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 …

Let’s talk about salt

  Salt has influenced my life. I didn’t even realize it until now. From the time I can remember my father had high blood pressure. When I say high, I mean really, dangerously high blood pressure. My parents were also ahead of their time, they believed that their lifestyle could change their health. It’s true, we know that for a fact …

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 …

An apple a day

It’s apple season and apples are one of the best choices for snacks. Apples are full of antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber. They are a convenient snack with so many benefits. Apples have been shown to help in weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. They are full of Vitamin C, B Vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals …

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 …

Sugar + Protein = Fat

Do you know how much sugar is in beverages? Starbucks Grande Caffe Mocha, Pepsi, Lipton Iced Tea, 7-Up, Coke, Mountain Dew, Vitamin Water, Minute Maid Lemonade, Sunkist Orange Soda, Tropicana Twister Orange Soda, McDonalds Frappe Mocha all have one thing in common. They all have a lot of sugar. For reference, 4 grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon. …

For best results, believe.

How you feel about exercise makes a difference. Your mind and your body aren’t separate.  If you haven’t given it much thought, now might be the time to change your mind. New research has shown that you can think yourself fit. Don’t get too excited you still have to be active, but how you think about it can make a big …

What if you were a vegan for one day?

Do you follow a plant-based, whole foods diet? Would you consider yourself a vegan? Do you eat more plant-based meals during the week than any other type? I am interested in how you think about your diet. One reason that doctors say that they don’t recommend a whole foods, plant-based diet to their patients to reverse and treat chronic conditions is that …

Good news

One of the questions I am most commonly asked is, “Do you ever run out of ideas for the facts?” No. There is always something new about fitness, health and nutrition. Sometimes they aren’t that interesting and normally in the summer the research slows down and I have to search a bit longer for something that may seem relevant. Not …

Muscles ask for energy

Muscles need energy to produce power. They use energy all day long and when we sleep our muscles recover and use less energy. Sounds simple, but new research has shown that muscles can request  more energy from fat cells. We know a lot about our anatomy and physiology, but this is new. Jason Karpac, PhD, assistant professor at the College …