Soccer is a very popular sport for kids and parents alike, and some teams can start up as young as the age of five or six years old. For soccer coaches (and parents) of younger children, there are a few important tips to remember when training the kids for their games. The fitness drills you implement should be fairly easy and not too rigorous, at least until the age of eleven. At that age, the difficulty can gradually be increased. Think about the kids' speed, endurance, and agility, but do … [Read more...] about Secret Soccer Fitness Tips for Your Little Kids.
The concept of physical fitness and what it means can be different from one person to the next. Experts have a clear definition of what it means to be fit, and most people understand some of these elements. True physical fitness, however, involves several parts of a successful plan. Whether you're getting ready to start a new fitness plan or you've been working on one for quite some time, here are elements of a successful fitness plan that everyone should incorporate into their … [Read more...] about Successful Fitness Plan – Does Your Fitness Program Have Them?
I believe just as many others do that positive thinking and written goals are something that can propel you too much greater success than just hoping for good to come. One thing that should be mentioned too more often though is the role of negative thinking in our lives. Negative thinking to me is just looking at the bad side of a situation. Things like "If I run I might hurt myself" or "I don't want to give up chocolate forever" or "What's the point, I will probably fail anyway" these are … [Read more...] about Why Being Negative is So Bad
I know that I ma not the only one that struggles with this. Trying to make sure that we get our exercise in and of course being pulled by the work that puts a roof over your head means that it is usually fitness that will lose the battle. I want my wrinkles to melt away. I want my belly as flat as the girl in the Google ads. And I certainly want my arms to look as good as Michelle Obama's. But when forced to choose between exercise, work and family, sit-ups and push-ups fall to the bottom of … [Read more...] about How to Balance Fitness and Work
We all want to get in shape in a month and preferably quicker if we can, but is it possible? Today for me was the first day in a while that I rode my bike to work and I was thinking about one thing during my ride: "What could I do to help as many people as possible get in shape starting this week?" Well I tend to be a nice guy, I poke and prod here and there but I am not very aggressive in my emails in saying how critical it is to improve your health. Today I want to start to change … [Read more...] about Get in Shape in a Month
These days, people are so crazy about losing as quickly as possible that they are looking for the latest and greatest shortcuts. If a program promises to help them lose ten pounds in three days, they would choose that over the one which promises to help them lose ten pounds in ten weeks, even if the former might involve the use of unhealthy loss techniques. But does such a choice really help them in the long run? Keep in mind that when it comes to loss, being 'short-sighted' is not good. … [Read more...] about Old but Simple Methods Lose to Weight Naturally
People these days want to get rid of the extra pounds as quickly as they can, but they think loss is impossible. Reason is: they believe that loss is only possible by starving themselves for days or weeks on end, and they don't want to starve. Believe it or not, you don't need to starve in order to lose weight. You can lose fast without depriving yourself of foods. In this article I will tell you how. People often try to follow fad diets for the purpose of quick weight loss. And these fad … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Lose Weight – without Starving Yourself.
Health tips for your kids will always start with you and your influence that you have day in and day out on them. Kids' health is one of the major issues in the US, not only for the common man but also the government. As more and more kids are falling to the prey to bad eating habits, they are suffering from childhood obesity. So is there really any way to take care of your kids' health and make sure that they don't end up developing a huge potbelly? Health Tips for Your Kids 1. … [Read more...] about Health Tips for Your Kids
Happy New Year! Over the years I have had some really good years and some really bad years as far as making change on new years day is concerned. I know that back in my drinking smoking partying days I would not commit and do the work for anything and sadly I now call those my lost years. Not anymore. Every year I move forward and I have accepted the fact that every year parts of my life chance a lot and always for the better. So what makes the biggest difference in my eyes? Making the … [Read more...] about New Years Day – Time to Commit
I had so much fun and a good experience from readers of the blog a couple of days ago by posting some great articles from other blogs that I decided to share a few more. I just found these posts yesterday and it seems that lots of bloggers are writing some really high quality stuff, I am going to have to pick up the pace here. How to get a muscular body Zen to Fitness has a great highlight type article on how people get muscular. One of the highlights is that there is a great old pic of … [Read more...] about Fitness articles from around the web October 9th
Lets say that you wanted to lose and instead of counting your calories every meals and watching your BMI and exercising at exactly 7:35 in the morning you decided instead that everyday you would try to add one more thing to your life that would make you healthier. What kind of change would this make in your life? Lets look at a list of what you could add each day that could make a big difference over time and especially compounded over time: One less pop a day One less chocolate bar … [Read more...] about Changing Your Life One Day at a Time
Michael Phelps is a phenomenal athlete and it has to do with a few things. Michael works out hard, very hard with 5 hours a day working out and training as well as goal setting an a giant diet. In fact the most I have ever been able to eat is around 5,000 calories a day when I was doing a lot of lifting, Michael Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day every day. According to nutritionists, the average man of the same age and height (Phelps is 6'4") should be ingesting about 2,000 calories a day. By … [Read more...] about Michael Phelps Food Intake
Scott Tousignant from Unstoppable Fat Loss has a fitness product that is tied into training as well as a 21 day fitness contest. The signup is only available though until August 13th. This is something new that I have never seen before and is pretty exciting so I would like to explain it well if I can. The 21 Day Challenge is a $47 training package/contest that includes: 42 interviews with success pros in the mind-body as well as health and fitness fields A Popular Fitness Forum … [Read more...] about 21 Day Unstoppable Fat Loss Challenge
"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." This quote by Mark Twain may not seem to have anything to do with losing on its face. However, as you progress in your loss program, you may find wisdom in it. Maintaining proper motivation to continue a loss program can be one of the biggest hurdles when trying to lose weight. There are, however, some tricks you can use to stay motivated. The motivational trick that many people … [Read more...] about How to Stay Motivated When Losing Weight
Another motivational list from Craig at Turbulence Training. I get these in my email and wow they are pretty good ideas to really get yourself going There will be days (everyday?) when you don't feel like doing your workout. Sometimes you don't want to get out of bed. Sometimes you don't want to leave your office because you feel like there are too many deadlines (but this is when you need a workout the most!). Sometimes you don't want to end story time with the kids only to head down … [Read more...] about Craig Ballantyne on getting into your workout