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.…
Creating a powerful, fun, effective and achievable weight loss exercise plan for women can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. You can aim to meet all the basics for your fitness needs or you can create a structured program that tells you exactly what you’ll need to accomplish right down to the number of steps or reps and sets. The Basics of a Weight Loss Exercise Plan for Women Getting started at the ground…
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. You Don’t…
Is there anything more frustrating than trying hard to be sure you’re meeting fitness goals, only to miss them? It’s not as uncommon as you might think. In fact, many women struggle with unsuccessful efforts to be where they want to be at the gym. Whether meeting fitness goals means being able to lift a certain weight, run a certain time or distance, or anything else you’ve set your mind to achieve, it’s difficult on the motivation levels when it…

How to Get Energized Before a Workout

Written by : CCF 22 June 2019
Are you energized before a workout?  When you have to exercise, one of the most important things with which you need to arm yourself is energy. Many people mistakenly believe that fitness is the key to making it easier to be active. Sure, it doesn’t hurt to be fit. However, if you’re fatigued or dragging, that will make it much harder than being out of shape. Why Focus on Powering Up Before Your Workout Session? You need to be energized…

How to Get More Out of Your Pushups, Ladies!

Written by : CCF 24 March 2018
Pushups are one of those exercises with which most of us have a love-hate relationship. It's certainly easy to hate them. They're hard to do! However, when you achieve your goal – or even beat it – pushups are hugely rewarding. Still, if you want to get seriously fit, they remain one of the best exercises to keep in your routine. They are a surprisingly effective total-body move. Even better, they can be changed up with tons of variations to…

Your Handbag Workout for Better Arms

Written by : CCF 24 February 2018
We’d all like to have nicer arms, but continually lifting hand weights or dumbbells isn’t the most fun exercise to do.  Fortunately, there is a way to give your arms better tone without having to lift weights as often.  Even better: you don’t need to buy any additional equipment.  All you need is your handbag. It’s still idea to strength train with weights or with your own body weight on a regular basis.  This is great for your whole body. …
When men do complete body workouts, they tend to spend time trying to make sure they’ve covered every muscle in their chests. They do tons of different types of weight lifting variations from flyes to chest presses and everything in between. However, when most women do their strength training, the odds are that they do very little, if any chest workouts. It simply is not an area of the body that women tend to spend their time training. Still, despite…

Your Heart Rate for Getting Fit While Pregnant

Written by : CCF 07 October 2017
Pregnancy is an incredible time, that’s for certain. Still, it causes your body to go through a ton of changes – some you expect, some you don’t. For example, many women wonder whether or not it’s safe to exercise while pregnant. Or whether there are restrictions to the types of exercises they should be doing. If you ask another pregnant woman, a personal trainer or any of many other people in your life, the odds are that they’ll recommend that…

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…
The benefits of using a fitness tracker are widespread. While some people use them for a short time only to toss them into a drawer and forget about them, others use them religiously. There are a growing number of people who wear their Fitbits, Misfits, Garmins and even Apple Watches all the time, regardless of whether they are awake or asleep. Many people have reached the point that they are virtually addicted to their trackers. They check their stats for…
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…