Weight Loss Not The Right Reason For A Healthier Lifestyle

This article, written by a University of Alberta writer, highlights some of the challenges and realities of adopting a healthy lifestyle. It also discusses some of the realities of biology and physics when it comes to weight loss and weight management.

Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Office employees who opt to stand when working are likely to be burning only fractionally more calories than their seated colleagues, according to new research from the University of Bath. The study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, reveals that the ‘benefits’ of standing over sitting equate to little more… Continue reading Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?     Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be… Continue reading Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Stress and Working From Home

Remote work seems most suited for those with high levels of autonomy and emotional stability, according to new research Lots of us think working from home is like being set free from prison. No stress, setting our own schedules and enjoying stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Hold on a second.” In… Continue reading Stress and Working From Home

Be Nice to Your Employees and It Will Pay Off

Want the best results out of your employees? Then be nice to them. New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks. “Being benevolent is important because it can change the perception your… Continue reading Be Nice to Your Employees and It Will Pay Off

5 Things To Do For Instant Stress Relief

We’d all love to live stress-free lives. We’d love to wake up and have every day go just the way we’d like. All the people we encounter would be friendly, pleasant and kind. Every interaction would leave us feeling fulfilled and satisfied. We’d spend our days making a difference in the world and lay our… Continue reading 5 Things To Do For Instant Stress Relief

Binge Drink At Your Own Risk

As a Fitness Professional, I’ve long espoused the idea that the occasional cocktail or alcoholic beverage can actually help my clients. Now, if they don’t drink now, I’m not telling them to start. However, for those who enjoy an adult beverage now and again, making them verboten can add stress to their lives and may… Continue reading Binge Drink At Your Own Risk

Warrior, Monk, Wizard

Prefer a podcast version of this message? Here you go: Warrior, Monk, Wizard on Four Pillar Fitness Podcast This is a personal transparency alert… I’ve been lying to the world for at least a week, maybe a little more. Wearing that “all good” mask and letting everyone around me think I had my crap together… Continue reading Warrior, Monk, Wizard

Zen…and science?

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been asked to present at the premier fitness event designed specifically for fitness business owners and coaches who aspire to grow their practices! At this year’s Elite Fitness & Performance Summit, I’ll be presenting on the topic “Zen and the Science of Beach-ready Bodies, Bigger Benches and Faster 40’s”… Continue reading Zen…and science?