Fat or Sugar

Fat or Sugar

Whats worse for you? Fat or sugar? Identical twins did an experiment to find out. One ate a no-carbohydrate diet, the other ate fat-free and had all of the sugar and carbohydrates he wanted. Article The no-carb twin lost the most weight, 9 lb’s in a month, but they both lost weight. The fat-free twin won at a stock trading game, and a…


Seated Core and Hip Exercise

So, sitting at your desk isn’t great for you. For most of us it’s a fact of life that we spend some time in a chair each day. Many say that they don’t have time for exercise. You can scratch that excuse because you can get exercise in your chair, even at a low intensity….


Hazards of Sitting

If you haven’t heard, sitting for hours at a time isn’t good for your body or mind. I’ll list a few of the things it does to your body, then I’ll offer a few solutions. Sitting Symptoms: Foggy Brain: from lack of blood flow and mood enhancing chemicals. Inflexible Spine: disk damage from lack of movement. Soft…


3 Must Know Facts About Soy

Yo Soy, I’m talking to you! Yo soy means “I am” in spanish. and you are what you eat so. . . I’m trying to be funny with a play on words, but Soy and the products created by it are no joke. Here are 3 facts that you must know about Soy before you buy that processed food or…


3 “Healthy Foods” with more than 7 teaspoons of Sugar

Sugar is addictive. eliminate it completely from your diet for 2 days and see how you feel, or if anyone around you notices you are acting differently. The problem is that sugar is addictive and the more you have it, the more you want it. It changes how you taste food and how much you…


Pre-Tuff Mutha Workout Stretch

This is a great stretch to do before you do your Tuff Mutha training run or strength workout.  http://youtu.be/_0sqSiAEJvg It also happens to be part of my 12-week Tuff Mutha Adventure-Race training program. The picture is just there to scare you. I am training individuals in a small group for Tough Mudder Norcal April 12th 2014…


Is Jogging Good for Older Adults?

I don’t think older adults need to stay away from impact exercises. I get the question sometimes “Is jogging safe for older adults? I point people to a study from 2013 that indicates the opposite. Older adults who regularly engage in impact activities like sprint intervals and functional weight training do better than those who don’t. Especially…


Incidental Yoga For Busy People

  I love this article. I really never thought that you could do yoga while doing any work at your computer but I’m doing it right now. I just wanted to share this article because I have so many clients and know a lot of people who could benefit from trying at least a few of these incidental yoga moves….


Paleo Diet Ranks Last as “Best Diet”

When I read that title I thought to myself how can that be? Who ranked this? I have found versions of the paleolithic diet to be a very effective diet for me and many of my clients. Although to be fair, we don’t exactly follow a paleolithic style diet. It’s similar, but the difference is based more on…


Foods That Detoxify Your Body Naturally

We all want to detoxify our bodies. In fact that’s one of the main functions of your liver. I thought I would share some foods that can detoxify your body naturally. Cauliflower: It has inflammation reducing properties. Lentils: They have fiber and protein. Broccoli: Lots of vitamins and detox properties. Grapefruit: Tangy lite and aids in digestion. Steel Cut Oatmeal: The…