We’re all interested in good fitness, and what that means for each of us may differ and evolve throughout our journeys. While we all have our own standards for fitness, new variables come into play when we’re looking to expand fitness into performance. You may find yourself itching to start pushing your fitness routine out of its comfort zone and into the performance arena. Performance can be simplified as the next progression of fitness. I’ve had many clients who have accomplished their weight loss goals and then wanted to start training for their first sprint triathlon. I’ve also had clients who have picked up sports that they may have played in their youth. Their weight loss and exercise achievements gave them a new motivation to redevelop their old interest and to perform better. Whether your sport is football, hockey or simply active living, focusing on enhancing your performance can be a fun, fresh way to approach fitness progression.
Support for a weight loss journey can mean much more than the people you have in your corner (as important and appreciated as they are!). Consider the motivational messages, the helpful information - and the practical tools that can spur our progress and make the weight loss process easier and more efficient. Among them are the tech tools that are quickly becoming standard in the health and fitness realm. We certainly look to technology for so much else these days - why not weight loss? Smart strategy means embracing all the support we can get along the way - "tech support" included. Check out 7 tech tools I recommend for my clients' weight loss and transformation journeys.
With skyrocketing childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes rates, we’re seeing children’s health at serious risk these days. It’s more imperative than ever to bring new attention and a critical mindset to kids’ nutrition! We want to do the best for our children and offer them the nourishment they need to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, in doing so we’re faced with a plethora of myths around children’s nutrition, many of them the result of big food companies’ marketing messages. In identifying where we’re misled, we’re better able to home in on the good dietary practices that will support our children’s optimal health. Check out what I’d consider the top 8 myths of children’s nutrition, and see which ones you believe hold the biggest sway!
Beginning a fitness journey can be an exciting but vulnerable time. Maybe it's been years (or decades) since you were active. Since then, your body has changed as have your present abilities. Medical difficulties or hard truths of other kinds may have gotten you back in the gym. The road ahead might appear daunting, but the journey is made one walk or workout at a time. While commitment is essential, it's important to understand that clear strategies exist to make your fitness endeavor more successful and efficient. Here are 8 training tips every beginner should know for maximizing the results of his/her exercise investment.
It’s no question that the North American medical systems are among the most advanced in the world for identifying and treating major disease. Fortunately, however, most of us aren’t battling an immediate, acute condition. We’re just trying to get in a healthier place, lose weight, build muscle, clean up our diets, and fine-tune our biomarkers to give us the most vitality and longevity possible. We want to prevent disease and improve our body’s overall condition. As impressive as Western medicine is at addressing life-threatening conditions, it’s not as conveniently designed to actively promote and guide the road to optimal health and peak performance. That said, there's plenty you can do to maximize your health care experience. You can find amazing support for your health and transformation journey with a few intentional strategies that will help you work more effectively with your health care providers.
When we know how good a healthy life feels, we undoubtedly want to share the benefits with those we love. Getting the whole family on board with better practices means we not only have an easier time meeting our individual goals but enjoy knowing we’re passing on the love of a healthy lifestyle to our children. With the return of warm weather, it's the perfect time to re-envision your family routines and imagine new opportunities for sharing healthy eating and active living together. Want a few ideas to get you started? Below you’ll find 20 ways to make healthy living fun for the whole crew!