Physical Health

Working Out to Ease Up Your Stress

Stress is a natural part of life, but our bodies aren’t meant to deal with it all the time. Luckily, there’s a natural way to help beat it, too, and it’s free! Regular exercise is one of the best ways to relieve chronic stress, and whether you do yoga, kickboxing, or just walk every…

Surprising Social Aspects That Affect Our Health

Genetics and our behavior have a large influence on how healthy we are, and our environment also plays a large part in our well-being, as well. But did you know there are several social factors that play an important role in our health? These may be a surprise, but don’t underestimate the impact that…

Keeping Our Furry Family Members Healthy

There’s no doubt that our pets are part of our family. So we should care for their health as if it was our own. Whether you have a dog, cat, bunny or even animals around the farm, their health is in our hands. Here are some pointers on keeping the furry members of our…

Body Positivity for Better Health

Advertising for the diet industry has long been filled with messages that try to convince viewers to be unhappy with their bodies in order to sell their products. Well, that’s all changing these days. Body Positivity is a recent movement to help people focus on overall health rather than a number on the scale….

5 Ways that Staying Active Reduces Cancer Risk

The more we find out about the benefits of an active lifestyle, the more it shows us that if we aren’t already working exercise into our daily routines, this is the time to start! Not only does physical activity lead to a longer life, it’s an easy way to reduce your risk of cancer!…

The Lesser-Known Signs of a Heart Attack

If someone we know started complaining that their chest was tight or in pain, we would know to immediately seek help for a heart attack, right? But what if they started showing signs of dizziness, or confusion? Would you know about some of the lesser-known signs of a heart attack to get them medical…

Is High-Intensity Interval Training Right For You?

As the fitness world innovates new and improved workout methods, we can get overwhelmed with all the choices available to us. A recent exercise format that has been getting more popular is High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT.  We’ll explore it here so you can learn if it is right for you.  What…

SMART Suggestions for Hitting Your Fitness Goals

Are you considering fitness goals that you want to achieve in the next year? Many people use January as their time to adopt exercise routines and diet plans in an effort to get healthier for the New Year. Whether your goals are to lose weight, run a marathon, put on muscle, or go to…

5 Volunteer Activities That Keep You Fit

We’ve explored the overall benefits of volunteering on this blog before, but what about volunteer activities that keep you fit? It’s easy to find a volunteer opportunity that keeps you active, and helps others in the process! Here are some ideas for combining your workout routine with giving back to the community. House construction…

Don’t Hibernate! How to Stay Active in Any Weather

No matter where you’re living, there are seasons when exercising outside is especially tough.  In places like Canada in the Northern Hemisphere, winters can be a challenge as temperatures drop below freezing. There are other places where summer heat can beat the most fit athletes. So how do you keep active when the great…