There are two main types of stretching, static and dynamic. Static stretching is when you hold a stretch in one position without movement, whereas dynamic stretching refers to stretches which involve movement during the stretch. There have been many studies done to find out the effects of each type so ...
November 17, 2017support
Whether you have had a broken ankle, or torn the ligaments in the ankle or foot or extreme sprain; modified yoga can effectively strengthen weak ankles. Weak ankles need time to become stronger. The poses take some practice and some patience. If you proceed slowly modified yoga will begin to ...
November 16, 2017support
I loved riding my bike as a kid. We would ride all around town and back and forth to school. After school we got together to ride bicycle and talk about what happened at school, our worries, our dreams. Bike riding kept us healthy, busy and happy. As an adult ...
November 14, 2017support
Static Stretching Vs Dynamic Flexibility Flexibility is an important component of physical fitness that is often ignored. People often include other components of fitness like strength training and cardiovascular endurance but fail to include stretching in their fitness routines. For the purposes of this article, we will start with the general ...
November 11, 2017support
People do cardio for different reasons. Many simply want to lose weight or just maintain good health. Sure, everyone wants to burn fat which is one of the many benefits of cardio. But we must understand that losing weight and losing fat aren't necessarily the same, and the same approach ...
November 8, 2017support
Ah Gluten, just the name itself seems to be associated with buzzwords like 'twerking' or 'selfie'. Gluten free is something you see everywhere. Is it something you need to make a part of your life? What is gluten anyway? Gluten is simply a sticky protein found in the seeds of grass, we ...
November 5, 2017support
Coach individuals, both novice and advanced knowledge, to obtain their desired fitness, utilizing food as the foundation. This will be accomplished by teaching individuals what different foods do for our bodies, how to read labels, tools to plan and track our food and water intake and life-long mindset change.
November 3, 2017support
I had a decision to make - go drive and look for Lyft and Uber rides, as I drove to Office Depot, or wash the dishes. To some of you this may seem like a strange dilemma. But I do not wash the dishes every night( ohhh, don't say it's ...
November 3, 2017Heidi
Soybean Oil and Canola (rapeseed) Oil are found in almost every US household and their presence is evident in almost all prepared foods in supermarkets, fastfood and restaurant meals. One or the other, and often both of these oils are ubiquitous in almost all bakery goods, candies, chocolate, cookies, snacks, ...
November 2, 2017support
We have all seen the ads for no carb and low-carb foods and diets, but kids and adults need carbohydrates Most foods contain carbohydrates, which the body breaks down into simple sugars, which is the major source of energy for the body. However not all carbohydrates are created equal, there ...
October 30, 2017support
There are 2 types of carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates and simple carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are considered simple or complex based upon their chemical structure. So what are complex carbohydrates, or some call them starch? Complex Carbohydrates They are simply sugars bonded together to form a chain. Because of it's complex chain form, your digestive enzymes ...
October 27, 2017support
Often, people who decide to include exercise and fitness as a regular part of their life are motivated by their own individual reasoning. Some are drawn to muscle building, for example, out of simple vanity. Others have been "prescribed" exercise by a physician as a way to handle chronic conditions ...
October 15, 2017support
Whenever someone decides to go on some sort of a fitness program, they are faced by a typical dilemma. The dilemma is which shoe type will serve best for this purpose, running shoes or training shoes? The apparent differences between both are quite few and they may seem similar to ...
October 12, 2017support
We have organic and non - organic bananas at the local grocery store. I read once – probably 3 years ago as I started my lifestyle eating change – that bananas did not need to be organic since you peeled them. Because of this I have been buying non ...
October 2, 2017Heidi
To say Yes is easy, to say No takes courage! Have you ever felt hesitant to say No because 1. It would hurt someone's feelings? 2. You might miss out on an opportunity? 3. It will only take a minute? The truth is it is easier to say yes to 1 more drink, yes to ...
September 19, 2017Heidi
Groceries are expensive no matter where you are in the country. The need to keep food fresh and editable is important for everyone. Here are a few quick tips on utilizing your fridge. **Keeping foods fresh isn't always as simple as it seems. Your fridge isn't just a closet for ...
September 11, 2017Heidi
My Story 2016 Have you ever wanted to become a personal trainer? You love to exercise and want to share that passion and get paid? I did so I took a course held through my local gym September 12, 2016 - November 10,2016. I attended courses for 9 weeks that would prepare me ...
September 7, 2017Heidi
Labor Day weekend to many is the last big BBQ event. Here in Alaska it is also the end of Salmon season. Here is a great recipe to end you summer right. GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO SALSA Ingredients 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces 1 tbs olive oil (I ...
September 2, 2017Heidi
The Alaska Club, a fitness gym throughout Alaska, has both saunas and steam baths. A coworker asked me what the differences were, especially concerning opening the facial pores. I knew saunas used dry heat while a steam bath used moist heat but didn't know anything about opening the pores. My ...
August 31, 2017Heidi
Consistency The difference between us (me included) and the successful people we admire is Consistency. Consistent work on learning, efficiently doing tasks, delegating, and only doing tasks that produce money. It truly is the small daily consistent things we do that makes big changes. In 2014 I stated my lifestyle health plan ...
August 27, 2017Heidi