In our modern times and fast-paced lifestyles, most of us feel “stressed” at least some, if not a majority of the time. If you take a minute to think about all the things in your life that can promote stress you might come up with things like: tension in relationships, deadlines at work, family obligations/ … Continue reading Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?
We watched a fair amount of the Winter Olympics at our house in 2018 and it was quite obvious to see that the male competitors often had more strength, speed, and generally easily outperformed their female counterparts in each sport. These facts are not contested and are well known; world records ranging from the … Continue reading Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance
Have you been trying to lose weight but not having much success? If so, you’re not alone, as approximately 50 million Americans try to lose weight every year and just 5 percent report keeping the weight off, according to the Colorado State University Extension. A lot of women attempt to lose weight while unknowingly making … Continue reading Women and Weight Loss… 5 Common Mistakes
A couple of decades ago, women were warned not to lift too heavy of weights lest they bulk up to hulk-like proportions. They were told to “do cardio, lots of cardio; cardio is your best friend”. Nowadays, however; more and more women are realizing that just doing lots of cardio doesn't do nearly as much … Continue reading Women Lifting Heavy
People are great at making resolutions around getting in shape every new year. Then by the end of January or maybe even mid February, a lot will typically throw in the towel and start to abandon new year’s resolutions related to health and fitness, telling themselves that it’s just too much work and/or they … Continue reading Workout Smarter, Not Longer
I always thought that a woman would naturally be at her “worst performance” athletically speaking, during the days of menstruation. After all, these are the days where women will typically feel fatigued, in pain and generally worse for wear out of any other days in the cycle. I was so surprised to learn that in … Continue reading Workouts and Your Cycle
More people than ever are having troubles with sleep. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, having enough sleep and etc… Research has shown that our sleep habits can make a huge difference in the amount and quality of the sleep we experience. If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter you can definitely attest to the fact … Continue reading How Well Do You Sleep?
What is the connection between going barefoot and health? When I was around 16 or so, up until age 28, I wore shoes with heels (2 inches or higher) almost daily. I took great pride in the fact that I could survive a night out salsa dancing in 4 inch heels for 5 hours. I … Continue reading Are You Grounded?
For a long time I did not see exercise as enjoyable, I saw it as a means to an end. To get fit and keep fit I needed to log a certain amount of hours or miles and only felt any kind of satisfaction when it was completed. Sometimes working out was pure misery. … Continue reading Enjoying Movement as a Path to Better Health