1. Is This Energy-Drainer Keeping You Stuck?

      It’s all around you, but you probably don’t even notice.  It is a stealth energy-drainer, and it may be sabotaging your fitness goals.   It’s called clutter and each of us has it in our lives.  This can be physical clutter or mental clutter. The insidious nature of clutter is this:  it establishes itself so gradually and entrenches itself so deeply, that we don’t even consciously kn…Read More

  2. Manage Your Energy Not Your Time!

    Human Energy is a valuable resource that can contribute to the regulation of individual emotions and behaviors to achieve desired objectives. Energy can be described as the ability to get a particular work done. Furthermore, Human beings use their personal energy to perform daily activities. this energy derives from 4 dimensions: Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. People tend to fe…Read More

  3. Spring Cleaning: Time to Throw Out The Excuses

    Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does.  When the warm breezes start blowing, we want to throw open the windows and let the rebirth all around us revitalize our homes and our spirits. Because it seems natural to clean out the old during this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with ou…Read More

  4. Don’t Stop Resistance Training IF You Want to Lose Weight!

    (Photo by: Alora Griffiths) Why resistance train? Resistance training is critical for true fitness.  Without it, your muscles will atrophy.  If you aren’t building muscle, you are likely losing it. And if you are 20 or older, you are definitely losing muscle, unless you are working hard to build it.  Beginning at age 20, we begin naturally losing muscle mass every decade. The old cliché hol…Read More

  5. Balancing Cortisol for Weight Loss and Health

    (Photo by: Christopher Campbell)   Some have called Cortisol the “master” of all hormones.  Others curse it for its ability to wreak havoc on our body’s fragile endocrine balance.  In spite of the mixed opinions one thing is certain: cortisol is a powerful hormone necessary for life.  But if its level is not optimal in your body, your health could suffer. What is Cortisol? The hormone c…Read More

  6. Upgrade Your Warm-up

    (Photo by: Bruce Mars)   You might be tempted to skip the warm up when you work out.  After all, you only have so much time to exercise—“Let’s just get on with it already!  I’m in a hurry!” But warming up is a critical component of your fitness routine, and skipping it could have unpleasant and even dangerous results—such as muscle strain, muscle injury and pain. Oh yeah, and a pro…Read More

  7. Liver Detoxification 101

    (Photo by: Jose Soriano) When was the last time you thought about your liver?  If you are like most people, this amazing organ does not command much of your attention.  But if you are interested in living as healthily as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs. Named after the Old English word for “life,” the liver is a critically important part of your body.  The array of f…Read More

  8. You are What You Eat: You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet

    Ever heard someone give themselves permission to indulge their sweet tooth just because they just had a great workout?  It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black as far as their calorie input/output.  But in reality, this sort of thinking is a sure road to failure. Most people with a lean body and a 6 pack didn’t get that way by rationalizin…Read More

  9. Is This Energy-Drainer Keeping You Stuck?

      It’s all around you, but you probably don’t even notice.  It is a stealth energy-drainer, and it may be sabotaging your fitness goals. It’s called clutter and each of us has it in our lives.  This can be physical clutter or mental clutter. The insidious nature of clutter is this:  it establishes itself so gradually and entrenches itself so deeply, that we don’t even consciously know …Read More

  10. Want to get Healthy? Take a Nap!

      How often do you hear someone say, “I had a great night’s sleep last night!” or “I feel refreshed and energetic!”?  Probably not very often.  Feeling sluggish seems to be the new normal.  In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, it is the new normal:  most Americans are sleep-deprived.  But not getting enough sleep may be causing more trouble for you than just that pe…Read More