afterward.

    If you have never attempted yoga and are skeptical about its benefits, here are some tips. Read more

  • Why You Don't Need Motivation for Exercise

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | June 20, 2016

    running-shoesThe question of motivation for exercise constantly comes up with clients. "How do I stay motivated?" Everyone has heard this refrain throughout the years: “You have to stay motivated to work out, you need to be motivated to work out.” But here’s the thing – I have found during my 25-plus years in teaching and coaching that... you don’t need to be motivated! That puts a tremendous amount of pressure on you. Here’s another approach I’ve found that really, really works.

    Ready? Habit.

    It’s all about creating a habit. Once you have a habit, it’s easy. You don’t have to think about it. You may not be motivated to brush your teeth in the morning, but hopefully you do. You may not be motivated to get some things done in the morning, but because they’re habit, you just get them done. Working out is the same thing. You just need to do it often enough so it becomes a habit. Read more

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