The days are getting colder and we are starting to lose the light, which doesn't help the motivation levels for training. Although you may want to stay snuggled up in your warm bed, the colder days shouldn't be a time that your fitness plans hibernate. With the right attitude and mix of exercises, it can actually be a fantastic time to mix up y ..
Working out is great when we’re seeing results but when we hit the wall or don’t see the progress we’re after; it can become a grind. A lot of factors come into play when trying to lose weight and tone up. So if your workout isn't working for you, a few things could be to blame. When you know why you’re not getting resul ..
A lot of us are getting far less than the recommended eight hours of sleep per night which can wreak havoc on your health, fitness, and waistline. Getting enough sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Sleep can easily be ignored, especially when we have so many things to get done in a day. Give yourself permission to skip your w ..
Not having a gym membership is no longer an excuse for skipping workouts. There’s so many options to train in the comfort of your own home, it’s literally what we do here at CardioTech. Even if you haven’t committed to getting equipment at home, you can let your body be the gym. These bodyweight workouts are effective, easy to ..
Stressing over a situation is going to be more harmful to your health than anything. Learning how to develop habits and skills for staying grounded, clear-headed and calm in the face of stressors will help you sleep better and more deeply, and be more relaxed throughout the day. Being less stressed is particularly noticeable in the w ..
For many of us, our goals to lose weight and eat healthily can go out the window around this time of year, especially when we’re surrounded by so much temptation. If you’re feeling sluggish and lethargic, and curling up in front of the TV seems like the best option after a weekend of chocolate you need to get back into your routine ..
When it comes to eating well, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success. The key to a good meal plan is just to start, and commit to setting aside a little bit of time each week to do it. You’ll begin to find what works for you and your family too. Work schedules, after school activitie ..
Not all fats are created equal. Some fats can be better for you than others, and even help your overall health. Knowing the difference in fats can help you know what to avoid and which ones to eat in moderation. Fat is actually just as important to your diet as protein and carbohydrates are in fuelling your body with energy. In fact some vitami ..
Cardio is an important part of keeping fit but there are a few myths that have grown into accepted fact over the years. Cardio myths can get in the way of your weight loss goals, so it’s time to bust them open and get back to basics. Myth #1 Do cardio first, then hit the weights. Should you start with cardio or weights? ..
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the things you need to get done in a day without bringing exercise into the mix. You’ve got presentations to write, friends to see, shopping to do, or kids to pick up from school; good luck getting 7-8 hours of sleep let alone making a yoga class. Short of adding more hours to the day, you can try ..