Your heart rate during exercise provides some very valuable information. Your heart rate in an exercise bout will determine not only the number of calories you burn but what your body predominantly used as fuel (fat vs carbs). Don’t rely on a buddy who is going through the same workout as you, to give … Read more Why Train With A Heart Rate Monitor?
When it comes to weight loss many forget their recovery nutrition post workout. For some there still exists this idea that if they eat less and exercise more they will lose weight. I see it time and time again where people are eating far too little calories and are putting way too much effort in … Read more 8 Whole Food Recovery Snacks
This post is one day late due to the fact we traveled with all three of our very little kids for the first time yesterday. For those that do not know we have twins who turned two on St. Patrick’s Day and a one month old – needless to say travel equals taking half of … Read more Kid (and Adult) Friendly Protein Cookie
For those of you that know my educational background you know my first degree is in exercise science. The first part of my career was spent as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer in various settings. I have let most of my training jobs go to focus on being a mom first and my … Read more Sometimes the Trainer Needs a Trainer
These days we are all so busy as a result we rely on processed foods to meet our snack and meal needs but are we taking a real risk with our health by adding in some potentially harmful ingredients? There is a commercial for Blue Buffalo dog food where the pet owner is evaluating and … Read more 3 Ingredients That I Avoid and Why You Should Too!
These days there is a month and a day to celebrate anything – April just happens to be National Garlic Month. While we can blame Bram Stoker for our association of garlic to ward off vampires; garlic has been studied and used throughout history to ward off a variety of diseases and health conditions. A … Read more The Science Behind Garlic and What You Should be Doing to Maintain it’s Health Benefit