Picture it: you’re two days into your 30-day vegan cleanse, and you accidentally order a latté with cow’s milk instead of almond milk. Or you maybe you vowed to exercise every day in January before a cold sidelined you from your workout routine. Your new, improved lifestyle is ruined. Or is it?
The right tools can go a long way in helping you reach your fitness goals faster. By determining what you need and when you need it, you can meet those goals without blowing your budget. Below, we’re sharing our top five pieces to help you get fit this year, and—if you want to spread out those purchases—suggested timing for when to get each one.
Feeling lethargic? Tired? Blue? Instead of lying down, try getting up to move. Exercise can help you function and sleep better, and it can reduce your risk of a number of chronic diseases. Countless studies and researchers have found that moving makes your life better. Here are three reasons why daily movement matters.
It would be so much easier to stick to New Year’s resolutions if the new year started during the summer. In the summer, you don’t need coaxing to go for a run, ride a bike, or take a swim. In the winter, however, exercise requires more effort, more clothing, and a greater emotional commitment. There are, however, ways to build and maintain a fitness routine without leaving the warmth of your home. Here are four of our favorite ways to conquer the cold weather workout blues.
In the rush buy into the “new year, new you” propaganda before January 1, too many of us make lofty resolutions without a strategy to follow through. We create vague lists like, “lose weight, sleep more, and stress less,” but it’s difficult to measure success without specifics. Fortunately, the beauty of resolutions is that it’s never too late to make one. Here are four examples of quantifiable resolutions you can make this year.