Tis the season to be wheezing.

Tis the season to be wheezing.

Spring has arrived with it’s beautiful flowers, trees and nice green grass. If you have allergies, spring is not just a thing of beauty, it’s a threat to your health.  If you enjoy exercising outside but the pollen takes you down, consider some of these tips.  First of all, there is no way to completely avoid pollen.  However, early morning and later evening tend to have lower pollen counts.  Try to avoid outdoor exercise on really windy days.  If your…

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Workout wall

Workout wall

Have you hit the workout wall?  Does it feel like you are exercising and doing all the right things but not seeing any results?  It is not uncommon for our bodies to adapt to doing the same type of workout routine.  When your workout becomes easy and sometimes even boring, it’s time for a change.  Do you hit the treadmill every time you go to the gym?  Try changing it up.  Challenge yourself to a new exercise and see if…

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Pain

Pain

Remember that old saying “no pain, no gain” ?  It is good to challenge ourselves and work harder to get stronger.  However, exercise should not become a medieval time for torture.  When your body is in severe pain, it is signaling you to take a day off.   I am not talking about just some sore muscles.  When you are limping and you have visible swelling it’s time for a break.  Allow your body to repair itself with some rest.  Your…

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Fitbit

Fitbit

Do you own a Fitbit device?  Fitbit is a great way to track your activity.  The Fitwatchr app is a great companion to your Fitbit device.  It will show you your activity and track your total amount of calories burned.  It will provide additional monitoring to help you meet your activity and weight loss goals.  Use this app to track it, burn it and watch the weight melt away!    

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

It’s that time of year.  The doldrums of winter are parting ways.  That means the layers of clothing we wear will be parting too.  Are you ready to expose the winter wonder of weight to the world?  If you are not ready, do not feel alone.  Winter is a cozy place to hide our bodies and it is not uncommon to gain during this season.  If you want some help, we @fitwatchr would like to support you.  Utilize one of…

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Stress

Stress

Stress tends to make us want to grab for those sugary snacks.  The food we eat has a big impact on our mood.  Try eating some protein and vegetables and see what happens.  You will feel better by fueling your brain with the proper sources of good food.  Stay away from the processed foods and try to cook more meals at home.  Take care of yourself and it will help control your stress.  

Stress

Stress

We live in a stressful world.  Too much stress on the body produces negative health results.  One of the ways you can decrease your stress level is by exercising.   Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects our mood.   Exercise increases serotonin and improves our mood.   Instead of going home after a stressful day at work just to sit on the couch and watch TV, go for a walk.  You will be surprised how much better you feel and the energy you…

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Choose Healthy

Choose Healthy

Think about the little things that add up every day.   When you choose to have water at every meal instead of soda, your body will feel better.  If you park further away and walk a few more steps, your heart will get stronger.  Choose to do something healthy whenever you can.  It may seem small but that is how you improve your overall health.  

Choices

Choices

Don’t compare yourself to others when it comes to your health and fitness level.   Everyone has different strengths.  Focus on the things that you are capable of doing.  Make a choice each day to focus on a strength of yours.  If you are good at walking, do that for exercise.  Make choices that work for you.  If you have not been active for a long time you are not going to run a marathon on the first day.  One choice…

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Choose health.

Choose health.

Choosing to be healthy can seem overwhelming.  You don’t have to do it all at once.  Set a small goal every day.   Make one good choice at a time.  For example, instead of eating three pieces of pizza, eat a big salad and have one slice of pizza.   Every little choice you make will add up.  Do something different every day.  Challenge yourself to adding a good health goal and it will eventually become a habit.