If you’re looking to make movement a regular habit, then consider the F.I.T.T. principles of exercise. F.I.T.T. = Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type Frequency of exercise refers to the number of times per day or days per week you will add movement to your routine. Strategy: Many recommendations will suggest starting
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Nurturing New Habits Do you run on autopilot? Many of us do. Because of this, it might take some effort to build new habits because it is easy to fall into default mode (aka Old Habits). This is certainly the time of year that resolutions and good intentions are born.
If you’ve decided to make some changes this year, but you have yet to start or your resolution is fizzling out after a couple weeks of going strong, you are not alone. Even when we have the best intentions, stubborn old habits, day-to-day responsibilities and unexpected life events can sometimes
It’s already mid-January and some of those resolutions/goals/fresh starts whatever-you-want-to-call-them are getting hard. Maybe you’re re-evaluating. I’ve set my sights on a Spartan SPRINT this year. As a 2x IRONMAN finisher, I’m no stranger to running or super challenging athletic events, so as far at that 5K run, I’m good.
I’m on day 8 of my 10 day sabbatical from running. By day 3, I already felt anxious about not lacing up my shoes and heading out to feel the wind in my face, never mind the fact that I was still exhausted and sore from the previous week’s races.
There’s nothing like a funny race sign to keep you entertained during a race. Post chuckle, this one got me thinking. It’s true, making a lifestyle change - like adding 15-20 hours a week to train for long distance triathlon – definitely rocks the relationship boat. In our 8 years
The American Diabetes Association recognizes March 28, 2017 as Diabetes Alert Day. The intention of this day is to bring awareness to the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in America. http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/alert-day/ I have a strong family history of type 2 diabetes, which throughout the years has motivated me to learn
Last night I dropped a check into my son’s school’s American Heart Association Fund Raiser and this morning we kicked off #NationalWearRedDay at the RFC with our annual Wear RED for Heart Health Breakfast Run. What’s the deal with all heart health awareness this month? Heart Disease Not only is it
Today, I'd like to introduce a new author! Welcome Amy Rockwell to the SAS Life Blog team! Amy shares her passion for the great outdoors with SAS Employees through the RFC's Outdoor Adventure programs. In addition to finding Amy on the trails and teaching and working out at the RFC, she enjoys spending time with
As the torrential downpour of rain and gusty winds hit The Triangle and much of the south last week, I was keenly aware of behavior…my dog’s behavior. With the wetness of their paws, they would enter the house and immediately sit on a towel so we could dry them. Opportunity to
The New Year is one of my favorite times at the gym. Fresh, ambitious faces show up in their bright new workout clothes and fancy new shoes. There are gadgets – arm bands, Garmin watches, weight gloves, and the latest water bottles. Classes are full. The pool has a slight
As a fitness and health professional, I know better. But I still find myself splurging on my favorite comfort foods (burritos, pizza, pasta, etc). Okay, maybe splurge is too mild of a word. I admit it. I tend to go totally overboard at times! What I’m talking about is eating