When we store food in plain sight, we tend to eat more without even realizing it. By keeping snacks, sweets and unhealthy foods off of counter tops, tables, and out of our line of sight, we can reduce our "mindless eating." In a sense, the more obstacles there are between you and your food, the more aware you must be when deciding what and when to eat.
In addition, we can strategically stock our fridge and pantries to encourage better eating habits by storing healthier options at eye level. When you do go looking for a snack, make sure the most nutritious options are the first ones you see every time!
Get someone else involved with you in your pursuit to be more physically active.
Ask a friend, a colleague, or a family member to commit to being active with you so that you have someone to share your experience with and who will hold you accountable.
You will both benefit and you’ll be able to socialize in the process!
The Camp Ben McCulloch 5K Run/Walk and Kara's Kids Run - Saturday, June 20
Proceeds benefit the restoration of the camp grounds.
Check their Facebook page for more information and updates.
Or register now via Athlete Guild.
From the top:
Josh shows us elevated push-ups using a wall and a chair. Elevating the upper body to a height that is still challenging, but at which you're able to perform a full push-up with good form, is a great way to begin building strength.
On the floor, Josh demonstrates a 3/4 push-up (knees) and a toe push-up. Rolling a mat under your knees during a 3/4 push-up can provide extra comfort.
Tips on form:
Always begin with your head, spine and legs aligned, and core muscles engaged. Hands should be below your shoulders, at or just wider than your chest, with fingers pointed forward. As you lower your upper body toward your hands, aim to keep your elbows at about a 45 degree angle from your torso (as opposed to flaring out.)
How to progress:
Use "negatives" to get to the next level- begin at the top, slowly lower yourself until you hit your "sticking" point where you can no longer support your weight, and hold for a few seconds before coming all the way down.
Begin adding a couple of reps of a more challenging version to the beginning of your set, and see if you can slowly increase the number.