2014 Fittest and Fattest Cities in America

#25 - Not bad Milwaukee, but we can do better!! Minneapolis #7?!  Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Denver, CO Boston, MA Washington D.C. Minneapolis, MN San Diego, CA Atlanta, GA Oakland, CA San Jose, CA Long Beach, CA Miami, FL Austin, TX Los Angeles, CA Raleigh, NC Chicago, IL Albuquerque, NM New York, NY Sacramento, CA Tucson, AZ Las Vegas, NV Omaha, NE Mesa, AZ Milwaukee, WI Charlotte, NC Phoenix, AZ Colorado Springs, CO Dallas, TX Philadelphia, PA Houston, TX Virginia Beach, VA Fort Worth, TX Kansas City, MO ...
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Avocados!

The superpower of Avocado! 10 reasons to add avocados to your diet! Good fat! Monounsaturated fat, which lowers “bad” cholesterol and helps raise “good” Excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas) Rich in Vitamins K, E, C and some B vitamins Approx. 11 grams of fiber (medium size); close to half of the recommended daily intake Protein: Approx. 4 grams (medium size) Sugar content low compared to other fruits (yes, avocado is a fruit, a berry)! Folate (a B vitamin) one cup has approx. 23% of the recommended daily value! Help to fight free radicals in...
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Clean Eating

Eating clean means making the choice to fuel your body with premium fuel! Your body is a machine that needs the correct nutrients to work well. Think of the body as a car, if you put the right gas in, it stays clean with all systems running smoothly and doesn't get clogged and bogged down. If you continually put the wrong gas in, it clogs up and puts along. When your body is running like this you are setting yourself up for disease, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke among many others. Putting in the right gas (nutrients) your body wi...
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The 3 S’s…

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Working as an Athletic Trainer in my undergraduate degree program we always used the KISS principle: “Keep it Simple Stupid”. This principle can relate to most parts of our lives, especially when it comes to staying healthy. Staying healthy really is quite simple, it is our environment that makes it complicated, kids, work, the 24/7 lifestyle of being connected to the internet, phone, social media and TV that make it complicated! So, what can you do? Not over think it, re-organize your time and make good habits! The three S’s are the best way to start: Set goals: Write your goals and pos...
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10 Reasons to Make Exercise a Habit

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Increased energy level Decrease risk of cardiovascular disease Better sleep Less sick days Boost self-confidence Improve memory Mood enhancer - helps fight anxiety, stress Increase lean body mass/burn more calories at rest More creativity and focus Build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints Need help to get moving and clean up your eating habits? Reach out to me, I am here to help you get on track to feeling your best!
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