Spinach-Apricot Salad Makes: 4 servings Time: 20 minutes Calories: 91 per serving Ingredients 8 cups torn fresh prewashed baby spinach 1/3 cup dried apricots, snipped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced or minced 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions Remove stems […]
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Running! Everyone’s doing it, and there’s good reason why. This awesome cardiovascular exercise reduces your risk of heart disease, boosts your immunity, improves concentration, creativity, and memory, and is a fantastic way to shed unwanted pounds. Here’s the best part: it doesn’t have to be difficult, painful, or boring! Here are some tips for rocking […]
Joel Green, Allegro Coaching “As I pondered the subject of my first blog entry, I couldn’t help thinking of the foundation for my choice to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle: I’d rather live a vibrant, full proactive life than live in such a way as to invite problems that only put faith in a […]
Are you someone who would rather read about exercise than do it? Most people understand that being physically active is associated with being healthy, but knowledge is not the biggest sticking point in changing behavior. What is the number one reason people typically give for not being regularly active? Not enough time. Here are ways […]
Habits, good or bad…. are formed by repetition. Eating habits are no exception. If you are in the habit of snacking when you watch TV, you reinforced that habit until it finally became a part of your routine. Other habits are formed in the same way- for example- eating the minute you come in the […]
It’s the first of the year, and PRIME time for setting New Year’s goals for better health, giving up bad habits or finally starting to save more money than we spend. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about setting goals (ask any of my current clients or ask to see my daily, weekly and […]
So you’ve put on a pound or two this winter. That’s not so bad, right? Thing is, the extra weight probably went straight to your waist, and that is where the trouble starts. Belly fat is the latest threat to your health. Study after study shows that it increases your risk of heart disease, hypertension, […]
This past year, after seeing this bright yellow and black suspension trainer highlighted at multiple trade shows and raved by top trainers, I finally decided to give it a try and see what all the hype was about. What is TRX? Born in the Navy SEALS, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and […]
Did you know the average weight gain is only 1-2 lbs. over the 7-week holiday? So what’s the problem with an extra pound? The problem is, a year later, the vast majority of us have not removed that pound. Continue this pattern over 30 or 40 holiday seasons and the problem becomes—quite literally—huge. So how […]
Can Pilates improve your Sports Performance? Last month, my friend and head baseball coach at Calvin College, John Sparks, asked me if I knew of a great yoga instructor he could hire. Unfortunately, that is one of the only classes I am not equipped to teach but I asked him what his intention was. His […]