For the past several years, I’ve fantasized about having a simple home gym setup where I can work out from my home. But there was a simple problem – I didn’t have a house. In fact, I spent 6 months hiking with only a tent. So, now with the recent purchase of a new home, here’s how I built a minimalist home gym that allows me to get a variety of full-body workouts in efficiently and effectively.[Read more…] about My Minimalist Home Gym Setup
If you’re looking to make some healthy changes to your nutrition and eating habits, it’s a great idea to reach out to an expert for some advice and guidance. However, with so many different titles and credentials out there, how do you know who to trust?
With nutrition, the two most common titles you’ll come across are dietitians and nutritionists. But, what’s the difference? Is there a difference between dietitians and nutritionists? And, how do you know which is the right fit for you?
Don’t worry. Today, I’m going to make it simple, and explain the differences between a dietitian and a nutritionist so you can make a more informed decision.[Read more…] about What’s the Difference Between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
Perhaps you’ve heard of mindful eating, and you’re wondering what it’s all about. More specifically, why is mindful eating important? Is it something you should consider trying?
In a world that is constantly distracted and focused on the next task, it can be difficult to focus on anything for more than a few minutes, even our own food. In our fast-paced society, it’s easy to mindlessly shovel food into our mouths without paying attention to what we’re eating or how we’re feeling. I believe that this is one of the biggest challenges to healthy eating, that is too often overlooked.
How can we possibly change our diet for the better, if we’re not even paying attention to what we’re eating and how it makes us feel? We can’t. So, let’s take a closer look at why mindful eating is so important in our distracted world.[Read more…] about Why is Mindful Eating Important?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with diet and nutrition advice? One day a food is good for you, the next day it’s bad. “Just tell me what to eat!” you might be saying. Well, take a deep breath and relax, because today we’re going to walk through a 5-minute Mindful Eating Exercise to help you stop stressing and tune into your eating intuition.
So often we try to optimize our nutrition by searching for the right diet. We set out looking for unhealthy foods we can remove, or health-boosting foods we can include in our diet. We focus so much on what we eat, without ever considering how we eat.
To me, this approach is backward.[Read more…] about A 5-Minute Mindful Eating Exercise (with Chocolate)
Let me guess. Your job involves sitting all day behind a computer, and now you’re looking for some exercises to counter sitting, and ease your pain.
Now that we’re decades deep into the digital age, sitting has become the new workplace hazard. And, with more people working from home than ever, the pains of sitting have only become worse.
Do you often finish your work day with back, hip, or neck pain? Overall stiffness? All of the above? You’re not the only one.
In this article, I’ll help you out with 5 exercises to counter sitting all day. Each are simple exercises you can do with minimal equipment.[Read more…] about 5 Exercises to Counter Sitting All Day