We all want a quick fix. Whether we’re feeling pain or wanting some physical change. We want it to happen NOW and we want to put the least amount of effort possible into it. We want the change to be immediate and with minimal cost. This mentality seems to run rampant in our society and is definitely the case when it comes to losing weight and gaining muscle. We want the changes to happen right now. We want those bigger biceps and we want them yesterday. We want to rock that s
I had a great teacher once tell me that if someone says that they know the true and only way...RUN! This is the thought that comes to mind when I think of fitness, training and nutrition these days. It is the modern day religion. I find it so fascinating that people will advocate polar extremes and completely discredit others. “Veganism is the way to go, it is the healthiest diet for the planet and for people.” No...no...no… “Paleo is the way to go. Grains and starchy vegetab
It’s pretty clear that keeping the body flexible is important but it seems we don’t place as much importance on keeping the mind flexible. I believe this is because for most of us the application is not clear. The mind appears to be less tangible than the body. You can’t physically touch it or move it. However, we can manipulate and mold it.
As does the body so does the mind. When your body is so tight you can’t move your mind begins to take on those same patterns. This beg
Research has shown that the average kid spends just over four hours a week playing outside. Their parents, by contrast, averaged over 8 hours a week when they were children. Screen time for 8-18 year old's has gone up 2.5 hours in the last 10 years. The Department of Human and Health Services claims children spend on average more than 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen and that nearly one third of all high school age kids play video games for 3+ hours on an average school d
According to the CDC the obesity rate of children has more than tripled since the 1970’s and that 1 in 5 kids are obese. Here are my theories as to why and what we can do about it Excluding any genetic or health disorders, there are a few behavior patterns and habits we can help instill in our kids to lessen the risk of them becoming overweight or obese. Cutting sugar and highly processed, high glycemic carbs and getting more physical play and exercises. Before we dive into t
I don’t think there is anything more daunting than getting your finances together. It’s something most of us prefer to put off until you're forced to deal with it. Probably because it's confusing, takes discipline and dedication. My wife and I are in the process of forging our financial plan for retirement and our children's education. Luckily we've had some help! What I’ve discovered along this journey is that the principles that cultivate success in finances are similar to
There are three additional aspects to goals setting (and really goal fulfillment) I think are important: make a commitment that puts you on the hook, find people to help hold you accountable and stick to your goal. How to put yourself on the hook... I think the easy way to do this is to sign up for an event or put yourself in a situation where you have to achieve your goal. Maybe you buy that dress for your highschool reunion that will fit perfectly once you lose those 15 lbs