A question I hear quite a bit is when is the best time to exercise. People want to know what time of day they will get the best results from their efforts. Great news- this is a pretty basic topic. Are you ready for the simple answer?? Whenever you have the most energy. Simple as … Continue reading When to Sweat
Health and wellness can be exhilarating, but it can also be exhausting. One week (or day) you're feeling on top of the word- your sleep is on point, you have energy to take care of literally everything you need done, you love the way your clothes fit and people notice. But then suddenly you get … Continue reading Inspiration Cycling
This weekend, after working so hard on focusing on me and my health, I went a little crazy. I had a good friend in town for a few days, and while we spent one day exploring the waterfalls of Yosemite, most of our activity was based around food. There were ice cream sundaes, treats, chips, … Continue reading Getting Back on Track
Over the past few years my experience with student-athletes has expanded (primarily high school aged, but also younger). These individuals can be so complex your begin to lose your mind. At this age they are still growing and need vital nutrients to support their growth. They are also facing body-type issues and stereotypes that can … Continue reading Sports Drinks: Performance Enhancing or Damaging?
Social support is often the least talked about component of health, specifically for those who are trying to lose weight. Sure we talk about workout buddies or accountability partners, but when we get down to the nitty gritty social support can be the one thing truly holding you back from your goals. Let's start by … Continue reading Social Support: How You Can Use the People in Your Life to Benefit Your Health Goals
Lactic acid is used in many biochemical processes in the body, but it's commonly known for making you feel sore. I remember in elementary school hearing that my muscles where sore due to the lactic acid build up from overuse. I'm sure many of you have heard the same thing. Is this true? Most scientists … Continue reading The Lactic Acid Myth and How to Reduce Post-Workout Soreness
Everyday I interact with people who express the desire to change, yet can't seem to take the first step toward making the change. And I'm here to tell you that I've totally been there. I've hit the snooze button over and over, ultimately missing the early morning spin class. I've succumb to the power of … Continue reading Inspiration & Motivation