Stretching is not only one of the most neglected areas of fitness, but is also one of the most misunderstood and poorly practiced. Regardless of your goals, stretching is a vital component to any exercise program. Whether you want to be outrageously strong and build huge muscles, or simply want to move and feel better, effective stretching will drastically improve your results and reduce your chances of injuries, aches, and pains. Proper stretching doesn't have to be tedious and...
Let's be honest, getting on the scale isn't exactly a fun activity, and most of us would probably love an excuse to never get on one again. Being a personal trainer, you would probably expect me to be the one telling you to do it anyway - unless, of course, you actually know me or have read anything else I've written. So, without further ado, here are 5 valid excuses for never getting on another scale: 1. Focus on Habits,...
Most people treat exercise like it's a battle of wills with the goal of the mind conquering the body. This approach is harmful to both your body and your mind because it ensures that half of you will lose regardless of which side wins the battle - and in a battle between allies, even the winner loses in the end. With this attitude, it's no wonder that people tend to dread exercise! Always remember that your body and mind are...
"Without nutrition, medicine is of no use. With nutrition, medicine is of no need." -Ayurvedic Proverb Nature has provided us all with the best medicine in the world, and it doesn't even come with side effects. Not only does this incredible medicine help us rid our bodies of disease, but it also helps to prevent disease before it even starts, increase our energy levels and productivity, improve our mood and disposition, achieve and maintain a healthy body weight... Shall I...
The human body has an amazing ability to adapt to all of the things that we put it through and find a way to do them in the most efficient way possible. People have been running for as long as we've been in existence, and our bodies have evolved and adapted to become extremely efficient runners. The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 different muscles- it is truly an amazing display of natural engineering....