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Cool Video On How Food Affects Brain Function

Cool Video On How Food Affects Brain Function

Most of us don’t think to much about how that cheeseburger and fries we are about to eat will affect brain function, but we should.

Brain function affects how we feel and behave, and that certainly has an affect on our health and how we live.

Obesity rates in America are on the rise.

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16 Walking Workouts That Can Help You Live Longer

16 Walking Workouts That Can Help You Live Longer

When I meet with someone for the first time to talk about personal training, I invariably ask the standard question – “What are your fitness goals”.

It may come out of my mouth a little different than that each time, but the point is the same – “What are you hoping to get out of this torture?”

The answers are ALWAYS the same – (more…)

Why Mom Was Right About Beets

Why Mom Was Right About Beets

I remember like it was yesterday.

At least once a week, my mom would make meatloaf with mashed potatoes and beets.

I would eat everything on my plate, except for the beets. My mom would say, “Eat your beets or you won’t be able to go out and play”.

“These beets taste like dirt”, I would say in protest. But it did me no good. It was either eat the beets or stay inside. (more…)

Is Eating Organic Produce Really Better For You?

Is Eating Organic Produce Really Better For You?

This past weekend, I was shopping at Whole Foods and decided to buy some green Bell peppers. I started loading the peppers into a plastic bag when I noticed the price was $3.79 per pound!Is Eating Organic Produce Really Better For You?

Not believing my eyes, I looked at the sign above the produce and realized that I was picking peppers from the “organic” pile.

Without hesitation, I emptied my bag and quickly shifted down the isle to the pedestrian section where “normal” produce was sold. There, I was able to get the same looking green Bell pepper for only $2.49 per pound.

“How is this possible?” I thought.

“Could organic really be that much better?” (more…)

How Can I Get Arms Like Jillian Michaels?

How Can I Get Arms Like Jillian Michaels?

“How can I get arms like Jillian Michaels?”

This is how I was greeted recently when I arrived to do an in-home training session with a client. She was holding up a magazine cover and saying, “I want these arms”.

I said, “No problem. If Jillian can do it, YOU CAN DO IT.” (more…)