There are more than a million reasons why you may want to lose weight. There are also more than a million ways to go about weight loss. Over the years, countless fad diets have cropped up promising fast results. The problem is that those results are short-lived. For healthy, lasting weight loss, you’re better served going about it the old-fashioned way: healthy eating and exercise.
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The New Year is now 1/12th of the way over. How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution?
If you made a resolution to get in shape and lose weight but are having trouble doing the work to see results, you’re not alone. The problem may not be with your willpower but with the lack of definition in your New Year’s Resolutions. At ICWA, we have some tips for refining your New Year’s Resolution so that you can get back on track…and we’re here to help all year long! Continue reading “Don’t Give Up on Your New Year’s Resolution. Make it SMARTer!”
It may be bitter cold outside, but summer season is just a few short months away. If you want to look good in shorts and swimsuits this year—and feel great about yourself—you need to start working toward your beach body now, and ICWA is the place to do it! Continue reading “Now Is the Time to Work on Your “Beach Body””
Eating and the holidays just go together. Huge meals shared with family are part of the tradition, but that’s why it’s so challenging to stick to a diet come holiday time. However, there are simple substitutions and choices that can allow you to enjoy all the festivities while still working towards your fitness goals.
Healthy Eating Tips
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When it’s time to lose weight, working out is a vital part of your new lifestyle plan. However, just hitting the gym won’t be enough to shed pounds. You’ll need to change your nutrition in order to get the scale moving in the right direction. If you’re feeling frustrated by a lack of progress at the gym, here are a few things you can change with your diet to boost your results. Continue reading “Nutrition and Its Role in Weight Loss”
It’s hard to commit to something that takes time out of your usual routine. Kids need to get to school, you need to get to work, housework has to be done and then there are errands, social commitments and more. Your health is a priority, but it’s easy to forget that when you have a dozen things that all seem more pressing. Going for a walk in the evening or hitting the gym can take up hours you want for relaxing. So how do you make exercise part of every day? Continue reading “Making Exercise Part of Every Day”
Struggling with diets is something that’s increasingly common as employment becomes more sedentary and time to meal plan more difficult to find. It’s just easier to stop by a fast food restaurant on the way home; so many of us take that option because we lack the energy to do anything else. And diets simply don’t work. Crash dieting damages your Continue reading “Nutritional Guidance Isn’t a Diet”
Most people put on one or two pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Many people, especially those who are already overweight, tend to put on quite a bit more – often between 5 to 10 pounds. And getting that weight back off after the holiday is never easy.
Sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t have to mean denying yourself all the pleasures of decadent holiday foods. It’s just a matter of fitting a few treats into your regular eating habits rather than abandoning healthy choices altogether. Continue reading “Holiday Cheer Doesn’t Need to Derail Your Fitness Program!”
When you think of strength training, what comes to mind? Is it the image of a bulky bodybuilder type doing an Olympic-style lift or straining to curl an enormous dumbbell? That’s certainly one type of strength training, but it’s definitely not the only one. In reality, strength training is something that anyone can do – and everyone can benefit from it.
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Before you embark on a new fitness training program, it is important to establish baseline measurements for comparative purposes. ICWA’s comprehensive health and movement assessment will help you learn about your body and identify specific issues that deserve attention. As your personalized fitness program progresses, you will be able to see the actual results quantified by data recorded throughout the entire process. Injury recovery, sports performance, fitness regimes and physical therapy are activities that benefit from a comprehensive health and movement evaluation. Understanding the current condition of your body is essential to developing a plan to improve your overall sense of health and well-being. At ICWA, we know how a full-body assessment relates directly to fitness awareness.
The Health Assessment Process
A health assessment is a critical tool we use to gain an in-depth understanding of your health and lifestyle. Once you have received medical clearance to engage in a fitness program, we evaluate your Continue reading “Health & Movement Assessments”