31 Habits To Help Support Your Weight Loss Goals

31 Habits To Help Support Your Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss can be hard – and confusing. There’s no shortage of information out there about how to lose weight, what to eat, how to exercise, the newest superfood and the list goes on. Should you count calories or use portion control? Should you juice or go paleo? It’s endless! The good news is that weight loss really doesn’t have to be that hard. There are a ton of really simple habits that you can practice daily in order to reach your weight loss goals.

Here are 31 simple habits to practice if you want to reach your weight loss goals. My suggestion is to tackle one habit at a time. Focus on one action for one to two weeks. Master that habit and then move on to the next one adding one habit at a time.

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30 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care

30 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care

Self care is one of those things that’s necessary yet many of us seem to neglect our own selves. Most of our fitness retreat guests attend one of our programs in order to achieve some level of self care that they haven’t been able to accomplish at home. We’re all time starved and taking care of ourselves seems to fall by the wayside. Often times, we think that self care takes time out of our day that we could be using for something more meaningful (business, kids, errands).

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15 Habits That Will Inspire Your Health and Fitness Goals

15 Habits That Will Inspire Your Health and Fitness Goals

We all need a little inspiration when it comes to reaching our health and fitness goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your health, want to get stronger or meet a sport performance goal, it’s important to have a little motivation behind it. The majority of our fitness retreat guests come to the retreat seeking inspiration and motivation. While you may not be able to make it to us for a healthy getaway, we’ve got some ideas to get you started.

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13 Ways To Have A Health Spa Day At Home

13 Ways To Have A Health Spa Day At Home

Ahh….the Spa-ahhh. . .How wonderful it feels when you are in that tranquil, scented environment. The senses are stimulated from head to toe through touch, smell, surroundings, and taste. Even your soul feels pampered from the pride and pleasure of self-care.

Spas know that natural pleasures are a popular favorite among spa-goers. Spas work really hard to help re-create nature for you. Don’t lose sight that you too have the ability to access the same natural forces and incorporate them into your daily life. It is possible for you to Make Every Day A Spa Day!

Maybe you’re feeling tired or stressed out? You don’t have to wait to go to the spa. Create a relaxing environment at home!

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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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8 Reasons To Go On A Fitness Vacation

8 Reasons To Go On A Fitness Vacation

One of the reasons I created Vita Vie Retreat, over 12 years ago, was so that I could build an environment where people could truly focus on themselves. I had been doing personal training and nutrition coaching for about 6 years and one of my biggest complaints was that my clients couldn’t focus on themselves. We would be in the middle of a training session and a client would reach to answer a phone call or a text (and way back in the day, it was a pager). It just seemed like we were treading water rather than swimming through the waves.

So one day I was on a plane and I read an article about a big health spa, a place to escape and get away and get fit and healthy. And while this appealed to me, I also wanted to create an environment where I would still work with clients rather than just owning an operation and shuffling people in and out. Training and coaching are my passion and actually participating in that work is really important to me. So, I decided to create a small version of the health spa so I could accomplish my goals – to form a fitness vacation where people could get away and focus on themselves as well as be able to do the coaching. And here we are in 2018 with Vita Vie Retreat!

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5 Ways To Beat Stress

5 Ways To Beat Stress

Stress is all around us. The world is moving at a fast pace and most people are being pulled in a million different directions (or at least it feels like it). Whether you’re dealing with stress from family, relationships, work, friends, physical stress or some other type of stress, it’s safe to say that the majority of people have some type of stress in their lives.

In order to beat stress, you’ve got to know the types of stress you have in your life. Identifying the different stressors is the first step in reducing your stress load. Bad stress isn’t just mental. It can be physical too. Here are just a few of the stressors that might be affecting you:

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