When you think about health and wellness, alcohol is probably the last thing that comes to mind, unless you’re playing the opposite game. But we’re human, and for most of us, alcohol is an important part of our lives, just like health, family, and fitness. Because alcohol doesn’t usually complement our fitness goals, we must try to find a balance between the two. But before you swear off the sauce entirely, it’s important to understand the real effects alcohol has on your fitness and training.
Summer is finally here. For most of us, this means you’ve spent the last few months eating clean and hitting the gym for that perfect, or as-perfect-as-it’s-gonna-get, beach body. But now that the sun’s out and the patios are open, it’s easy to give in to temptation and feel like you’re falling off track. In our 4-season climate, there are only so many weekends and warm summer evenings to take advantage of, but it’s possible to enjoy the summer and keep up with your fitness goals. Here are a few ways to stay on track this summer:
We’ve all got a relationship with our work. Some people love what they do and some people start their day by counting down the gruelling minutes until they can leave. Wherever you land on the spectrum, we all experience periods of stress at work. Perhaps unsurprisingly, job pressure is the main contributor to stress in America. And though we’ve got moose and polar bears up here, workplace stress is equally prevalent in Canada. While moderate amounts of stress can help productivity, too much can lead to physical and mental health issues. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do throughout the day to keep your stress levels manageable.
If you’ve heard of keto or gluten-free, and who hasn’t, then you’re probably also familiar with intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is one of the most common diets of 2019. And while all weight loss diets are restrictive in some sense, intermittent fasting is a little different than most. Rather than restricting what you eat, intermittent fasting restricts when you eat. There are different ways that people approach fasting, but the most common method is by controlling the window of time each day during which you consume food.
Moms are the best. They do so much for us, which is why it can be so hard to find a Mother's Day gift that does her justice. Yeah, you could mail it in with her another necklace or sad box of chocolates (you know who you are), but why not use this special day to show her how much you truly appreciate her. The best Mother's Day gifts compliment her personality. And while we may not have much to say for gardening moms or rock-and-roll moms, we have rounded up a few great ideas for the fitness-junkie in your life.