Category Archives: Move Your Body, Now

What are you doing when you’re not at the gym?

When people talk about how they’re trying to lose weight, they’ll often puzzle over the fact that they go to the gym and put in a good workout, yet are not losing weight. Food intake aside, the other variable in … Continue reading

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Go ahead and eat the holiday cookie, but…

Two parties this week, people bringing baked goods into the office, the school holiday party, and a kitchen full of flour, sugar, chocolate, and sprinkles. That’s enough to ruin any attempt to not gain weight during the holidays. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Don’t get a Facebook fanny

Facebook is great for staying in touch with family and friends, but it may not be so great for your fanny. Regardless of whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest, emails, or a work project, the average person does a lot of sitting. … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to start…meet Ann

Regardless of your age, how much you have to lose, or how out of shape you think you are, it is never too late to begin to exercise and eat smart. I’d like you to meet Ann to make my point. … Continue reading

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In an exercise rut? Shred it!

I rarely personalize my blog, because who wants to hear me lament about my latest blender concoction or my recent hike. Today, however, I’m deviating from my usual practice to illustrate a point: we all fall into exercise ruts and … Continue reading

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Stairs only, please

To lose weight and get healthy, you must completely dissect your every movement and identify ways to increase your steps and move more. You must shift the paradigms you are operating within. For example, finding the closest parking spot is … Continue reading

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Have 15 minutes? Jump rope

To burn extra calories, take advantage of small windows of time (for example, if you have fifteen minutes before you need to start making dinner). Jumping rope is an excellent way to burn extra calories in a short period. It … Continue reading

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Move like the French

In the U.S. we are fixated on “hitting the gym” and working out, yet two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. What gives? Aside from the fact that we are shoveling too much food in our faces, we are also … Continue reading

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Play the new parking lot game

Oh, there’s a spot, or let’s wait until this car pulls out so I can take his spot because it’s closer to the store. The underlying belief is that when entering a parking lot, the closest spot is the best. … Continue reading

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Build strength and coordination djembe style

Strength training builds and maintains muscle and is also important for nerve health, maintaining bone mass, and reducing body fat. When we think of strength training we often conjure an image of lifting weights at the gym or pulling a … Continue reading

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