Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

Soy: a disease-preventing superfood or a dangerous health threat disguised as a diet-friendly protein? What you need to know.

There is much confusion in the world of nutrition. Some swear by certain food benefits while others stay away from the very same food. One such food that has been the source of much controversy is soy & soy based products. What is soy? As stated on Wikipedia: "Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in… Continue reading Soy: a disease-preventing superfood or a dangerous health threat disguised as a diet-friendly protein? What you need to know.

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The Ultimate Guide to a No Equipment Workout – Part 3 of 4

Okay...so you might need some equipment...like a wall, or some chairs, maybe a bar at the park, a pull-up bar...but it's fairly minimal, I promise! In order to build strength (possibly size as well – this relies heavily on diet) we need to progressively overload muscle with more resistance. Most people just continue to increase… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a No Equipment Workout – Part 3 of 4

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO A NO EQUIPMENT WORKOUT – PART 2 OF 4

  Ok. I know this is a workout guide, however i think it's fairly safe to assume that most of us have a strong aesthetic component to our workout motivation, right? So - I'm about to share with you the Holy Grail of enhancing the shape of your body whether you want to lose or… Continue reading THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO A NO EQUIPMENT WORKOUT – PART 2 OF 4

Fitness, Injury Info, Wellness

What you don’t know about over-training might hurt you. Literally.

Ever heard of over-training? Here's what you need to know.  Over-training syndrome can be defined as excessive high intensity training and diminished rest periods resulting in constant tiredness, decreased performance, hormone & brain changes, frequent illness & mood alterations, otherwise known as burnout - quite similar to adrenal insufficiency or fatigue. It is generally talked about… Continue reading What you don’t know about over-training might hurt you. Literally.

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Weight loss and the Shrink

When I work with someone interested in a fitness program, I have them fill out copious forms (partly to see how motivated they are) and one of the questions is "What is your main goal?" Guess what 99% of folks put? To "lose weight" and "be healthier". Let's get real here, people work out because… Continue reading Weight loss and the Shrink

Fitness, Sarcasm & Good Info, Wellness

Shocking before and after pics!

  I know you know this. Everyone knows this, right? Here's my PSA about before and after photos. They can be very easily staged. Honestly. It cracks me up because I regularly do them in my full length mirror for my almost 7 year old and she laughs her head off. Check it out:   Get it?… Continue reading Shocking before and after pics!

Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

Rant: Why nutritional cleanses DON’T work.

Juice cleanses, cabbage cleanses, water cleanses, colon detox, liver flush...guess what? I call B.S. on all of these. (Sorry for the language if you're reading this Mom...). Here's a word to the wise - and trust me on this one: nutritional cleanses DO NOT WORK. Our liver and other organs do an excellent job of… Continue reading Rant: Why nutritional cleanses DON’T work.