Mastering Your Strength Training Intensity for Excellent Fitness Results

It’s certainly no secret that strength training is highly recommended. Research shows that strength training improves muscular strength, endurance, bone density, metabolism, joint stability, cardiovascular health, and many other things.  With so many positive benefits available, why wouldn’t we want to strength train? Anything worth doing is worth doing well.  So to strength train properly, we’re going to have to tackle the topic of …

The Effects of Exercise: Why It’s Never Too Late to (re)Start

Opportunity.  That is exactly what exercise provides.  An opportunity to change, reshape, remold our collective physiology, health and well-being.  Perhaps it sounds a little too sensational.  Perhaps it sounds too daunting of a task.  Or perhaps excuses flood your collective consciousness with the mere thought of exercise. I’m too out of shape.   Exercise is too …

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH?

There are numerous items I’d love to see people remove from their diets, but high on the list are artificial sweeteners.  Many people have become dependent and addicted to these controversial substances—but most don’t even realize it. I understand that.  At one point I used artificial sweeteners on a regular basis. I would consume diet soda, …

WHY “WHOLE” GRAINS MIGHT NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK: INTRODUCTION

WHOLE GRAINS: WHAT WE’VE BEEN TOLD Remember when we thought that eating fat made you fat?  Turns out most people eliminated essential and necessary fat from their diet and turned to carbohydrates (grains and starches) to meet their dietary needs. The pasta industry loved it.  How did that work out – people got FATTER, diabetes …

WHY “WHOLE” GRAINS MIGHT NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK: PART 2 – IT’S AS SIMPLE AS SUGAR

Today we are continuing a series called “Why ‘Whole’ Grains Might Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think”.  In our first post of this series, we discussed the many negative health effects that eating a diet high in grains and starches has had on many Americans.  I shared my own journey of battling severe health …

SNACK ATTACK! THE BEST HEALTHY SNACKS FOR WORK, AT HOME, OR ON THE GO

If you’re like most people, you make a plan to eat better!  Breakfast begins the day just great with a nice green protein shake filled with spinach, protein powder, berries and Coconut oil.  Lunch is a green salad with organic chicken, kale, chopped egg, veggies, and olive oil with balsamic vinegar dressing.  And dinner will …

WHY “WHOLE GRAINS” MAY NOT BE AS HEALTHY FOR YOU AS YOU THINK | PART 3: UNDERSTANDING THE GLYCEMIC LOAD

Our grain series continues today with our discussion of the Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and what this all means in relationship to grain consumption.  Before jumping into today’s article, you may want to read our series introductory post Why Whole Grains May Not Be As Healthy For You As You Think and Part 2: It’s As Simple As …