Big Congratulations to Miriam For Achieving One of Her Goals
One of Miriam’s goals was to be able to do a pushup by her 67th birthday. She struggled through the self-doubt that she would ever be able to do one, but persisted through her workouts with Coach Chad's encouragement and guidance.
Change can be scary. Especially because we imagine all of the worst possibilities of what might happen if we change. It’s easier to stick with the status quo and hide in our little comfort zone cocoon. But as the saying goes, “Nothing changes until you change.”
If you’re not happy with the way things are and you want things to be different in your life, you have to stop settling for the status quo. Step out of your cocoon. Do things differently.
Make a decision. Commit to it. Take the plunge so there’s no turning back.
Check out these videos of Coaches Chad and Chelsea taking the plunge from 14,000 feet.
Portion control is the ultimate way to prevent weight gain.
Food has such a big impact on your well-being, not just your physical shape and what the scale says. It impacts your mood, your stamina, your outlook, all of which affect the people you love.
Just like your car needs to be driven regularly and given the proper fuels, so does your body. If your car sits too long, the parts will rust, the battery will die, and the fuel lines will clog up. The equivalent happens to your body when you spend too much time being inactive. Likewise, if you don’t give your car high-quality fuel, it won’t run at its best and will ultimately break down. The same will happen to your body if you are not putting the highest quality fuels in it.
Unfortunately, many people take better care of their car than they do of their own body. Your body is the vehicle that carries you through life. A car you can replace; your body you cannot. So it's very important that you take care of it and maintain it properly.
Snacking can be an awful habit, but it’s not one you need to break. It’s one you should adjust. Understanding the importance of snacking before a workout and after a workout will help you better shape your nutrition habits and, in turn, your figure.
Wendy suffered from debilitating back pain. As if needing assistance to sit or stand wasn’t enough, the pain got so bad that it began traveling through her body and she lost feeling in her left leg. After surgery and months of physical therapy, doctors cautioned her to avoid falling at all costs—the impact for her would be devastating. So improving her balance became a big priority for her.
With the goal of preventing further injury, Wendy reached out to Cause and Effects Fitness and has been strengthening her core and improving her balance. Since she started, Wendy has better caught herself and prevented falls that could’ve destroyed her functionality.
Falling can even cause fractures of the wrist, humerus, hip, or pelvis and other injuries. In older adults, fall-related injuries can lead to a rapid decline in overall health.
So how can you improve your balance and lower your risk of falling and fall-related injuries?
You are what you think! At least when it comes to aging.
The fountain of youth may be a myth, but you can use these healthy aging tips to maintain a youthful, more vibrant mindset as you age.
Own the mud run course this year by tackling your obstacles ahead of time.
Fad diets. Pricey spa procedures. People do some crazy stuff to lose weight and feel healthier. However, one of the top things you can do for your body is also one of the simplest: drink more water.
I'm skipping meals...why am I not losing weight?
It’s a common question. And, at first glance, it seems to make sense that missing a meal would result in weight loss--after all, you’re reducing your calorie intake. In reality, the human body operates at a level far more complex than simple subtraction.