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Training & Alcohol Don’t Mix

Alcohol is a big contributor to weight gain. Just one drink can be around 150 empty calories that your body treats as fat. However, alcohol does not just affect your waistline, it creates numerous adverse effects on your body. Just one night of drinking excessively can affect you both mentally and physically for up 5…

Setting Intentions for 2016

Forget about resolutions. That’s so 2015! Instead, let’s set an intention for the year. It’s amazing how this can shape your experience and deliver lasting results. Pick one word that resonates with you and keep that word in mind as you brave your way through this next exciting year. To set your word, first pause…

Three Steps to a Healthy Family

Do you ever find yourself dedicating time and energy to keeping your loved ones happy and healthy while neglecting your own needs? Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your loved ones—when the entire family is happy and healthy, everyone wins! Following these three steps will give your whole family…

Let Medicine Be Thy Food

What timeless words of wisdom! I saw this quote in an advertisement recently and it really got me thinking. I found a meta study Rutgers University conducted looking at 68 different studies examining the relationship between family meals, eating habits, and children’s health. Specifically, they wanted to know if there was a correlation between family…

Stop, Drop & Plank

Sometimes the simplest of movements result in the greatest impact to your body. This is certainly true with planks. To do a plank, you hold your body in a standard push-up position (the trunk portion off the ground) making sure to hold it in a straight line. While getting into a plank is straightforward, holding…

Let’s Walk About It

Do you have afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus? Take a walk during your lunch hour! It is not news, of course, that walking is healthy and that people who walk or otherwise exercise regularly tend to be more calm, alert and happy than people who are inactive. But did you know that brisk walking…

You Snooze, You Win

Getting enough sleep is essential to health, happiness and productivity. Here’s how to give your sleep the priority it deserves. When life gets busy the first thing we sacrifice is sleep. We know sleep is important, but how much can it hurt if we cut back a little? Turns out, a lot. Adequate sleep and…