Tag Archives: exercise

5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

key lime margarita

Almost 50% of Americans are actively trying to lose weight, yet overall success rates remain low—at around 20%. The good news is, you don’t have to lose a ton of weight to cash in on the health benefits. For example, losing just 5% of excess weight can reduce your risk for developing diabetes by a […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 266): Coordinating a Walking Meeting

Two smiling friends at the summit of Poo Poo Point

On day 266 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I coordinated a walking meeting. Over the course of my professional career, I’ve done my fair share of networking. More often than not, making a new connection has involved grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and exchanging an expanded version of the ever-popular elevator pitch, with […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 177): Stretching

gray yoga block on a hardwood floor

On day 177 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored stretching before bed to unwind after a long day. At a recent yoga class, I learned a new pose: the supported bridge. And it’s my latest obsession. Stretching offers many health benefits, such as improving posture and reducing muscle stiffness. I’ve noticed in recent years […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 138): Using a Foam Roller

gray foam roller

On day 138 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored using a foam roller* to release tightened up muscles. A couple of years ago, I underwent physical therapy for a partial tear in my shoulder. I’m still not quite sure what caused the injury. Whether it was related to sitting behind my computer for so […]

Self-Care Challenge (Day 29): Using a Treadmill Workstation

homemeade treadmill work station

On day 29 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored the art of multi-tasking (Well, sort of. I combined two tasks by using a treadmill workstation). As our dependence on technology grows, we’re becoming more aware of the health consequences that come along with it. Sitting is the new smoking is a phrase coined by […]