Entries Tagged as 'Fitness & Weight Loss'

Spending 8 hours a day at the office can be tough on your body. Incorporate workplace wellness by adding these simple exercises to your workday.

Yoga relieves stress, clears the mind to focus, brings oxygen to the brain, enhances productivity and increases energy levels. Try this quick chair yoga sequence today.


By: Andrew Wolf, Exercise Physiologist M.ED, R.C.E.P.

Amp up your workout by simply tweaking these five common movements. Burn more calories and more effectively target the muscle groups which will lead to better results.


New in April

Here at Miraval we try to expand our offerings as much as possible. We would like to introduce to you our new offerings available April 2014. Whether you enjoy spa services, artistic expression, culinary, lecture or fitness we have something new for you!

Himalayan Sound Bath with Pam Lancaster $95


Winter is coming to an end and the warmer weather is on its way! Here at Miraval, our guests spend much of their day outside hiking, swimming or doing a challenge activity. But you don't have to be on vacation to spend time outdoors. Spending time outside and soaking up the sunshine (and some much needed Vitamin D) will help you relieve stress, improve your mood, and boost your immune system. Plus, getting outside promotes activity and movement and we all know that being active helps keep your muscles and heart healthy. Here are five ways to spend more time outdoors.


By: Andrew Wolf, M.S. E.D. 


I often have guests ask me, weight loss is more about diet than exercise, right? Successful weight loss almost always requires you to make adjustments in both your food intake and level of exercise. It's true, the diet part of the equation tends to move the scale faster in the beginning, but the positive effects of exercise are cumulative. In other words, the more efficient you become at working out, the bigger an impact exercise begins to have on your ability to lose weight. The problem is that many people jump on the exercise bandwagon, don't find the quick results they want, and then jump back off before they've built their aerobic capacity to the point where they would have begun seeing real improvement.

A lot of people see January as the ideal month to start or accelerate an exercise program, but while there's nothing wrong with New Year's resolutions per se, you don't want to go haywire and try to introduce too many changes at once. The bolder a move you try to make, the higher the chance that the pendulum will eventually swing in the other direction. Rather than attempting to morph from a couch potato to extreme athlete in one month—and risk ending back up on the couch—break your exercise goals into small pieces and achieve those pieces one at a time. Introduce one new behavior, like trying a new workout program, in January, even it that feels like an underwhelming change, and spend the month making it a habit. Then in February, introduce something else.