The mind is a powerful tool. We all know that we can talk ourselves in or out of pretty much anything. And that is usually a good thing! “I am not going to buy these really cool earrings because I am saving up for a new laptop.” You have created […]
What’s the magic number?
Should I walk 6,000 steps a day? 7,500? 10,000? Yes, yes, and YES! In other words, there is no “magic number”. If you are hopping on the bike at the gym for a half hour or taking a Barre or yoga class, and also walking 6,000 steps in a day, […]
Burn baby burn!
Calories that is. Did you know cold weather workouts burn 34% more calories, increase your endurance, strengthen your immune system, and sharpen your brain? Exposure to colder temperatures means your muscles need to work much harder to pump your blood, which requires more energy, which then burns significantly more calories. […]
It’s cool in the pool…
After a recent Instagram post I wrote about running, I heard from several people who are injured or “rehabbing” and sidelined from running this summer. Do not despair! Pool running is an excellent non-impact workout, and is easily as challenging as running on pavement— you will not lose your cardiovascular […]
I’d run a mile for you…
People often ask my advice about running—telling me they “used to love running”, but gave it up after suffering an injury, needing surgery or experiencing a lifestyle change (having a baby, etc) and would like to try again. While fast walking is excellent exercise, adding in some running is a […]
Move it, or lose it…flexibility that is!
Our bodies are simply not intended to sit all day. Spending hours in a chair bent over a laptop does a number on your alignment, not to mention the loss of flexibility. In addition, many injuries can be prevented if we keep our bodies limber as we age by stretching […]
Don’t buy whatever they are selling
Every year is the same–January is notorious for detoxes, cleanses, and new fad diets. Hopefully by now you know these meal plans do NOT work to achieve long term weight loss and health goals. I will explain exactly why you want to avoid these diets and their empty promises. 1. […]
Rethinking Your Winter Workouts…
While I am a big fan of spending some time outdoors EVERY DAY, exercising outside in the winter months can be tricky. We have all had our hands or feet get wet while skiing or sledding, which can lead to frostbite, or at least a very painful couple hours apres […]
Everyone into the pool…(or get out of the pool!)
One of my favorite things about summer is starting to swim again. I am a bit of an “indoor pool snob”, so I boycott pools in the winter but I do love to swim laps underneath a sunny blue sky. After months of running this year, my 4 mile loop […]
What is a body in “balance”?
As a nutrition counselor, I am constantly reminding people that what you are putting in your mouth is 80% (some may argue more) of the equation when it comes to your health and weight. Your exercise routine and your genetics make up the rest of the equation–which isn’t very much. […]