Holiday Challenge Week #6: Workout of the Week

Week #6 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our chest and back! Every week throughout the Holiday Challenge, we are posting a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. We […]

Stretches You Can Do in Your Office

Regardless of whether you are working in an office or from home, you are likely to find yourself sitting for long periods of time throughout the day. While we could all benefit from moving more throughout the day, we could also benefit from stretching. Sitting for a long time places stress on our bodies, especially […]

Navigating Plateaus and Setbacks

As you work towards your goals, you may experience plateaus or setbacks. Maybe the number on the scale is not where you want it, or maybe you are not engaging in physical activity as often as you planned. It is frustrating when you feel as if you are moving backward rather than moving forward, but […]

Sample Weekly Workout Plans

With busy schedules, it is not always easy to fit physical activity into our days. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend adults strive for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activities involving all major muscle groups. Looking at your schedule […]

Always Eating? Part 2: Self-Care

We are continuing to evaluate a common situation that individuals encounter. My last blog focused on nutrition, check it out if you’re interested. “I can’t stop eating….I’m always eating.“ To really unpack this, we have to look at the interplay between nutrition, self-care, and coping with emotions. Today let’s do a self-care check-in. Self-care impacts […]

Work from Home – Best Practices

By now, many of us have transitioned to working from home. This is a new experience for a lot of people and it can take some adjusting to find your work groove. When working from home, it’s easy for you to become your own worst enemy. Personally, I get the urge to procrastinate work work […]

Free Ways to Exercise at Home

Last year, we released a list of resources for free at-home workouts and meditation apps. We have updated the information to reflect current information and added a few additional resources. There is a silver lining to our new normal!  As we are all staying safe at home these days with fewer commitments and social engagements, […]