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Five Tips to Get (and Stay!) Motivated
Setting goals is a key portion of the healthy lifestyle we teach at FXB. Having trouble sticking to fitness and nutrition goals? Here are five tips to keep motivated.
How to Remain Motivated After Finalizing Goals Now that you’ve decided your why, here are some fantastic ideas to help you remain motivated to meet your goals! Make it Part of Your Routine This sounds uncomplicated, but creating new ways can be hard. It takes three weeks to make a habit. No matter your goal, set aside time to make progress on it daily. If you want to get your workout done when you wake up, schedule it on your calendar. If you want to plan your food every Sunday, pencil it in your agenda. With three weeks of following it, it will become a component of your daily routine. Keep it Easy Divide your goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. As an example, if you want to finish a marathon, you begin training by running one mile a day–not 26! Take this same approach every time to make a new goal. Reduce it into easier objectives that will lead you to the last goal. Make it Enjoyable There’s no reason you can’t like the process! Having a good time is not the enemy–actually, it can be a great energizer. Set aside time to appreciate your work. With all new responsibilities, you will learn and grow along the way. And if your assignments are extremely challenging, reward yourself once you’ve accomplished them! Keep the Finish Line in Mind Create a mental photo of yourself completing your goals: What does it appear like? How do you feel in that minute? Visualization is a strong aid that can help keep you on track and inspired while working toward your goal. It’s an especially useful technique when your tasks are hard. Stay Consistent Take the same action every single day–even if you don’t want to. Some days you may take a lot of action, while other days you might take less action. That’s OK! The important part is to remain consistent. Sign Up for a Free Week We’re more than just a fitness center at FXB Woodbury. We’re a goal-motivated community in regard to to fitness and nutrition. Learn more by signing up for a free week with us.">
How Exercise Affects Heart Health
Regular cardio exercise is important for maintaining a healthy heart. Find out three easy ways you can increase your cardiovascular health. Begin your healthy way of life with a free week of heart-pumping and fat-burning classes at your local Farrells.
3 Ways to Improve Heart Health 1. Cardio Workouts Cardio exercise makes your heart stronger by raising your heart rate. Your heart deploys more blood to your muscles as your heart rate increases. The extra blood flow leads to a higher volume of blood returning to your heart. Over time, the higher blood volume enlarges the left ventricle, which is responsible for distributing oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Your heart cavity can now hold and distribute a higher volume of blood, even when you’re resting. This lowers your blood pressure and lessens the amount of work your heart has to do. Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 2. Heart Rate Tracking At Farrell’s Woodbury, we track how productive your workout is. We use Myzone, the industry-leading heart rate monitor, to record effort during class. Exertion levels are monitored throughout class to improve member results.  Our certified instructors keep class between 80-90 percent exertion during high-intensity intervals. Active recovery periods are kept at 60-70 percent intensity. Related: Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat 3. Nutrition Cardio exercise isn’t the only way to keep your heart strong. Nutrition also plays an important function in preventative heart health. Some of the best foods to eat are: Colorful vegetables Leafy greens Fibrous fruits Nuts and seeds Fish high in omega-3 And don’t forget to schedule your regular check-ups with your doctor! Related: Carbs—Too Little or Too Much? Strengthen Your Heart with Farrell’s Proper nutrition and frequent exercise are essential for maintaining a healthy heart. Get started by signing up for a free week at Farrell’s Woodbury.">
Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat
HIIT workouts have been verified as the best approach to lose weight and burn fat. Plus, they don't take a lot of time, so they're convenient for your calendar. Want to experience a HIIT class? Try week at no cost at your local FXB.
12 Benefits of HIIT HIIT workouts are short and are convenient for your life. Even better is how your body acts after the workout. These exercises create afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch! HIIT workouts increase muscle and improve your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time. Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT: Burns more calories more quickly Enhances endurance Strengthens cardiovascular well-being Improves blood vessel capacity Promotes blood sugar stability Increases oxygen intake Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure Undoes age-related muscle decline Encourages human growth hormone generation Expands fast-twitch muscles Benefits brain function Helps anxiety and depression Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important? 12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home Not by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary! Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Do this circuit twice. Jump Squats Push-ups Burpees Alternating Side Lunges Mountain Climbers Plank Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works! Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB If you need to burn body fat, add muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into short, convenient workouts. Need to get started with an enjoyable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!">
9 Habits for Looking & Feeling Younger
Juan Ponce de Leon may not have found the mythical fountain of youth, but there are many habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you feel - and look! - youthful and refreshed.