Healthy Temple, Healthy Spirit

We hear a lot of talk about “self care” from fitness and health professionals. But what does that really mean? In truth, we’re spiritual beings having a physical experience. Our bodies are the temples in which our spirits reside. Neither is truly our own. Each is a gift from God, from our Creator. Keep your… Continue reading Healthy Temple, Healthy Spirit

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Helicopter Parents, Hothouse Kids, Anxiety and Failure

We all know at least one set of helicopter parents. This species is closely related to the lawn-mower parent. The key difference may be in the level of obnoxiousness and omnipresent “fixing.” While both species are annoying, neither is really helping their kids. Up until now, pretty much anyone with a working brain knew that… Continue reading Helicopter Parents, Hothouse Kids, Anxiety and Failure

Can The Ketogenic Diet Beat The Flu?

Mention that you’re on the ketogenic diet and you are just as likely to get scoffed at as you are to hear support. However, according to new research published in the November 15 edition of the journal Science Immunology, those who want better resistance to the influenza virus may want to consider the “keto” diet… Continue reading Can The Ketogenic Diet Beat The Flu?

Build Rotational Power for Softball and Baseball!

Improving rotational power for softball with the girls from Ruthless Softball New Jersey this morning at All-Star Sports Academy! This drill is fun, incredibly effective and provides intuitive reinforcement of an essential movement skill for hitting and even for throwing. Simple cuing improves the likelihood that the execution of the movement will translate to the… Continue reading Build Rotational Power for Softball and Baseball!

High Level E-Sport Gamers Stress Like Pro Athletes

Top-level e-sports gamers are athletes, too! Or at least, they apparently feel the same levels of stress and pressure as pro athletes when competing in top-flight tournaments. Performance anxiety, communication tangles and even “brain farts” are common among these competitors under the stress of tournament play. University of Chichester researchers looked into the psychological challenges… Continue reading High Level E-Sport Gamers Stress Like Pro Athletes

What Truly Matters

If you were staring death in the face, what would really matter to you? If the end of your life was imminent, would you regret your mistakes and failures? Or would your bigger regrets be about the things you didn’t do because of fear – of failure or anything else? Take a moment and imagine… Continue reading What Truly Matters

Ultra-Processed Foods Lead to Lower Heart Health

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American’s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16-18 in Philadelphia. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that… Continue reading Ultra-Processed Foods Lead to Lower Heart Health

Crossfit-tied Meal Delivery Service Kettlebell Kitchens Closes

Reprinted from Bloomberg.comAuthor: Polly Mosendz Only a year after raising nearly $27 million, Kettlebell Kitchen has closed. The meal delivery service catered to the health conscious, starting in New York City and expanding nationally in 2017. The company also offered meal pickups at some CrossFit-affiliated gyms in New York, associating itself with the fitness brand’s… Continue reading Crossfit-tied Meal Delivery Service Kettlebell Kitchens Closes

Are Both Gut And Brain Connected To Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. It progresses slowly, destroying quality of life for those who suffer from it. PD affects muscle control, balance and movement. It is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, behind either Alzheimer’s or dementia, depending on whose data you rely. Three percent of all adults over 65… Continue reading Are Both Gut And Brain Connected To Parkinson’s Disease?