Fitness

Take Your Workout Outside

Take Your Workout Outside

A study done by the Scottish Healthy Survey observed 2,000 active participants. They found those who took their workout outdoors had a 50 percent greater positive effect on mental health than going to the gym. 50 percent!!

Another study by Glasgow University found that doing some type of cardio outdoors dramatically reduces stress.

A third study, reported by BBC, found that by spending just 5 minutes of exercise outdoors can improve your mood and self esteem.

Do you get the point!?! Let’s get outside!! Even if it’s just for a few minutes, you’ll notice a difference!

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.