Feeling good doesn't always come naturally. When life gets you down, it isn't always easy to bounce back up. Like staying in shape, emotional wellness is a muscle that needs to be worked on. Here's what our panel of lifestyle bloggers, pro trainers, and wellness gurus do to cultivate happiness.
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These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness.
All work, no play: nothing will burn you out faster. In the bustle of our daily duties, it can be a challenge to prioritize time for self-care. To help us tackle the dilemma of work-life balance, we got advice from some of the busiest people we know. Among these multitasking pros are entrepreneurs, business owners, creative directors, bloggers with day and night jobs, trainers, and any combo of the above. Find out how they can have it all - and keep their sanity!
“How do I eat to have more energy, run faster, focus better at work, or (insert any goal that applies to you)?"
People ask me all the time about which superfood they should focus on, if there’s a specific nut they should eat more of, or some other magic bullet that will fix it all. The challenge is that there is no single answer or magic pill. Your situation is personal, and fluctuates as your body changes. There is no one size fits all. However, some overarching habits are essential and worth focusing on.
Whether you live to eat or eat to live, there's no doubt that healthy food and a healthy life are closely tied. You are what you eat, so let's make it good! Our favorite food, lifestyle, and fitness bloggers teach us what "Eat Your Best" means to them. What does "good food" look like for you?
For many of us, our energy drops the most around 2pm or 3pm in the afternoon. This is when that extra cup of coffee, pastry, cookie, or (insert food of choice) sounds extra good and the cravings begin. There is no doubt that these will all give you a quick boost of energy and taste delicious, but are the consequences worth it?
Not getting the results you want from your workouts? Chances are, you’re working the wrong metabolic energy system in your body. Each type of fitness goal (weight loss, cardiovascular, toning, etc) requires efficient use of the body’s three energy systems. The best and easiest way to know which system you’re working is by monitoring your heart rate.
Running water never goes stale; so stay fresh, train hard, and move to your best self. Our favorite lifestyle, nutrition and fitness gurus weigh in with their advice on motivation, go-to workouts, and ways to get moving. Here's what they had to say....