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Exercise of the Week: Chin Up

https://youtu.be/c963YifSol8 Chin ups are a wonderful exercise for anybody to be able to do. When done correctly, they are great for strengthening your back muscles, core muscles, arm muscles, and developing overall body stability. And, although this is a great exercise, most people don’t initially have the upper body strength and body control to be able to perform it correctly....

Lowering Your Insulin Sensitivity to Loss Fat

Whether you want to lose weight or gain muscle, insulin plays a significant role in our life. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to the food we consume. Since our body likes our blood glucose (sugar) to stay within a specific range, insulin is released to help bring an elevated glucose back into a normal range. For a variety of reasons, we can become less...

How to Get More NEAT in Your Life

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be doing a workshop at the Governor’s Safety Conference on sitting. Yup, sitting. Sound interesting, doesn’t it?! Well, if it doesn’t directly, that’s okay. However, it should interesting to everybody as this is what is causing or contributing to most of the health problems in our community today.   And while I’d love to go over the...

Exercise of the Week: Waiter Carry

https://youtu.be/Mw9Yk1iHsFw As it goes with exercise, there are 6 basic human movements that each and every one of us should incorporate into our programs and strive to perfect. Most of us know 5 of them pretty well: hinge, squat, pull, push, and everything else (push being the most prevalent of the 4…not necessarily the most important. Everything else meaning…well, anything...

3 Keys to Forming and Sustaining a New Habit

Habit formation is the process by which an action is repeatedly done and becomes automatic. It doesn’t matter if the action is good or bad. It’s the fact that you repeatedly do it enough that it becomes imprinted in the neural pathways of the brain. Once imprinted, a habit is born. This “imprinting” explains why old habits are tough to break and new habits are hard to form....

What Isn’t Measured, Isn’t Managed

Many of us complain about how useless we believe the majority of our required curriculum was during our schooling years. Whether you were bad at English or bad at Science or bad at Math, we all had a subject or two that we thought was a waste of time (mostly because we were poor at the subject, but that’s a different story for a different time).   Now, I’m not here to...

What is Ghee and How Do You Use It?

Many people hate to shop for groceries but I have always enjoyed the grocery store. In my prior life and now as a nutrition coach, I am always intrigued by all the choices we have when it comes to food. I appreciate reading labels and being a food detective. I am forever scanning the shelves for new items so when clients ask me “what I think” I have an answer for them. Okay, yes...

Chunking Your To-Do List to Achieve Greater Results

We all been taught the importance of list-making, typically from a very young age. When we’re in grade school, we’re taught make a list of words and to memorize how to spell them. When we’re in middle school, we’re taught to write our homework assignments down so that we can check them off as we go. When we get into our professional career, we’re taught to make to-do lists...

How to Feed Your Mind to Have a Better Life

The average human brain weighs three pounds. Our brain cells can live our entire lifetime and are capable of having 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day or 35-48 thoughts per minute. We use the terms brain and mind as though they are one in the same but they are two distinct and separate things. Our brain is the physical organ located inside our skulls whereas the mind is the invisible...

Should You Exercise While You’re Sick?

Have you ever wondered why during the winter months, we battle more colds, flus and other illnesses? In the past couple of months, the common cold, flu and the infamous stomach bugs have surrounded me at work. Walking into my local grocer's, I first notice the tired, sniffling and sneezing victims waiting to be seen at the clinic. So far, I have been able to avoid these little bugs...