Category: Wellness Refocused Education

Wellness Refocused Education: Calories Out

Reading Time: 7 minutes I wish there was a hard and fast definition for weight loss and fat loss – I think we too often use them interchangeably and, in some cases, I find myself doing the same because it can be hard for some to understand there’s a difference. Looking around for language, it’s clear than many experts […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Weight versus Body Fat and other health status tools

Reading Time: 7 minutes When talk about getting healthy, many of us immediately think about our weight as being the ultimate tool for measuring. This is how society discusses health, but it’s really about the act of gravity and there are many other more important numbers we could examine. Weight on Mars: 51.83 pounds Weight on Earth: 137 pounds […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets

Reading Time: 4 minutes I don’t usually outright write workout programs for clients, but I do help them write their own. We discuss mobility testing and training, cardiovascular activity, resistance training styles and the importance of creating diversity in their workout to see results they want, but also to have ensure that they’re enjoying their workouts. I suggest changing […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does your menstrual cycle impact your strength?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ladies – can you pin point specific phases in your menstrual cycle by your symptoms? I know, it’s not exactly dinner talk, but I’m being serious. Do you have any varying level of these symptoms? –        Fatigue –        Cramping –        Bloating –        Breast tenderness –        Fluctuations in body temperature –        Energy –        Hunger –        Moodiness […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?

Reading Time: 7 minutes I’m sure many of you have been told that stretching and warming up as well as cooling down are an important part of your workout. Have any of you ever really thought about why or if there are better ways to warm up and stretch? Would you laugh if you learned that you may want […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Steel Cut Oats v. Rolled Oats

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of my clients and I were talking about oats the other day. She said she had to eat steel cut oats, and I asked, “why do they HAVE to be steel cut?” She said well they’re healthier for you. I told her that wasn’t necessarily true. So, let’s talk oats – what’s the difference […]