Mindset

Health and Nutrition | Mindset

Is Mindful Eating the Next Big Thing?

Massive amounts of food available. Social pressure to eat certain “traditional” foods on certain occasions. The growing presentation of what a portion of food looks like. Food manufacturers making their food more palatable (and harder to refuse) using added fats, sugar, or salt. Not to mention mouth feel. These are just a few of the…

Mindset

What Mindset Works Best for Your Fitness Habit?

The answer to this question could be all over the map. There are tons of theories about motivation, readiness, learning styles, success, self-reliance, resilience, happiness, building habits, how to stop procrastinating, and eliminating barriers. And that’s just the beginning! But I will stop now. Once the mind starts to boggle, it’s tough to sort things…

Exercise Basics | Mindset | Movement

The Awesomeness of Warming Up

If you watch professional sports you will notice that the athletes warm up like crazy. They roll around, stretch, scrimmage, practice throwing, get the footwork going, and on and on. And…get this…before Tiger Woods pulled out a win at the Master’s Tournament this year, he reportedly (by his own admission) woke up at 3:45 AM…

Health and Nutrition | Mindset

Why Start with “Why”?

For any of you who have ever hung out with small children, you will know what I am talking about. There is a stage where their favorite question OR answer is “Why?” While this can be annoying, it IS a great way to get some answers! I would put it to you that many of…

Mindset

Walking. Everybody does it. Or do they?

Seems like such a simple thing. We have all done a ton of it in our lives.  Often if we go to our doctor and we aren’t active enough for him/her, the suggestion is, “Walk more… it will be good for your health.” But what if someone you care about needs to be exercising more,…

Mindset

A New Kind of Instant Gratification

These days it seems that we are a society based on instant gratification. We want immediate results. We are looking for that little burst of something that somehow we think is going to make our lives better. Or, if you want to put it into scientific terms, instant gratification gives you a little dopamine rush…