How to make your New Year’s resolutions last

A new year has just begun and many of us like to start it off with a fresh set of resolutions. But how do we make those resolutions last longer than the month of January? It’s easy to dream about the things we want to do, but we also need to put in the work to make it happen. Here are five tips to make your resolutions last.

Ring in the new year with self-compassionate fitness goals

The new year can be a great time to reflect on the past year and think about areas that you want to improve.  According to behavioral specialists, there is something called the “fresh start effect”.  This suggests that individuals may feel more motivated to make changes and are more likely to engage in goal-related behaviors when they perceive the beginning of a new period.  This can be Mondays, but it can also be the start of a new year.

Hair loss after bariatric surgery

Potential hair loss after bariatric surgery procedures is a topic that comes up frequently both before and after surgery. . It’s important that individuals receive accurate information about what is behind this phenomenon that is often the result of stress related hair loss, also known by the medical term telogen effluvium. Understanding the physiological changes at play can help put this often emotionally distressing issue into perspective and can also help reduce the risk factors.

Fitness trends: Mobility Training

Mobility training is a fitness trend that has been gaining popularity. This trend is here to stay as it is supported and recognized by research as an important component to fitness. Interestingly, mobility training is not a new concept, but has recently been gaining traction on social media. Many fitness influencers on social media are promoting different mobility exercises and routines, and some personal trainers focus solely on mobility training as their niche. But what is mobility training, and why is it important?

Skipping meals

Skipping meals is very common for anyone with a busy schedule (a.k.a all of us!) Many people believe that the less you eat throughout the day, the better. The problem is you may be slowing down your metabolism and leading yourself down a path that can lead to disordered eating habits. There are many reasons why not fueling your body throughout the day can lead to weight gain and even certain diseases.

What is Okonomiyaki?

Want something fun and different to eat or looking for a flavorful, budget-friendly meatless meal? Try Okonomiyaki, a Japanese cabbage pancake.  The name is derived from the word okonomi, which means “as you like” or “to one’s liking” and yaki, which means “grilled”. The popularity of this pancake came about in Japan when food was scarce, and people had to feed their families with what little they had.

The benefits of cardiovascular exercise

You may hear your doctor tell you to “get your heart rate up.” What that means is cardiovascular exercise. The reason they tell you this is that cardiovascular exercise, or cardio as it’s often called, benefits your heart! Cardio is any exercise that raises your heart rate for an extended period and works large muscle groups. Not only will your heart reap the benefits, but the rest of your body will as well. Research suggests having a cardio routine in place can help you live a longer, healthier life.