The aging process can really take a toll on our bodies. Individuals who were once lean, active, and thriving can, over the course of a decade or so, become weaker, more susceptable to things like osteoporosis, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels, diminished balance and strength, and weight gain. Why does this happen? Read More
All exercise is NOT created equal. Exercise has to force the body to make a positive adaptation. These positive adaptations include increased bone mineral density, improved metabolic function, strength gains, weight loss, balanced hormonal levels, and more.
The truth is that walking and other weight bearing activity like jogging does NOT stimulate these improvements. Read More
Do you want to age well? For many of us, as the years pass, our bodies tend to feel weaker, less resilient, more prone to injury, and just not the same as they used to feel. There is a problem we all face that causes this decline. It's called Sarcopenia. Read More
What happens in your body when you combine whole-effort exercise with whole-effort nutrition? You get a whole-new you! Check out all of the positive outcomes unleashed in your body when you make positive changes towards regular, meaningful and appropriately challenging exercise + a diet full of whole-foods. Read More
No matter the justification or rationalization to put off exercising, the benefits of simply beginning an exercise program can be realized right away. Performing just one single bout of exercise triggers a cascade of hormonal, cardiovascular, physiological, neurological, endocrinological and biological benefits. Read More
Trigger foods are those that when eaten make you crave more or cause you to eat more. These foods are generally eaten out of habit, not hunger. Your trigger food(s) is something you probably feel addicted to and is likely high-calorie, processed and filled with junk carbs. Here is a plan is to identify your trigger foods and replace them with whole-food substitutions. Read More
It’s certainly no secret that strength training is highly recommended. Research shows that strength training improves muscular strength, endurance, bone density, metabolism, joint stability, cardiovascular health, and many other things. With so many positive benefits available, why wouldn't we want to strength train? Read More
Looking for more energy and strength, better sleep, decreased aches/pains, weight loss and overall better health? Fed up with fad diets, tired of ingesting gimmicky shakes and supplements, and done with calorie counting and starving yourself with the hope of looking and feeling better only to be disappointed with the results? Read More
There are not too many things that feel as good as making real progress. The simple act of checking something off of your to-do list creates real changes in brain physiology that make the practice downright addictive. This dopamine release in response to task completion has been called the “jackpot” effect. Our brains feel really good when we achieve. Now, we know from medical research that we should apply a similar approach to weight loss. Researchers have determined that a relatively “small win” has huge health implications. Read More
We are constantly bombarded with media, magazines and infomercials that seem to reinforce the idea that more exercise is better, but is it?
Exercise is a stimulus brought about by a series of muscular contractions that forces the body to change. No doubt, exercise is the one thing you can do to help virtually every system of your body. However, the common assumption is that all exercise is good and the more the better Read More