Stacey and I have been working out at the gym together following a system outlined in the book Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by Doug McGuff M.D. and John Little. This doable approach has opened a nice window of sharing for us as a couple.
Both Dan and I work from home and are quite sedentary for most of the day due to this. We get out to the gym twice a week for weightlifting and Dan goes to kickboxing classes a couple times per week, but other than that and walking the dog, we are sitting at our computers or in front of the TV.
If you have a full-time job and not a lot of time to spend with your spouse, the last thing you want to do is leave work and spend another hour at the gym away from them. Lucky for you, there are a many ways you can get that exercise in as a couple and […]
Did you know that being a dog owner can make you healthier and give you a longer life? Our canine friends help to lower stress, anxiety, and even blood pressure. Obviously, you want to return the favor and make your dog’s life as long and healthy as you can. Dogs need exercise to be healthy. […]
I’ve said in the past that I am not big on making New Year’s resolutions (except maybe for fun ones like these). That doesn’t mean that I don’t reflect on the previous year and how I might want to improve in the new one. This year I decided that we needed to save more money, and I needed to get healthier. Pretty broad statements, huh? Then I got routine blood work and my doctor told me that my Vitamin D level was low. He said that I needed to improve this for bone health.
Have you ever met the perfect health conscious couple? These couples seem to be on the same page when it comes to eating right, drinking all the right fluids, and go to the gym together 4 days a week. They run a 5K several times a year to support all the right causes and wouldn’t dream of smoking, over indulging in alcohol or becoming a couch potato on the weekend. Don’t you just hate them? In reality, it seems that most couples (like my husband and I) are not on the same page when it comes to health and fitness. There may be one spouse who is health conscious (my hubby) but the other is content to sit around, watch TV and eat bon bons (me).
Partner exercises are a great way for you and your spouse to build muscle and spend time together. Exercising with your spouse can help in many ways. According to Psychology Today, there are 5 reasons why the couple that sweats together stays together.
With the new year, many people start off the year with a new found desire to get into better shape (or at least to lose the holiday pounds!). Did you know that the new smartphone Santa left you can help you with that? Check out these apps that will give you a little extra motivation. […]
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for MyYogaWorks. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I’ve discussed working out with your spouse before, and mentioned some of the ways my husband and I enjoy sweating together. However, […]
It’s almost 2014 and time to start thinking about how you’re going to make things better in the new year! One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight and get fit. Lucky for us, technological advances have made it easy to keep you on the right track when it comes to running. These […]