MOVARA FITNESS BLOG

Should I keep Working out Even When I’m Sore?

How many of you have skipped a workout because you were sore? We’ve all done it at some point. We do a hard workout one day only to wake up the next morning unable to get out of bed. Unfortunately, being sore is a natural reaction to difficult exercise, and it is no...

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Hiking for Fitness

Hiking is a great way to stay active outside of the stuffy and sometimes crowded gym. Believe it or not, you don’t have to do anything intense or crazy to get a good workout from a hike. Even small hikes up short mountains thoroughly work your legs and feet, arms,...

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Back to School Fitness for Kids

The kids are back in school, and because their days are becoming more structured, it is the perfect time to incorporate some exercise into your children’s schedule. Staying active is especially important for growing kids because it keeps their bones and muscles...

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The Movara Model: Creating and Resetting Habits

Habits are funny things. The bad ones seem impossible to break, but you can break a good habit if you just think about it wrong. On the other hand, starting a good habit takes a lot of very intentional work, but falling into a bad habit is mindless and easy. At least,...

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Movara Model: The Emotional Connection

Sometimes people can’t find a fit. They try multiple gyms, buy some workout videos, go out running on their own, or sign up for workout classes, but nothing ever sticks. They, for reasons they don’t understand, can’t find an exercise routine that works for them....

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The Movara Model: Weight Loss

Do you remember the first time you learned numbers go on forever? If you were like most kids, you probably tried to imagine—and even count a few times—how big those numbers could get. You would add more and more zeros until the number didn’t even have a name anymore,...

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Have to – Should – Want to

“You don’t have to, you get to.” The reason why some people struggle with exercise: You know you should exercise and, because you’ve told yourself you should, you feel like a failure when you don’t exercise. The answer to the struggle with exercise: You...

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The Movara Model: Motivation

The second your alarm goes off, you begin chanting that motivational speech in your head. This is the day you’re going to start being healthy. You are going to wave your Ziploc bag of strawberries at the office vending machine as you walk right passed. You are going...

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Why HIIT is Beneficial

igh Intensity Interval Training has gotten a lot of good talk over the past several years, but just like anything else, too much of even a good thing isn’t good anymore. When something is good, we for some reason feel like more is better. This is a...

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10 Ways to Motivate Your Kids To Exercise

Many parents are worried about their kids watching too much TV or getting too much screen time. With the childhood obesity rate at over 1/3 for children ages 10 - 17, parents need to set an example of a healthy lifestyle. It is a known fact that kids grow up doing...

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Peanut Butter Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups finely ground whole-wheat flour (soft white wheat is best) 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup butter or softened coconut oil 1/2 cup healthy peanut butter 1 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup applesauce 1 egg 1/2 tsp...

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The Pathway to Success is in Your Why

Why is it important to have a powerful “why” when you want to lose weight?  Often times you hear, “what’s your why?”  Many of us quickly go to our family, friends, loved ones or the fact that we deserve to be happy and healthy as a why. Unfortunately sometimes those...

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Fruits and Veggies: Yes, More Matters!

We have heard it time and time again, "Eat your fruits and vegetables." The non-profit, Produce for Better Health, sums it up in their campaign, "Fruits & Veggies More Matters." The potential benefits of including these nutrient packed superstars in your diet extend...

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Intuitive Eating Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays can feel really anxious for those who struggle with food. I?m going to paint some broad strokes in this blog post, and hopefully it gets you thinking about how to best support yourself the next few months. I'm placing extra emphasis on the key points by...

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Feeling Stuck? Try this.

Do you feel like you have stalled in meeting your health and wellness goals? It?s super easy in the culture we live in to think you have to become more extreme or restrictive with food. Some people immediately cut back on calories or increase exercise while others may...

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