Nutrition

Asking for Help

October 12, 2017 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Do you ask for help when you need it? It may sound like a silly question, but it can make a big difference in your stress level. It can be important when you are trying something new and need the help of someone experienced. Although sometimes it seems hard to know when to ask for help…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2017 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You may have noticed more pink than normal, even NFL players are wearing pink shoes and gloves. The idea is to remind women how important it is do monthly self-exams. Breast cancer is usually treatable when detected early. The 5-year survival rate is 98%.  (earlydetectionplan.org) There are many ways..

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Avoid Making an Unhealthy Salad

July 12, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Articles - Monthly, Nutrition | by

When you think of healthy food, what is one of the first things that comes to mind? Survey says: 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruit, 3. Salad. Needless to say, a combination of fruit/vegetables makes up a salad. So it’s automatically healthy, RIGHT?! Unfortunately, if you take a look at the standard salad bar, you will see..

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National Women’s Health Week

May 15, 2017 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

This week is National Women’s Health Week! “It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! This National Women’s Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health. Take the first step! Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration and learn what you can do to lead a..

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What is a Flexitarian Diet?

March 22, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Since it is Nutrition Month, here is an interesting take on minimizing the amount of meat in your diet and getting more plant-based protein. Besides the name, give the article a chance Flexitarian Eating As always, contact me with any questions. Healthy, happy living!   About FLEX Training: FLEX Training is a San Diego gym offering personal training and..

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National Nutrition Month

March 9, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

March is National Nutrition Month: “Put Your Best Fork Forward” We can always improve something in our nutritional habits. The most important thing is to make smart decisions and lead a healthy lifestyle. Try to pick one thing per week to focus on… for example, drinking more water, or cutting out a sugary drink or..

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Meal Planning for the New Year

January 4, 2017 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Whether you have specific New Year’s resolutions or not, we can all improve our eating habits. The best way to improve is by eating at home and cooking healthy meals with fresh ingredients. That’s usually easier said than done. It takes planning and preparation time each week. What I recommend is to pick one day..

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Reduce Inflammation Through Your Diet

December 7, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Inflammation can effect many joints and muscles, whether it’s full-blown arthritis or simply joint pain and stiffness on a regular basis. There can be many causes for inflammation such as repetitive movements, previous injuries, or it could be hereditary. Whatever the reason it can become very painful and make it hard to complete your normal..

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Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas

November 16, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and/or friends and be thankful. However, it is basically a holiday the revolves around food. Scary amounts of food usually. The average number of calories consumed during Thanksgiving dinner is 3,000 calories! FYI, the recommended number of calories per day is 1700 to 2000 calories, PER..

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Can your diet effect your mood?

November 10, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

According to an article in Women’s Health magazine this month, it can! “A fresh crop of research from the University of Warwick in England found that people’s happiness levels increased with each serving of fruit and vegetables they ate per day, and the boost didn’t stop until their eighth serving. If you can’t with another carrot, try..

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