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Build Your Tribe – Start at the Gym

Interesting comparison with how our ancestors spent their day versus how we do. It’s easy to think we work less with our modern conveniences, but that’s not likely the case. Nor is it likely that we get as much sleep or socializing as they did. We spend outr time differently, but how much do we squander? HUNTER-GATHERERS Hunting and gathering food 5 hours Sleep, nap, rest, relax 10 hours Shelter and basic needs chores 3 hours Leisure time and group socializing 6 hours (Based on the !Kung Bushmen of Africa) US Workplace 9 hours Commute 2 hours Sleep 6.7 hours Screen...

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Changing Habits For Your Kids

Do you play with your children, or is it too hard? I know what that’s like — wanting to run the playground, jump rope, play basketball, or swim with them…but I was deconditioned and fat. I sat and watched them instead. Don’t miss these years. Change your life and you change theirs. You’ll make memories and give them a role model for their own fitness. This was all the motivation I needed. But then I needed a plan. Changing habits takes time. But how do you best go about breaking old habits and creating new ones that will bring about...

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Everyone is Lying About Their Diet

We all share basic nutritional needs — required amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins — but we can ingest and absorb them in different ways. So most diets will work for someone, but some diets work better for most people. I encourage every new weight loss client to try a paleo/primal lifestyle. Until they get most grains and sweeteners out of their life, no amount of portion control, calorie counting, or exercise will increase lean body mass or keep the fat off. I have some clients who decide to keep eating empty carbs because they like them, but with the realization that...

Why You Need a Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your health and fitness. Here are some of the benefits: 1. Improve Your Overall Fitness. Surveys show the primary reason people hire personal trainers is to get professional assistance to improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance and coordination. A personal trainer will monitor your progress and fine-tune your program as you go, helping you work your way off plateaus. 2. Reach or Maintain a Healthy Weight. Body fat reduction, weight reduction or management, body shaping and toning can all be achieved with the aid...