It probably won’t come as a shock to you that alcohol doesn’t play a beneficial role in our fitness journey but in this episode, I dig into the specifics along with my guest/host, Molly Watts. I say guest/host because this episode is a portion of and interview I did on Molly’s podcast.Continue reading “Alcohol and Fitness with Molly Watts (Breaking the Bottle Legacy)”
If you find it difficult to make time to get the movement that your body requires, I suggest using yard work as a way to move more and have fun while you do it!
With a few modifications, yard work can be one of the best workouts you can do. It naturally has opportunities to squat, bend, lift, pull and carry. And if you follow my lead, you can add in a few extra movements like lunges, toe touches, torso twists, push-ups and even a few Jedi-like moves.
Choosing movements that have a purpose beyond simply “getting some exercise” can be easier to fit into your day, often because they can take place outside of your dedicated exercise time (which is a relatively small portion of your day).
So, I suggest you use this video as inspiration for your yard work but also look for opportunities while doing other chores to get more movement into your life! It’s a fun way to get and stay fit.
Having some tangible insight into your own level of fitness can do things like help you avoid injury. But you can also use fitness tests, repeated at regular intervals, to get a better idea of how effective your training program is. In this episode, I explain the 10 components of fitness and how you can measure them.Continue reading “How Fit Are You?”
I am going to keep this short because we got a cute little rescue kitten last week and she is my world right now!
But one thing movement/fitness related that I will say before I dive into the digest is: if you want to increase your floor time (and here are some good reasons to do that) getting a new pet is the perfect way to do it! I am always a bit of a floor sitter but lately I am exclusively a floor sitter, crawler, layer, and roller.Continue reading “Movement Digest – Nov 28, 2021”
Have you ever wondered what a calorie actually is, how it is measured, and what it actually has to do with our biology – let alone our workouts? Well then this episode with Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN is for you.Continue reading “The Calorie Conundrum with Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva)”
Here is a circuit workout that you can do with a small or big set of stairs. I came up with this workout when we were having a huge scary storm in the area and I didn’t want to risk going out for my normal movement filled walk.Continue reading “Video: Fun With Stairs”
What if instead of trying to get your exercise over with, like swallowing yucky medicine, you actually relish the activity itself? What if you complete that activity smiling, feeling good, and looking forward to the next time you get to do it? Sounds nice, doesn’t it?Continue reading “Love the Movement, Not Just the Finish Line”
OMG! I can’t believe it! After a number of false starts, my new fitness podcast is finally 100% available.
I know, I know, I have said that before – but this time, I mean it. Second Wind Fitnesscan now be found pretty much anywhere you listen to audio. Here is a list of places to follow/subscribe, if you are having trouble.Continue reading “Fitness Digest – Nov 14, 2021”
The other day a member of our Weighless program reached out with an anxiety issue. They were convinced that despite all the progress they had made with their eating and exercising habits that they would eventually falter and it would all end up being for naught.
The worry stemmed from the fact that they had done this many times in the past.Continue reading “Your Past is not Your Future”
The guest on this episode turned 56 in September and he has done what most people think can’t be done at his age – he is more fit than he has ever been in his life. We dive into not only the HOWs but also the WHYs behind his transformation.Continue reading “The Minimum Viable Threshold with Dean Dwyer (the Successful Body)”