Weekly Meal Prep

Weekly Meal Prep

Let's get an important distinction clear right away: weekly meal prep and food prep are not the same thing. Meal prep is preparing entire meals for the week in advance. Food prep is preparing individual food items in advance, making it easy to grab a snack or throwing...

Start A Walking Program

Start A Walking Program

Does your job keep you chained to a desk? Want to get moving and feel better? Start a walking program with short distances, slow paces and flat surfaces; and gradually build up distance, speed and inclines. Focus on good posture, with head lifted and shoulders...

A Serious Pain in the Butt

A Serious Pain in the Butt

Ever felt pain in your lower back when you stood up after sitting for awhile? How about pain in just one of your hips? Or the not-funny-at-all pain in your actual butt, making it hurt to walk? It might be caused by constriction of the piriformis muscle. I can hear you...

Seasonal Colds

Seasonal Colds

We had some crazy weather last week. Some parts of our beautiful state got snowed on, all of us wrapped up in snuggie blankets, only to switch them out a few days later for tank tops and flip-flops. Egads. It made my head spin. And what often happens when the...

Yoga Poses To Help You Sleep

Yoga Poses To Help You Sleep

Yoga has a way of calming the nervous system. Through deep breathing, long stretches and relaxing postures, yoga can help induce a good night’s sleep so you feel rested and ready for the day that lies ahead. This simple yoga sequence is easy to do right before bed....

Sidestep Summer Setbacks

Sidestep Summer Setbacks

August is almost here, and you’ve been loving (or avoiding, as the case may be) the summer weather and activities. Are you happy with the fit of your clothes and your energy levels? Maybe things aren't exactly as they were back around Memorial Day —despite hitting...

Alter Nutrition as You Mature

Alter Nutrition as You Mature

As medicine continues to advance and we are living longer, quality of life remains a high priority. Age can also bring with it some real weight struggles, like the stubborn middle-age spread and what feels like a sluggish metabolism. Meeting nutritional needs as you...

Summer Cookout Time!

Summer Cookout Time!

Why so smugly happy about summer, you wonder? We are going to breeze through the long holiday weekends and multitude of cookouts without gaining an ounce. No magic necessary, because we have mad knowledge. If you’re on a quest to shed pounds or maintain a healthy...

The Detox Myth

The Detox Myth

It’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The idea that we can wash away our calorific sins is the perfect antidote to our fast-food lifestyles and alcohol-lubricated social lives. But detoxing – the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and...

Spring Training

Spring Training

Spring is a great time to dust the cobwebs off your running shoes. Start to train for summer and fall events, or test your winter fitness gains. For those that don’t like to race, spring is the time to increase your distances, improve your form, or just get out there...

Stress Less with Mindful Movement

Stress Less with Mindful Movement

Mindful movement is any type of exercise that doesn't leave you all hot and sweaty, but peaceful and calm. You may notice you feel better after you exercise. Most people experience increased energy and an improvement in overall well-being as physical activity becomes...

Fitness for the Family

Fitness for the Family

Would you rather spend your free time with your family than at the gym? It may sound impossible to add even one more thing into your busy family schedule. But you'll find a little time for the whole family to get active together if you look carefully. Try keeping a...

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