Why are positive choices hard to make?

Making positive choices. It’s something you have the ability to do in all aspects of your life on a daily basis. Yet, sometimes you fail. With a new year, comes a sense of renewal or heightened self-awareness towards areas in your life that need improvement. I’ve been eager to share this video clip* with youContinue reading “Why are positive choices hard to make?”

Impact Exercise and Bone Density

We are often told that weight bearing activities help prevent osteoporosis or bone loss. But, I know a few women who perform weight bearing activities regularly and have osteopenia or osteoporosis! So, it appears for some, it can’t be prevented.  Your bone mass density is subject to factors like genetics, lifestyle, hormones and nutrition. Even if itContinue reading “Impact Exercise and Bone Density”

Sedentary, 65 and older? It’s never too late to start a physical activity program!

Over the age of 65, and sedentary, but want to start a structured physical activity program? Here are a few steps to safely begin a program and incorporate fitness into your life. Educate yourself on the weekly amount of structured activity needed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention individuals 65 and olderContinue reading “Sedentary, 65 and older? It’s never too late to start a physical activity program!”

Live Now Nutrition! A Local Resource

As most of you know, my scope of practice as a personal trainer limits my nutritional and eating guidance. Though I’m able to provide exercise guidance and instruction, you may ultimately need more to reach your health and wellness goals. With that in mind, I’d like to share a resource for nutrition and eating therapy:Continue reading “Live Now Nutrition! A Local Resource”

5-minutes of movement every hour has its benefits!

For those individuals that are sedentary, even low-intensity movement interruptions––five minutes every hour––can improve metabolic conditions. The American Council on Exercise along with a team of researchers in the High Altitude Exercise Physiology Program at Western State Colorado University investigated the optimal frequency, intensity and time for reducing sedentary behavior to improve cardiometabolic health inContinue reading “5-minutes of movement every hour has its benefits!”