Tagged: physical activity

How Physical Activity Affects Your Brain

It is widely known that physical activity is good for the body. Often overlooked though, is how exercise is crucial for your mental health as well. Regular exercise has a positive impact on your mental health and brain health. Research proves that regular exercise does make a difference in your overall health no matter your […]

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Psychology and Culture Surrounding Food

Who has ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? What we eat affects how we feel. Food should make us feel good as well as be nourishing to our bodies. Eat too much, too little, or the wrong things and your health could be affected. This may result in negative feelings toward food. […]

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Five Tips To Prepare For Vacation

When we go on vacation, sometimes we lose track of our goals. Some indulging is good for the soul, but when it becomes too much we have a problem. Vacation is about relaxing and part of self-care. Not tracking what we consume while on vacation is typical because ‘we are on vacation!’. We then get […]

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Easy Ways to Increase Your Activity Level

Increasing your activity level does not have to be challenging or even compromising. There are many small things that you can do throughout your day to increase activity.

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Even a Little Exercise Can Prevent Depression

New research has shown that exercise might be just what you need to prevent depression. It’s been understood for quite some time that exercise provides mental health benefits, but not really to what extent. Thanks to a recent study, we now know that even a small lifestyle change can really make a difference for those […]

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Aqua Yoga: Why You Need to Try it!

As someone who practices yoga rather inconsistently, I was eager to try Aqua Yoga at Elite in Mequon.  Besides being curious as to how it was possible to do downward dog in the water, (it is possible) I was looking forward to trying something out of my regular routine.  

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How to Rediscover your Relationship with Tennis

Today, I played tennis for the first time in 20 years, and I’m hooked for life. The drive to Elite River Glen took only 10 minutes, but mustering up the courage to walk through the door and pick up a racquet took decades longer. The last time I played tennis was the summer before 5th […]

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10 Easy and Effective Ways to Become More Active

We have all heard this,  “A body in motion stays in motion, a body in rest stays at rest.”  The concept, as much as it probably goes in one ear and out the other, couldn’t be more true . As we get older, it is imperative that we keep our bodies moving as much as we possibly can […]

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Sports Injury: A Mini Guide to Maximum Recovery

No pain, no gain, right?  Wrong! It seems as if these days, we are constantly running.  Today more than ever before, we are bombarded with inspiring quotes, miraculous YouTube videos, and poignant blogs encouraging us to overcome our pain, stress, and anxiety by trucking on and toughing it out.  But sometimes, it’s necessary to stop, […]

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Time for Tabata

This past week marks the first time I have worked out since July 2013.  I have an excuse; at least for the first 9 months of my 17 month sabbatical.  I was pregnant with my son, and for numerous reasons, was advised not to exercise.  However, for the remaining 8 months each day was accompanied by a […]

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