1. How’s your gut?

    Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us:  How is your gut functioning? Fall is here, and that means that cold and flu season has arrived.  Have you ever noticed that some people seldom get sick? Or maybe you have wondered why after being exposed to the same virus, one person gets ill while the other remains well.   The reason lies in the strength of the immune system.  And the strength of your immune …Read More

  2. Back to School: How to make it a Great Year

    Whether you are a student or the parent of a student, you likely have one thing on your mind as the new school year begins:  academic performance. From kindergarteners to graduate-level college students, concentration and learning are critical and directly related to how successful the year is and how bright the future looks career-wise. You may be wondering what academic performance has to do wi…Read More

  3. Be Smart about Gluten-Free Foods

    Are you going gluten-free?  If so, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt and semoli…Read More

  4. Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

    Surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death.   It is Alzheimer’s disease.   For most of us, losing our personhood--those characteristics which makes us who we are--is a fate worse than death.  What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the condition in 1906, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the function of the brain by causin…Read More

  5. Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter Not Harder

    There are few things as exciting as new boot campers eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for the lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a trainer.  But in their excitement, many boot campers make a common mistake – overtraining.  The thinking goes…Read More

  6. Relax and Lose Weight

    The role of cortisol One of the most important reasons that relaxation is good for you is because it prevents the release of excess cortisol.  Cortisol is a hormone that your body releases when it is stressed. If you only have small amounts of cortisol, there is no problem.  But when stress is persistent, as it is in many of our lives, the amount of cortisol in your bloodstream rises and stays e…Read More

  7. Why You Need a Personal Trainer

    There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.   And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit,…Read More

  8. Rest and Revitalize for Optimum Health

    Vacation season is in full swing.  Whether you are traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning for a much needed break from the daily grind.  When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.  It is true that becoming healthy and fit involves work. It involves lots of effort and sweat and determination.…Read More

  9. Are naps a bad idea?

    It’s 3 in the afternoon and you can barely keep your eyes open.  Your mind feels foggy, and all you want to do is curl up under your desk for 20 minutes and take a nap. But cutting-edge, productive people don’t take naps, do they?   Actually, they do. It turns out that a nap is exactly what you need in the afternoons when drowsiness takes over your body and mind. From N.B.A. players to Goog…Read More

  10. It’s 100 degrees out- here’s how to keep up your fitness.

    It’s Summer!  Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips Baby, it’s hot out there!   If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Today is the first day of summer, and you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, dri…Read More