Category Archives: Healthy Lifestyle

YOU BOUGHT ME A PAIR OF JEANS?

I was doing laundry and noticing that I have an array of sizes in my drawers. No lie – I have a SMALL, MEDIUM, and a LARGE in my workout pants and shirts! How can one body, the same body, fit into all three sizes? I wonder that often myself! That’s why it’s impossible for […]

BMI vs BODY FAT

Body mass index (BMI) and body fat are very different measures of obesity/health.  Unfortunately they are all too often used interchangeably. Last year my Doctor told me I was borderline Overweight (based on BMI).  Based on height and weight measures, I do weigh “too much” for my 5’2″ stature.  BUT, I’m not fat nor am I unhealthy. […]

BODY DIVERSITY

I learned a new word recently, body diversity. BODY DIVERSITY.  Think about it for a minute. Body diversity. That’s a great word! That wording promotes acceptance of differences in bodies! While the media embraces individual differences in many realms, body diversity is NOT there yet. According to the media, all female bodies should be Victoria […]

PLAYING TO YOUR STRENGHTS

Each of us has strengths and weaknesses in our personality, and our bodies. Unfortunately, most the time it is our weaknesses that we talk about. Why? Why only talk about our weaknesses, the things we’re not so proud of or the things we want to improve? Not in a boastful or conceited way, our strengths […]

NATURE vs NURTURE

Recently I spent the day with my brother and sister and their families. My brother and sister and I all have the same parents and grew up in the same house, yet we’re all different! Our DNA would suggest that we’d be more similar than we are, yet we are vastly different. My brother can […]

TORQUE GENERATION

Torque simply means rotational force. Simple, yet complicated, yet simple. LOL! Our body is a system of levers that move in all different directions. Your hip and shoulder joints are ball and socket joints so they can move in all directions. Think, “loosey goosey”. We have to generate torque in these loosey goosey joints in […]

LOAD ORDER SEQUENCING

Such a complicated group of words for a simple concept. Load order sequencing teaches you how to create tension and organize your body into a good position to avoid movement errors (doing it wrong). Basically, the joint you move first will carry the biggest share of the load. For example: when squatting, if you bend […]

BRACING SEQUENCE

Often you will hear me say “tighten your core” or “tuck your butt under”.  That’s my version of BRACING. It all means the same thing: aligning your spine and the rest of your body so that you can create a strong foundation from which to move. Below are step by step instructions on how to […]

CLEAN EATING TIPS FROM OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA

Before I left Boston in 2009, a client gave me a book called Omnivore’s Dilemma byMichael Pollan. It was an absolutely amazing read!! Since we were opening the Pizza Barn, it was perfectly timed! Michael Pollan is MY food guru about revolutionizing how we think about food, what it is and where it comes from. Earlier this […]

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Throughout a day we have many conversations. Do you ever leave a conversation wondering what the point was or if the person really understood what you were saying? Do you ever talk to someone who won’t look you in the eye or try to talk to someone who is facing the door ready to head […]