Fitness

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

January is all about self assessment. Taking care of yourself, seeing where you are, and what you need to do to reach your goals. 
Write the goals down and then write your solutions to get there. Don’t measure your success by how many pushups or how many miles you can run. Set your goals and work out a way to achieve them. 

New Year, New Tech

New Year, New Tech

Here at HomeFit we hope everyone had a happy holidays but with a new year it’s time to have our annual #realtalk - resolutions.

Ah, yes! Those pesky New Year’s Resolutions that start chirping away outside our mind windows at 5 AM the morning after family holiday dinner. And though you might not have gotten a shiny new FitBit in your stocking this year, here’s a cheaper alternative to keeping track of the hard work you’re going to put in 2018.

How To Keep The Weight Off During Thanksgiving

How To Keep The Weight Off During Thanksgiving

Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays are officially here! With Thanksgiving being next week, I know we can all practically smell the pumpkin pies. You’re probably thinking, “How do I even enjoy Thanksgiving without ruining all my hard work?” 

We have a few tips for you! 

Squeezing Your Blood Pressure Down

Squeezing Your Blood Pressure Down

High blood pressure – “the silent killer” – is a large concern for many people worldwide. WHO estimates that high blood pressure affects ~40% of the world population (1). With this as such a widespread problem, there is a great need to help people lower and maintain their blood pressure. Exercise is often cited as a good way to bring blood pressure down to manageable levels, but what kind of exercise is best?  

Can Biking Make Your Bones Brittle?

Can Biking Make Your Bones Brittle?

Biking is becoming increasingly popular, both as a mode of transportation and as a form of exercise and recreation. Many cities have added bike lanes and rent-a-bike stations, making it easier for people to cycle in town. Heading out of the city, many people take advantage of the numerous mountain biking trails in parks and outdoor recreation areas. Biking clubs and associations are being formed, creating communities for people to discuss cycling, the best places to go, and common problems encountered.

Is It Too Late?

Is It Too Late?

Is it too late to start exercising? Fitness professionals are asked this all the time, and here is the answer. No!!! Whether you haven’t exercised in a long time, haven’t ever exercised, are in your early 30s or your late 90s, it is never too late to start exercising...

Exercising, no matter when you start, can dramatically improve your health. You will have greater stamina, increased strength and endurance, improved balance and flexibility, a clearer brain, better heart health, lowered diabetes risk, and much, much more!

Using Exercise to Battle Instability

Using Exercise to Battle Instability

Can I improve my balance with exercise? This is a question asked by people in many circumstances. I was once asked this question by a woman who was recovering from a stroke. She was young, had experienced multiple strokes, and didn’t have good balance. She wanted to improve her physical fitness, but she was worried about her ability to do so. Whether you too are a stroke victim, have osteoporosis, are an older adult, have MS, are pregnant, or just feel unsteady on your feet, know that exercise can help improve your balance!

Head Outside!

Head Outside!

Think about it – going outside makes you more likely to be physically active, even if it’s just light physical activity like strolling around your yard or standing and watching your kids play a game. Spending time in your yard means you might notice some weeds that need to be pulled and kneel down to pull them out, or you might see your dog and realize it could use a walk. If you don’t have a yard, you might head to the park and walk around a walking trail or play Frisbee with some friends. Heading outside on your lunch break could lead you on a quick walk around the block or on a jaunt to the park for a picnic.

 

Think of ways you can increase your time outside. Try getting out for a walk before or after work. Head out with some coworkers during lunch, or even just step outside for a quick 10 minute break during the day. Instead of sitting down on the couch to relax when you get home from work, head outside to take a breath of fresh air or take a relaxing bike ride. Round up the whole family and take them outside for a game or a family walk.