Even with April showers, it’s time to break out of “cabin fever” mode and live well this season. Spring cleaning, spring sales…while you’re at it, maybe you need to pick up new fitness shoes?
Whether you’re changing your fitness routine or replacing worn out shoes, you’ll see plenty of new styles on the fitness shoe shelves. But there’s more than looks and price to consider when it comes selecting a new pair of workout shoes this season. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
Feeling bored with your routine, or stuck in a rut? It happens, after a long winter and maybe a little hibernation, we all can use something to spring us into a fresh season. Add a few new to-dos or change up your environment to “unstick” yourself, starting with this list of six simple, fun ideas.
- Try a new food every day. Meal planning takes on a whole new dimension when your goal is not just to count or limit what you can eat, but instead, to eat outside the box and find something new you can try. Start with the produce aisle and you can hardly go wrong with anything from pea shoots to starfruit. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
To maintain a clean diet that supports your wellness and weight goals, keeping key pantry and freezer items handy helps you turn fresh foods into healthy dinners, fast.
The goal is to make grocery choices that make it simple to eat smart, with a few ingredients that can serve as “go-to” basics for wholesome meals without much fuss. Spring cleaning? Don’t ignore your pantry! To stock up on clean food that tastes great, start with these four items. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How tos here
Here’s a set of five powerful compound moves and classic bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere for that fitness boost you need as you spring out of your winter plateau!
With squats, your butt, hips, thighs, calves and core all benefit. Bending at multiple joints (knee, hip and ankle) means more muscle is activated by this compound move. BE FIT in The XSport Life – Learn how here
Maybe beauty is only skin deep, but how we feel about our skin is part of how we feel about our appearance overall—self-esteem and first impressions are key to “feeling good in your own skin.” That confidence, plus the fact that your skin is your body’s largest organ, makes knowing how to care for your skin an important part of knowing how to live well in a healthy lifestyle.
There is a lot to like about innovation and modern medicine when it comes to our health and wellness, and yet sometimes we find the best prevention is a bit more old school, and relies on simple things we can do for ourselves, like eating healthy and being fit. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here
The deadlift is a classic strength exercise for good reason: it works most major muscle groups and can be modified to fit your fitness level. To help bring new life to this fan favorite, here are several variations to keep your body guessing, target different muscles, avoid overuse injuries and help you be fit. But first, let’s go over the conventional deadlift with an eye on its benefits and technique.
The Basic Deadlift
The deadlift is one of the most popular strength exercises because it also is one of the most effective. As a compound, or multi-joint, move (meaning it works more than one joint at a time) it’s especially useful for training the lower body, involving hips, knees and ankles. BE FIT in The XSport Life – Learn how here