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Recovering From Vacation

Recovering From Vacation

We had the best time! The photo above is me swimming in Dream Lake up high in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was cold and I loved it! I could go on about the benefits of cold-immersion therapy, but that’s not the purpose for this post. Full disclosure time: I...

10-3-2-1-0: Sleep and Productivity

10-3-2-1-0: Sleep and Productivity

This isn’t the first time I have written on the importance of sleep.  If you have seen my other posts, you have probably read some of my sleep hygiene recommendations.  I do my best to simplify things, but I will admit, even my simplest recommendations...

The Antioxidant You Need and Already Have

The Antioxidant You Need and Already Have

IT’S CALLED GLUTATHIONE Never heard of it? Soon enough, everyone and their grandma will know what glutathione is. This antioxidant is produced by your body for the primary function of fighting oxidative stress. What exactly is oxidative stress? Great question!...

The New Trend in HEALTH-care

The New Trend in HEALTH-care

We are in unprecedented times.  COVID-19 has affected the way so many businesses operate, even in the medical field.  Hospitals and doctor’s offices all over the country are struggling to keep their doors open.  Over half of primary care offices have...

“Warrior” or “Worrier”, Which Are You?

“Warrior” or “Worrier”, Which Are You?

Do you seek thrills, thrive under pressure, and perform well under a deadline? Or is your mind sharpest in low-pressure, quiet environments? Genetics determines the speed in which we metabolize dopamine and dictates which circumstances and environments we are better...

COFFEE: the Good, the Bad, and the Genetics

COFFEE: the Good, the Bad, and the Genetics

Coffee consumption, and caffeine consumption in general, has different affects on different people. We will explore a few of these affects and exactly what is contributing to the differences between individuals. Speed of Caffeine Metabolism Caffeine has a half-life of...

5 Steps to Lose Weight and Gain Health

5 Steps to Lose Weight and Gain Health

My number one priority with clients is always optimal health, not necessarily optimal weight. When this client and I initially met, we were in agreement that he had weight to lose, but also that we needed to lay a more solid foundation of eating whole foods,...

Does Your (RHR) = Healthy Heart?

Does Your (RHR) = Healthy Heart?

We aren’t all striving to be world-class endurance athletes…I know I’m not. Even so, resting heart rate, or RHR, is an extremely useful metric to track your overall health. Let’s take a brief second to define exactly what resting heart rate is, even though it is...

Top 10 Ways to Relieve Anxiety

Top 10 Ways to Relieve Anxiety

I hope this too doesn’t come off as offensive, but, just the term, “anxiety,” has become EXTREMELY popular over the last few years. Why is that? Is it just because we now finally have a label and a term for how we are feeling? Is it because we are finally comfortable...

SIT Your Way to Better Health

SIT Your Way to Better Health

Often when I am talking about recapturing health at speaking engagements, I mention the term acute stress. When I say “stress,” I’m not talking about being “stress-out.” That kind of stress would be termed “chronic stress,” and it is chronic stress that is the real...