How many times have you begun a new fitness journey, only to have it quickly fade away? With any new routine keeping up the momentum can be a challenge. So, before that spark fades use these three tips to help you find the inspiration and motivation to keep movement in your life for the long haul. Read More
Have you ever noticed how your behaviors, mannerisms, and speech often shift when you begin to spend time with new people? Believe it or not, this is a trait that we have developed over time as a tool for survival. This enables us to feel a sense of kinship and belonging to the social network that surrounds us. Surprisingly, this sense of inclusion can play a larger role in our health.
How? If we perceive ourselves as being different from the group we surround ourselves with, it can lead to feelings of social rejection and loneliness. Studies have shown that those who feel they are alone have an increase in inflammation, a decrease in immunities, and a greater likelihood of developing a chronic illness. Read More
One of the core messages of MiniNutrition is to accept who you are at the moment without comparison — a little tricky when participating in a competition. This is why I wanted to bring it to light at the beginning of the challenge. Walk the Rock is a challenge first and foremost. The competition is an added bonus. The intention of this event is to inspire you to incorporate movement into your life for a healthy body and mind.
STOP: Set Your Intention
Before you scroll down and look at the scores, take a moment to reflect on the reason, beyond the competition, that you decided to register for this challenge. This intention should be your priority throughout the challenge and after. I ask you to do this because external motivators may get your started, but intrinsic motivation will keep you going.Read More
Thanksgiving is a time to come together around a delicious meal, with the people you love, and celebrate all that you are grateful for. But, for many of us this meal can be a source of stress and anxiety. Not because of the family dynamics, or the stress of hosting a large meal, but because of the volume of food set out on the table.
Have no fear, we are here to share with you some tools to help you tackle this Thanksgiving meal with confidence and kick off your holiday season on a positive note. At MiniNutrition we believe that there is a time and a place to enjoy all foods and Thanksgiving dinner is the meal to do so.
After a success 6 weeks the results are in, but before we announce the winning team we want to congratulate all of you for making your health a priority. This walking challenge is only the beginning of your journey and the next challenge is to find a way to maintain this momentum well beyond these six weeks.
Tips to Keep Moving
1. A failure to plan is planning to fail… Take a moment at the beginning of your week, or even the beginning of your day to plan the time to exercise.
2. Something is always better than nothing. If you don’t have time in your week to take a big walk or go for a long jog, that’s ok. Use the time you do have and make it count. Skipping your workout all together may cause you to lose momentum and potentially miss more workouts down the road.
3. Set new goals! Don’t let the end of this waking challenge be the end of your new routine. To keep you motivated, set new goals, try something new, or find a partner you enjoy to exercise with to help keep you accountable! A great next step would be to register for the Run for Robin 5K this Sunday.
To help encourage the winners to make health a priority each member of the winning team will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Nantucket Cycling & Fitness & a 30-minute Nutrition Consultation with MiniNutrition.Read More
*** REMINDER: Please submit scores no later than Tuesday at 5:00pm. This is the last week of the challenge and scores submitted after the deadline will not be included in the final tally. There are a few teams that did not submit their scores this past week. We will honor your step counts for the final tally as long as they are received by Tuesday, November 1st.***
Tips to Tackle Week 5
1. Cross the “finish line” with a long team walk. Sunday is the last day to rack up your steps. Get your team together and plan a big walk, and go out with a bang.
2. Reflect… As you finish this challenge evaluate what you enjoy the most about adding movement to your week. Use these benefits to help motivate you to keep walking after the challenge is complete.Read More
*** REMINDER: Please submit your scores no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday evening.***
Tips to Tackle Week 4
1. As we near the finish line it’s natural to lose motivation. Take the time to scheduling your walks, set reminders, and don’t make excuses.
2. If the daylight is putting a damper on your walking time, consider waking in town at night. There are plenty of lights to ensure you have a well lit path. Read More