While many consider fitness and nutrition to be the two-headed dragon when it comes to peak health and performance, we tend to forget about the third - sleep. A quality sleeping regimen is of the utmost important, if not more important than consistent exercise and proper nutrition. Without a good night’s rest, you immediately increase the risks of experiencing negative side-effects like poor-performance, slower cognition, mood swings, hormone fluctuation, weight gain, depress
Are you one who uses a calorie tracker? If so great but if you aren't weighing and measuring your food then odds are you are under estimating how much you eat. Most studies put the number around 30% as in people eat 30% more than they actually input into their food tracker. For example lets take french fries. The serving size on the package says 3oz. Which comes to 130 calories. Most people would dutifully put 1 serving down in their tracker and the 130 calories. Well as you
"Perfection is Overrated" and since none of us.... let me repeat that NONE OF US is perfect or can be seeking perfect can only lead to one thing... failure And this is why so many people don't succeed when it comes to trying to lose weight. We see it all the time. Someone decides this is it..i'm ready to lose this weight and goes all in. They jump on one of those fad diets or they buy a bunch of "miracle weight loss" products from their office co-worker. Perhaps they decide t
You can’t change something you hate… This is something I said recently to one of my clients. You see she had said to me she hates her body and how it looks. So much so she avoids looking at it. As we continued to talk I asked her why she hated it and like many it was because she was comparing herself to the covers on women’s magazines and saying to herself: “I should look like that and because I don’t I’m worthless” Is it any wonder that most (yes men too) of us struggle
In case you missed it yesterday we saw 2 of the greatest Quarterbacks in the history of the NFL go at it head to head. Tom Brady who is 43 and Aaron Rogers who is 37 defy the odds when it comes to playing in the NFL having both had long careers and still managing to play at a high level at an age when most football players have long since retired. Quick note: Did you know the average "career" in the NFL is about 4 years? These 2 have been playing for 22 and 16 years respecti
The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine who had recently gotten engaged. She was giddy with excitement in talking about her upcoming wedding later this year. They had set a date in September and were in the process of starting to plan everything out.
One thing she asked me was if I knew any wedding planners as they were hoping to find one pretty quickly. (more on that in a minute)
Like most future brides stressed already about getting it all done and there was on
Wow a I'm writing this, the first week of 2021 is done already and let’s face it things are a bit crazy right now. I don’t want to get into any of that but it does bring up something I think we all need to keep in mind.
Yesterday in one of our training sessions we were talking about how much all the crap that’s going on around us is affecting us.
We’re all a bit stressed (and many eating more because of it), we feel tired, if not outright exhausted and just aren’t loving
The first Monday of the New Year… A day when so many people start working on their New Years Resolution to lose weight/get fit etc. I love this time of year because of all the enthusiasm that people have but I also dread it because I know that in just a few short weeks (and in many cases days) that enthusiasm will disappear. And when it does so many, in fact most, of those who made that resolution to focus on their health will stop and go right back to the old habits they did
Ring out the Old, Ring in the New. For those of you like me who grew up in the 70’s you might remember that line from a George Harrison (as in the Ex-Beatle) song which was often played on radio to celebrate the New Year. And if you are like millions of other Americans you are “ringing in the new” by making a resolution to lose weight or get fit. Studies show that losing weight and getting fit are 2 of the top 5 resolutions made with Losing Weight taking the top spot by far.
It’s the holiday season, a time when we all look forward to spending time with our family and friends, having fun and just relaxing. It’s also the time we tend to pack on the pounds. Trust me, as a trainer, I get it. Heck, sometimes I succumb to it myself. Let’s face it, the days are getting shorter, it’s cold out and we have a lot of things to get done to prepare for Christmas. Add to that, for many of us, stress goes up both at home and at work. The last thing many of us