Treva Brandon Scharf: You’d think bleak thoughts and fearing the worst would be counterproductive when it comes to health and wellness, but as studies show, negative thinking can work in your favor.
Treva Brandon: Whether it’s schoolchildren taunting “Build that wall!” or “Go back to Mexico!” Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric on the campaign trail is being played out in ugly playground spats and classroom exchanges all across America.
Treva Brandon Scharf: If you’re a political junkie trying to stay healthy during this election season, there’s nothing like two weeks of back-to-back political conventions with high drama and high stakes to throw you off your program and make you fat.
Treva Brandon Scharf: When it comes to quitting, you gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. So how do you know when it’s time?
Treva Brandon Scharf: He’s called people liars, losers, even a pussy, but to me, the worst slight of all is being called “low-energy.” Low Energy Trump
Treva Brandon Scharf: When it comes to fitness, yoga gives you the most bang for your buck: it strengthens, lengthens, and relaxes all at the same time. It can invigorate or restore; it can energize or quiet the mind.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Very few people really ever push their bodies to its limits on any kind of regular basis, and there’s emotional and physical evidence that you can and should.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Yoga is many things to many people: exercise, discipline, relaxation and restoration. But it’s the higher, more spiritual calling and deeper connection of yoga that people are seeking.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Confident people don’t bash themselves; they don’t let negative thinking and self-loathing screw up a good workout or undermine their progress.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Can’t afford a gym membership? Get bored easily by exercise? Don’t want to run into your ex at Equinox? No problem! There’s always the great outdoors – otherwise known as your local park.
Treva Brandon Scharf: You don’t have to be a marathoner – or even an athlete – to appreciate the kind of runner’s high you’ll get from setting a goal. All you need are some tried-and-true goal-setting strategies and a little determination to get you going.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Everything above your waist is immediately eye-catching, but how about what’s in your pants? Quads, glutes, and hamstrings are all crying out for love and attention too.
Treva Brandon Scharf: If you despise the gym, don’t despair. There’s a hiking club, tennis court, running group, or bike path near you. You’ve got no excuses, so get your ass up and get involved.