March 2, 2016

This March we are focusing on encouraging self-defense. Many of you might believe that self-defense is just for getting jumped in a dark alley, but it’s more than that. Self-defense is protecting your body from injury at all times. It’s being aware of your surroundings and protecting yourself from possible injury. Once you’ve have a grasp on protecting yourself you can then be able to help teach and protect others.

There are multiple styles that teach self-defense, but the basics are the same. Protect your body from injury. Many teachers encourage avoiding confrontation if possible. But if it isn’t, then it is better to have a grasp on how to protect yourself.

When beginning self-defense, it first focuses on the most vulnerable parts of the body. Training is not limited to avoiding p...

January 18, 2016

When it comes to being productive, let's be honest, we tend to come a little short. And of course there are the rest of us that have a hard time with work-life balance.  

 

Well here's some simple steps to help you stay focused and productive:

 

1. Make a Plan

    Set goals for yourself by making a list or mark it down on your calendar. Set time aside for the important things and set a time limit. Don't work 13 hours in a row, but set a time to begin working, a lunch break and an end time. By doing this you are setting goals for yourself and making yourself more productive.

 

2. Smell the Coffee!

   Every household has at least one coffee pot that you can set on a timer, if you don't then it just gives you extra motivation to get up and start it yourself! The smell of coffe always see...

January 11, 2016

We all talk about making a massage appointment because it feels good. But did you ever stop to think about the REAL benefits that massage therapy actually does for your body? Well, in the light of recent changes for the New Year, let's enlighten you in the ways of the massage.

 

During this cold winter season, we spend most of our time and energy on just trying to stay warm and not get sick. Well, I'm here to tell you that, there's another way to help with that problem. MASSAGES can actually boost your immunity! This may be a little hard to process, but it's true! By getting a massage, you are boosting the count of your white blood cells. Just in case you didn't know, your white blood cells are the good cells that protect your body against diseases. 

 

Along with boosting immunity...

January 8, 2016

 Let's get right to it.

The BIG "C"!

And by that I mean COFFEE! For most of us, Coffee is a need more than a want; and half the time it is both. But little do we know, there are more GOOD facts than bad ones. Now, we're not saying that Coffee is magic and can cure everything (like Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but it helps your body a lot more than you think.

 

Many of you might have noticed that drinking coffee keeps you awake and alert. Well scientifically speaking, our bodies naturally produce hormones that can keep you feeling this way and this is called...*drum roll please* CORTISOL! This time released hormone breaks into your system when the circadian rhythm is ready to rock!

 

So what makes Coffee so good for you? Well, consumed in large amounts (more than two cups) it is...

January 4, 2016

 

One of the best things you can do for your body is to rid it of dangerous toxins. Anything from your skin, hair and nails to the organs and cells keeping you working like a well-oiled machine can be disrupted. Unfortunately, in today's times, we try so hard to be healthy we're willing to try anything! And sometimes, we have those times where we want to be healthy but don't have any idea where to start or we find excuses that prevent us from doing so.

 

We all have those times that we have pain, aches, feeling sluggish...and it seems like you should be perfectly healthy. Well, that's because you should be! Your health should be a Priority!

 

Centuries ago, people from different cultures have practiced detoxifying the body for a healthier, fuller life. When we talk about detoxifying our...

December 28, 2015

 

Let's be honest, one of the hardest things in life is maintaining a POSITIVE ATTITUDE. But why is that? We have so many wonderful things that has happened, are happening or will happen; yet we still find some way of talking negative.

 

Well, after reading How Positive Thinking Builds Your Skills, Boosts Your Health, and Improves Your Work by James Clear; you may have a different way of thinking.

(http://jamesclear.com/positive-thinking)

 

Let me start off like this, I always wanted to believe in the power of positive thinking, but there was always holding me back. I know you are all thinking of something right now that had, is or will just be an excuse. STOP IT! Only we, ourselves, can change for the better!

 

Once wonderful example of positive thinking is right here at the Fit Box in Fe...