Metabolism. A mysterious, complex force that many of us talk about, but perhaps few really understand... When we think about metabolism, the discussion often turns to it's effect on our weight. But in reality, our metabolism is much more than that! A quick disclaimer: Some parts of this article deal with weight loss. If this… Continue reading How Much Do You Really Know About Your Metabolism?
Push ups are HARD! They may look like a fairly simple exercise, but they actually require considerable upper body and core strength to execute them correctly. Most of the clients I train start out as beginners, and some have never done push-ups before at all. So if you're not a push-up pro not to worry!… Continue reading How Do Your Push-Ups Measure Up? (The Push-up Challenge!)
My number one job as a personal trainer is to make my clients more physically fit. But, sometimes determining our current level of fitness can be a rather subjective thing. For example, We might personally think of ourselves as fit or unfit, but without a way of specifically measuring our baseline and progress, how will… Continue reading Do You Know How Fit You Really Are? Try This 4-Minute Fitness Challenge You Can Do At Home!
Humans were made to move. There's absolutely no denying the positive benefits of physical activity on both physical and mental health. When it comes to health there are few things available to us that are as great for us as exercise. Certainly no pharmaceutical or single nutrient has the same broad scope of positive benefits.… Continue reading Are You Falling For These Fitness Myths?
Are you ready to step up your squat game? Squats are one of the most notoriously challenging and complex exercises out there. On the other hand though, they're a completely natural movement that we all do routinely throughout our days without even thinking about it. This makes squats not only an important exercise for building… Continue reading Ready to Step Up Your Squat Game? Your Step By Step Video Guide
Remember a few years ago when everyone was drinking that weird mix of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup because Beyonce reportedly drank the stuff to lose weight? It wasn't the first time, and certainly not the last time a diet, supplement, or detox has been made famous (...or infamous?) because a celebrity told… Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Never Take Nutrition Advice From A Celebrity
Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle, but are stuck at a a desk job? Read on to find out how a standing desk can improve your health and wellbeing! This article was developed in a sponsored partnership with AnthroDesk, however all opinions are my own. For more information about AnthroDesk and their line… Continue reading Do You Sit At Work All Day? Why A Standing Desk May Be Your Solution
There are very few foods we eat these days that haven't been idolized or crucified by one group or anther for it's supposed disease-causing, or disease-curing properties. Everything from fats and carbs, to the minerals in water, or hidden toxins in food packaging have all been blamed for our health issues. It's particularly confusing and… Continue reading Ask the Dietitian: How Much Protein Do I Really Need To Eat?
Yes, even that new one you read about on Facebook today. Even the one your coworker is doing and feels AMAZING a week in. Even the most "flexible"..."eat what you want and still lose weight!"..."You'll totally get rid of cravings forever" Diet is going to fail. Unfortunately only about 5% of people who start a… Continue reading Your Diet is Going to Fail (and here’s why)
Wanna know a secret? Good health is actually very simple. Much simpler than the diet and weight loss industry wants you to think it is. Let me explain... Beginners often find themselves confused over conflicting nutrition advice, or worry about how much cardio vs weights they should be doing. Should they be eating meat or… Continue reading Your Healthy Living Checklist: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Achieve Good Health