Health and fitness Blog

Finding Balance through Ayurveda

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented ways of managing disruptions to our environment and coping with uncertainty. Here we take a trip East to Ancient India where we explore an alternative medicine philosophy that focuses on balance and holistic well-being....

Deep Health: What is It? … and How do we Achieve It?

While I was training for my nutrition coaching certification through Precision Nutrition, we learned about the concept of “Deep Health”. Traditionally we think about “Health” as our blood pressure,  cholesterol levels, regular exercise, eating a “healthy” diet. But...

Bone Health Essentials – What Every Woman Should Know

When we think about what it means to be “healthy” we think about our heart, lungs, exercise, how we eat …. but we rarely think about our bones – until we are older, when our doctor talks to us about osteoporosis (severe bone loss) or sadly, we have a fracture. But by...

Why women should lift

Just a generation ago, women’s weight-lifting was largely isolated to professional athletes and competitive body-builders. Men have been lifting weights for years, but it has not come into the mainstream for women until the past 10-15 years. Some of the barriers to...

Shake Recipes

For all the great reasons to start your day off with a shake, check out my article “Shakes-The Ultimate Superfood”. The Anatomy of a Shake 1 – Base: Almond, Soy or cow’s milk, your choice of protein (Whey, pea, Casein, etc), a binder such as Xantham gum or chia seeds....

Shakes – The Ultimate Superfood

With the reality of our “new normal” setting in, it is now, more than ever, so important to stay healthy and strong. The foundation of “good health” is sound nutrition. Now, this doesn’t mean overhauling your diet – especially at a time when grocery store stockpiles...

Your Home Gym- from COVID-19 and Beyond

As we emerge from the days of stay-at-home orders and the reality that the fitness industry may be changed for the long-term, how we stay fit going forward is looking very different. Limitations on group fitness keep us from our fitness friends who motivate us and...

Aging is not a Decline – It’s a Detour

This was a tough week. I have been running a mile to warm up before my workouts and I’ve been so slow. Why am I slow? Is age catching up with me? I am turning 50 next month, after all. Maybe this is it. Maybe it’s downhill from here - my biggest fear - or maybe it’s...