Month: February 2014

Eating by Color

Fruits and vegetable come in many colors: Turns out, that the colors matter and mean something here are a few examples. Greens, like spinach and kale Reds, like tomato, chili’s, raspberries and pomegranates Oranges, like cantaloupe, pineapple, pumpkin and sweet potato White, like parsnips, onion and apples Purple, like eggplant, wine and prunes Here is…


High Intensity Training

High intensity training gets a lot of press because it has great fat loss results and can be done in a short amount of time. However there are 2 reasons it’s not great for most of my personal training clients as well as the general population. It’s pretty difficult and uncomfortable to work at that high…


Yoga Mats & Buns?

What do yoga mats and buns have in common? It’s not an exercise question as you might think. It’s actually a food question. The answer: Azodicarbonamide. It’s used by companies to make yoga mats and shoe soles. Unlike their restaurants in UK and Australia, Subways in the US use it to make their sandwich bread….


Fast Food & Children

Does anyone really think fast food is good for children? We all know that it is probably not good for them. Some folks think it’s perfectly fine for an occasional treat. The advertisers want to make sure that kids tell mom and dad or grandma and grandpa to take them out for fast food. Marketers…


The American Diet

What’s wrong with the American diet? Why are we so fat and unhealthy as a nation? This article shares a bit of the story and I think it’s right on. After you read it, go for a run or a walk and think about how you could make yourself healthier by making 1 small change…


Can Antioxidants Reduce Workout Results?

A recent article in the New York Times says Vitamins could hurt your exercise performance. More specifically they could make it harder to get results from exercise. One study showed that after 11-weeks of exercise the participants who took the placebo had increased biochemical markers related to mitochondrial creation. The antioxidant group didn’t have the same benefit….


Yoga’s Healing Powers

photo by Rene Johnston There is a place for all different types of exercise in our lives. Strength training, hiking, functional, sports training can each be enjoyable. Now, research on yoga indicates that it has the ability to heal. If you need healing in your life, yoga might be worth a try, especially if you…


Advanced Core Exercise

You Tube Video If you are looking for an advanced exercise that emphasizes the torso and works the entire body, these wobble board knee drags are a fun option. Start with 2 or 3 reps on each side and work your way up to 10. You can also do this on the ground or on…