June 29, 2017

It turns out there may be something to the gym floor “bro science” of exercising on an empty stomach to fire up that coveted fat-burning metabolism. Research published in the March 2017 edition of the American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolismshows tha...

June 29, 2017

From the fat cell to the fat furnace, find out exactly what causes the body to burn fat and find out why fat may seem like the enemy of civilized people—especially sedentary ones. Yet we cannot live without it. Read more 

 

To effectively combat stress, we must activate the body's parasympathetic nervous system, which is known as the relaxation response. The prime goal of this response is to trigger the "rest and digest" response and bring the body back to homeostasis following fight-or-f...

June 25, 2017

Adding mental exercises to physical training can go a long way toward helping people age gracefully. Research backs this up. Because the brain controls the body (and not the other way around), brain training adds an often-overlooked opportunity to improve quality of li...

While calories do count, it has become clear that counting them won’t help most people over the long term. However, we still want clients to be aware of how much they eat each day—and be able to easily adjust their intake to reach their goals.

Fortunately, there’s a bet...

June 25, 2017

A woman’s body will change more in 9 months of pregnancy than a man’s will in his lifetime—and she needs an exercise program to match the transformation. So says maternal exercise expert Farel Hruska, national fitness director of FIT4MOM® (formerly Stroller Strides®) i...

Many people embracing a more plant–based diet worry they’re setting themselves up for nutritional shortfalls that will weaken their bones. Where will they get their calcium—the best–known nutrient for bone health—if they’re avoiding dairy? And what about other bone bui...

June 25, 2017

Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals roll back the clock for older participants! When you improve strength and stability, you increase functionality...

Ingredients
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (Chobani is thick and works well)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 6 egg whites and 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup quick oats flour (or old fashioned)
- ¼ cup Stevia 
- 1½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ cup dried blueberries 
- 1 scoop vanil...

Ingredients:  

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

1 1/2 cups canned garbanzos (chickpeas), drained

1 pound spinach

1/2 cup minced fresh dill weed

2 lemons, juiced

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat...

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