5 Weight Loss Mistakes You Might Be Making (And What You Can Do About It)

5 Weight Loss Mistakes You Might Be Making (And What You Can Do About It)

If you’ve been eating healthier, working out and generally improving your lifestyle habits to lose weight and aren’t seeing results, you’re probably a little discouraged. This is a common problem among guests that come to our weight loss retreat and our health coaching clients. We see it all the time and because of that, there are some recurring actions that seem to contribute to not making progress. It can be as simple as a diet tweak to the type of exercise you’re doing. Here are a few of the big mistakes people make when trying to lose weight.

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The Wisdom Of Trying Something New To Improve Fitness

The Wisdom Of Trying Something New To Improve Fitness

When it comes to fitness, getting comfortable is not always a good thing. In fact, our bodies change the most when we push harder and push ourselves beyond our limits. A change in pace and setting can be good, too. Moving our workout outdoors is a major priority for Vita Vie Retreat, as it can introduce us to unfamiliar environments, effectively challenging us to work harder.

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How To Create A Balanced Fitness Routine

How To Create A Balanced Fitness Routine

It seems like everyone is talking about balance when it comes to physical activity. I talk to people daily who are looking to have a more balanced exercise routine. Fitness coaches (including myself) talk about creating balance in workouts but what exactly does this mean? Creating balance really means drawing from a few different components to round out your daily/weekly/monthly fitness regimen. 

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Exercise and Your Immune System

Exercise and Your Immune System

If you’re an avid exerciser or even new to exercise, you might be wondering how working out affects your immune system. There are so many different ways to be active from light and low impact to intense and invigorating. But which is the best for your body? There are a number of factors that affect your immunity and you’ll need to consider all of them when adding in fitness.

In this blog post, we’ll cover:

  • Other Factors That Affect Your Immune System

  • Workouts That Support or Suppress Your Immune System

  • How To Workout When You’re Sick

  • The Best Supplements To Support Your Body + Your Immune System

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5 Health Benefits Of Working Out By The Ocean

5 Health Benefits Of Working Out By The Ocean

I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. I, like many people, feel a sense of calm and relaxation when I’m by the sea. I’ve read and know about the theory of Thalassotherapy, a theory that the sea has many health benefits. Thalassotherapy, from the Greek thalasso meaning ‘sea’ and therapia meaning ‘treatment’, uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea and the marine environment for your health and wellbeing. In thalassotherapy, not only do you benefit just from being around the sea but actually connecting to the sand and the water with your body enhances those benefits. I’m in!

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Exercise Intensity and Your Metabolism

Exercise Intensity and Your Metabolism

So you’re working out but are you working out hard enough? I’ve been guilty of going through the motions while still hoping for results that I didn’t deserve. Intensity is one of the most important factors in your workouts for strength, for power, for endurance and for your metabolism. As you read this article, take a minute think about your current workouts and your current effort level. Are you really working intensely enough?

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10 Simple Tools For At Home Workouts

10 Simple Tools For At Home Workouts

Working out at home or on the go is becoming more and more popular. Various websites on the intranet provide tons of online fitness classes, yoga classes and boot camps. You can now workout wherever you are – anytime, any place from anywhere in the world. This is fantastic but what will you need in terms of equipment in order to tackle your at home fitness? Luckily, there are great tools that don’t take up much space, aren’t cumbersome and many can travel with you.

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3 Bad Habits Ruining Your Workouts

3 Bad Habits Ruining Your Workouts

You’ve been working hard in the gym and as such, have expected to see optimal results. But yet, those results still elude you. What’s preventing you from reaching your goals?

In many cases, it could be as simple as a few bad habits. Let’s take a look at three bad habits that could be ruining your fitness program and how to overcome them…

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