14 Exercises to Offset Sitting All Day
by KYLE ARSENAULT
We all know that sitting for an extended period of time isn’t good for your health. But unfortunately, roughly 80 percent of jobs are now considered sedentary, and many involve sitting most of the day. Whether you have five, 10 or 15 spare minutes or more, start with the mobility exercises, then pick from the following exercises based on your fitness level (one core exercise, one lower-body exercise, one upper-body exercise and one conditioning exercise), set a timer and go through as many sets as possible. If you don’t have the luxury of fitting in a quick sweat session, stick to the beginner-level exercises.
5 Lifestyle Hacks to End Sugar Addiction
Even when stuck with the sugar addiction gene, you may be able to modify its activity. This post from Further Food unveils 5 health hacks to stop your sugar addiction for good.
We are all programmed to like sugar. New research shows some of us are genetically much more prone to sugar and food addiction than others. I have observed this in my patients, but now it is becoming clear why some have more trouble kicking the sugar habit than others.
Science clearly demonstrates that people can be biologically addictedto sugar in the same way they can be addicted to heroin, cocaine or nicotine. Bingeing and addictive behaviors are eerily similar in alcoholics and sugar addicts.
In fact, most recovering alcoholics often switch to another easily available drug: Sugar.
Expert Answers: How Do I Boost My Body Confidence?
By Jennifer Blake
Even people who are fit struggle with their body confidence. Here are some strategies to stop the negative self-talk.
Q | I’m fitter than I’ve ever been, but I still feel insecure about my body. Any advice?
A | Improving your overall fitness leads to a host of physical, mental, and emotional benefits — but it doesn’t automatically boost body confidence. The problem, it turns out, is often more than mirror-deep.
“An important thing to remember when it comes to loving your body is that body insecurity is rarely about what your body looks like,” says Molly Galbraith, CSCS, personal trainer and cofounder of the body-positive strength-training website Girls Gone Strong. “If that were the case, then changing your body would change how you feel about yourself, and that just isn’t always true.”
Galbraith offers these strategies to level up your body confidence:
Choose your words wisely. How you think or talk about yourself is important. Your inner and outer dialogue determine your self-perception — for better or for worse.
If your thoughts are critical or mean-spirited, the first step to changing the script is to build awareness. Recognize the words you use to describe yourself, pause, and make a mental note of them. Once you start paying attention, your language might change organically; if not, you can choose to say something different.