A few years ago I went a little too heavy while teaching a barbell class and wound up straining my pectoral. That night I experienced sharp pains in my chest every time I took a breath, so my husband urged me to go to the ER to make sure I wasn’t having a heart attack. […]
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One of the easiest ways to maintain physical health is through proper nutrition and regular exercise. People who are able to make healthy diet and exercise choices tend to have more physical and mental energy, sleep better, and are often able to enjoy physical activity into old age.
Did you set a resolution to eat better? Most people do. But what if I told you something different. For most, New Year’s resolutions tend to be short-lived and expensive. I do believe in goal setting, but I don’t embrace the whole “resolution” idea. Through my own trial and error, I’ve had as many errors […]
GOAL! The emphatic, almost tribal, bellow from every soccer (or futbol) announcer once the ball hits the back of the net. Wouldn’t it be great to stand up and yell that every time we meet or exceed one of our personal goals? Well, there is nothing physically stopping you other than maybe some public embarrassment or […]
With the start of the new year, there’s no shortage of inspirational quotes that tell you to break out of your comfort zone, start new habits, and live the life you dream of. The world begins at the end of your comfort zone they say. Social media abounds with inspirational quotes, tips and tricks about […]
It’s that time of year once again. Yes, the holidays are upon us and with them comes the colder weather, shopping, huge meals, lots of family time, and let’s not forget the stress. You all know what I’m talking about; the pushy crowds of Christmas shoppers, the icy roads, the weight gain, the whole family […]
As the holidays fall upon us, we tend to throw our healthy habits out the window and succumb to unfamiliar habits of eating and drinking. To make matters worse, we take sabbatical from the gym. Bad idea. Then, when January comes along, we join a million of our closest friends in making resolutions that we […]
Plantar fasciitis; often referred to as the painful first step in the morning. Can you picture it? The alarm goes off, you groggily hit the off button (unless you’re a snoozer; you know who you are), you throw the blankets off, swing your legs over to place your feet on the floor and…AHH! Pain shoots […]
Winter is coming folks. Yep, the dark ages are coming fast. It’s dark with you get up, getting dark when you leave work. Daylight and our Vitamin D goes down! Cold weather and daylight savings almost begs us to stay inside. This is where it begins. “Layer up” we say when venturing out into the […]
It’s cold, days are shorter and its snowing! Winter must be here doggone it. Who wants to go out in those conditions? We may not want to, but your dog(s) do because they donʼt hibernate. While we modify our (human) workouts for winter conditions, we also need to modify theirs. We donʼt stop our workouts […]
Whether you are an amateur athlete training for your first triathlon or a elite level athlete looking for an edge. Many people often ask me how sport psychology actually helps an athlete. Here are some of the basic things I can teach you to help you improve your performance in practice and competition. Relax – […]