I've changed the way I eat in the past 2 years. I've eliminated grains and sugar (artificial sweeteners included). I've talked about paleo diets, paleo way of eating - now I'm reading Practical Paleo - there are other books I've read; but, one thing has been in the back of my mind through all of this. I've seen, heard, read that paleo is eating like the cavemen ate. The thought I couldn't quite grasp was that the life span of cavemen wasn't very long.
We all lead busy lives. Between work, family and the time we spend helping others, we have little time to devote to our health and wellness. This can lead to stress and weight gain, two factors that often go hand-in-hand. However, we can start to reverse this by just being more active.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 11:44am
Julie is our "Athlete of the month" for February 2013! Many people ask me what it takes to get this distinction and I tell them that I need to be able to tell a great health and fitness story. Well, Julie has just the ticket! I have been training Julie for over a year and she ALWAYS shows up regardless if she is feeling like it or not. She always gives everything a try even though she doesn't always think she can do it.
Posted by Richard Dant @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 00:16am
February is heart month, and not just because Valentine’s Day is right in the middle of it. According to a 2009 statistic of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is still the # 1 killer for women in the United States with 24%, followed by ALL cancers with 22% and stroke with 6%.
Lifestyle choices are by far the biggest factor that affect our health. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 83% of deaths before the age of 65 are preventable with lifestyle change. I've heard it all...from "I'm going to die anyway, so I'm going to eat what I want" and people continue to smoke even after they've had heart disease. Why? Why wouldn't someone want to make better choices for their body?
Posted by Brenda Lewis @ Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 17:31pm
Ingredients:1 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup stevia or sugar1/4 cup honey1 tbsp almond extract1/2 cup applesauce1 tsp baking soda1 egg1/2 cup raisins1 can sliced carrots (drained and mashed) Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.3. Put into muffin tins (about 2/3 way full)4. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Challenge your balance and your core after your main training this Friday.
BALANCE FINISHER- SINGLE LEG BALANCE. 20 seconds work and 10 sec rest 4 rounds on each leg. Bend your knee slightly, feel all the weight in the back of your heel take opposite foot off the ground and hold for 20 sec. Rest 10 sec and do the other leg.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 07:08am