Do Youth Contact Sports Lead to Cognitive and Mental Health Problems?

Football has taken a beating in recent years. Scandals, questions and deep-seated fears revolve around concussions and CTE, mental health and cognitive disorders that are believed to occur as a result of those concussions. By extension other youth contact sports, including ice hockey, lacrosse, field hockey and even soccer have come under fire for the… Continue reading Do Youth Contact Sports Lead to Cognitive and Mental Health Problems?

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Success Skills Everyone Can Use Right Now

For athletes trying to master their position and dominate opponents. For students who want to crush their grades and make the most of their educational opportunities. Here’s a list of unbeatable success skills you ALREADY POSSESS! For all of us who just want to get better, get ahead, do the right thing and win at… Continue reading Success Skills Everyone Can Use Right Now

Another Reason To Start!

If you know me well, you know this has been the most challenging year of my entire life. Physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. All 4 pillars of my fitness and health have been under fire. To be honest, it’s nearly broken me more than once. But each time I get frozen by fear, paralyzed by… Continue reading Another Reason To Start!

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

On The Keto Diet With Psoriasis? Choose Your Fats Wisely

The ketogenic, or keto diet, has been promoted as having positive effects on many physical symptoms, including skin quality and health. High in fats, the diet is claimed to provide high levels of the key nutrients for skin health. However, if a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology is accurate, this may… Continue reading On The Keto Diet With Psoriasis? Choose Your Fats Wisely

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!

Infection Risk Doubled In PTSD Sufferers

PTSD is most commonly associated with military personnel returning from the battlefield or combat situations. However, with symptoms of PTSD being recognized in adults and teens with chronic stress, it is important to understand all the ramifications to the mind and body of the sufferer. To that end, a new study was undertaken by the… Continue reading Infection Risk Doubled In PTSD Sufferers

New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

Coffee, Ritual and Wisdom

Sometimes, deep thoughts, philosophy and real-life wisdom come from the most mundane, everyday sources. For example, my morning coffee taught me something today. I realized that I’ve been drinking my morning brew from the same cup for over 15 years. Every morning that I’ve been home for morning coffee, it’s been in this mug. Two… Continue reading Coffee, Ritual and Wisdom

Delicious, Protein-packed Shake Treats For Fall!

Today, I’m bringing you 2 fall treats! Unlike all that Halloween candy floating around out there, these treats are actually good for you! Wouldn’t it be great if something that tasted awesome actually helped build muscle and burn fat? Later this week, I’ll be writing about protein shakes and how they can do both of… Continue reading Delicious, Protein-packed Shake Treats For Fall!