Americans have made weight loss a big industry. We spend tens of billions of dollars annually between our gym memberships, diet programs, nutritional supplements, etc. Some of us have even decided to go to the extremes of bariatric surgery to downsize our stomachs in the hopes that we will be able to stop eating so much and perhaps attain the physique for which we have longed.
Your breathing is probably the last thing on your mind when you are exercising, unless you are in the throes of a really killer workout and it feels like your lungs are on fire. Proper breathing technique, however, can be a boon to your workouts and help you take things to the next level. Like our article on mindfulness, taking the time to think about your breathing can help center you and focus your energy during your workout. Consider these tips when you are doing your next workout.
Hi, I'm Marc Kinnemann, Editor in Chief and writer for Fit815. I am also the Director of Operations at FitMe Wellness in Rockford, IL. From these job titles, you might imagine that I know a thing or two about health and wellness. Though I'm no dietitian, I think that I'm pretty well versed in the types of foods and appropriate portions that I should be eating to lead a very healthy lifestyle. But I have a confession to make.
Aside from exercise, eating well is the main controllable factor in our health and wellness. Eating a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables helps our bodies get the vitamins and minerals we need to live a long, healthy life. A great solution to getting the ingredients needed to create delicious and nutritious meals is by becoming a shareholder of a CSA, which stands for Community-Supported Agriculture. A CSA strengthens a community by not only providing its members with these fresh fruits and vegetables, but by also keeping a larger portion of the money in the local community it serves.