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TAKE A CHANCE DAY

It’s easy to get stuck from time to time. It may be the daily grind at work, commuter traffic as you come home or the same old, same old for dinner that you always have on hand. We all get ‘stuck’ in our lifestyle from time to time. But, we remain stuck because we don’t…

SUGAR: IS IT A TOXIC SUBSTANCE?

I don’t think it is a secret to anyone that the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer is higher than it has ever been and continues to rise. I hope at this point we can all agree that our diet and lifestyle directly correlate to these statistics. In the early 1980’s, about one in…

PERMISSION TO FAIL

Over the years as both a fitness enthusiast and fitness coach I’ve learned many valuable lessons to help my clients lose weight, feel great, and ultimately be the best version of themselves. However, I think one lesson – one I rarely talk about in the way I will today – stands above all the rest……

Working In vs. Working Out

We have all been told and made to believe that the more you workout the better results you will get, right? What if I told you that you need to rest and recover as much as you workout to optimize your training, nutrition, and therefore your results…  Exercise of any type or duration requires you…

Are You in the Top 9%?

BE IN THE TOP 9%! There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers: IT WORKS. And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. More than 91% of people…

Metabolic Syndrome: Danger Ahead

Metabolic Syndrome: Danger Ahead We’re talking about metabolic syndrome today. You’ve probably heard of this condition, but you may not completely understand what it is. The best way to think about metabolic syndrome is as an advanced warning system. We can compare it to the lights and warning sounds of a railroad crossing. When you…

You Become What You Think About

You Become What You Think About Have you ever heard the saying, “You reap what you sow?” Well, there is more to that saying than what you might think it means for agriculture. It seems as though the human mind can be compared to a plot of fertile land, merely reaping what has been planted…

The Truth About Cholesterol

A January 2009 study published in the American Heart Journal found that nearly three out of four patients hospitalized for a heart attack had total cholesterol levels in the “normal” range of 200 or less.  Some of them were taking statins to lower their cholesterol, and some of them had naturally low cholesterol.  Basically, the…

How to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolutions As we approach the middle of the second month of the year, I want to address the issue of FAILED New Year’s Resolutions. It’s about this time most people give up. Actually, according to statistics compiled by a “big box” gym, the most drastic drop off in…

Successfully Achieve Your Goals this Year!

New Years Resolutions – How are they going in the first three weeks? The tradition of setting New Years Resolutions dates back thousands of years.  It started more than 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians celebrating the New Year not in January, but in March, when the spring harvest came.  Centuries later, the ancient…

Stop Exercising in 2020!

Are you planning to exercise in 2020? If so, you may want to seriously reconsider… Here are the cold, hard facts: Weight-loss was the number one New Year’s Resolution in the U.S. in 2018 and 2019; I’m sure it will be the same in 2020…Only 46% kept their resolutions beyond 6 months. Only 8% achieved…

Dieting vs. Lifestyle: What’s the Difference?

Dieting vs. Lifestyle: What’s the Difference? You’ve no doubt heard the ominous statistic: two thirds of people who lose weight gain even more back within four or five years. 1 That in itself is enough to discourage even the most determined among us. What’s the answer? What is the secret to not only losing weight…

Ready to Change Your Life? Skip the New Year’s Resolution

They’re probably appearing all around you—New Year’s Resolutions. “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to be on time.” “This is my year to get organized.” I’ve joined a gym and I’m going to go three times each week.”What do all these New Year’s Resolutions have in common? That’s easy: they will all be forgotten…

What Motivates You?

What Motivates You? It’s almost that time of year again. The New Year’s Resolution is right around the corner. This year I’m going to…………………………….. The statistics Brace yourself. According to Rod K. Dishman, Ph.D., director of the Behavioral Fitness Laboratory at the University of Georgia, nearly 50 percent of people who begin an exercise program…

You are What You Eat: You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet

You are What You Eat: You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet Ever heard someone give themselves permission to indulge their sweet tooth just because they just had a great workout? It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black as far as their calorie input/output. But in reality,…

Upgrade Your Warm-up!

Upgrade Your Warm-up You might be tempted to skip the warm up when you work out. After all, you only have so much time to exercise—“Let’s just get on with it already! I’m in a hurry!” But warming up is a critical component of your fitness routine, and skipping it could have unpleasant and even…

Liver Detoxification 101

Liver Detoxification 101 When was the last time you thought about your liver?  If you are like most people, this amazing organ does not command much of your attention.  But if you are interested in living as healthily as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs. Named after the Old English word for…

Gut Permeability and Your Diet

Gut Permeability and Your Diet More and more we are hearing about food allergies and food sensitivities.  Because they are such common conditions, it is important to understand the difference between the two and what the health issues are which surround them. The difference between food sensitivities and food allergies Though on the surface food…