Natural Sugars versus Added Sugars

Today I started my first 3 Day Sugar Free Challenge—going well so far!—so I thought I would write about the differences between the sweeteners we use, or eat in pre-made food: what we want to eat, what we don’t want to eat, and what we should be avoiding at all costs!...

Appreciating Your Hunger

In our culture’s mindset of “eat less to lose weight”, we often stop appreciating the feeling of hunger. After all, hunger means you need to eat, and if you eat you will take in calories, and if you take in calories they may cause you to gain weight, right? No! First...

The Life-Changing Effects of the Simplest Movement

Walking.  One of the most basic human movements, that most of us probably take for granted.  For many it may not even register as “exercise”, but a good walk has so many benefits that it is considered to rival running in many long-term health effects.  If you are not...

Finding Joy in Your Fitness Journey

This year I have started posting my weekly workouts online.  Part of the reason is accountability for me, but also to show what kind of moves I do, and share any workout wisdom tidbits I come up with.  This past week I had to no-workout days in a row.  Typically, I...

The #1 Easiest Habit to Improve Your Health

Yes, it’s another blog post about drinking more water.  I admit, I struggled with what to write since it seems every health and fitness blog or site has at least one article advocating drinking more water.  You may have noticed this too, but let me ask then… do you...

Consistency is Key

Starting a business is no easy task, and for someone like me who absolutely hates personal failure, it can be downright painful. In the past week, though, I have heard three different very successful give three pieces of advice. The first was to, “Go out and fail! I...

The New Truths of Cholesterol

Ah, science. So concrete and unchangeable. Except, of course, when further and better research changes what we understand. Such is the case when it comes to cholesterol and saturated fat. The “truth” we understood for decades is slowly evolving into a new truth. The...

Why We Need to Focus on Health First

As the new year begins and we all set our goals for the year, please let me encourage you… nay, implore you… to make being more active one of those goals. This means both exercising more, and being more purposefully active throughout the day, especially if you have a...