Hydration Station Jun20

Hydration Station

Proper hydration is very important when performing strenuous, physical activity in high temperatures. Below are seven tips to staying hydrated and avoiding heat-related illnesses: 1. DRINK BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY – The best time to consume liquids is before you are thirsty. By the...

Six Steps for Ste...

Let’s face it, it’s hard keeping up with a regular exercise plan between work, kids, dinner, soccer practices, and so on – who has the time?! With Summer quickly approaching, here are 6 tips to help you stay on your exercise regime to get the results you want: 1. Monday...

Fat Mythbusters Apr09

Fat Mythbusters

Did you see one of the recent articles in SELF magazine about weight loss myths? SELF gave me the task of busting some of the myths their readers had about weight loss. These ideas included the following: 1. Don’t eat after 8PM. 2. You should wait until you’re REALLY hungry to eat. 3. If...

National Nutrition Month Feb06

National Nutrition Month

“Being mindful of what’s on your plate and what you are eating.”   March is National Nutrition month, and this year’s theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape.”  What that means to me is looking at the big picture….where do I look first to and make some improvements?  Maybe it would be the extra cup or 2 of popcorn I’ve been adding to my evening snack, or adding  some variety to my meals instead of eating the same meals over and over.  Am I the only one who feels like I’m in a food rut?  And, can’t forget the exercise…it might be time to try some of those cardio classes I’ve been watching and thinking...

The kettle’s on. And so is the muscle. Dec29

The kettle’s on. ...

Rev It Up! Double Kettlebell Front Squat   STEP ONE Bring two kettlebells to your shoulders and take a stance that you find comfortable for your body type. As you squat down, push your buttocks out. Looking straight ahead at all times, squat as low as you can and pause at the...

Think good though...

In a study, Brazilian researchers found that people who received more attention from exercise professionals and probably experienced more psychological reinforcement could lift significantly more weight than those who had less supervision. The lesson? A coach’s guidance and motivation can...

Control your portions and control your weight Dec08

Control your portions and control your weight

America is 60% overweight. Why? Well, studies gathered by the Journal of Public Health Policy show that our consumption of food has increased over the last decade. For example, today, we as a society pour 20% more cereal and 30% more milk into our breakfast bowls. In fact, let’s take a look at that bowl, because it’s not just food portions that have increased—our plates, bowls, and cup sizes have as well. In the early 1990s, the standard size of a dinner plate increased from 10 to 12 inches; cup and bowl sizes followed. This is significant because larger eating containers can influence how much people eat. The bottom line is, our...

Fitness is forever Dec04

Fitness is foreve...

Just the other day a client asked me, “How long do I have to keep up this healthy eating and exercise thing in order to maintain my figure and my health?” I answered, “Forever!” It’s true! This exercise and healthy eating game must be continued to maintain your desired body type and...