Fitness


9 Ways to Get Free Yoga Classes All Posts / Fitness / Wellness

I love yoga.  It’s challenging and has numerous physical benefits – it makes you more flexible, it makes stretching easier, and it strengthens your muscles.  It has plenty of mental benefits as well.  I leave yoga feeling centered, calm, and refreshed.

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#100FitDays All Posts / Fitness / Wellness

I recently shared a post called Goals Update – February 2016 on my progress toward improving my health – physically, mentally, and spiritually.

My goals included:

  • Exercise at least 5x per week (strength training at least 2x per week).
  • Do yoga for at least 10 minutes 2x per week.
  • Eat a truly whole food diet – cut back on processed “healthy” food like plantain chips and protein bars.
  • Attend weekly therapy appointment for anxiety.
  • Attend weekly church service.
  • Read the Bible for at least 5 minutes daily (on the She Reads Truth app)

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50 Fun Ways to Exercise (For People Who Hate Working Out) All Posts / Fitness / Wellness

When I was in high school, I legitimately thought that I hated exercising.  I dreaded gym class every day – my lack of coordination made sports embarrassingly difficult, and every time we had to run the mile, I thought I was going to pass out.  It wasn’t until I was in my mid-20s that I discovered something my younger self would’ve thought was completely crazy: I love exercising.  Exercise is fun, it gives you endorphins (which drastically improve mood), and it makes you feel energized.

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10 Frugal Ways to Get Fit All Posts / Fitness / Wellness

In addition to making you feel mentally and physically refreshed, living an active lifestyle has monetary benefits in the long run (no pun intended).  Obesity and lack of exercise increase your risk of heart disease, type two diabetes, cancer, and numerous other health problems.  Staying active and maintaining a healthy weight reduce your risk of health issues and will likely lower your future medical care costs.

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