FIT TIP 3
Increase the mobility in your ankles by using a foam roller on the back of your legs a few times a week, from your hip muscles down to your calves. This will allow you to stretch them better! Also, in the morning, do some ankle rolls in both directions, and flex and point your foot to increase blood flow and warm up the muscles. These things can have a huge positive impact on your gait, squats, lunges and even basic daily movement.
FIT TIP 2
When you know you need to make changes to your life to get healthier, the list of things to do can seem absolutely overwhelming. Drink more water, count up your fruits and veggies, figure out how much fat you're eating, and what kind, exercise for an hour every day - what pressure! No wonder so many of us just close the door on meaningful change.
FIT TIP 1
If you are bored during your workouts, or you're watching the clock during cardio, try these four tips to boost the fun factor in your workouts!
Get outside. Lose the timer on your treadmill, and take your walk or run outside. Enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Set yourself a geographical goal ("I'm going to the park and back") instead of a timed goal. Take a different route and destination each time. and if it rains on you, then you know you can work out even in bad weather - or anytime!