I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit !
It's just around the corner, the day we give thanks by stuffing our faces with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. I can almost feel my pant button popping as I write this.
If you just can't seem to get the momentum on your exercise program going, and find a million excuses to skip the gym and eat bad things, it may be time to make yourself a little crazy! Yeah, that’s right - wacky, insane, and wildly weird about exercise and eating well. As adults we may have a tendency to over think things, dwell on the past, beat ourselves up, or worry about the future. To an extent we must do those things to be realistic about where we’re going and what we’re doing in our lives.
20% of people are ready to take action and make a change in their lives at any given moment. But why does it take a lifetime for some people to make a change, and others simply act on it and swiftly make lifestyle changes?
Nuts are a healthy snack, chock-full of ingredients to help you stay in shape and lower your risk of heart disease. They do contain fat, but it's the good fat your body needs a certain amount of.
Food portion sizes have gone up drastically in the past few decades. Americans now eat 100 pounds more food per year, per person than we did back then. Our bodies just don’t require that amount of extra stored energy per meal or snack (which ultimately gets turned into fat on your body).
It's never easy to get a workout in when you are on the road travelling. Hotel chains like the Hilton have introduced cardio and yoga rooms where the workout equipment is right their in your room! However, not all of us can afford to have a private gym right inside of our hotel room.
I always say that about 70% of getting into good shape and being healthy is food management. You can exercise "until the cows come home", but your efforts could be completely erased and nullified by the choices you make on meals and snacks. What I’ve learned throughout many years as a health and fitness coach is that if you think you are doing a good job on your food management, you are not. If you think you are doing a great job on your food management, you are only doing a decent job. And, if you think you are doing perfect, you are probably only doing a fairly good job. That’s how tough it is to eat properly.
The Supreme Court of the United States has "exercised" its power regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition 8, and you and/or a family member or friend may now want to plan for a same sex wedding. So you gotta look and feel good right?
We all have family and friends that are in their 80's and 90's and maybe even 100 plus years of age. Many illnesses start coming with these ages that can slow down a senior's momentum in life. And should an unfortunate accident occur and they break a leg or shatter their hip, it can be debilitating and often leads to less mobility and a tendency for the senior to give up hope and settle in to a cripple mindset.
It's time to shape, firm and lift up your bubble butt, or your flat butt, or your sagging butt. Whatever your butt diagnosis may be, make no buts about it, you've got to work at it to get it into the shape you want it to be!
Ahhhh.....V A C A T I O N. Getting away from our crazy hectic everyday lives and letting loose and forgetting about all of our worries and stressors. But for some people, vacation means overeating and not moving around enough, resulting in weight gain. When you return back to your job and normal life, your pants are tight, you lose that "high" vacation feeling within a couple days, and any hopes of being re-charged and reinvigorated start to vanish.
Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. It can be caused by external factors (tobacco, chemicals) and/or internal factors (inherited mutations, immune conditions).
Spring is here (at least in LA anyway), and the summer fun is just around the corner. Outdoors, beaches, hikes, and barbecues are now in our sights. But is your exercise routine going to get you into the shape you need to be in so you can have a most memorable summer?
Man Boobs. It's that excess fat stored in the chest on some guys. Sometimes referred to as "Moobs". They droop a little and can jiggle with sudden movements. You may remember that classic Seinfeld episode, "The Mansierre," where Kramer developed a bra for guys (The Bro) who were suffering from a little too much "extra luggage on the top floor".
It seems like the more and more you watch the news these days "evil", "sick", "crazy" people are shooting innocent victims left and right in shopping malls, movie theaters, schools, public transportation and..well the list goes on and on.