Surprising Moves for Kicking Butt
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…

Walking Shoes, Running Shoes, or Nothing?
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…

8 Questions To Ask Before Going On a Diet
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: Go Big or Go Home?
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,…

Can You Tell If Your Back Curves Are Normal?
Exercise Basics | Movement

Can You Tell If Your Back Curves Are Normal?

I think that most of us go through our days without paying much attention to how much curve we have in our low backs. For sure, this is not something that is a real attention-grabber.   Even if we suffer from some stiffness or dull pain in that area, we don’t tend to focus on what…

Feeling Sleepy?  Good!
Health and Nutrition

Feeling Sleepy? Good!

You see health magazines and professional organizations constantly extolling the virtues of a good night’s rest.  In fact, in the fields of health coaching, weight loss, and improving lifestyles, sleep is ALWAYS listed as one of the KEY factors.  In spite of that, sleep often seems to play second fiddle to the other areas of…