Wrapping up February, welcome March

WriterThis is the last day of February and the last day of my More movement, less exercise challenge.

In case you’re interested, I didn’t get juggling balls or footbags, at least not yet. 🙂

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I’ve done my best to  increase the amount and variety of movement in my daily movement regimen. [Read more…]

After the migraine: how to prevent migraine headaches?

Stress - woman stressed with headacheI was under the weather during the weekend, suffering from a self-inflicted migraine attack. A bad one.

I call it self-inflicted because I might’ve been able to prevent it if I’d been more careful. I know from personal experience what habits I need to stick to in order to prevent migraine headaches. [Read more…]

Can’t do push ups? How to build strength for them.

push up challenge

This is what I aim for – I’m going to leave out the neck crane though.

Lauren Brooks published a post about doing proper (military) push ups after pregnancy or abdominal surgery. It’s a useful post for anyone who lacks core strength but wants to work toward real push ups.

Because I can’t do push ups myself I was especially interested in Lauren’s tips. [Read more…]

First step in resolving body image issues

morning portrait of beautiful girl in green fieldFor a couple of months, I’ve been wondering whether I ought to do something (proactive) about my body image issues or not.

Is my negative body image going to vanish when my weight problem takes care of itself?

I’m a bit skeptical about it.

The first reason is that having a negative self image is independent of how you actually look. [Read more…]

Corporate Athlete

BUSINESS COMPETITIONGuest post by Natalia Cordova

Are you an athlete? No? How about a corporate athlete? Do you compete in the corporate world while sitting at your desk? Still no? You are an athlete! You have to understand, I see an athlete as someone that uses their body to compete. An athlete’s body must be a highly tuned, well functioning machine.

Still, many corporate athletes have forgotten that they need their bodies to work as well as possible in order for them to perform at their highest level… even if they never leave their chair. [Read more…]