Organic Food: When is it important to buy?

Organic Food: When is it important to buy?

The other day I was going through the organic section of a grocery store here in Chicago. I was near the pasta and beans in the one aisle of the store with the big “Organic Food” sign dangling overhead. I passed by a little boy as he leaned over the side of his...
Thinking Ahead: 5 Ways to Keep Holiday Weight Gain Away

Thinking Ahead: 5 Ways to Keep Holiday Weight Gain Away

The holidays are in full swing. And with the holidays come lots of food, drink, travel and excuses not to workout. The perfect storm for weight gain. Truth be told, the average person doesn’t gain all that much in between Thanksgiving and New Years. In fact, most...
Can You Change Your Body Shape?

Can You Change Your Body Shape?

Line up any ten people, and nine of them will most likely want to tweak something about their body – if not change their body shape altogether. Over the years I’ve worked with clients, I’ve heard all kids of questions about body from, “How do I get rid of the lunch...

Post-Marathon Heart Ache: Test Your VO2 and Stay Healthy

By most standards, cardiovascular training is helpful – and necessary for maintaining a strong and healthy heart. “Cardio” training is really anything that elevates the heart rate for an extended period of time. It could be 10 easy minutes on the elliptical machine to...
Sleep Your Way to a Lean body

Sleep Your Way to a Lean body

I am the mother of three kids. I’m sure I speak for every parent in the world when I say that sleep is a hot, hot, hot commodity. When you’re sleep deprived, nothing is more important. Nothing. I would say that I really started sleeping through the night over the last...
The Benefits of Probiotics and How They Help Your Gut

The Benefits of Probiotics and How They Help Your Gut

The benefits of probiotics reach far beyond the ability to simply help digest food and go to the bathroom. Probiotics are beneficial bacterial affect our body in nearly every way – from the way our skin looks to how we think and behave. I’ll get to that in just a...