• Personal Improvement

    How To Change Any Bad Habit

    As I write this New Years Resolution season is in full swing and millions of people are trying to change one or more bad habits. As you probably know from experience most of these attempts will fail. There is hope however and I want to share what science says is the best way to change bad habits. What Are Habits I know that you already know what a habit is, otherwise why would you be here. Still, it sometimes helps to be clear about what we’re talking about. Habits are behaviors that have been performed routinely enough over time that the brain has made them automatic. On the plus side,…

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    New Years Blogging Resolutions for 2019

    2019 is right around the corner and we are super excited. We published our first post on OthFit way back on September 18th. Since then we have seen slow and steady growth but we want to knock it out of the park in 2019. These New Years Blogging Resolutions should help us do that. With these resolutions, these simple steps to reach any goal, and lessons learned along the way, 2019 is going to be awesome! Build relationships with readers & community When we started this blog our main goal was to reach out and get more connected to the community. We have made a good start so far but we…

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    2018 Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide Roundup

    Do you know what it’s like to struggle with good gift ideas? Trust me, it sucks. Now that almost everyone I buy for is an adult it’s just getting harder. Luckily many of my friends and family are into fitness. That’s why I LOVE when my favorite blogs put out their Christmas gift guide. This year I thought it would be helpful if I shared all of the gift guides from my favorite bloggers. I have avoided putting in guides from businesses. I don’t know about you but I would much rather take gift recommendations from a real person than a business. Hopefully, these guides help you as much as…

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    Follow Us On Bloglovin

    Hello everyone. As you know OthFit.com is still pretty new and we are still looking for additional ways to connect with our audience. Well, I just wanted to announce that we have recently joined the BlogLovin platform. I should point out that even though I get a bit mushy about how much I love BlogLovin this isn’t a sponsored or affiliate post. I get nothing if if you sign up or not. I’m just honestly excited and wanted to share. What is BlogLovin? That was my first question too. That might be because I’m getting older and out of touch but maybe you have the same question. To put it…

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    Gratitude

    I always love this time of year. Really, the days between October 31st and February 15th are what I live for. When the weather gets colder and the sky looks sharper I start feeling different inside. Memories of childhood at my grandparents’ farm, falling in love with my husband when we started dating, playing the leaves with our children were all made during the fall and winter and I cherish them. This flood of memories causes me to keenly feel gratitude during this time. I change my mantra from things I can do and make it things I’m grateful for. I really feel that this helps me stave off the…

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    2018 Christmas Book Wishlist

    Every year for Christmas our family makes a big deal about giving and receiving books. We are all big readers so to make it easier for everyone to know what to get each other we put together book lists. Sometimes these are books we have been wanting to read, sometimes they are beloved old books we want to reconnect with. This year I thought it would be fun to share my book list with you. I do need to warn you that this is my complete actual list so not everything is related to health and fitness. Still, I am excited to get into each one of these books and…

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    Stress And Cognition – You Can Change Your Day

    A recent study from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has shown that when people think about their day being stressful in the morning, before it even starts, they have negative impacts on their working memories. With a reduction in working memory people may be more prone to make mistakes as they do their work or studying, they may have a more difficult time focusing on tasks or conversations, and these can be amplified as we age and our cognitive performance levels naturally decline. About the Study Researchers gathered 240 adults from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds. The study was 2 weeks in length and each day the participants…

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    5 Ways To Love The Body You Have

    There is a very strong connection between the body and the mind. We hear about it all of the time, there are books, articles, documentaries, entire disciplines devoted to teaching us about this connection and how to strengthen it. And yet, although this is seemingly common knowledge, many of us still struggle with a basic building block of a strong body/mind connection, loving the body we have. It may not seem to be important to have some self-love for your thighs or stomach, especially when you are working to change the way they look and feel. But, I promise that finding love for your body with all of its imperfections,…

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    9 Simple Steps To Successfully Reach Any Goal

    It’s appropriate right now, as we are launching OthFit.com, to write about how to start anything out the right way. Since this is a fitness blog we will focus on fitness goals but this advice will work for anything. We have all done it, we set out to achieve a goal with the best of intentions of following through. For a little while we do great but then it all falls apart. Not long after starting we go back to our old ways and we lose all the progress we made. It’s the oldest story in the book and it happens all the time. It’s the reason that gyms are…