KRISTEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS BLOG

Exercise Basics

Can Doing Push-ups Save Your Life?

Recently there was a splash in the news that you may or may not have seen. Apparently, there was a research study done on over 1000 male fire fighters testing how many push-ups each could do. The fire fighters were then followed for 10 years to determine who had the most cardiovascular disease or actual…

Mindset

5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Diet and Exercise Goals

Good grief. It’s that time of year again. Many of us like the idea of starting over, starting fresh, and finally getting a grip on a least a few things. It can even be a compelling urge. Bravo I say. Making a few changes for the better, no matter what area it is in, is…

Mindset

Why is Change So Hard?

I have read a lot of things about how to change, what to change, advice about change, and the benefits of change. But there isn’t much out there about WHY IT IS SO HARD TO CHANGE. If there was, I think it would make us all feel a bit better. Many of us go along…

Movement

Why Squats Can Be Tricky

Let’s face it…unless you are one of the unfortunate few that is in bed all day, we are all squatters. Every day. All the time. It’s not just for gym rats or boot camp aficionados. You use it to get up down from a chair or the toilet, to name two of the most basic…

Health and Nutrition

Going Wild on the Paleo Diet

Back in Paleo days, we know they had it tough. Life spans were short, availability of food was short, and people were short. Makes you wonder…what could possibly be so great about the Paleo diet? It has to do with one word…NATURE. Diseases of Civilization Since agriculture hit the scene about 10,000 years ago, things…

Movement

Paleo Diet? Wait! How about Paleo exercise!

Long ago and far away, our ancestors were working it. They were fit. When paleontologists look at the bones of these folks, they can tell that the muscles attached to them were strong, and the bones were strong. They had to be. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here today. “That’s nice,” you might be saying. “But…