8 Secrets to Healthy Eating and Money Saving (While Simultaneously Outsmarting Your Local Supermarket)
1. Colors - Pay attention to colors that signify our innate cues for danger/passion (reds), and growth/success (greens). Food formulators play upon our primal urges. Glow-in-the-dark greens (Mountain Dew), vibrant hot oranges (Doritos) are a case in point. Supermarkets thrive on impulse buys, but most of these impulse products supply negligible nutrients with maximal caloric load. 2. Top aisles - Eighty...
Ten Everyday Tips to Make Your Work Day Fly By (And Feel Healthier By 5pm)
1. Preparation – Pack healthy snacks, such as apples and almonds, gym clothes, and sneakers, the night before the workday. Additionally, cook larger protein-rich meals on Sunday, so that you have extra pre-made lunches throughout the week. 2. Hydration – Upon waking, consume at least 8oz of water with lemon. Remember thirst is a lagging indicator for total hydration, so stay...
Add quality muscle to shoulders, quads and chest by training like a multi-sport athlete for 8 weeks.
Need to build lean muscle? Interested in training like a multi-sport athlete? MINK TRAINING SYSTEMS MUSCLE UP: 8 WEEKS TO LEAN MUSCLE has been used by many of my top clients to help them achieve lean muscle FAST, and to enhance strength, power, and speed for sports! The program utilizes traditional lifts for a foundation of strength, movements to build...
10 Essential Steps to Detox your Body and Reduce Inflammation
In the morning immediately following a long trip (or Vegas Weekend), drink warm water with lemon and a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt. Drink Yogi Detox Teas with lemon, turmeric spice, and Beet Juice extract. This combination will help cleanse your kidneys as well as provide ample anti-inflammatory compounds. Metagenics UltraInflamX also offers anti-inflammatory effects....
5 Creative Ways to Build a Cohesive Team
Program a day of physical challenges. For my clients, I have created relay events of different intensities. For instance, I will use a strength event, a power event, a steady state event, and a special skill event, in order to engage people of all skill levels. This will require the team to communicate and delegate who is needed for...
Flow: Why You Need to Understand this Principle from the 1990s
Recall the early nineties. Baggy jeans and flannels were worn during all four seasons. Grunge rock was pumping out hit after hit. Chris Farley was at his prime, smashing coffee tables at every turn. The Chicago Bulls and Braveheart were hits. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote three books on the topic of “Flow”, including the book, “Flow – The Physchology of Optimal...
Six “Healthy and Fit” Gift Ideas
Here are my top six fitness and natural health gift ideas to help satisfy some people on your Christmas list!For the person who likes natural skin care, try Evan Healy Face Lotion. This nourishing blend has no manufactured ingredient, and unrefined shea butter and olive leaf are filled with phyto-nutrients and EFAs. For the person who is starting to...
You Are Sitting Too Much. Here’s What You Can Do…
In recent years, research has shown that excessive sitting can cause a host of health problems, from both a musculoskeletal and cardiovascular perspective. From the musculoskeletal standpoint, sitting can promote both tight and shortened anterior hip musculature, tight Iliotibial Bands, weakened scapular stabilizers - which can promote forward-rolled shoulders - and changes to the cervical spine. Of greater concern is...
Top Five Movements for Athletes in Their 40s & Beyond
Romanian Dead Lifts – The ultimate strength builder for the hamstrings and erector spinae group. Also helps to “glide” tight hamstrings and nerve fascia. (see photos) V-Up Core Strengthening – Develops deep pelvic stabilizer strength. Iliotibial Band Release using foam roller – The ITB gets shortened and tight from sitting long hours. Proper rolling technique requires a full breathing...
Top Ten Strategies to Build Fitness Over Age 40
(1) Move every day!(2) Anchor your week with at least four strength training sessions(3) Workout with a professional who can identify & correct under-active & tight muscle groups(4) Eat a range of protein from both plants (legumes, nuts) & deep ocean (sardines, salmon)(5) Increase zinc intake – pumpkin seeds, Oysters, dark chocolate, lentils(6) Eat plant-based oils – coconut, flax, sunflower(7) Build...