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Archive for April 2015

Pearls of fitness W.I.S.D.O.M.

A few pearls of fitness wisdom will be shared this week in the form of an acronym. We utilize fitness acronyms frequently in the fitness industry such as the F.I.T.T. Principle (i.e. frequency, intensity, type and time of exercise) to commit the information to memory. Therefore, remember these pearls of fitness wisdom so that you…

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On your mark, get set and go!

It is the time of year to begin thinking seriously about outdoor workouts. For us, up in the Rocky Mountains, we are still experiencing snow, although it is no longer sticking around for as long and before we know it, the roads will be dry, the skis and snowboards will be stored for the summer…

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Simple methods of monitoring exercise intensity

Understanding how to monitor your exercise intensity is important regardless of your fitness level. And, there are dozens of external monitoring devices (i.e. heart rate monitors, etc.) that track this information for you so that you may access the data throughout your workout and beyond. However, when you do not own or have access to…

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The benefits of partner training

While we have featured partner workouts in this column previously, the partner training highlighted this week refers to personal training with a partner. I am a huge proponent of personal training. There are simply no downsides to working with a qualified, certified personal trainer. Meeting initially for a comprehensive goals/objectives session, then having a full…

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Updates about the latest in nutrition

A recent long-term study completed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) has shed new light on the possibility of lowering cardiovascular disease-related mortality rates (i.e. CVD-related mortality rates) by increasing the intake of whole grains. The Harvard School of Public Health reviewed data from over 74,000 women from the Nurses’ Health Study…

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