Ad Sack: Find classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, events and more!: Home Improvement

Home Improvement

Top Story

How to Create and Maintain New Fitness Habits During A Pandemic

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic has made simple acts like seeing friends and family, going to the grocery store, or celebrating a life milestone more complicated. However, it has simplified the ability to create and maintain new fitness habits. Exercise physiologist and Bowflex Fitness Advisor Tom Holland says that since our time isn’t as compartmentalized as before, we have the opportunity to be more mindful and make healthy changes to our lifestyles, including the following:1.Try something new in the comfort of your own homeAt home you can experiment with new stretches, workouts, and equipment without feeling the pressure of a gym setting. For a unique indoor cycling experience, the new Bowflex VeloCore bike ( offers a choice between the traditional stationary setting, and lean mode – with a side-to-side leaning motion that mimics the feel of riding on an open road. The VeloCore bike integrates the JRNY platform, which delivers engaging digital content on a large touch screen, and custom coaching and workouts. It also connects with third-party cycling apps, including Peloton and Zwift. With products like this, you don’t need to leave your home to have a challenging and fun workout.2.Eat healthier because you are not eating outRestaurant portions are often two to three times larger than the recommended healthy portion sizes. Now, most of us are eating at home more frequently, and it’s an ideal time to develop healthy eating habits. You can cook every meal while being mindful of nutritional value and avoid the typical tempting foods that would be available at a restaurant by buying healthier options. 3.Build out your home gym According to a recent survey conducted on Nautilus, Inc.’s behalf by YouGov, the percentage of consumers* working out at home on a weekly basis has increased from 43% before COVID to 73% during COVID. Regardless of your home’s size, investing in versatile and space-efficient fitness equipment, such as the Bowflex SelectTech 2080 barbell with curl bar (—which offers seven incremental weights in one—means you’ll have 24/7 access to a calorie-burning workout on your own schedule. Now, there are no more excuses for not having a healthy lifestyle or fitting in a workout. The only thing holding you accountable is yourself. That’s why Holland recommends starting these habits now, so you’ll be more likely to continue working out and eating healthy even past the pandemic.Citation: *All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1066 US adults aged 18 to 64 years old who have spent $500 or more on fitness in the past year. Fieldwork was undertaken between July 27 to August 3, 2020. The survey was carried out online. 

  • icon Posted: September 18

Pet Central


Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>



Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>



Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>



Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>

Recent Headlines

Thursday 09/17/2020
7 Steps to Plan a Remodel
Posted: September 17, 2020

(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, planning and setting realistic expectations are critical in ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible.

Finding the Perfect Powersports Adventure for Your Bucket List
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Traditional getaways may seem like a thing of the past due to travel restrictions and safety concerns, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Many people are considering ways to create new experiences, take in landscapes and make memories with friends and family, and are looking for options.

5 Home Remodeling Tips from the Pros
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) With the extra time many Americans have spent at home over the past few months, there have been plenty of opportunities to think about how that living space could be improved.

How to Bring More Space into Bathrooms
Posted: September 17, 2020

(Family Features) Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s size or layout.

Hot Ideas for Outdoor Living
Updated: September 22, 2020 - 2:34 am

Create the backyard retreat of your dreams

This Week's e-Edition

Close/Open Ad