How Do You Know Which Exercise is Best for You?

Cardio, strength, circuits, HIITs, stretching. Each is a key component to good fitness and health, however how do you decide which one to do? Deciding which workout is best for you is a little science-based, because there is clear research that different workouts are better than others for specific goals, and it’s intuitive-based, because your body will let you know what it feels like doing on any given day -- or in some cases, what it doesn’t feel like doing. The trick is to listen to them both and then get your runners on and begin. These tips range for those who are completely new to exercise to those who are looking for new ideas for their workout. ...more

Triathlon Tips: 5 Things to Do (and 5 Things Not to Do)

I was terrified to participate in a triathlon. What if I get kicked in the face?! What if I get trampled in the water? What if I tip over on my bicycle.  Actually, that last one happened, but at least it was during a practice run. ...more
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How Do Personal Trainers Stay Fit?

Who doesn’t want to know how a professional takes care of business?  We've all read the articles: "What Does A Genius Do To Help Remember Important Tasks?" (They apparently focus on one task at a time.) or “What Does Jennifer Aniston Do to Have Sexy, Beautiful Hair?” (She uses "Living Proof," her own haircare line, go figure.) or the most recent one I read: “How Does Oprah Relax?” (She takes Sundays off.) I have been a personal trainer for over 20 years.  During these past two decades, I have helped a lot of people lose weight, get fit, feel better, and live longer. In this time I, myself, have actually gotten leaner and healthier too.  I have a lower body fat percentage at 44 years old than I did when I was 30 (take that middle-age!), and I can still beat people younger than me in a foot race and in the gym – however the recovery time is a tad bit longer than it used to be. These are the top 6 things I do to stay in shape. ...more
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Paleo Chocolate Chip Smoothie Recipe

What do you get when you combine superfoods with smoothies? The delicious recipes provided in "Superfood Juices, Smoothies & Drinks: Advice and Recipes to Lose Weight, Prevent Illness, and Improve Your Emotional and Physical Health" (click for details).Try a sample below. Paleo Chocolate Chip Smoothie...more

Paleo Cleanse Weight Loss Diet Includes No-Bake Apple Crisp Recipe

Losing weight and getting healthy never tasted so good! The new The Ultimate Paleo Cleanse: 4 Weeks of Fabulous Paleo Recipes (click for details) tells you how to get slim with tasty recipes and slim-down tips. Try a recipe below.No-Bake Apple CrispIngredients:...more

Fatty goes to the Fair

Last weekend marked the end of the Los Angeles County Fair, and like any county fair across the country it is a free pass to let your FAT FLAG fly free and proud. No judgement will be passed because you're in a sea of gluttonous foodies, wearing stretchy pants and oversize T's in a conscious effort to remain comfy while taking in as many deep fried, sugar coated calories as their tummies will allow. ...more

Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed

Far too often my alarm rings, I blink my eyes open, think to myself ' I don't want to get up,' hit the snooze button and fall back to sleep. Anyone else? I am just not a morning person at all, I always want a couple of more hours.I want to be more excited to start the day, I want something to look forward to every morning. So, I started a new routine. Below are a couple of tips to help get you get up in he morning if you are like me....more

Last Supper

So, I decided enough is enough. Officially up 15lbs. from this time last year - finally time to do something about it... for real this time....more

Family Hike at Linville Falls, North Carolina

My husband, son, and I went on a hike a few weeks ago to see the beautiful waterfalls at Linville Falls, North Carolina. I had been there once before but this was the first time that we took our three year old son. It was a great hike to bring him on and he did extremely well.What I love about hiking at Linville Falls, North Carolina:...more

18 Superfoods you need to know about!

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the term “Super Foods” but you may not know exactly what they are or why they are so ‘super’. Super foods provide multiple disease-fighting nutrients, fill you up so you can enjoy plenty of food without excess calories, and are easy to include in everyday meals....more

Have Stun Gun, Will Run: a Not-Actually Tested Review of VIPERTEK VTS-979 - 19,000,000 V Stun Gun

I’ve decided I want to fight bad guys for a living. Not like some of my friends and my husband who have to use credentials and a real gun and a giant ego to fight them though. I want to fight scum of the earth in a very caped crusader kind of way. I’m of the opinion that to truly be respected as someone who takes fighting off sick bastards seriously, a really cool mask and themed costume is quite necessary. That’s exactly what’s wrong with law enforcement today by the way. Too much badge and too little crazy cool mask. ...more

Hang on. This too shall pass.

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny – C.S. LewisPeople have been telling me for years that I should try yoga.  I resisted for years, assuming that what appeared to be flailing one’s arms in the air would not result in any meaningful exercise or stress reduction for me.  I was unable to follow the one yoga class I tried many years ago and wound up feeling even more inflexible, off balance and stressed than when I had begun.  I assumed yoga ‘just didn’t work for me’. ...more