Thinking of buying some new running shoes for the new year? First, you may want to consider the way your foot lands when walking/running. Basic (light) pronation is natural and normal because it helps absorb impact, relieving pressure on knees and joints. However, If you overpronate - which is an exaggerated form of the foot's natural inward roll following a heel strike - it can usually result in knee pain/injury. If you supinate - which is an outward rolling of the foot - it can result in insufficient impact reduction at landing.
It's a new year. You've decided to eat oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings. How do you make it sweeter with out adding sugar? Add some fruit- a few slices of banana, apples or what ever fruit you enjoy before you start cooking the oats. If you're looking for berries, try the frozen organic fruit.
One of the best exercise movements for the core, arms and back is the push up. I encounter so many women who think push ups are "too hard for girls!" That couldn't be farther from the truth! When executed correctly, the proper push up is one of the most effective moves for the upper body and core that a girl could do. By keeping the scapulae stable (in a natural, neutral position.
My son has been reminding me that in the movie "2012", the world comes to an end. From the eyes of a child, everything appears shortsighted, perhaps bleak, and not a little dramatic. We know that the world will not come to an end. But what about your own personal world? Im refering to your body, your health? How do you feel today? As good as you'd like?
The National Posture Institute (NPI) Officially Launches Online Public Posture ProgramThe National Posture Institute has launched an Online Public Posture Program, titled, “Analyzing and Correcting Posture and Body Alignment.” Students can complete the Non-instructor or the Instructor facilitated courses in Three (3) months.
What a blessing it has been in 2011 to work with all of the beautiful people in my life who are so supportive of eachother as well as dedicated to self-improvement! I am truly looking forward to another amazing year of family, friends and fitness! Let's make 2012 memorable!
How many times have you found yourself driving home from work with no idea what to make for dinner? So instead you order take-out or stop at the nearest fast-food place..What you put into your body is so important to your health- mentally, physically, and emotionally. It is extremely essential to eat nutrient dense foods- so stopping at these quick and easy restaurants are not going to help your waistline or your mind.
As a personal trainer, my clients share their struggles with me. Whether it is eating habits, confidence, or lack of motivation, my job is to encourage. I often share my own struggles too. I think that makes me more "human". I am definately not the perfect health and fitness specimen. One of my struggles is with sugar.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions that included eating more healthily and getting more fit, but now you are not quite sure how to start? Break down your large, nonspecific goals into “SMART” goals, that is, ones that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. To work toward eating more healthily, you could, for example, have a SMART goal to eat at least 5 fruits or vegetables per day, every day for the next week. To work toward getting fit, you could, for example, have a SMART goal of being active for 30 minutes, 5 days per week for the