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Let’s Defeat The 5 Lies You Tell Yourself To Workout

The summer is already here and you have been postponing the working out thing for a while,
although you want to be and stay fit and feel proud of your body. And every time you decide you
are going to work out, the ‘but’s’ start flooding your head. Finding excuses not to work out is easy,
we know, that’s why today we will take a look at the most common ones and defeat them together
for you to overcome them and start working out seriously!

1. I don’t got the time

It’s not that you haven’t got the time, you just don’t want to make time for working out and that is a
mistake. Look at it in another way. Working out keeps you healthy, so it’s kind of like an
appointment with the doctor. You would make time to go to the doctor, wouldn’t you? And after
working out you feel much better than after going to the doctor! You don’t have to start doing it 2
hours per day every single day, start with just 15 minutes every day to get the feel again and go
from there.

2. I’m tired

This is something that people have shown us to be an excuse, but it’s more like a lie. If you feel
tired after a long day and work out for something like 10 minutes, it will actually make you feel
much more energized afterwards, which is great if you have things to do. Actually, waking up
earlier to work out gives you more energy and inspiration to face your day and reduce the stress.

3. I already move all day long

Moving all day long is always good for the body, but that means activity, not working out. Of
course it helps you stay healthier than if you sit in an office all day long, but it’s still not enough.
Working out gets your blood pumping and it’s only through exercise that we can obtain certain
benefits such as improving cardiovascular fitness. Moreover, if you are looking to strengthen
specific parts of your body like the abs or the legs, you need a specific workout, just walking around
won’t do the trick.

4. Exercise is boring

That just depends on what kind of workouts you do. If you get easily bored when going to the gym,
do a little bit of research and find a sport that gets you all excited just thinking about it. There’s
something for everyone. If you are more a team player you can look into volleyball, football, basketball,
etc… the list could go on for pages. If you prefer something you can do alone — there is yoga,
climbing, running, biking… you name it! Try different things and see what you are good at and like.

5. Gyms are expensive

I get it — the gym doesn’t excite you, which is why you should look for a
sport that you are willing to pay for, because you like it that much. Anything you do at the gym
nowadays you can also easily do at home with Youtube videos. It doesn’t get easier than that!

5 Natural Ways To Outsmart Jet Lag

You love to travel. Just thinking about heading to the next unknown and paradisiac destination
gets you all excited and you can’t wait to leave. But once the day of departure gets closer you
remember your travel enemy: jet lag.

You see, jet lag happens in our bodies when the internal circadian clock (the one in charge of
regulating our sleep cycles) is disrupted by traveling. If you are also feeling stressed or tired,
the jet lag gets worse. You wish there was a magic pill you could take so you wouldn’t have to
go through it, but sadly there is none. However, there are some healthy ways to turn it around
and have jet lag almost nonexistent!

1. Meditate

As mentioned before, stress is something that makes jet lag worse, that’s why meditating
when you wake up the day you are flying, before going to sleep during the flight and once you
have arrived to your destination will allow your body and mind to calm down and get better
sleep. If you already have a meditation practice you will find it easier to relax for 20 minutes, if
not, this is your excuse to start a meditation practice! Begin by sitting comfortably and breathe
for 5-10 minutes to a calm song with no lyrics. It’s completely normal if your mind wanders off
and thoughts come in, you just keep focusing on your breath and practice a little bit everyday
to improve your time.

2. Stretch and stay active

Have you ever seen people rolling out their yoga mats at airports? They have a solid reason to.
Stretching and simply moving around the airport helps your body rest better and if you do it
near bedtime after a nice savasana you will fall asleep in a matter of seconds. Any exercise you
do after landing in your destination should be as light as possible, as doing heavy exercise right
before sleeping can delay sleep.

3. Stay hydrated

Go to the airport with an empty water bottle that you can refill during your trip and drink it
before, during and after your flight to fight dehydration. Another thing to keep in mind is
avoiding alcohol and caffeine in general since they can disrupt your sleeping cycle and also
cause dehydration!

4. Mind the light

Your circadian rhythm responds to the light your eyes detect and you can use this to your
advantage! If you arrive at your destination in the middle of the day, go out and discover the
place, get as much light as possible. If, instead, you get there at bedtime, go to sleep wearing an eye mask to prevent any light waking you.

5. Eat light and mostly plant-based

Eating a high carb or fatty diet can disrupt your sleep patterns, which is why it’s better to keep
it light. Having healthy and simple meals like salads, fruits, nuts, etc won’t give your body so
much digestive work to do and you will sleep much better.

What are your secret tips to fighting jet lag?

Morning Yoga Kickstart

Morning Yoga Kickstart with Koya Webb

A great morning is one flow away. When you begin your day with yoga, your body is energized and you feel mentally refreshed so you are better prepared to take on whatever the day has in store.

Every day of the week, your body needs something different. Whether it’s a gentle flow, strength sequences, or flexibility, this series contains seven different classes to kickstart your morning.

The five weekday classes are quick and effective 15-minute sequences – long enough to invigorate you in body in mind while being short enough to fit into a busy schedule. The first weekend class is a 30-minute sculpting flow that seamlessly integrates the strength, flexibility, and toning elements of the previous five days. The final class of the week is a calming guided meditation, meant to bring you back to center so you are ready for the week to come!

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