What’s for breakfast? It is National Breakfast Month, and the question is what are we eating? I share with my clients that it is not necessarily when you eat, but what you eat. It is important to eat something to fuel your body as your day starts. Research shows that eating breakfast can aid in improved performance and concentration in both the conference room and the classroom. Additionally, breakfast helps you eat adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals recommended fo
Several of you are sending children off to start the “college student journey.” One of the biggest challenges facing both students and their parents is to refrain from indulging to the point of bulging. Adjusting to independence, new schedules and new lifestyles can create an upheaval in one’s eating habits. In looking at these changes through the student lens, I reached out to Noah Draper, Certified Personal Trainer and a second-year kinesiology or exercise science student.
I spent some time watching a group of pro tennis players turning those bright yellow balls into fiercely propelled orbs this week. What fuels these players and keeps them on point with the physical and mental stamina needed to stay in the game? My current client group doesn’t include professional or high-performance athletes; the group does include folks striving for better fitness and a few weekend warriors. The basics on fitness and health are pretty similar—mental stamina
There are a number of high-performance sport venues here in the sunshine state, designed to mold talented kids grooming them to become the pro athletes of the future. Now some of the youngsters were born with genes aligning to create superstars and some have an athletic edge that is honed from discipline, motivation and very hard work. One of the most important keys to strengthen their performance is advice and counsel to keep them on track, fueling them for good health and o
Turkey is almost the protein of the month as we head into the end of the year holidays. Long associated with American history, it is one of the most popular protein choices. In addition to whole bird options, folks are now gobbling up turkey as burgers, bacon, hot dogs, luncheon meats and sausage. The boom in turkey products is linked to greater interest in healthy eating. Overall turkey is a good source of protein—the nutrient needed to build new cells, maintain healthy tiss
I get a lot of questions on food choices . . .”How can I avoid wrinkles, belly fat, loss of skin elasticity and reading glasses?” In short, folks want to know my anti-aging secrets. My first response is look at the upside—-did you think about the alternative to aging? Ok now that I’ve helped them get life in focus, here are a few of my anti-aging guidelines for good health at any age. You’ll need to eat well to look and be well. What you eat is essential to keeping a youthful
You can build the foundation for a winning day by simply starting the day with breakfast. I know you’ve heard it before, it’s true, breakfast isthe most important meal of the day. If you are grabbing your house keys and heading out in the mornings without eating trying to save time, or calories you are squandering the savings. By skipping breakfast, the fuel that your body and brain need to get started and help you focus on high performance–or simply focus is missing. The eff