Posts tagged health and wellness
Fuel w/ Fat: 3 Ways Fat Improves Your Performance

Long ago people used to believe that fat was the enemy...I can distinctly remember my mom buying Fat Free Italian Dressing when I was a kid....Let me repeat that, FAT FREE Italian Dressing.  You don't have to be a Michelin starred chef to know that Italian dressing is basically oil, vinegar, and spices...so WTF WAS IN THAT DRESSING?

Luckily, things have changed, and people are starting to wise up.  Keto diets are popping up, and Bulletproof coffees are a plenty (click here, for an awesome recipe).  However, there are still people out there that think fat is the devil. I'm here to tell you that fat is only good for you, but it can help you increase your performance.

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Bridging The Gap Between PT and Functional Performance

Having worked in PT clinics for about 5 years, I would often hear conversations between patients and therapists that would go something like this:

PT: Hey Sally, why are you limping?
Patient: My back is hurting
PT:  What did you do?
Patient:  Well my trainer made me do this one exercise...

PT: (places palm on face and dies a little inside)

And there you have it.  Sally's trainer didn't fully understand her injury history, and pushed her too hard, too soon.  There is obviously a gap in the transition from PT to functional performance. But why the disconnect? Well, we are here to explore how we can bridge that gap!

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3 Things You Should Always Carry in Your Gym Bag

You can tell a lot about someone by whats in their gym bag...how prepared they are. What type of exercise program they're on.  How funky their gym shoes are...

Your gym bag is a sign of preparation.  Being prepared for a workout is kid of like being prepared for a test, or a game. The better the prep, the better the result.  This is especially true for people who travel a lot, and live life on the go.  Whether you're at home, or on the road, having these items will prepare you for anything that comes your way.

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Inflammation Nation: How to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

In the 80's and 90's it was cholesterol.  A couple years ago it was gluten.  Now, we have a new public enemy #1 in America...Inflammation.

 Inflammation has quickly become public enemy #1 among health care practitioners.  Inflammation has been around forever, but is now finally being understood was one of the leading causes of disease.  Chronic inflammation can lead to everything from acne, to neurological disorders (YIKES!!).  As daunting as that may sound, there are many ways to help prevent inflammation from controlling your life.  All we have to do, is clean up our diets little bit, and move a little bit more.

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Mindset Monday: Fear is an Illusion

FEAR...It's one of the most powerful emotions we can experience.  It's something that has affected us all at one point or another.  Fear can affect how we think, what we do, and even how we choose to live our lives. 

But I'm here to tell you today that fear is an illusion.   Its something that we perceive to be there, but it often isn't. Be sure, that fear is a formidable opponent.  After reading this today, you will be equipped with a powerful tool to help you face fear head on.  Fear can be defeated.  But the first step, is understanding your opponent.

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Exercise Rescue: Warm-Up to Stay in the Game

Ever started your car on a cold morning, then immediately backed out the driveway, slam on the breaks, and floored it out onto the street?...No? I didn't think so.  So why do that to your body??

Crazy thing is, I see at the gym all the time.  People walk in off the street, and immediately lift a heavy weight.  Not properly prepping your body for your workout is a recipe for disaster.  I realize most people live extremely busy lives, and that gym time is at a premium.  As a trainer, I get it, sometimes you only have 30 minutes for a workout.  So who wants to spend 10 of them warming up?  My hope is, that by reading this, it will become apparent that a dynamic warmup is a MUST HAVE in your fitness program

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Magic Mushroom Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

As some of you may know, I recently conducted an experiment using mushroom powder, to determine if it would actually make me smarter (you can catch up here) .  Over that time period, and though some trial and error, I  managed to develop a drink that I LOVED.  A drink that gave me sustained energy over the course of my day.  A drink that made me more focused and more productive....and I want to share the recipe with you today!

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4 Things To Do Today That Will Improve Your Health

Health is the key to happiness and success, at least that what I believe.  Our health is the most valuable asset we have, and should be our #1 priority.  It should be valued above all else....It may seem daunting, but being healthier isn't all that complicated.  You don't need some guru on TV to tell you how.  All its takes is small daily action steps, and consistancy over time.  Try these 4 small steps today, and be healthier than you were yesterday! 

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The Great Shroom Experiment, Part I

Today's post is all about my experiment with shrooms.  Lets get this out of the way, I LOVE shrooms.   But before you guys start questioning my sanity, we're not talking about the psychedelic kind.  No, I'm not talking about the kind that leads you  on a spirit journey to the desert, talking quantum physics to a cactus...I'm talking about the kind that increases focus, improves nerve health, and improves memory.  I'm talking about the 'shrooms that increase performance. 

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