What are antioxidants

We hear a lot about antioxidants in the health, wellness and nutrition worlds. The word gets thrown around a lot without much clarity on what it really refers to. Generally speaking, most of us know that antioxidants are an important part of our nutrition, but do you actually know what antioxidants are, what they do,…

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Strength Training

Strength training, a.k.a. resistance training or weight training is good for people of all ages and fitness levels as a way to prevent the natural loss of muscle due to ageing. It has also shown to have benefits for people with chronic health conditions like obesity, arthritis or heart conditions. As we age, we naturally…

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Have you ever heard of N.E.A.T. for weight loss?  No, that’s really not a surprise. N.E.A.T. is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis and it can be a great tool for those who have a goal of losing weight. What is N.E.A.T.? Non-exercise activity thermogenesis is the expenditure of energy for activities we do throughout the day that…

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Iron sharpens iron, you may have heard or seen me use this phrase in email or other posts, but what does it mean? This phrase originates in the biblical book of Proverbs. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.  We see that there is a benefit of rubbing one blade of iron against…

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The Power of routines can be life changing. In past emails and blogs I have discussed the important role routines play in our daily lives. Today, I want to dive a little deeper. What is a Routine? Merriam-Webster defines Routine (noun) as: 1a: a regular course or procedure 1b: habitual or mechanical performance of an…

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Osteoporosis is a debilitating bone disease that effects 54 million Americans. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone.” It’s caused when your body loses too much bone or doesn’t make enough bone making the bones weak and prone to breaking. There are several risk factors that can cause the disease, and though some are unavoidable, there are…

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Most powerful movement

“The hip hinge is the most powerful movement a human can do. It’s the apex movement of an apex hunter!” -Dan John HIP HINGE We focus a lot on hip hinge movements in our training programs. It is one of the most fundamental exercises we can learn to do properly with the squat coming up…

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Body Force Fitness

“I can’t eat carbs, I get fat.” Let’s look at that for a second. We all know someone who has made this statement at some point in our lives, maybe even you? I have even said such ridiculous things before I knew better. When someone says, “I get fat,” is that because the scale goes…

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Body Force Fitness

These strategies to add exercise in your day, make getting regular exercise is easier than you think.  If you are a busy adult juggling a career, family, and some resemblance of any social life at all, you know if can be hard to squeeze in a workout.  But, if you think that you have to…

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Body Force Fitness

The things you do first thing in the morning set the stage to win the day. What do you do to start your day out with positive energy and a good mindset? U.S Navy Admiral William McRaven says, “If you want to change the world, start by making your bed”.  This simple task performed every…

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