Health and Nutrition

The Mysteries of Intermittent Fasting

Perhaps this is a cruel time to be talking about intermittent fasting since the holidays are coming upon us.  But, there has been a lot of buzz about this lately.  Just in case you are wondering about what the hype is about, I wanted to get into it a bit, and give you different ways…

Exercise Basics | Movement

What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?

Fat is good for us.  It provides fuel for our activities, including thinking.  Some fats contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies fight disease and inflammation.  Fat is there to help protect our organs, keep our bodies heated to a fantastic 98.6 degrees, carries around vitamins like A, D, E, and K.,…

Exercise Basics

Surprising Moves for Kicking Butt

If you take a look at fitness magazines here and there, you will almost always see featured articles about getting flat abs and a great butt.  Clearly, these are focused on aesthetics, playing into dreams of a great body, starting with a couple of “key” areas.  This type of thinking does a disservice to people…

Movement

Walking Shoes, Running Shoes, or Nothing?

Ever wonder what the deal is with shoes these days?  If you are getting into walking or running, what do you need to know?  Is it OK to walk in a running shoe or run in a walking shoe?  And, what about these folks who say barefoot is best?  Here’s an overview and primer to…

Health and Nutrition | Mindset

8 Questions To Ask Before Going On a Diet

Let’s just say that the stats on diet failure are frightening.  Diets fail.  Again and again.  In fact, there is around a 95% failure rate.  And yet people keep trying another and another and another.  More stats:  The average person who is trying to lose weight does so 4-5 times a year!  This group of…

Exercise Basics | Movement

Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?

Disclaimer:  I am not talking about running marathons, lifting weights to exhaustion, or even making sure you glisten with sweat as seen on TV.  I am not even talking about making sure you eat a supersize ANYTHING after a workout. No no!  This time it’s about range of motion – big MOVEMENTS when you exercise,…