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Research shows a positive correlation between participating in a physical challenge or fitness activity and experiencing greater feelings of satisfaction with your partner. There are many reasons why exercising together has a positive impact on how you relate to one another, but physiologically we also know that exercise impacts dopamine and serotonin release (the feel good neurotransmitters) which can enhance your overall mood post-workout.
There are several obstacles that people face when it comes to fitness and many reasons we give ourselves that end up preventing our progression. Knowing the most common obstacles you're up against can allow you to plan effectively and help to set your path for a successful year.
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When I was a teenager and well into my twenties, women encountered similar pressures both on television and in print. The difference is that now we can't just blame corporate advertisers for showing unrealistic body proportions. This time, it's real people teaching other real girls how to strive for and achieve these (at times) unhealthy body sizes.
Fitness resolutions are just as great because they bring attention to our physical well-being, but they can often become something we do only in January and then forget about. Like most people, sometimes I have trouble maintaining my fitness goals all year, so I'd like to share some tips that help me get back on track. I hope they will work for you too!
Did your New Year's Resolution last year involve fitness, weight loss, or getting your health back on track? Did you do it? It gets a lot of laughs, as people suddenly remember midnight December 31, then the gym membership they bought January 2, and empty promises.
If you struggle with weight, health issues due to inactive lifestyle or just want to become the healthiest version of you, use September as a catalyst. Find a trainer and support system and instead of promising yourself this time it's different, make it different.
On January 1 I decided to make some major changes to my family's nutrition and physical activity. I began to think of our five young children, all the proper body weights--but with a frequent propensity to eating desserts and exercising too rarely. They also learned by example, and noticed when I would snack.
This year, Canadians want to floss more, eat fewer french fries and then eventually save the world. More than 51 per cent of Canadians make New Year's resolutions, but more than half of us -- 52 per...