Ripe, fresh tomato flavor is hard to beat, whether it’s part of some bruschetta or a homemade salsa. If you agree, please enjoy a couple of our favorite summery tomato salad recipes and share your results with #fit815cooks.
I hope that you’re off to a great start to the summer and have some fun and exciting things planned for the upcoming months. I retired as a physical therapist last year after practicing for more than 30 years and now work in the wellness and fitness world assisting people with various conditions and situations to accomplish and reach their goals for a healthier lifestyle. In this article I would like to address two common summer conditions that many people have asked me about recently, and also that I would frequently see in the PT clinic.
People looking to start or change their workout plans all have one thing in common: they want to change something about themselves. It can be as simple a change as a very fit and physically active person looking to get more defined shoulders, or as complex a change as a sedentary and morbidly obese person getting healthy and becoming a gym rat. For anyone looking to make change, they are going to have to be disciplined and calculated in their approach; desire that is not coupled with planning and discipline leads inevitably to disappointment and a misplaced feeling of hopelessness. Changes in our body must be accompanied by changes in our mind.
Compulsive snacking at work can torpedo even the most well thought-out diet plans. While you might be able to plan and stick to a daily meal plan, it may be more difficult to avoid the temptation of break room donuts or to break your addiction to your 3 o’clock sugar fix. Consider these strategies when trying to free yourself from unwanted calories.
Most of us struggle with at least one aspect of our lives that we would like to change. For many Fit815 readers, the change we would like to make is to see a smaller number on the scale when we step on it in the morning. But where do we start? And is simply “weigh less” a good goal to have?
Anyone who regularly sets and works toward achieving fitness goals will inevitably hit the dreaded plateau. You start to progress toward your goal, but you reach a point where the progress that you saw with your exercise program and diet sputters to a halt. For experienced gym-goers, a tweak here or there to their routines suffices to get their progress restarted.