We know that all food is NOT created equal. It gets even crazier than that. One day, an ingredient is bad, the next thing you know, it is good! Think about it. What about the egg? Good or bad? Have you heard about the coconut oil controversy? Remember, the introduction of artificial sweeteners? Whoa, what a story about sugar! Let's go a step further and bring the whole "diet" topic into this conversation. Paleo, Keto, Adkins, Mediterranean, Weight Watchers, Sugar Bu
When is the best time to "let yourself go"? What? You're kidding me, right? The time to give up, will NEVER, EVER come. We know that lifestyle related illnesses like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity can be regulated, possibly avoided, by moving your body, resting your body, and properly fueling your body. Diet and exercise are the primary links to your health. This is the key to healthy living, and the foundation of Feeling Great Today. There are ple
I often get asked, "Which one is better?" The answer is.....BOTH! BOTH are excellent! BOTH engage the core. BOTH are extremely effective. You should work on BOTH!
**The forearm plank demands more tricep, and fights a greater demand from gravity.
**The high plank allows a bit of tricep relief, but puts more demand on the shoulders to stabilize.
**The high plank is actually performed at an easier angle, and uses more large muscles, thus distributing the effort. The closer
Squats are considered a "functional movement" because we use this type of movement every single day, when we sit & stand or bend & lift. It is important to be able to have comfort and confidence with this lower body move. I hear many people say, "I don't do squats, because they hurt my back." Or, "I don't do squats because they hurt my knees." Proper alignment, will prevent pain, and potential injury. There are 3 typical movement patterns that may occur during a squat: 1.)
What can you accomplish in 21 days? Why are there so many 21-Day programs out there? 21 days is ample time to make changes. It is a relatively quick period of time; and not so daunting, that you give up before you ever get started. 21 days can seem like a "snap of the fingers", yet there is plenty of time to recognize significant progress! Let's set a goal! Is it a health goal, a weight loss goal, a dietary goal, a relationship goal, a financial goal? You can hang in th
Take time to smile. Take time to learn. Find the good in each and every day, so that you can feel rewarded and accomplished. I love learning. I am feelinggreattoday, because I am launching my website. This is a dream come true for me. My love for health began when I was a senior in high school. That was a long time ago! Moving my body and exercising influenced my college education, and my career. It is great to be back full time with what I LOVE to do. I love when f