The Process Must Match the Goal – Interview With Figure Pro Ariel M

“I want to look like ______” The statement gets thrown around way too often and way to “irresponsibly”. I believe that having a goal is always a great idea, but it also much be realistic. Nothing is impossible, but it might take much more than you believe. If you ask me what I would ideallyContinue reading “The Process Must Match the Goal – Interview With Figure Pro Ariel M”

STOP Exercising to Lose Weight

Major benefits of exercise in general: Improved heart/blood health Improved mood Improved coordination Improved blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood cholesterol Direct major benefits of pure cardio exercise: Improved cardiovascular endurance Improved resting heart rate Improved performance in cardiovascular events/activities Direct major benefits of strength training: Improved muscle mass/”tone” Improved strength Improved bone mineral densityContinue reading “STOP Exercising to Lose Weight”

Can Happiness and Dieting Coexist?

If by “dieting” we mean – eating with a goal of losing body fat…then yes, it is possible. Unfortunately the word “diet” is often associated with pain, suffering, deprivation, sadness, boringness, restriction, and many other negative choice words. Seriously, when was the last time you heard someone say “oh I’m on a diet and lovingContinue reading “Can Happiness and Dieting Coexist?”

Short Term Pleasure; Long Term Pain…

Recently I was listening to a fantastic podcast from my friends at Relentless Dietetics –> http://relentless-show.libsyn.com/rss In their most recent episode they were discussing higher level thinking – how as humans we can think and plan for long term, where as animals, live in the now and literally only react to what is currently happening, andContinue reading “Short Term Pleasure; Long Term Pain…”

Is This Your Year?

  Happy 2018! We made it! Every year people come up with New Years resolutions, and every year, people give up or fail those resolutions fairly quickly. So what will you do to be different? Will this be your year to make the changes you have been talking about for years? Or finally commit toContinue reading “Is This Your Year?”

What is the best diet?

  Yesterday a friend asked me, “so what do you think the best diet is?” Talk about a tough question…so why not answer it with the easiest cop out answer. The best diet for someone is the diet that they can enjoy, stick to, get results on, and maintain an optimal level of health atContinue reading “What is the best diet?”

Eat Less – Exercise More is WRONG

  If you read anything today, it should be this. For years, I myself told people, “exercise more, eat less – thats how you lose weight!” This is true. Unfortunately, I disagree with this statement completely now. Yes, I can change my views on things too, I am human. So why is is wrong, andContinue reading “Eat Less – Exercise More is WRONG”

Stop Overthinking Everything Diet and Exercise

Being in the industry, I see a lot of opposing viewpoints when it comes to nutrition and exercise. I can see why it is so confusing for the average person to figure out what they NEED to be doing. Here is a great realization that I have made recently – the fitness/nutrition world is justContinue reading “Stop Overthinking Everything Diet and Exercise”

Sit More Than 50% of the Day? You Need These 6 Exercises

When we hear about exercises for sitting all day, we often hear about stretches for the hips and low back. Hardly ever addressed, is the upper back – especially the thoracic spine. When we sit at our desk, computer, in our car, or for 20 minutes at a time on the toilet mindlessly browsing InstagramContinue reading “Sit More Than 50% of the Day? You Need These 6 Exercises”

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