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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 10 Ways to Torch 100 Calories

    Yeah, I know, it's not exactly super warm out for middle-of-June weather. But yesterday was June 21st, the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year! But, after that, the days start getting shorter again... When life steals your exercise time, however, you do not have to forgo your workout.  If you have just a few minutes, you can burn off 100 calories, get your heart pumping f…Read More

  9. Get Un-stuck for Mother’s Day

    This is for you, Moms.  In fact, whether you are a mom or not, this is for all the women out there who feel trapped in a cycle of, “One day, I am going to eat healthy, lose weight and really take care of myself.” It’s time to get un-stuck, and we are here to help. We know that it is hard to find time to focus on you.  And when you finally do take some time for yourself, you probably have a…Read More

  10. YOU Healthy: It’s Time for a New Beginning

    Spring is a time of new beginnings.  As the world wakes up from its long sleep, our minds feel energized, refreshed and ready to celebrate.  Does your body feel the same way?   If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling to keep up with your mind. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. That’s w…Read More