Entries by Robin

The Importance of Water – Staying Hydrated

Dehydration during exercise may be reduced or prevented by drinking sufficient amounts of beverages or sports drinks both during and prior to sports activities when water loss is expected to occur. Sports drinks provide fluids, electrolytes and carbohydrates. During exercise, drinking should occur regularly, but the frequency of drinking and the amount consumed will depend on many factors, including the intensity and duration of exercise and the weather conditions, as well as on the physical characteristics of the individual, including body weight and individual sweating characteristics.

6 Reasons People Fail at Their Fitness Resolutions

A few days into the year and the masses are making their way into the gym to begin their fitness journeys. This is an important time of year in fitness and weight loss businesses. Improved health via multiple methods is always one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Sadly, while an important and vital idea, most of the “resolutionists” don’t achieve it as a long term goal. Only about 20% of those who start a fitness plan because of a resolution actually manage to stay true to their plan. That compares to about a 60% success rate for those committing to fitness and wellness for other reasons. So, why are people unsuccessful with fitness resolutions? Here are 6 reasons:

8 Things to Consider When Joining a Fitness Club

It’s not a secret. Deciding on which fitness club to join can be a stressful undertaking, especially if you are looking for the very first time. As the owner of a privately owned club, I get asked many of the same questions over and over again as potential clients decide what facility will best suit their needs. Not every club is the right fit for every person who is ready to improve or maintain their health. You really should consider your options once you’ve created your list of “need to haves” and “nice to haves”. Recognize that the needs and wants are different and what your goals truly are. Here are the top ten questions that people ask or look for when shopping for a fitness club.

7 Steps to Fitness Success

Achieving your goals or making your dreams come true is something that I know about. So much in fact, that I wrote a book about it! While my book (Jump For Joy…When Your Dreams Come True) is related to business achievements, the 7 steps outlined can be applied to any goal, dream, business plan or idea.

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Active This Fall

The seasons are changing again. It’s a time when many people find themselves beginning to hibernate a bit more than usual. Not only is it darker later into the morning but it’s darker earlier in the evenings as well. The lack of daylight time can cause the feeling of increased tiredness, lack of energy….or excuse to be lazy! Below are 7 ways to help keep your energy up this fall.

10 Fun Autumn Activities

No excuses now….get outside and enjoy the big blue skies and fresh air. So here are 10 fun activities for the weekend or early evening. These can help the next time you think or hear someone say “there is nothing good on TV”.

How to Stay Committed to a Fitness Plan – The Last 10 Pounds

My weight and fitness level has stagnated for a long time now. I have accepted that as my body’s “comfortable and happy place”. I’m not complaining as I know I have worked hard to achieve this and I do a lot of the right things about 90% of the time. When I realized that I have said out loud several times “I want to lose 10 pounds, but I’m not sure that I can” it was time to either shut up or do it.

Which Type of Milk Is The Best? Who Needs it Anyway?

If cow’s milk isn’t ideal for human infants, it is also not ideal for human children or adults. Typically infants are weaned from breast milk by the time they are 2 but that depends on a lot of variables. The fact is…..they ARE weaned which means they stop drinking breast milk as their main source of nutrition. This is natural and accurate and correct. Once a human is weaned (either naturally or intentionally) the enzymes needed to digest milk and other dairy products diminish. The reason so many people are diagnosed as lactose intolerant is because all weaned humans are. We are not supposed to drink milk…..and we are certainly not supposed to drink the milk of another species.