Tag: Mac Dodds

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…


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…


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….


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…