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Friday
Aug252017

A Common Barrier To Your Health and Fitness Goals

If asked to press a three-pound dumbbell overhead, it’s likely that many of us would be able to do so with relative ease. Now, imagine being asked to pause that overhead press at the top and hold it there for an hour or two. Or, imagine doing the same overhead press, then simultaneously handed a wrench, light bulb, cell phone and a large cup of coffee to hold. Sounds a bit ridiculous, doesn’t it?

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Friday
Jul212017

3 Stress Busting Tips for Busy People From a Metabolic Expert

When was the last time you lost track of time and were completely in the moment, stress-free, and doing what you love as if you were a kid again? Was it last week, last month or decades ago? Or, perhaps you’re in the camp that legitimately cannot even recall the last time you had a relaxed or carefree moment. For most of us, it’s unlikely that we had a moment like this at some point today.

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Sunday
Feb072016

6 Ways You Misunderstand Your Metabolism

 Quick—what would you be willing to give up in exchange for a fast metabolism? 

To consume all the ice cream you want and not gain a pound? To have tacos help you fit into your skinny jeans? To get washboard abs from an easy, one-hour treatment? It seems that every time we turn around, another fad diet, infomercial, or weight loss gimmick promises us easy results and a swift metabolic boost. 

The truth is, “metabolism” is a word that encompasses the literally thousands of chemical reactions needed for us to be functioning human beings. It’s incredibly complex—so much so that not even scientists claim to understand every detail. 

Unfortunately, the deafening amount of weight loss quackery out there chronically over-simplifies this process and continually feeds us fantasy “fixes.”

Who’s ready for truth and clarity on the subject? Read on to help sift through the many metabolic myths and to learn what you really can do about your metabolic functioning. 

 

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Sunday
Nov012015

6 Unexpected Outcomes of Metabolic Testing

Everyone wants their own “perfect plan” for personal health and fitness goals. Wouldn’t it be helpful, after all, to have in hand a plan that easily and succinctly dictates how often you should exercise, which exercises you should do, how much food you should eat, and what types of foods are best for you, etc.?

The difficult part? You won’t have these answers or a “more perfect plan” until you understand your metabolism. Everyone’s metabolism is remarkably different, and what works for one individual may be detrimental to another. 

In order to have certainty that a plan is right for you versus guessing it might be, you need to know more about your metabolism. Until you’re truly healthy on the inside, you can’t look or feel your healthiest on the outside. Because you can’t see those inner dimensions of health, they must be measured. By knowing more about how your body functions, you’ll be able to more perfectly nourish and move your body to get the results you seek, making the most of your time and efforts.

 

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Thursday
Oct292015

Could Vitamin D Help You Avoid the Flu?

A sure sign of fall is the plethora of flu shot advertisements popping up everywhere. Though the flu shot may reduce the likelihood of contracting flu in some people or potentially reduce the symptom severity, there are other ways to reduce the chance of getting sick.

The flu shot, of course, does not guarantee one will not get the flu, nor do the best hygiene or nutritional habits. 

However, a low-risk nutritional choice you can make to support your immune system is to optimize your levels of vitamin D.

 

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Tuesday
Sep082015

8 Uncommon Tips for Women’s Wellness

Women’s health is a complicated matter.

A woman’s well-being is impacted by an intricate balance of hormone systems such as adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones.

As women progress through the decades of life, hormones ebb and flow and can knock each other off track. This oftentimes makes attaining optimal health and weight loss more challenging as women age.

The good news is that we have significant influence over our hormones and genes by what we choose to do or not do in our lives. Many factors impact hormone balance such as nutrition, supplementation, exercise, stress management, sleep and living environment.

Learn how you can use these areas of influence to enhance your well-being!

 

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Thursday
Jul092015

What a Blood Test Can Tell You

Let me begin with myself for a second. I’m not in perfect health.

Nonetheless, I know for a fact that I’m able to target specific behaviors to maximize how good I feel in a day and how long I’ll live a vitality filled life - because my blood tells me so.

I’m 30-years-old, but I still make it a priority to know where I stand in terms of my chronic health risks (particularly those in my family history).

I use this hard "blood test" data to adjust my health choices (e.g. nutrition, supplementation, fitness, stress management, etc.) in a detailed fashion. Trending my health allows me to partner more effectively with all of my healthcare providers (e.g. coaches, experts, and - when needed - physicians). I’ve chosen to prioritize preventative health in this way, and I advise my clients to as well for the sake of their own vitality today and their longevity later. 

 

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