Blogs about Health And Fitness

Spring Cleaning

The time of year is upon us when we want to open the windows and allow the fresh air and sunshine into our homes that have been closed up all winter.  This is one of my favorite times of year as I spend an entire day cleaning out closets, drawers, files and moving furniture to clean all the cracks and crevices.  I love the smell of a freshly-cleaned house!!!  I also enjoy getting rid of things and clothing that just add clutter to my space.  If I haven't used them in a year or worn them in a year, they leave the house.

How Drinking Red Wine Can Improve Athletic Performance

It sounds too good to be true, but scientific evidence backs it up. Red wine actually can enhance your fitness according to researchers.

The Benefits of Aromatherapy Certification Courses

There is nothing quite like the scents of flowers and essential oils. However, they are for more than just smelling pretty. Learning how healing these items can be, could lead you into a very successful career. With a clinical aromatherapy certification, you can become a practicing aromatherapist, practicing your new found knowledge in the home or even in your very own clinic. There is much to learn when you enroll in aromatherapy certification. Upon completion, students should be knowledgeable in:

I can’t pass a screening to participate in dance. And yet“

Dear friends, The other day I was dancing Tango with a student in my UNM Ballroom class, and he thanked me for sharing my darker story of physical challenges with the class last fall.  

Dallas Mania: One of the Leading Conventions for Fitness Professionals

 If you’re a fitness professional such as a personal trainer, nutritionist, or yoga teacher, success is determined largely by the amount of knowledge and motivation you have to offer. That means two things—bolstering your skill set with new certifications, and spending time around other pros who are just as excited about the industry as you.

Commit to Live Balance Fit

Every so often, I get a great idea!  Or at least I think it's a great idea.  As I often do, I bounce it off reasonable people (yes, Heather, I am referring to you as reasonable) to see if she agrees.  Typically, she doesn't agree and rather than humor me, she rollls her eyes and scoffs at the idea to make sure that I know just how bad the idea is.  

End the Health and Fitness Confusion

Confusion and contradictory information in the media concerning health and fitness can drive anyone crazy enough to jump off the wagon before even contemplating about starting a healthy lifestyle program.I totally understand and feel for you. I have been in your shoes, trying all kinds of things I heard here and there, before my health training and education set me straight. What works for someone else is not guaranteed to work for you. This is exactly the reason I choose to work in the health industry: I figure out and decipher what will work for you to reach your goals.

How many burpees will burn off the piece of cake I just ate?

  I know you’ve seen the memes that list some unhealthy food and its equivalent in terms of an exercise. And, I hear the questions all the time….how many calories will I burn doing this? How long do I have to work out to burn the calories of the hamburger I ate last night………in short, my answer is……..who cares?It really doesn’t matter!

Is Language Really That Important When It Comes To What You Eat?

                I have been getting a lot of questions about diet/nutrition and have been discussing my own diet/nutrition recently, so I decided to continue my theme of CHANGE and write a blog keeping the subject of nutrition in mind.

Simple Addition

 As some of you may have seen, I posted a short video on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) with the caption "If you focus on results, you will never change....if you focus on change, you will get results".