Hello everyone! This should have been the first blog post but better late than never. So, what is this blog all about you ask? Seeing that I have varying interest in the world of fitness, here are some categories of what I will write about in my blog. Most of it is opinion based, so take it with a grain of salt. If I do make a strong assertion, you can ask me how I got there or show me evidence that I am probably wrong. I don't mind that at all. So here is what you can expect from my blog:- helping consumers navigate bullshit from good advice
Here is a popular question that is often asked to me and I'm sure my colleagues. Question being, do I need supplements? Well, as most things in life that is a "depends" answer. In general, if you are eating a diet that meets all your daily needs in terms of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and caloric goals, then supplements are probably not needed in my opinion. Here are some suggestions I always ask people before they dive into the mysterious world of supplements.
This post was inspired by April fools day. It reminded about how many consumers buy the non sense created in media and advertising, and the people who push products which have no logical basis but to fill their wallets/purses. Yes, I'm talking to the person who has tried any "master cleanse", "detox", some type of quck weight loss scheme that sounds logical at the moment. Lets take a look at why you are probably reading this now. Cause it didn't work and probably looking for an answer why.
It's spring time and summer is quickly approaching. You want some help in your journey to 6 pack abs, a bigger chest, a smaller waist line, a nice bubble butt, you want to feel better about your physical well being. The problem is you are confused about who to contact or who fits your needs best. This is a scenario far too often that happens and as a consumer, I will try to help you navigate the mess that is out there.
I love fit bits for my clients. Here is some extended information you may want to consider when you are tracking your physical activity. You all know I always look at the holistic picture. wink emoticon Enjoy!Stepping Out of Fitness Reductionism
So, I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that you are being bombarded with lies constantly. Everything from so called scientific studies that prove a theory to opinions that become accepted as fact. The good news is that you are the final authority on your body. Remember to check in and do what seems 'right' for you rather than just what is trending or what some 'expert' says to do. Here is just one example of what I am talking about:
What a person typically looks for from a personal trainer when they seek one out is typically different from what they look for from a yoga teacher. Just so the usual image of that a trainer looks and acts like tends to be different. Less so today, when there is so much overlap, with trainers starting to teach yoga, and yoga teachers offering individualized services that are more westernized than they used to be.