Category: Exercise

6 Great Pre-Workout Snacks

One of the critical times to pay attention to your nutritional needs is prior to your workout.  The right pre-exercise snack can increase your stamina while pushing you to greater fitness levels.   Interested in learning more, please read on…  6 Great Pre-Workout Snacks

A Healthy Heart- One Step at a Time

While most people associate February with Valentine’s Day, it’s also American Heart Month, which offers an opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of how to keep our hearts healthy as we celebrate our love. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that we minimize our risk factors one step at a time through diet, […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Did you know… High cholesterol is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease- the two leading causes of death in the U.S.   Test Your Knowledge You need to have your cholesterol checked more often if… a.)       Your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or higher. b.)       You are a man older than age […]

Type 2 Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

November is American Diabetes Month, which is a time when the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other organizations raise awareness of diabetes and communicate the seriousness of the disease. What is Type 2 Diabetes? About 95% of those diagnosed with diabetes are classified as Type 2.  Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects […]

Healthy Holiday Meals: It’s All In The Planning

Most holidays revolve around eating.  Let’s face it, food seems to be the “main event” that brings us together.  A healthy holiday menu for family and friends can be simple with a bit of planning. Think Ahead There are bounties of resources for creating beautiful holiday meals and treats for your guests that are lighter […]

Back to School and Back to You: Recommit to Taking Care of Yourself

It’s that time of year again.  The kids are back in school, the holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to recommit to taking care of yourself.  The difficult part always begs the question, where do I begin?  One of the first things that I ask my clients seeking weight management is why […]

Proper Hydration: For Summertime and Beyond

Getting the proper amount of hydration is not only important in the summer months, but throughout the year as well.  Water is one of the single most important elements in our body.  It regulates our body temperature, helps our digestion and even provides a cushiony barrier around our organs.  Those who participate in regular exercise […]

Weight Loss is a Journey, Not a Destination

Over 70 million people in the United States attempt to lose weight each year and spend more than $30 billion in the process.  Many will be successful at losing the initial weight; however sadly most will be unable to keep it off for very long.   Why is this the case? I believe part of the […]

To Snack or Not To Snack…That Isn’t The Question

The great snack debate is one that has embattled many of so-called “dieters” for decades.  It’s roots were planted at a time when doctors offered advice to their patients who wanted to shed a few pounds that sounded something like this, “If you want to lose weight, you need to cut out all your snacks […]

Is Your Fitness Routine Lapse More Like a Collapse?

Maintaining motivation to exercise is one of those topics that so many have written on because it’s a problem that affects everyone.  Motivation is not like a switch that we can readily be turned off and on.  Rather I see it more like a thermostat with degrees of motivation running along a constant slide.  Once […]

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