I ran across a few health and fitness links this week that I couldn’t resist sharing. Winter can be a tough time of year to stay on top of of your fitness goals, but the links below will help.
Happy Friday to everyone! It’s Friday and I’m in [link] love!
Positivity is Powerful
Even if you strive to maintain a positive outlook, some days it can be harder than others. The Power of Positivity web site and Facebook page provides daily positive affirmations that can help you on days when the struggle is real. Below is an inspirational video created by the Power of Positivity that has been circulating social media sites. Check out their site here: The Power of Positivity.
HIIT Is Here to Stay
Every year the American College of Sports Medicine compiles a list of the trends they predict will become or remain popular in the upcoming year. This year, wearable tech, body weight training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) top the list. HIIT workouts are popular because they can be done anywhere at any time and, in most cases, don’t require any equipment.
If you’d like to add some HIIT to your life, here’s a link to a 20 minute workout that you can do at home or on the road. Try this Calorie-Torching HIIT Workout from the Fhitting Room.
Nail Your Resolution By Doing This
We’re half way through January. Are you nailing your goals so far? This article has some great advice from the Triathlete and reaffirms what we talk about here at PTCDN. Set practical goals. Instead of saying you’ll never eat dessert again, resolve to have dessert in moderation. For some advice that works, click here: Nail Your 2017 Nutrition Goals from the Triathlete.
Too Good To Be True?
Maybe not. Japanese scientists have concluded a double-blind trail on obese adults to determine what, if any, apple cider vinegar has on blood sugar and body fat. The results were surprising and indicate drinking apple cider vinegar could be a viable tool to aid in weight loss. Read about the study and results here: Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Blood Sugar, Body Fat, Studies Say.
There’s Strength in Numbers
Reaching fitness goals are not only easier, they’re more fun, with friends. Stride Kick lets you join – and even create – fitness challenges that you can invite your friends, family and co-workers to do with you.
Challenge yourself by creating a fun fitness challenge with your own goal or invite friends and coworkers to join and motivate you. Don’t want to create your own challenge? Become a part of the Stridekick community and join a community challenge to earn badges for achieving your goals: Moving with Stridekick’s Fitness Tracker Challenge.