Nutrition

Ideas For a Healthier Thanksgiving

November 18, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Next week is Thanksgiving! How does it always seem to sneak up on me? It might seem challenging to have a healthy Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a holiday that revolves around comfort food… A LOT of comfort food! Here are some ideas from Environmental Working Group for a Thanksgiving dinner that is healthier for you and..

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Conflict with Friends & Family Can Impact Health

November 2, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

November is typically the month of giving thanks and acknowledging what we are thankful for in our lives. There are more benefits to appreciating and giving thanks than just making you happy, it helps reduce your stress and possibly excess conflict. “A recent study found that conflict and negative interactions among friends and family not..

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No Junk Food Challenge

October 28, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Start with us on November 1st:   About Big Bricks Training: Big Bricks is a San Diego gym offering personal training and small group training located in the East Village of downtown San Diego at 740 13th Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Our personal trainers tailor dynamic, functional exercise programs to meet all fitness levels. We don’t..

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Halloween: How to Minimize CANDY Intake

October 21, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Who is already being surrounded by Halloween candy? If it hasn’t happened yet, it will soon. Obviously, I would recommend not buying it until the last minute so there is less possibility of opening and eating it yourself.  But we can’t avoid it when others bring it into work, give it as presents, etc. ACE..

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Unintentional Habits That Sabotage Your Healthy Diet

October 14, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Are you unintentionally sabotaging your healthy eating plan? Eating healthy is one of the hardest portions of a healthy lifestyle. Even the best laid plans may not happen if you are stuck in these habits: 6 Unintentional Habits That Wreck Your Healthy Eating Plan About Big Bricks Training: Big Bricks is a San Diego gym offering personal..

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Boost Your Immune System

October 7, 2015 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

“The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year in the United State, on average, 5%-20% of the population gets the flu and more that 200,000 people are hospitalized with flu-related complications. Americans spend an estimated $10.4 billion each year on direct, flu-related expenses. Influenza activity tends to peak in January and February, so it’s important to keep your..

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5, 2015 | 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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Healthy Food Minus the Waste

September 23, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

We all try to eat healthy, fresh food. But what happens when we don’t get to eat that food as soon as planned… Does it just go to waste? It’s pretty amazing how much food we waste in this country. Here are some great ideas for how to eat fresh, healthy food but waste less:..

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Choose Veggies or Fruit in Restaurants

September 8, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Eating healthy while out in restaurants is possible. If you are trying to lose weight or simply be healthier, help yourself and your children make healthy eating choices while out. Eating healthy is a core component in your fitness and workout regime! Forget the Fries: Kids Say Fruits or Veggies Fine as Restaurant Sides About..

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Understanding Hydration

July 9, 2015 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Most people tend to be more dehydrated than hydrated. Our bodies are mostly water and they require a LOT of water to function properly. However, if we are never fully hydrated, we may not understand the difference. The problem is, we are not like camels. We have minimal places to store excess water and once..

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