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A Healthier View of Weight Loss

A Healthier View of Weight Loss

Weight loss is a complex topic often laden with misconceptions. Many of my clients initially name weight loss as a top desire and primary motivating factor for working out. But if your end goal is an arbitrary number on a scale, you will likely have trouble staying motivated. Furthermore, you may inadvertently head down a(…)

How to Stay Motivated: A Five-Step Guide

How to Stay Motivated: A Five-Step Guide

Many people struggle with figuring out how to stay motivated along the path to fitness. If you can tap into your natural inner drive, you will be far more likely to succeed. It’s important to design an individualized fitness program that allows you to experience success and pleasure along the way. This five-step guide provides(…)

My New Podcast Series: The Human Network

My New Podcast Series: The Human Network

I am extremely excited to announce my new podcast series on the Treehouse Lifestyle Podcast called The Human Network, co-hosted by me and Wesley Hoffman. Wesley is the founder of Treehouse Networkshop here in my hometown of St. Louis. Ever since my first encounter with Treehouse, I have found it to be a tremendously valuable(…)

Best Time of Day to Exercise

Best Time of Day to Exercise

Because exercise causes stress on the body’s metabolism,1,2 it is important to balance that stress—not only with good nutrition, but also optimal timing. To get the most out of physical activity, time your workout carefully in relationship to sleep, digestion, and energy restoration. If you are getting the proper nutrition before, during, and after your(…)

Understanding Fascia: The ELDOA Method

Understanding Fascia: The ELDOA Method

Fascia, commonly defined as connective tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ, has recently become a trendy word in the health and fitness community. Fascia is very important because it attaches your body’s skeletal muscles to bones and other tissues, allowing your muscles and joints to move appropriately in relationship to one another. But to(…)

Nutrition Tips for Morning, Noon, and Evening Exercisers

Nutrition Tips for Morning, Noon, and Evening Exercisers

To fully optimize your workout with nutrition, it’s best to customize your individual nutrition plan based on the time of day you like to exercise. Whether you work out in the morning, at noon, or in the evening, make sure your body is well nourished by following the nutrition tips outlined below. Nutrition Tips for(…)

How to Optimize Your Workout with Nutrition

How to Optimize Your Workout with Nutrition

Appropriate nutrition before, during, and after your workout is key to getting the most out of exercise. To increase the benefits of physical activity, it is very important to nourish your body with the proper energy and minerals. Importance of Carbohydrates, Minerals, and Protein Before taking part in any form of physical exertion, nourish yourself(…)

Omega-3: “Good News” and Bad News

Omega-3: “Good News” and Bad News

Omega-3 fatty acids are a class of “essential” polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) often heralded for their ability to produce a “healthier” omega-3:6 ratio. In my last post, we found that fish oil supplements may actually do more harm than good and that the important thing is to reduce the overall PUFA content in the diet. In(…)