Health & Fitness Acronyms

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) the influence of social media and texting on our language is ubiquitous. As we prepare for the new school year, I1DR (I Wonder) if there are any acronyms that are key to having a GR8 (Great) first semester. Below are my top five health and fitness acronyms essential for passing your next exam with an A. MIND Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) This is a brain-healthy eating plan that includes a variety of [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

National Men’s Health Week is June 12 Through 18

Since June 12 through 18 is National Men’s Health Week, the following action plan is offered to help keep guys fit and healthy. To make this easy to digest, lots of guyspeak, sports metaphors and simple language will be used. Ladies, if you have an all-star guy on your team, tape a copy of this to his locker. Avoid accidents. According to research published by the Centers for Disease Control, accidents are the leading cause of death in men [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Fitness, Motivation, Success|0 Comments

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As perennial flowers and plants come into full bloom at the Jersey Shore, people are thinking getting their bodies into beach ready shape. Fitness is also a perennial subject that  arises this time of year. Quite timely as May is officially “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month” according to the US Government Department of Health and Human Services. But what is fitness? Is it more than just having a well-toned beach bod? Being “fit” is not a single state [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Spring Cleaning and National Old Stuff Day

When Andy Warhol posited, “…everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes” was he thinking about specific days of the year, too? Believe it or not, March 2 was “National Old Stuff Day.” It’s a day to appreciate the difference between wonderful treasurers and worthless trash. It’s a day to declutter and make space for the new. With the vernal equinox occurring on March 20, let’s commence our emotional and spiritual spring cleaning today, starting with the safe disposal of [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Burnout, Leadership, Motivation|0 Comments

The Top Seven Healthy Heart Hacks

On December 30, 1963, President Johnson signed Proclamation 3566, which established February 1964 as the first “American Heart Month.” Every year since, the current President has proclaimed the same thing. The importance of having a month dedicated to heart health awareness cannot be overstated. Nearly a million Americans will die of cardiovascular disease each year, vastly exceeding any other cause. Cardiovascular disease includes heart attack, stroke, hypertension, coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. Research indicates that seventy percent [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|1 Comment

The Top Four Health Hacks to Enjoy a Great 2017

What’s the story with resolutions? On New Year’s Day we make them, by Valentine’s Day they are a distant memory. Why is it so difficult to make lasting improvements to our lives? One theory is that we focus on making massive changes which trip the defense mechanisms designed to maintain our equilibrium. Even if it not healthy for us, this balance system keeps us in our comfort zone, unable to shift to a healthier paradigm. If you’ve had trouble [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Motivation|0 Comments

Trainer Joe’s Top Ten Holiday Fitness and Wellness Gifts

How often have you heard, “…If you have your health, you have everything?” Yet how many of us realize we are empowered to give our loved ones and ourselves gifts that can improve our health? Whether you spend $1 or a few thousand dollars, you can find something for everyone…even yourself.  Submitted for your consideration is Trainer Joe’s Top Ten Holiday Fitness and Wellness gifts: Sneakers: Having proper footwear makes exercise safe and effective. Not sure what type to [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Fitness, Motivation|0 Comments

Top Five Fitness and Nutrition Trick or Treats

With Halloween fast approaching, one should be afraid, very afraid. The time between now and Thanksgiving is as dangerous as walking through a haunted forest on your way to grandma’s house with a basket of donuts. Just as every cloud has a silver lining, every Halloween fitness trick has a beneficial treat. Here are my Top Five: 1. Trick: Eat Breakfast Every Day Treat: Having adequate calories at breakfast will increase your morning energy level and decrease your need [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Motivation|0 Comments

Seven Sunday Hacks to Prepare for a Successful Week Ahead

How is your week starting off? The Mamas & The Papa’s song Monday Monday has always resonated with me, especially the lyrics, “Every other day of the week is fine, yeah / But whenever Monday comes you can find me cryin’ all of the time. Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day.” What if you could ease your way into Monday by warming up for an hour or so on Sunday? You don’t go to the gym cold and lift [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Motivation, Success|4 Comments

How to Jettison Jet Lag

  Over the years I’ve traveled to Israel for ten days, Hawaii for two weeks and Italy for a week. Last May I was at the podium in San Diego on a Tuesday and spoke again in Baltimore that Friday. Helping people leverage their wellness in order to increase their wealth was an exciting and rewarding mission. Jet lag has always been the small toll I paid for going across the time zones to spread the good word. Fortunately, [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Leadership, Success|2 Comments