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11 Dec
kep57

The holiday season is in full swing. No matter what religion you may be (or maybe you don’t have one), statistics show this time of year is more stressful than most other times. While I cannot take the stress away from you, I can give you great tips to help you manage your stress and…

11 Dec
kep57

With Thanksgiving now behind us and more holidays in the recent future, it is time to do some reflecting and planning! Reflection: How well did you do with portion control?  Did you find time to exercise? Are you still celebrating the holiday by eating leftovers and sitting around? I myself am a big fan of…

30 Oct
kep57

The holiday season is upon us and with that comes sugar, alcohol, and parties, oh my! I hope that after reading this, you realize the importance of being mindful with what you’re eating and making sure you take the time to exercise. This article is not about restricting or over training. Moderation is key, and…

22 Oct
kep57

It seems to be a recent hot topic! A number of restaurants and even store bought food advertise gluten free options and a number of people are claiming to be gluten intolerant. While many people do have intolerance to gluten (those with Celiac disease), there are a number of people who do not. I, however,…

22 Oct
kep57

Many of us have heard to cut carbs to lose weight. Several of us have heard, it’s not carbs; it’s fats you should limit. Often time’s protein gets a pass and “diets” are not going into too much detail as to how much and/or when you should consume protein. “Nutrition experts recommend that protein accounts…

21 Oct
kep57

“Carbs are bad”, “I don’t eat carbs”, “Carbs will make you fat”! Have you ever said or heard one of these phrases?  Chances are you’ve heard someone say something along these lines and you most likely have as well. Before we get into are low carb diets healthy, I feel we need to first discuss…

08 Oct
kep57

I get it.  You’re tired.  Maybe you’re physically tired.  Maybe you’re mentally tired. You may be “over” the fact the scale is not moving as much as you’d like; you’re not making the strength gains you want or any number of disappointments. You figure, “what the heck, I might as well not work out and/or…

21 Sep
kep57

Hey Sugar!  No, I’m not calling you sugar… I’m talking about the “sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink.” Now that we know what we’re talking about, let’s look at the effects sugar has on our body…

21 Sep
kep57

You’re a routine person; many of us are! You have your gym, studio, type of cardio, stretching, and routine down and it works. You are a regular. The question isn’t whether one is better than the other, the question is: Should you mix things up? The answer, Yes! Whether it’s weightlifting, yoga, running, Pilates, biking,…