Should You Exercise While on Your Period?

Written by : CCF 13 January 2017
Many women suffer a range of discomforts while on their periods and wonder whether or not it's a good idea to push themselves and exercise. The answer isn't the same for everyone, but for the majority of healthy women who have uncomplicated periods, you can absolutely continue to complete your workouts. For many of us, the main challenge isn't actually doing the workout. It's getting up and finding the motivation to get started. After all, when you're feeling achy, cranky…
If you've been running for a while, then you might be very keen to get back into it after having had to slow it down during your pregnancy – or give it up altogether for several months. Getting back into it isn't something can be rushed and it is a process that is different for every new mom. The first step is to remember that you can't start too early. For many women, both physical and emotional changes – not…

Are You Addicted to Exercising?

Written by : CCF 03 June 2016
You've been trying hard to keep up an active lifestyle for weight management or simply for your overall health but did you know that there is a difference between being a very active person and actually being addicted to exercising? It's true! This can occur at the beginning of a new type of workout or it may continue over the longer term. While some people can become addicted to cardio, others might be addicted to strength training, weight lifting, a…

Baby Weight Busting Workouts

Written by : CCF 18 July 2015
When you’re living with a new baby, you have enough to worry about beyond the way you look. You don’t have the time or energy to work in extensive workouts and if you’re still healing then you certainly won’t be able to power through your old routine at the gym. There are tons of great ways for you to be able to beat the baby weight, but here are a few that you can use to slim your waistline down…
Although there are certain factors contributing to the risk of breast cancer that are outside of a woman's control – such as genetics – there are many things that can be done to a person's lifestyle in order to help to reduce the risks that are within a woman's control. Among the things that a woman can do is to keep up with regular cardio and strength training workouts. New research has shown that these types of workout – particularly…
Trying to get your old body back after you've had a baby can seem like a daunting or even possibly impossible challenge. But when you give yourself the right regular exercise program that is appropriate for your body after you have given birth, you will not only help yourself to get back in shape, but you will also enjoy a range of additional physical and mental health benefits ranging from improved energy levels to reducing your risk of postpartum depression.…
Swimming is a wonderful exercise, but many women don't realize how good it truly is for them and how many benefits of swimming there really are. There are a full range of benefits that can be gained from swimming and that are overlooked all too frequently. Check out the following list of benefits of swimming that women can enjoy as a result of doing it on a regular basis, and you'll find yourself wanting to dive in much more frequently.…

Beat the Post-Workout Binge

Written by : CCF 04 April 2015
Workouts are fantastic for your health, your looks, and making you feel great. Unfortunately, all too often, they also lead us to feel an unbelievable feeling of starvation, nearly immediately afterward, too. Research has shown that after a good workout, people have a tendency to want to reward themselves with large portions of rich foods. This is the post-workout binge. If you're doing this, then it could mean that you're not only eating back all the calories that you've burned,…
While some women seem to spring right back into their pre-pregnancies bodies, the majority of us are happy...and resentful of them while we wonder if we'll ever reduce the pooch and start to look slim and fit again. It's one thing to have to live with the stretch marks and the droopier breasts, but the squishiness around the middle makes it difficult to think that flat abs will ever be a part of our lives again. So what is the…
One of the biggest barriers to being able to stick to a fitness routine and reach your goals is having a social life. It’s not fair, but it’s true. After all, most of us are very busy people, so if we want to do something in the evening, we usually have to choose either going to the gym or heading out with friends, not both. But that’s where the strategy has been wrong! It is possible to combine. There is…

How to Get Energized Before a Workout

Written by : CCF 13 March 2014
When you have a workout ahead of you, one of the most important things with which you need to arm yourself is energy. If you don’t have it, then you don’t have motivation to get it done, you don’t have drive to do your best, and you don’t have what it takes to really get the most out of your time and effort. So it’s up to you to make sure that you’re energized before every workout, regardless of how…