The holiday season is underway, with comfort foods luring each of us with their tempting aromas and the promise of satisfying flavors. Here are 11 ways to keep yourself in check over the coming weeks.
As you’ve read or heard by now, an inactive lifestyle and working environment has contributed to the new warning that “sitting is the new smoking.” Recent research sadly suggests that sitting, and of course our indulgence with binge TV watching, is taking months, if not years off our lives, even if we do go to the gym.
A few years ago 3 of my close friends simultaneously became vegans. While I’ve cut out many animal foods from my diet, including pork products, I’m far from vegan. But I truly admire what they’re doing and contemplate daily the problems that meat consumption causes to our environment and health, as well as the welfare of animals.
These delicious & healthful snacks are between 100 & 200 calories, enjoy!
As experts in food and nourishment, both dietitians and nutritionists have studied the role food plays in overall health. But these titles can be confusing, so here are a few basic differences to be aware of.
We all tend to settle into a routine of doing what we do best in our fitness routines. After all, it’s the path of least resistance, it feels good, and it gives us a sense of accomplishment. Yet each of us able-bodied fitness enthusiasts have weak areas or skills that could use a little attention from time to time, in order to maintain muscular balance and symmetry, help us move more efficiently and prevent injuries.
Over the years many clients and friends have asked me how I keep doing… whatever it is I’m doing, particularly in the realm of training for Kettlebell Sport competitions. I think they imagine that I jump out of bed each morning before the alarm, at the crack of dawn, to go out running, then to the gym for a lifting session and then home for a protein-rich meal. All before 7am!
In June of 2016 I had a full left hip replacement at the age of 50. Many people naturally associate joint replacement surgery with advanced age, but it’s not uncommon to hear stories of younger individuals in their 30s also needing the procedure for various reasons.
The readers of VOGUE were recently presented with an article on the ‘Big Bootie Trend’, something that the editors thought a necessary topic since all forms of media have been following the celebrity fixation with larger behinds that make them as famous as their chosen talent.
There’s a message that’s been circulating for years now that you shouldn’t eat after a certain hour, say 7 or 8pm, if you want to avoid gaining weight. But this is nothing more than a misleading myth, for the simple reason that our bodies burn calories even when we’re sleeping.
This is a very common question that people often ask, and for good reason. I used to do cardio prior to taking fitness classes as a way to warm up my body and prime my lungs since I had very bad asthma. But after a weight lifting session it also felt good to move in rhythmic way and zone out for a while.
Can you tell me where to go for the best pizza in your neighborhood? Sure you can. That’s because you probably don’t know many people who don’t love pizza. Me neither. They may not eat it often because of dietary reasons, but this simple food is noted as one of the most beloved culinary favorite ever, yet “it’s only dough, cheese, and sauce.”
We all know that quality sleep is essential for good health. It’s just no longer trendy to boast about not getting or needing enough ZZZs because you have an insanely busy life. The truth is your life is best served with an adequate amount of sleep each night as it provides your body, mind and spirit with numerous benefits.
Whether you’re in the North East where we’re in mid-winter mode, or in a warmer location, stair climbing is an excellent and affordable way to get your cardio, power and endurance. It’s also perfect for great-looking legs and that lifted butt I talk about with KettleX workouts.
Do you ever get ravenous just a few hours after you have a big meal? Do you keep looking in your fridge hoping something you missed will magically appear? Do you need that midnight snack before going to bed? We’re all different, and about a third of us have metabolisms that are higher than average, so that’s normal. But if it’s becoming an issue, then chances are you’re feeling that nagging constant hunger because of something that’s awry in your diet. Let’s discuss…
Skinny fat is a term for those who are not necessarily overweight, but are also not trim. Usually this type of physique possesses high body fat – 24% to 38% – and low muscle tone, so although they look skinny, they may have cellulite, even in the early 20s (I had it!).
As a Kettlebell sport champion, coach, and the creator of KettleX workouts and education, I’m always eager to learn. In my search for knowledge, I often write out my ideas to sift through and solidify or discard them. I’d like to share recent thoughts inspired by a well-respected instructor and Kettlebell trainer.
Your days are busy with work, kids, your spouse or partner, meetings, deadlines, workouts and myriad other urgent issues. You often don’t have time for the kind of rest that leads to rejuvenation, but here are two of my favorite habits to restore energy during your day –
Here’s a fun way to get your fitness basics done, while watching your favorite show! Print out and read through this list, performing the exercises when indicated. Utilize at least one hour of airtime.
How would it feel to be Strong, Leaner, and more confident in your body?