Tag: Exercise

Being half-in is a disservice

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last year I was talking with a friend about health coaching and how I work with clients. We talked a lot about the mental health aspect of health and I said it was important to help them navigate some of the tough questions and then refer when things go out of your scope. She told […]

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 […]

Life of A Fit College Student Series: Changing Mindset Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing Something Wrong

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2016, I asked my friend Alicia to write about what it was like to be a college kid trying to be fit, and trying to figure out what health meant for her. She wrote three posts. Her first post in her own series talked about her past and how she got to where she […]