Healthy Living, The Active Life, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

How to Travel and Exercise

You’ve done it before…more than once. You eye an ice cream shop while you’re walking the streets of a new town. You do some advance research and find numerous articles on the “10 best bakeries/donut shops/macaroon shops in ____.” These places all sound soooooo delicious. And why not try them all since you know you won’t have anything like them back home?? With this mindset (which I definitely share), how do you manage eating at all the fun cafes and restaurants while still trying to incorporate fitness into your travel routine? Not all hotels or hostels have gyms, so when you find yourself in a fitness-slump, here’s what to do… Continue reading “How to Travel and Exercise”

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Healthy Living, The Active Life

Hot Yoga- My First Class and Some Tips for Beginners

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My amateur yogi abilities. I’m always remembering that practice makes perfect and to have fun as I increase my body’s potential.

Yesterday I participated in a hot yoga class for the first time. I was excited yet nervous. The fact that I would be attempting to do yoga in an approximately 100+ degree room was somewhat terrifying. What if I overheated and died? Yes, that was a valid question to me. What if the heat was too much for me and I could barely do the yoga poses? What if I looked stupid?
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Healthy Living, The Active Life, Wild Thoughts

Staying Motivated When the Motivation Seems to Disappear

The sun is shining. For once it’s not raining outside like it has been for the last two weeks. I can see the bright blue sky because there are actually no clouds in sight. Is this real? I’m in shock at the beauty outside, but I’m even more shocked that I’m inside at the moment. I’m wasting great weather! How can anyone be inside on a day like this?

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Healthy Living, The Active Life

Running Safety

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Running outside is a great way to get some fresh air and clear your mind.

I have a love/hate relationship with running. I continually crave a good run and the effect it has to clear my mind and reduce stress. However, I’ll start running and once I get to a tiring point, I quickly proclaim to myself that I will never, ever run again. Yet, in a few days time I’m back with my running shoes tied and my mind ready to be cleared. The benefits of a good run just keep me coming back for more. Below I feature some tips on running safely outside such as in your neighborhood, city park, etc. so that you can keep yourself focused on improving your personal record.
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