It’s In The Blood

Blood Work

When it comes to health, a wealth of information can be obtained from having blood work done on a regular basis. Blood is our most vital bodily fluid. It helps transport oxygen and nutrients to cells, while also transporting metabolic waste products away. A little over half our blood is plasma, which is mostly water along with protein, sugar, minerals, hormones, and…

The Low Carb Paleo Approach

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It was three years ago when I transitioned to what could be labeled a Paleo diet.  In the past I had tried many different nutritional approaches which included raw food, vegan, and vegetarianism.  I was searching for ways I could improve my health after having a lot of health problems as a child.  I had grown up eating the Standard American Diet…

Let’s Roll

The foam roller made it’s debut in the mid 90′s.  At that time, most health and fitness professionals didn’t have a clue what to do with the 3 foot long piece of foam, but now you can find one in just about every fitness facility.  In fact, there are many different kinds to choose from,  with different sizes, textures, and densities.  Physical…

The Best of 2013!

As 2013 comes to a close, I wanted to share my top posts from the year and also share my favorite books.  I hope you are pumped up to make 2014, your best year yet! My Top Facebook Posts 1) I had a training session at the YMCA this evening.  I saw a group of middle school kids performing cleans and presses…

Physical Fitness and Cancer

When a serious illness strikes, it’s important to stay active.  We may not feel like exercising when our health is compromised, but physical activity provides us with many important benefits, not just physically but also mentally.  Hopefully, if you live an active and healthy lifestyle, you will never have to deal with a serious illness, but if you do, it’s important to…