Every year in Iowa fall brings a change to the seasons that begins a downward trend for a lot of people. Their activity levels drop like the temperature.
At our most basic we all need decent amounts of forward movement propelled by ourselves to feel good. Also known as walking.
The problem is the weather changes in a way that makes most peoples' walking arena undesirable at best and downright punishing at worst. Fall is nice but that is quickly followed by winter and while we all...
I have a dreaded time with the assumption that my work is tied to my personal worth.
Others who've expressed the same sentiment are: fitness and nutrition coaches, massage therapists, barbers, corporate managers, realtors, and parents.
The following is an excerpt from the book 'Feeling Good' by Dr. David Burns. I made slight modifications where I saw fit to make it relatable to my readers but otherwise I claim none of this as my own.
The assumption goes like this: "My worth...
Megan is a 46 year old teacher with 3 kids.
She has lost 25 pounds of fat since October of last year.
She has been deficit dieting like a champion but was getting overly hungry during certain stretches of her day between meals.
"I saw this post on IG about a mom setting out a veggie tray for her kids at 3 pm so they would pick at it and at least get some good foods in them." This mother was running into kids that were over worked and overly tired and not eating well.
There are so many ways to diet it will make your head spin.
There is contradictory information everywhere you turn.
Yesterday I met with a client who is healthy from head to toe. Confirmed by blood work and reiterated by her doctors.
She is vigilant in her diet and exercise maintenance. She works out nearly every day for about an hour doing group fitness classes at Orange Theory and lifts weights at her place. She weighs and tracks her food in My Fitness Pal.
Organic food only differs from conventionally farmed food in one way: it costs more. Review after review fail to show any significant differences in nutrition value between organic and conventionally farmed foods. So it's the same nutrition for more money.
Sometimes organic food has more vitamins and minerals than conventional foods and sometimes they don't. Seeking out organic to get more vitamins and minerals is a waste of your effort.
Pesticides can be carcinogenic and organic...
The principle of progression states that in order to increase fitness you need to apply a level of overload to the body within a certain time period. Put simply, you need to increase your workout levels enough to get results but not so much that you get hurt.
You are probably familiar with progressing frequency and intensity of your workouts. Progressing frequency adds workouts. Progressing intensity adds difficulty. This is like adding weight to the bar or reducing time to...