Life Fitness has come out with a product that is being heralded as the best home spin cycle bike – with variable video/programming options – to come along since Peleton.
Fact: when we are sedentary for long periods of time, everything slows, including brain function (source: The Washington Post).
Look at these other facts…
Human bodies are built to be in motion.
But in today’s workplace, most of us sit more than 9 hours a day—at our desks, in meetings and on our commutes. Prolonged sitting harms us physically, mentally and emotionally. And the kicker: it hurts our productivity, too. Two-thirds of employees feel disengaged, dispirited and fatigued at work, and sedentary behavior is a leading cause.
The stability ball originated in the rehabilitation and physical therapy environment of the 1960s, but these days, you’d be hard pressed to enter a workout facility and not see it used as exercise equipment. Now the big rubber ball is bouncing into the workplace.
Let’s face it: our schedules are busier than ever, and free time is the most valuable commodity we have Read more
Sunlight, fresh air, green trees – an outdoor workout sounds just like a vacation! And we promise that your treadmill won’t get offended if you ditch the incline and hit a natural hill every once in awhile. Read more
Get Lean While You Clean
It’s springtime again, and amidst the tulips and lilacs comes something a little less enjoyable: spring cleaning. Read more
Do you meticulously count calories to stay fit? We hate to break it to you, but a 150-calorie brownie is not the same as 150 calories worth of broccoli. But what about that age-old weight loss saying, “Calories in vs. calories out?” Well, it’s true that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source, but not all calories have the same effect on your body, and that’s the real key! Here’s what you should be eating to get the most bang for your calorie’s buck:
Go Out for Lunch. Seriously!
How do you spend your lunch break? Are you hunched over your keyboard chowing down on a sandwich?
Or are you on the phone trying to sneak in bites while the other person talks? Both ways are common, and both ways are too sedate. Read more
Despite our best efforts, most people struggle to find the motivation to hit the gym or get out and exercise on a regular basis.