Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

If you felt stressed over the holidays, you may need a low key day of R & R. When you’re in “fight or flight” mode (rushing to work, not getting enough quality sleep, letting the small stuff get to you, etc) your body increases the amount of adrenaline and cortisol...
Body Shaping Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

Body Shaping Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

Lose weight. That’s what most of us want to do in the New Year. Personally, I think “gain health” should be the mantra, but that’s just not as snappy as telling it like it is: get rid of the extra weight through the belly, or the inches on the thighs. When we look at...
300 Calorie Fat Burn “Anywhere” Workout

300 Calorie Fat Burn “Anywhere” Workout

If you’re traveling over the holidays, it can be hard to get in a workout, let alone make it into the gym. Surprise your body (and metabolism) by doing a few of these exercises that can be done ANYWHERE:SET 1 30 Lunges (alternating legs) 30 Jumping Jacks 60 High Knees...
Cardio or Strength Training for Fat Loss? Which Works?

Cardio or Strength Training for Fat Loss? Which Works?

A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology has gotten a lot of attention lately, primarily calling out the message “cardio burn more fat than weights.” Well, does it?  Not exactly. And not in a way that applies to anyone who moves around a...
Chocolate, Wine and Your Diet: 3 Indulgences Your Body Can Afford

Chocolate, Wine and Your Diet: 3 Indulgences Your Body Can Afford

Whenever I eat something, I always try to make sure I get some sort of bang for my buck from the foods that make it into my mouth – even indulgences. High calorie, sweet or decadent treats can have good-for-you qualities, you just have to know where to look.Chocolate...
Manage Your Weight Through the Holidays with These Simple Steps

Manage Your Weight Through the Holidays with These Simple Steps

The biggest mistake I believe people make through the holidays is to start eating better or exercising more after the holidays are over. Workouts get deferred until after all the holiday craziness has passed, and a healthy diet doesn’t start until the last of the...