We post about a lot of different things here..

… because we want you all to understand wellness better. Wellness is not waking up in the morning and resolving to eat fiber all day. Wellness is also not about diet and exercise. What wellness is, however, is a culmination of these things and more.

Your well-being relies mainly on what makes you a happy and healthy person. 

The way you feel about yourself, your status in life, and your goals, wants, and needs, affect how happy you are on a day to day basis. With the increasing amount of stress and upsets in today’s society, more and more people find themselves feeling as if a piece of them has gone missing; as if they’ve lost purpose in what they do.

We’re here to remind people not to stop what they are doing, but to slow down, reevaluate, and regain meaning. Deep down, there are at least one or two things we know make us smile. And if there isn’t one inside you just yet, then there is something you may want to try or experience. Some want the company of a close circle of friends or others may want to liven up their existences. Whatever it is, remember that you have to have to be happy.

So as a step forward, make a list of things you like to do and why you like to do them. Identifying why will help you recognize when your body needs them. Whether you write down “Shopping” because it helps you build your self-esteem and sense of style, or “Listening to Music” because it helps you release steam and refocus your priorities, it will help you understand a lot more about yourself and what you need more of in your life.

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Beware of the Nasty “T”

Be a strict label reader and avoid trans fat. It not only increases your risk of heart disease, but, you guessed it — trans fat also increases your spare tire.

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Don’t Get Frustrated, Get Blue

Blueberries, that is. These sweet little gems are not only beneficial to your immune system, but they are also proven to help diminish fat around your midsection. Enjoy them on their own, mix them with yogurt, or make a batch of this refreshing blueberry frozen yogurt recipe.

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Tone Up

Although you can’t spot reduce specific areas of your body by only doing strength training exercises, when combined with cardio, back exercises will help tone that area of your body, resulting in a slimmer and leaner you. Here are some moves you can add to your routine:

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Start Indoor Cycling …

Or running, or circuit training, or jumping rope — anything that increases your heart rate. Aerobic activity helps decrease your overall percentage of body fat, which helps slim down your torso. Check out our tips for the most efficient workouts for weight loss and calorie burn

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5 Things You Should Never Do Durning a Workout
There are many things you shouldn’t do before a workout, such as cold stretching (learn more prewrokout no-nos here). To make the most of your actual workout, here are a handful of things to avoid while getting your sweat on.
Exercise on an empty stomach: Used as a common weight-loss technique, exercising on an empty stomach can actually prevent weight loss. Without fuel in your system, calories burned will come from muscle instead of fat. Eat before your sweat session and it’ll provide energy for your workout, boost your metabolism, and studies show you’ll consume fewer calories throughout the day.
Gulp water: Preventing dehydration is a must, so do drink water throughout your workout, especially in the heat. Sip between about one to six ounces every 15 to 20 minutes. Gulping down larger amounts of water at a time can not only cause stomach cramps, but could cause hyponatremia, also called water intoxication. Overhydrating can lead to low amounts of sodium in the body, causing dizziness, cramps, slurred speech, and nausea. Stick to drinking small amounts of water during regular workouts, and during intense workouts or those longer than an hour, sip on a sports drink to replace lost electrolytes.
Keep reading to find out three more things you shouldn’t do during a workout.
Repeat the same exact workout every time:Having a regular exercise routine is one way to ensure sticking to it, but it can also be a downfall. Doing the exact same workout, whether it be running every day or doing identical strength training moves in the exact same order, can not only be extremely boring, but more importantly, it increases the risk of repetitive stress injuries. Repetition can also lead to fitness or weight-loss plateaus. Be sure to mix up the types of cardio and strength training moves in your workouts, and aside from preventing injury, you’ll also reap the benefits of a stronger overall body. For inspiration on mixing up your strength training workouts, check out ourcatalog of Class FitSugar 10-minute workouts.
Exercise through pain or injury:Small aches and pains during a workout are fairly common, but experiencing something different or worse than normal is a red flag that something is wrong — don’t ignore it. Take a break and lower the intensity for a few minutes to see if the ache dissipates, and if it does, go back to your workout. If the pain persists, throw in the towel and take a day to rest up and heal.
Exercise through dizziness or nausea:Heat exhaustion, dehydration, water intoxication, and illness can cause symptoms, including feeling faint, upset stomach, extreme fatigue, blurred vision, and shakiness. Avoid pushing too hard during workouts, making sure to keep your health as the number one priority.
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5 Things You Should Never Do Durning a Workout

There are many things you shouldn’t do before a workout, such as cold stretching (learn more prewrokout no-nos here). To make the most of your actual workout, here are a handful of things to avoid while getting your sweat on.

  1. Exercise on an empty stomach: Used as a common weight-loss technique, exercising on an empty stomach can actually prevent weight loss. Without fuel in your system, calories burned will come from muscle instead of fat. Eat before your sweat session and it’ll provide energy for your workout, boost your metabolism, and studies show you’ll consume fewer calories throughout the day.
  2. Gulp water: Preventing dehydration is a must, so do drink water throughout your workout, especially in the heat. Sip between about one to six ounces every 15 to 20 minutes. Gulping down larger amounts of water at a time can not only cause stomach cramps, but could cause hyponatremia, also called water intoxication. Overhydrating can lead to low amounts of sodium in the body, causing dizziness, cramps, slurred speech, and nausea. Stick to drinking small amounts of water during regular workouts, and during intense workouts or those longer than an hour, sip on a sports drink to replace lost electrolytes.

Keep reading to find out three more things you shouldn’t do during a workout.

  1. Repeat the same exact workout every time:Having a regular exercise routine is one way to ensure sticking to it, but it can also be a downfall. Doing the exact same workout, whether it be running every day or doing identical strength training moves in the exact same order, can not only be extremely boring, but more importantly, it increases the risk of repetitive stress injuries. Repetition can also lead to fitness or weight-loss plateaus. Be sure to mix up the types of cardio and strength training moves in your workouts, and aside from preventing injury, you’ll also reap the benefits of a stronger overall body. For inspiration on mixing up your strength training workouts, check out ourcatalog of Class FitSugar 10-minute workouts.
  2. Exercise through pain or injury:Small aches and pains during a workout are fairly common, but experiencing something different or worse than normal is a red flag that something is wrong — don’t ignore it. Take a break and lower the intensity for a few minutes to see if the ache dissipates, and if it does, go back to your workout. If the pain persists, throw in the towel and take a day to rest up and heal.
  3. Exercise through dizziness or nausea:Heat exhaustion, dehydration, water intoxication, and illness can cause symptoms, including feeling faint, upset stomach, extreme fatigue, blurred vision, and shakiness. Avoid pushing too hard during workouts, making sure to keep your health as the number one priority.

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3 Full-Body Moves That’ll Work You From Head to Toe

Speaking of things Warming Up..

.. why not throw on some shorts and start burning calories? Fitness is a critical part of our lives and helps us keep in shape..but also helps us feel good about ourselves.

Coming Up Next : Fitness Ideas and Strategies

Good Morning Wellgoers!

Today looks like a great day to start doing something new! Why not take a walk and enjoy the scenery? Or take a run into the park and take random photos of random things? Happiness and well-being are what you make of it..so explore something new!