Fitness Isn’t Always Sexy…or Is It?

Fitness Isn’t Always Sexy…or Is It?

Ever notice that the advertising we see for fitness products has extremely fit people either sweating it out and loving it, or standing around at the gym looking great?  There is even an implied sexiness about it. As we all know…sex sells. What gives here?  Are we supposed to aspire…

A Hidden Tendency that Can Color Our Healthy Choices

A Hidden Tendency that Can Color Our Healthy Choices

There are definitely some traps that we can fall into when trying to improve our eating and exercise habits.  How many of us have started out with great ideas about eating better and exercising more, only to falter and inadvertently end up abandoning the effort?  In response to this, we…

Core and Arms – Together at Last

Core and Arms – Together at Last

Most of us like to save time, right?  And now with the powers that be breathing down our necks to make sure we do resistance training at least twice a week, you may find that’s it’s all a bit much.  After all, you may already be doing your best to…

Temptation Is Everywhere – What To Do?

Temptation Is Everywhere – What To Do?

Question:  Do you always know when you are being tempted?  If you answer “yes” to that, does that also mean that you are the only one who is responsible for all the times that you succumb?  As the guilt piles on, do you then feel like a failure?  Or is…

Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Let me get this out up front.  Often setting health and fitness goals involves losing weight and exercising more.  When we are deciding what our “new me” is going to look like, what do we to compare it to?  Sometimes, we look around at others and decide that we would…

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Four Easy Moves for Tight Shoulders

Having just returned from a long-postponed road trip, I was unceremoniously reminded that car or plane travel can cause us (me) to stiffen up.  It’s great to get away, but having no choice but to hold one position for hours on end can mean needing some time to get the…

Is Time-Restricted Eating Better than Dieting?

Is Time-Restricted Eating Better than Dieting?

Intermittent fasting is becoming more popular these days, and for good reason.  Quite frankly, it can be a lot easier to embrace as a concept or a behavior than going on yet another diet.  When you think about it, intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating has one rule.  Intermittent fasting would…

Do We Eat More When It’s Cold?

Do We Eat More When It’s Cold?

Because of popular demand, I am going to set out to answer this burning question.  If you were to ask a bunch of people if they gain weight in winter, I bet you would find that the answer is yes.  After all, we tend to hunker down, stay indoors, and…

Can You Trust Yourself?

Can You Trust Yourself?

Often in the health and fitness field, we hear that we are to “listen to our bodies”, “find our flow”, or practice “intuitive eating.”  This sort of thing has been around for a long time.  We are reminded of the old adage, “To thine own self be true,” which did…