Living Healthy

Coping with Stress Naturally

Stress is defined as a threat—real or perceived—that alters the homeostasis or state of balance of an organism. The body and mind both react to stress, and in doing so, trigger a host of physiological and behavioral activities. Short-term or acute stress can be good for the body, but long-term, chronic stress can cause increased physical and psychological risks. Read on to learn how you can better cope with and manage your stress naturally.

Week 5 Focus: Knowing Your Limits

When we’re focused on meeting out fitness goals, it can be difficult to remember that constantly pushing yourself to the max might not be the best thing for your body. Rest days not only give your muscles, nerves, bones, and connective tissue the time they need to rebuild and grow back stronger, but they also give you time to mentally rest and stay motivated to reach your fitness goals.

The Benefits of Mixing Up Your Workout Routine

Earlier in the Challenge, we focused on creating and implementing a daily routine to build healthy habits. Now that you’ve gotten into the habit of getting regular exercise, it’s important to know that there are numerous benefits to mixing up your workout routine. Read on to learn more.

Week 4 Focus: Staying Positive

Positive thinking can help enhance performance. Maintaining a positive attitude and mindset during the Challenge will help you reach your performance goals. If you are faced with a change or a setback, a strong, positive outlook will help keep you on course.

How to Create a Sleep-Ready Environment

Sleep is such an important part of our lives, but it’s often one facet that suffers the most. Check out these tips for creating the perfect, sleep-ready environment to help you get the recommended amount of sleep every night.

Week 3 Focus: Creating Technological Boundaries

Technology is such an important part of our lives. Not only has it improved our quality of life, but it has also brought about many advancements in the health and fitness industries. However, too much exposure to technology may actually have an adverse on your overall health. Are you experiencing a technology overload?

Mind Gym: Exercising Your Brain

When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we are often recommended physical exercise, but there isn't much focus on exercising out minds. Engaging your mind in certain activities can result in amazing benefits for your brain as well as your body.

Week 2 Focus: Detox and De-Stress

The second week of the Championship Challenge may be toughest you’ll face, in large part due to the sugar detox you’re experiencing. Read on to learn more about sugar’s effect on your body and how you can overcome the detox experience.

Week 1 Focus: Routine

Making changes to your life is not always easy, but it can help to develop a routine. Routines can make changes become habits. Developing a routine can help you fit healthy changes into your busy life - even the smallest changes to your routine can have a big impact on your health.
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