Movement Boosts Your Mood "Getting regular exercise is important for good physical and mental health. Exercise can help stimulate parts of your brain that aren’t as responsive when you’re feeling depressed. It also promotes the release of feel-good brain chemicals. It may also help distract you from your worries and improve your confidence.Endorphins are only … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: How Dopamine Drives You Towards Reward and Makes You Move
The phone call came crashing in a dark desert night. I’ll always remember the feeling. My Mom got the news that my Dad was having a heart surgery. Separated by state lines and divorce, all I could do was hope my Dad would be okay. I can’t remember if I talked to him or my … Continue reading A Father’s Heart: A Journey From Loss To Health
Reaching your true potential and getting the most out of your investment of time and energy in the gym starts with: learning and perfecting the rep, imploring progressive overload, understanding specificity and aligning your actions with your specific goals. Once you’ve laid that solid foundation and understand the key principles we discussed in part one … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING (Part 2)
“The more I learn about health, the more I tend to focus my attention on a few simple factors that I think account for most of the health benefits of diet and lifestyle. Don’t smoke cigarettes or use alcohol excessively. Get regular physical activity. Eat whole foods. Get restorative sleep. Manage stress. And don’t eat … Continue reading Less Than 3% of Americans Meet These 4 Basic Health Standards: Are You One of Them?
As the antiquated saying goes, “training is an art and a science.” Unfortunately when you walk into a modern day gym today you’re more likely to meet Picasso than you are to see picture perfect form, proper technique, and intelligent exercise programming. The art of training answers the why and is highly individual to each … Continue reading FOUR KEY PRINCIPLES FOR MAXIMIZING YOUR GYM TIME AND RESULTS
Have you decided you want to Defy Gravity, lose fat, build your body and get the awesome health and anti-aging benefits exercise provides? If so I'd like to introduce you to the six foundational movement patterns. These movement patterns optimally engage the major muscle groups, strengthen you for daily activities and build a well-rounded body. … Continue reading EFFECTIVE EXERCISE BEGINS WITH THESE 6 MOVEMENT PATTERNS: How Well Do You Know Them?
See Spot Run. Or Try Really Hard and Not Get Anywhere... Spot awakens from a summer nap. Groggy and barely awake the furry canine notices a squirrel in the distance. Excitedly the dog darts towards the creature. Suddenly he is pulled back and choked. He rabidly persists but stays right where he is despite his … Continue reading LIMITING FACTORS: What’s Holding You Back From Your Goals?
What is the best nutrition advice you can use RIGHT NOW? What is the most important meal of the day? What is the most important workout that you have? Which night of sleep matters the most? What is the most important thing you can do to improve your health? What is the "best" food? The … Continue reading GOOD NUTRITION: Best Advice You Can Use RIGHT NOW
Triage- the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition. Wounded. I found myself in an ER with a bandaged head. The urgent care sent me away. They feared I might have sustained a concussion. My lacerated head required 13 stitches/staples but thank God I didn't have a … Continue reading GOOD NUTRITION: Triage
Back to the first question I asked in, “Good Nutrition: Why it Matters?” “What is good nutrition?” What was your definition? Is it complete, feel like it is lacking or maybe completely misguided? With so much information, misinformation, fad diets and human variability it’s easy to get lost. We’ve all been exposed to outrageous, oversimplify, … Continue reading GOOD NUTRITION: What is it?