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Fight Muscle Loss: Lift Weights

When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind: frailty. Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicated frailty and weakness. They probably walk slowly, more carefully and let others do many things for them, rather than doing those things…

It’s Easter! Back Away Slowly…

The warm breezes of spring mean that Easter is around the corner! After the heavy colors of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the bright, cheerful colors of spring are a welcome sight. But the cheerful colors are not limited to flowers and eggs. There is no escaping the onslaught of sugar that threatens us at…

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…

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…

Think and Succeed

Ever since Napoleon Hill wrote his groundbreaking book, Think and Grow Rich, successful people have been using mastermind groups to up-level their accomplishments and create opportunities for themselves and for others as well. Perhaps you have heard of mastermind groups but are not sure what they are and how you could benefit from them. What…

How to Overcome Winter Weight Gain

Today, we’re taking a hard look at winter weight gain. It’s a common problem – people tend to pack on a few pounds during the winter months. But we want to fight back, and we hope you will join us. Let’s get after this now, while winter is still in full force. We’ll have less…

Fueling your Body for Optimal Performance

From weekend warriors to Ironman finishers, performance is directly tied to diet. If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body what it needs. Trying to workout with a body that is starving for essential nutrients…

What Motivates You?

Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners was fully content walking up the hills and avoiding physical exertion to the maximum extent possible. I tried all sorts of tactics and motivation techniques…to wits end. Even my “walker club” (post practice…