Whether it’s the summer or winter, outdoor activities allow us to stay active and enjoy the weather – warm or cold. When engaging in sports, no matter what the season, it is important to be aware of how our bodies rotate, bend, move and stabilize. Every sport and activity requires our bodies to move › Read more
During the fall and winter months, we reach for foods that are rich, hearty and warm, however those foods often come full of fat and calories. Try to keep it healthy this season without the fat, calories, and “holiday weight” by adding squash to your fall meals. Squash is actually a fruit (it has seeds), › Read more
Now that summer is winding down, Fall and the cooler temperatures are upon us, and so is the cold and flu season. Although we can’t avoid sickness entirely, there are several things we can do to stay proactive in eliminating the chances of illness. Here are some simple things we can do that will help › Read more
Soft drinks, pop, or soda…however you call it, it’s all garbage. Soda contains little to no nutritional value and is filled with caffeine, carbonation, simple sugars, sugar substitutes and food additives (i.e. coloring, flavoring, preservatives) that all have a negative effect on your body. Here are some examples of the negative effects soda can have › Read more
  Hopefully you’ve had several chances to grill out this summer.  With a long weekend ahead, it’s common for people to grill.   As you head out to grill, it’s important to keep grilling safety in mind. Follow these simple tips to ensure safe and healthy grilling: Make sure that the grill is cleaned before › Read more
Balance is the ability to control the body’s position, either stationary or while moving. Balance is a key element of fitness. You need good balance to do just about everything, including walking, getting out of a chair, and leaning over to tie your shoes. Strong muscles and being able to keep yourself steady make all › Read more
  Are you getting enough water? Seventy-five percent of the human body is made of water, so it is crucial for your body to stay well hydrated throughout the day.  Drinking proper fluids such as water are vital for a majority of our bodily functions—it helps with protecting our joints, maintaining organ function, transporting oxygen › Read more
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it is literally “breaking the fast” from while you were sleeping. Eating a good breakfast will speed up your metabolism and fuel you up to get you ready and focused for the day to come. When you sleep, your body digests all of the food that › Read more
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended for pain relief, increasing range of motion and balancing the body.  From exercising, knots can build up in the myofascial tissue causing restriction of blood flow and improper movements which can lead to dysfunction in the kinetic chain.  Self Myofascial Release (SMR), a.k.a. foam rolling, › Read more
When it comes to burning fat and having that lean muscular look that we strive for, it’s important to have a speedy metabolism, especially as we age. So you may ask, what does metabolism mean? Metabolism (metabolic change) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are: 1) the conversion of food/fuel › Read more
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