Do You Need a Nutrition Coach?

As we approach another new year, many people will resolve to eat healthier. It’s certainly something that can be done alone but having a coach will simplify the process and help you reach your goals much more quickly. What is a nutrition coach? A nutrition coach is trained to help you eat healthy, choosing theContinue reading “Do You Need a Nutrition Coach?”

Why Less is More When it Comes to Resistance Training

Did you know that there is a such thing as too much resistance training? It’s true. It’s tempting to think that the more you do, the faster and larger your muscles will grow but that’s not the case. Here’s the thing. When you lift weights, you put stress on your body, especially when you liftContinue reading “Why Less is More When it Comes to Resistance Training”

A Simple Weight Loss Formula

Weight loss doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are a few things that, if you do them consistently, you WILL see change. Eat enough protein – so many people don’t eat enough protein. If you are trying to build or sustain muscle, especially as you age, you should get .8 to 1 gramContinue reading “A Simple Weight Loss Formula”

Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself Every Day

This is going to be a hard message for many of you to hear especially if this is something you do daily. I’m talking about stepping on the scale. So many of us are preoccupied with that number. Our weight. Doctors use an age old formula to determine who is a healthy weight and whoContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself Every Day”

How to Fit Staying Fit into Your Busy Schedule

I often write about time management and how it’s possible for you to fit fitness and nutrition into your daily grind. It can’t be overstated enough. There are enough hours in the day and you don’t need hours to stay healthy. In fact,  just two to three days a week of resistance training is enoughContinue reading “How to Fit Staying Fit into Your Busy Schedule”

Beyond the Macros – What About Micros?

Most people are aware of the macronutrients – proteins, fats, and carbohydrates – and they are the building blocks of a balanced diet. But, in our quest to ensure we are “meeting our macros” we often overlook the micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy diet. In my nutrition coaching, IContinue reading “Beyond the Macros – What About Micros?”

Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter

When people decide they want to change the way they look, they typically start with the scale, weighing themselves and determining that the number they see needs to be lower. But, your weight is not the whole story. There are other more meaningful metrics that often get overlooked but if you pay attention to them,Continue reading “Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter”

How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

It’s here–well, it’s been here for a while, if you pay attention to retail–the holiday season! It’s a time when all the goodies and treats are plentiful and the atmosphere is light. If you’re not careful, you overdo it, only to recommit to a crazy diet and dry January right afterwards! But, it doesn’t haveContinue reading “How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving”

Health Tips You May Overlook

I was recently asked to provide health tips that people may not immediately think of. In “10 Tips to Improve Your Health Today,” I outlined a few key things to remember about sleep and eating right, and reminded readers to get an annual physical with complete bloodwork. These tips are based on my own experiences,Continue reading “Health Tips You May Overlook”