Strength training or cardio?

Cardio or weights? If you ask me a question about your fitness routine you might have heard my standard answer, “it depends.” That is the best I can do without more information. Do you exercise for your health or are you training for a specific event? Do you do only what you like and the results are irrelevant? Are you …

Five Fitness Benefits of a Vegan Diet

It is World Vegan Month For World Vegan month here are 5 ways eating a vegan diet improves your fitness. 1. Faster recovery from intense exercise. Exercise is good for us mostly because of the recovery process. Exercise improves our anti-oxidant defence system, a little muscle damage increases our resistance and makes us stronger. We can enhance this process with …

Exercise causes heart disease.

Did you know that physically active, middle aged, white, men are more likely to have plaque in their arteries? That doesn’t really seem to make any sense. According to researchers at the University of Illinois studying the physical activity levels of a group of men for 25 years it is. They found that the white males were more likely to …

Fitspiration

Fitspiration happens. I have been promoting the benefits of strength training for a long time and this weekend a miracle happened. My sister is going to start using her weight room! And she is not the only one. Women are interested in being stronger, not lighter. Getting fit has become a lot more than a weight management system. Being stronger …

Muscle = Health

Muscle means health. It is really that simple. Keep your muscles healthy and you will be healthy. That keeps me exercising even on days when I don’t really feel like it. I was at the gym the other morning and I started thinking about why other people might want to go to the gym. There was a team doing a …

Bod Pod

You have 14 weeks until 2018. What? What is this all about? If you had a goal or a resolution for 2017 you still have some time to take action. You may remember my fall theme was to improve my fitness and prove that older doesn’t necessarily mean decline. I have started and I have taken action. I also set …

Invest in yourself at Canyon Ranch

When you make an investment what sort of return are you expecting? You may have invested in your education, career, portfolio, house, children, there are so many considerations. What is the long term vision that comes with these different investments? Do you expect modest, incremental changes to a successful future? Or are you more the get in/get out quick and …

Injuries

What do you do when you get injured? I have recently asked you about running, body composition, your reasons for healthy living, and now injuries. I have had a few, and currently recovering from two injuries and the flu, another temporary setback. When you are injured how do you react? What do you do? For example, some people are so …

Back to fitness.

It is funny how old routines stick with us. In my experience, August is vacation time. This is whether you are actually going on a vacation or not. No one can maintain a consistent level of effort all year and with at least 12 years of making summer vacation a habit, we tend to stick to that pattern. In fact, …

Fat loss or weight loss?

This month I would like to know what you think about a number of topics. Last week I asked you what you thought about running? Now, I want to know do you think about fat loss or weight loss? Do you worry about how much you weigh or your body composition?  Here is what I think. Your weight is not the whole …