Real Food Is King

Real Food Is King

Which is the best diet? Paleo? Low glycemic index foods? the Hollywood cookie diet? In my mind, without a doubt, real food comes in first and should seem like a no-brainer. But that’s because I do this for a living. I have read lots about food and nutrition. So I thought I would share some…


Running and Your Knees

I just thought you should know that there are some misconceptions about running and knees. I am going to share 2 of the big ones. 1. A lot of people, experts included think that it increases the chance of arthritis. It sounds like this is not entirely true and could actually be the opposite.  Runners…


Meat Free Protein Sources

  Do you eat meat? I do and I like it. However I don’t eat it at every meal. It wouldn’t work very well for me to eat a meat heavy meal like a protein burger before I exercise or do something active. Sometimes we need protein that is meat free and sometimes we just…


More Muscle = Live Longer

  If you want to live longer, you might want to do some exercise. Researchers like to point to a lot of different things that can make you live longer. Sleep, eating healthy foods, flexibility and especially a low BMI are thought to contribute to a longer, higher-quality life. Now researchers think that body composition is the…


4G Impact and Bone Density

4G’s, That’s the amount of impact force it takes to improve bone density in adolescents according to one study out of Bristol. Running a 10 minute mile or dropping down from a 15 inch box is enough force to generate 4G’s and stimulate bone density improvement, or at least reduce the amount of bone loss in…


Culturing Vegetables

Cooking and preparing food for you and your family is one of the easiest ways to get healthy foods in your life. It’s good for lots of reasons. You get to see what’s in your food Preparing the food burns calories and is linked to lower weight and longer life. It’s a way that everyone…


Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels can be pretty misleading and downright confusing. If you read them, good for you. If you understand them you are ahead of the pack. I wanted to share this awesome article from Jenny Westerkamp. It’s important to check out because it outlines 7 different ways that nutrition labels are misleading and difficult to understand….


Exercise And Pain

Exercise and pain. Do they have to go hand in hand? Some think you can’t have improvement unless you workout so hard that you can’t get out of the car. I think “no pain, no gain” was a motivational cliche but can lead to a misrepresentation of what exercise is really all about. For a…