Senior Memory Improves With High-Intensity Exercise

Granny and gramps get smarter when they go hardcore at the gym. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. What’s true, though, is that McMaster University researchers have found that high-intensity workouts give older adults a measurable memory boost. But if they want the benefits, they’ll need to go hard. Intensity is critical, according to… Continue reading Senior Memory Improves With High-Intensity Exercise

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Brown and White Fat Communicate Differently In The Body

Many people might not realize that they have different types of body fat. Most of it is white fat that sits on your stomach, hips and thighs, for example. White fat is an energy storage that our body can use when food is scarce. White fat also produces and receives signals from a variety of… Continue reading Brown and White Fat Communicate Differently In The Body

Expensive Energy Gels Vs. The Humble Potato For Endurance Athletes

Are you an endurance athlete? Cyclist, runner swimmer or maybe even a triathlete? Do you swear by your expensive, “scientifically designed” carbohydrate energy gel to give you a performance boost? Turns out, your fancy energy gel might be no better than the humble potato when it comes to fueling your performance. There are, however, other… Continue reading Expensive Energy Gels Vs. The Humble Potato For Endurance Athletes

A Workout To Embrace Challenges!

Needed a good workout today and these toys were a big help. More on that in a bit. Challenging week in the intellectual, emotional and spiritual areas of my life. My fitness in those three pillars has been put to the test this entire year. This week, it feels like I’ve regained some of my… Continue reading A Workout To Embrace Challenges!

Podcast: Know Stuff – The Gastrocnemius

This episode is a fresh edition of “Know Stuff,” the series that brings you the stuff you need to know about health, fitness, nutrition and performance topics in a way that you might actually enjoy! In this episode, we’re talking about the gastrocnemius. This muscle is often overlooked until it becomes a pain! Find out… Continue reading Podcast: Know Stuff – The Gastrocnemius

Podcast: Should You Hire A Youth Fitness Coach For Your Child?

Today, I’m going to share my thoughts on whether parents should hire a youth fitness coach for their kids. Of course, since I am a Youth Fitness Professional, you might imagine that I’m biased toward a “yes” answer. You might be surprised! While I do believe that every kid would benefit from working with a… Continue reading Podcast: Should You Hire A Youth Fitness Coach For Your Child?

Training Too Much Can Fatigue Your Brain

If you work out too much, you’d expect your body to be fatigued. You’d expect to feel tired, run down and maybe like a garbage truck had its’ way with your muscles. But according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, your brain can take a beating, too. Working with triathletes, who… Continue reading Training Too Much Can Fatigue Your Brain

Chase Fitness or Commit to Fitness

You might actually find fitness! Challenges are fun. Challenges can get you going. Consistency and commitment will get you across the finish line! More importantly, they are the keys to STAYING THERE! There is no element of a fitness, nutrition or health and wellness plan that is more important than consistency. Nothing will lead you… Continue reading Chase Fitness or Commit to Fitness

Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem

Are you this guy while you workout or afterwards? Soon, science may be able to give you clothes that prevent you from smelling “not so fresh.” Or even downright gross. Of course, it’s not just exercise that does it. Hot summer weather, stressful situations, yard work or a tough day on the job can leave… Continue reading Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem

Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Leave it to modern humans, especially Americans, to take an ancient practice of mindfulness, physical exercise and connectedness and turn it into an extreme sport. Sort of. In this particular case, we may just have created something with real, positive affects on heart health. That’s on top of any other benefits, proven or claimed, for… Continue reading Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check