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How Gratitude Improves Your Health and Well-Being

The Thanksgiving season is a time where people start to reflect on the things they are grateful for in their lives. This is an excellent practice, but most people only highlight their gratitude on Thanksgiving, then neglect to do so for the rest of the year. This year, we’d like to encourage you to practice gratitude all year-round. This is an excellent practice that can keep you grounded and uplifted, particularly during difficult times. Regularly practicing gratitude can have lasting effects on your health and well-being. In fact, many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count...

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month

When was the last time your entire family sat down and enjoyed a healthy, home-cooked meal together? If you feel like it’s been a while since your family shared a meal, October is a great time to start eating together more often. October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month, where families are encouraged to gather together during mealtimes. Eating together can make a big difference in your family’s health. Meals tend to be more balanced and nutritious when families eat together, and kids who regularly eat with their families are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables instead of snacking...

10 Exercises To Offset Sitting All Day

Whether you’re still working from home or back at the office, you’re likely doing a lot of sitting. Roughly 80 percent of jobs are now considered sedentary, and most involve sitting at a desk for most of the day. Unfortunately, research by the Mayo Clinic has linked excessive sitting with health concerns such as high blood pressure, obesity, and higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Of course, just because you have a desk job doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get cancer, but prolonged sitting has other negative effects on your body as well. Our bodies weren’t meant to be kept...

4 Tips to Combat Pandemic Stress & Anxiety

As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, the ongoing pandemic can bring feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, helplessness, and worry. While social distancing is necessary to prevent exposure, it can have negative consequences. Many people are facing a huge disruption to their normal way of life. Working from home, schools being shut down, restaurants being closed, etc. can lead to stress, frustration, and depression. Stress and anxiety can also have a negative toll on your immunity. Cortisol levels are elevated during periods of social isolation and confinement, which can inhibit many critical functions of the immune system. Stress reduces the ability of...

Why Personal Training Is Better Than The Gym

You may think there isn't a significant difference between going to the gym on your own and having a personal trainer. Either way, you're getting exercise, right? Wrong! There are many reasons that personal training is better than going to the gym on your own. The biggest benefit of having a personal trainer is that they create a long-term fitness plan custom-tailored to your physical ability and the specific goals you are trying to reach. Your goals may be different from the person working out next to you. Perhaps you are trying to lose weight and slim down, but the other...

Is It Safe To Go Back To The Gym?

As gyms begin to reopen, many of us are eager to return after a long period of feeling cooped up indoors. But just because something is allowed, doesn’t necessarily mean it is wise or safe. Many public health experts believe that it is still too early to be reopening businesses. While many gyms and fitness centers are now taking extra precautions such as temperature scanes, increased spacing, and extra cleaning, they are doing so with limited direction from leadership, as recent federal guidelines for reopening businesses aren’t specific when it comes to gyms. What Are The Risks? Even with a smaller group of...

3 Simple At-Home Workouts

It can be hard to maintain motivation to exercise when you don't have access to a gym. Whether your gyms are still on lockdown or you are continuing to practice safe social distancing measures, you may be looking for alternative ways to keep up with your fitness goals. The personal trainers at Just You Fitness have put together a few simple workouts you can do at home. 1) 15 Minute Complete Workout Put together by Winston-Salem trainer Kellen Lake, this workout only takes 15 minutes. Save or print out this graphic to do this workout from anywhere in your home! 2) Simple Rep...

How To Workout When Stuck At Home

Stuck at home? Stuck at home and unable to go to the gym or do your normal workouts? Self-quarantine may be necessary to help flatten to curve during this coronavirus pandemic. However, you may find yourself going stir-crazy when you're not able to keep up your normal fitness routine. At Home Workouts One way to adapt is to find workouts you can do at home. In the video below, one of our personal trainers, Kellen Lake, demonstrates a simple workout you can do with items easily found in your home. [embed width="400" align="center"] https://www.facebook.com/kellen5662/videos/10158327243333824/[/embed] Virtual Personal Training Sessions Another option is to take advantage of virtual personal...