Flow State, also known as “being in the zone,” is a state of consciousness identified by psychologist Mihalyi Csziksentmihalyi in which someone achieves an optimal performance by funneling all their concentration and focus into an activity. While in Flow State, he says, a person can feel "strong, alert, in effortless control, unselfconscious, and at the peak of their abilities." This can be applied to anything from a friendly conversation to creative expression, but finding flow is especially beneficial to physical fitness.
Having a small budget is no excuse to skip a workout. There are plenty of ways to exercise on a dime or for free! Forget expensive equipment and gym memberships and workout for free this Monday. It just takes a little research, a little creativity, and in some cases a little elbow grease.
Traditional exercise can become routine and boring if you don’t mix it up. Incorporating new ways to work out can help you to stay invested so you can actually look forward to your workouts. Learning a new style of dance is a great way to get your groove on while getting aerobic exercise and improving your balance and brain function!
Even if you’re getting on in years, it’s never too late to start a new fitness routine. If you’re stumped on what to do, try something that won’t require any expensive equipment or a gym membership: running! If you were to start a running regimen this Monday and stick with it, you could extend your life a few extra years.
If you watched the cycling competitions in the Rio Olympics, you may have noticed just how fit those cyclists are. Of course, these athletes train for thousands of hours on rugged terrain in all kinds of weather. Luckily, you don’t need that training schedule or a super-duper […]
Developing good balance is at the core of all successful exercise.
From jogging to weight lifting to riding a bike—and yes, even walking—a good sense of balance allows the proper functioning and alignment of your muscular system. Without good balance, you can easily fall off that […]
Tired, achy legs can really cut into your passion for exercise.
Such pain is often the fate of beginners who engage certain muscles for the first time. Even seasoned athletes get sore when they try out new exercises or increase their reps. If your legs feel sore […]