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Is a Personal Trainer Worth the Cost?

Is a Personal Trainer Worth the Cost?

I have been on a mission to lose weight and get healthy this year. I started my health journey in January and I have stuck with it so far. Like anyone who begins such an undertaking, I have had a few setbacks along the way. However, to date I have lost over 40 pounds and my quest to get healthy has provided other benefits as well, such as having more energy. One of the ways I have accomplished this is through a personal trainer. However, there is controversy among many people over whether or not a personal trainer is worth the cost. Here are a few things to consider. 1. Correct Form Personal trainers, like mine, who have experience and knowledge in their field will make certain you are performing exercises correctly. For example, when I first started out with my trainer she emphasized form and quality over quantity. If you are not exercising correctly you may injure yourself. But another potential consequence is not getting the full benefit of the movement you are performing. That is why having a good personal trainer is important. 2. Accountability When you pay for a personal trainer, you may be spending more than ...

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Kill Workplace Stress In Less Than Two Minutes

ways to ease stress at work

Work without stress just isn’t work. It’s inevitable to avoid stress in your work life completely, especially if you work a job where others rely on you heavily or deadlines are short and important. So while you can’t avoid stress, you can work to eliminate it, leaving your mind clear and your body ready to go. And it doesn’t take long to work that magic. Try any of these techniques for just two minutes and you’ll be back in the game in no time 1)Reach For Something Healthy If you feel an afternoon crash coming on, the headache start to weasel its way into your mind, don’t run for a cup of coffee that will only leave you worse off than before. Instead, grab a banana or an apple or make a trip to one of the office water dispensers. The foggy mind may have more to do with stomach pains than stress and both a glass of water along with a healthy fruit snack will help clear things up. Bananas contain potassium which can eliminate cramps from sitting for extended periods of time and apples are known for their quick rejuvenating abilities. If you don’t have the foresight to  ...

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