Back to School: Fitness and Nutrition Myths and Legends

Welcome back to school, class. Today’s lesson is on mythology. Forget Zeus, Hercules, Mars and Venus. Instead we will focus on fitness and nutrition myths and legends.  Myth: If I exercise regularly, I can eat whatever I want. Fact: Each pound of excess weight stores 3500 calories of energy. The average person burns approximately 100 calories when running a mile. You would have to run thirty-five miles to burn a super-sized fast food lunch and a calorie-laden dinner. The [...]

By |2018-09-09T18:58:09+00:00September 9th, 2018|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

How Exercise and Nutrition Can Make You Smarter

Did you ever watch Jeopardy on TV and be amazed at how fast the contestants can press the buzzer and offer the correct question? How do they recall so much information on so such a wide array of subjects? What about you? Do you need to think quickly and clearly at work or at home? How is your memory? Is there anything you can do to amp up your memory, reaction speed and cognitive functioning? As a matter of [...]

By |2018-07-11T07:24:40+00:00July 11th, 2018|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

May is National Osteoporosis Month

Bare-Bone Facts Osteoporosis is a sneaky thief that gradually robs primarily women of their bone’s mineral content. (Men account for approximately 20% of osteoporosis cases.) Last year the number of osteoporosis-related fractures in women exceeded the number of heart attacks, breast cancer cases and strokes—combined. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, eight million women aged 50 and older have osteoporosis while another 22 million are at risk for developing the disease. Half of all women over 50 will suffer [...]

By |2018-05-07T08:12:54+00:00May 6th, 2018|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

Hacking the Thanksgiving Food Fest

OMG, where did this year go? Can you believe it will be Thanksgiving in a few days? This is the time of year many people start to panic about how the start of the Holiday Season will impact their waistlines. If this describes you, take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. In the famous words of Patriots QB Tom Brady, “R-E-L-A-X.” The good new is it matters less what you will eat between [...]

By |2017-11-09T20:12:36+00:00November 9th, 2017|Motivation, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Best Non-Medicine Medicines

There is no doubt that the medicine prescribed by your physician is the best cure for what ails you. Or is it? Could the folklore of non-medicinal antidotes have their bases in truth? Let’s explore some popular non-medicine fixes for those human conditions that afflict many of us: Pets are the best medicine. I love it when my dog Daisy greets me at the door after a long day of training and coaching. There is something soothing, even Zen-like, [...]

By |2017-09-12T19:39:27+00:00September 12th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

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 |2017-08-05T19:28:50+00:00August 5th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|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 |2017-02-06T17:16:17+00:00February 6th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|1 Comment

Are You Running on Premium Fuel?

When I worked as a sales executive at NCR many years ago, Nick, my regional director, lived in New York, and whenever he would meet me in New Jersey, he would take the opportunity to fill his car with “cheap Jersey gas.” Even though his car required premium, he would fill it with regular in New York to save a few bucks. Reduced mileage, poor acceleration, rough idling and engine knock were the consequences of using fuel that didn’t [...]

By |2016-10-26T15:35:36+00:00March 20th, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Top Ten Foods Every Leader Should Eat

My Mom used to tell me, “Eat fish, it’s brain food.” Was there anything to the idea that certain foods could improve cognitive function, or was this just another way to get a little boy to eat his dinner? As adults, can eating certain foods help make us more successful leaders by increasing our mental horsepower? Actually…yes. Researchers have identified an entire class of foods that are considered ergogenic, keeping our brains healthy and boosting cognitive functions. Submitted for [...]

By |2015-09-21T20:58:55+00:00September 21st, 2015|Leadership, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Burnout, Part II

Last month we covered five of the Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Burnout: 1. Exercise Your Body to Relax Your Mind 2. Stay Fully Hydrated 3. Get Up and Move 4. Pamper Yourself 5. Let Others Care for You How many of these are you doing now and do you notice any changes in your mood? Building on what I detailed last month, let’s explore the next five things you can do to prevent burnout: 6. [...]

By |2015-05-29T12:06:54+00:00May 29th, 2015|Burnout, Fitness, Nutrition|2 Comments