Weight Management and Regulation of Body Weight

A multitude of regulatory systems exist to maintain body weight at some predetermined point (Set-Point Theory).  The theory surrounding the body’s set-point or preferred weight focuses on the idea that…

Where Sugar Hides

Sugar is the generic name for every carbohydrate that leaves you with that sweet tasting, good feeling. This amazing additive is used to enhance a variety of foods and produce…

A Food Shopping Strategy

 TIDBITS ABOUT FOOD PRODUCTS  As cross training is important for body balance, remember to purchase and try different foods for the board range of nutrition value it provides.  Don’t single…

Basic Swing Thought

Grip Strength Think about the tension you’d apply when throwing a baseball. Hold that tight enough so it doesn’t fly out of your hand when you cock your arm, but…

A Lifescape is Much Like a Landscape

We live in a world of uncertainty.  Everything from our jobs and economy to national security, health care initiatives, global warming and our personal life story seems to be in…

Athletic intensity

INTENSITY I love intensity, how about you? I just have to go for it in a class yet safety is always first. A recent survey in the Journal of Strength…

Hydration

According to Dr. Timothy Noakes author of Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports, the sport drink industry has managed to create and market a positive image for…

Habit Strategies

According to the National Institute of Health, habits or patterns of behavior form through repetition combined with stimulating the pleasure/reward centers of your brain. When you trigger these centers, your brain releases…

Guidelines for Vegetarians

What is a vegetarian diet? Some people follow a “vegetarian” diet, but there’s no single vegetarian eating pattern. The vegan or total vegetarian diet includes only foods from plants: fruits,…