Give Your Brain A Rest

From the moment you wake up until the time you go to bed your brain is inundated with information, choices, and stimuli. More often than not, all of those choices, constant checking of your phone and email manifests itself as anxiety. Giving your brain a rest has...

My Experience With Intermittent Fasting

If you’re a reader of health and fitness trends it’s likely you’ve come across the term intermittent fasting (IF). I distinctly remember being told as a kid “if you skip meals, your body goes into ‘starvation mode’ and it’s actually harder for you to lose weight.” I...

Want to Live Forever? Bike to Work

Obviously, you can’t live forever, but a study published yesterday in the British Medical Journal has taken the Internet by storm. If you don’t want to read the full study, you can read an abridged version here. The study followed and tracked the health...

Breakfast: To Skip Or Not To Skip?

I have been alive for 31 years and in that time I’ve been taught things about nutrition for about 21 years. Here is a list of things I remember being told either in school, the news, reading in a book, or hearing from a friend or family member about nutrition: Fat is...

How Well Do You Move Your Body?

Do you remember middle school fitness tests? Maybe they gave you anxiety (if you’re like me) or maybe it was your time to shine. Think specifically about pull-ups. How many could you do? Do you remember how easy it was to hammer out 5, 10, maybe even 20? What happened...

Pearls

During conversation at a recent Milwaukee Bucks game my friend said something that led me to write this post. “My 70 year old co-worker told me his secret to moving well – never push off the arm rests when getting out of a chair” This seems like such...