Are  Sit-ups Pointless?

Are Sit-ups Pointless?

For most of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we want to work on our core is doing sit-ups, or crunches. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles that can produce the oft-times desired “6 pack” of rippled muscle in our midsection. But there is much more to our core than just the…

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 it, as comedian Flip Wilson…

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 like to look like something…

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 kinks out.         An area…

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 go something like “I don’t…

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 go for various comfort foods. …