Ladies, if you are in your 30s and 40s, you probably noticed that it gets a bit harder to lose weight as we age. I use to lament (still do sometimes) that if I worked out as hard as I do now 20 years ago, the weight would have fell off me. But that is simply …View full post
Fitness refers to ability of the body to function with vigor, efficiency, and alertness. Nutrition refers to the nourishing of our body in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning effectively by providing it with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes. But …View full post
When my husband and I first started dating, he had about 25 pounds to lose. He later told me that at the time, he had rarely worked out and his eating habits were not the best. It was not uncommon for him to indulge in fast food and DiGiornio’s homemade pizza. This was completely opposite …View full post
Do you enjoy your workout? Is it something that you actually look forward to? Enjoyment is the one aspect of working out that seldom gets attention. After all, if your goal is to lose weight or to build muscle, why would it matter how much you enjoy your workouts? However, the reality is that it …View full post
If you are like many, you love carbs – the unhealthy ones! They are everywhere and packed into many of the foods that we would love to enjoy on a daily basis. My favorite carb happens to be bread. I could eat bread throughout the day everyday! I’m getting a bit excited thinking about that, …View full post
In today’s society, carrying excess weight has become the norm rather than the exception. Lifestyles are increasingly sedentary, and diet is becoming increasingly processed and food contains more and more calories, additives and preservatives. Children prefer electronics and social media over playing with their friends, which is perhaps a direct reflection on parents who prefer …View full post
Have you tried to get your family active to no avail? Consider your approach. Sometimes forcing one idea upon them is not a great way to start. Generally speaking, people like choices and family is no different. Having more choices will more than likely equate to more commitment and lead to success. Here are some …View full post
TGIF! I hope you all had a fantastic week. It certainly was a chilly one – especially here in the Greater Pittsburgh area! Today, I would like to highlight the lunge with a bit of a variation. Lunges are a good exercise for strengthening and building large muscle groups including the buttocks, thighs, and hamstrings. …View full post
Consistently living a healthy and fit lifestyle does not happen by accident. For some, it starts with making small changes in diet and trying to be more active. Others may join a gym and vow to make it there at least 2-3 times a week. Inevitably, life takes over and before you know it, you are back to your old unhealthy habits.
What I’ve learned over the years is that it requires commitment and diligence in order to break the chains from old lifestyle choices and begin new ones. For me, it is akin to having a job where you must be responsible and effectively manage tasks in order to achieve established performance targets and goals.
If you are like many, you love carbs – the unhealthy ones! They are everywhere and packed into many of the foods that we would love to enjoy on a daily basis. My favorite carb happens to be bread. I could eat bread throughout the day everyday! I’m getting a bit excited thinking about that, but I digress. The fact is that overconsumption of unhealthy carbs will wreak havoc on your health and fitness efforts. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy and delicious alternatives that will help you to better control your carb intake
Fit over 40? Yes, it is possible! However, staying healthy and fit once you reach 40 can be daunting and feel like an uphill battle. You experience a decline in energy and your metabolism slows down. Personally, this has been the biggest struggle for me!! As a result what happens? Yep, weight gain that adversely impacts your health and overall well-being. But the good news is that you do not have to experience a downward spiral once you reach this age milestone. In fact, you can be healthy, fit, and in great shape over 40. Many boast about being in better shape in their 40s than in their 20s and 30s. So what’s the secret?
Do you ever find yourself in a place where you’re sluggish and fatigued each day? Do you find yourself going to bed late, fuelling the fatigue? Are you finding that breaking the late-to-bed habit is an ongoing process? If so, have faith.
This was me for a long time. I then came to realise there were aspects of my life that were contributing to this low energy. In turn the reduced energy levels affected my confidence.
I began to recognize this as an opportunity for me to develop a way of taking myself from having virtually no energy to feeling motivated to move and do!
Yep, I’m lucky! I get to follow my passion, earn a living, and help others in the process. I had a great career traditional Corporate America, but I wasn’t passionate about it. Health and fitness is what I’m drawn to and coaching others to be their best always came to me naturally. So when the opportunity to combine my passion and abilities came together, how could I say no?! The timing was right and I have not looked back.
Are you a sugar addict? Do you always crave some sugary snack or beverage? If you are unable to get your sugar fix, do you start feeling tired, light headed or confused? You’re not alone! In fact, this use to be me too. Sugar addiction is one of the most widespread of addictions affecting many children, teenagers, and those who have poor eating habits.
Sugar cravings are very difficult to ignore. Moreover, with sugary treats so easily available, it makes it even harder to ignore cravings. When this happens, many tend to overload on simple carbohydrates (i.e. sugar). While this may give your body a short-term energy boost, you will become hungry and crave for more. Can the cycle be broken?