Recipe for Health: Cajun Beef Mushroom Tacos

More nutrition in tacos for less calories. By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD You may have noticed that mushrooms of all types are having a bit of a moment as people learn more about their nutritional virtues. And here is more news that will only help fuel the ’shroom boom: Writing in Food Science & Nutrition,…

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The Small Things Matter

Every repetition of every set, of every exercise and every exercise session matters.  Think of a typical workout week, perhaps three-four workouts with a duration of an hour each.  Now, consider that each of the exercises you are performing requires two-three sets of 8-12 repetitions.  And, prior to the completion of each set, you decide…

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Health and Fitness – Looking Forward

No matter where you are at currently in your health and fitness journey, it is time to look forward this spring (perhaps this is when your “new” year begins).  Visualize yourself reading this column on this very day next year and create a clear picture of how you would like to feel and look.  Are…

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Four Small In-Home Exercise Equipment Guidelines

Small in-home exercise equipment may add variety and challenge to your in-home exercise program and, when well designed, is a wonderful compliment to your health club/studio programs.  Determining what equipment to purchase for your in-home use, however, takes a little bit of detective work.  To assist you in this due diligence, consider the following four…

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Fitness Extra Credit

Just like we complete extra credit assignments when in school to boost our grade point average, your fitness level GPA may improve due to a little “extra credit (EC)” occasionally! While it is critical to consistently perform a well-designed exercise program, an extra fitness credit “assignment” may be just what you need to boost your…

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Get ready, get set, hike!

We live in one of the most spectacular settings in the world here in Grand County, Colorado.  And, now that the snow is melting after a fabulous winter sport’s season, it is time to prepare for all of the warm weather outdoor activities at our door step. Mountain trail hiking is one of many excellent…

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JOIN US FOR MOUNTAIN ROW!
THE NEW SESSION BEGINS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH!

Climb On Board! A brand new four-week Small Group Training Program is beginning. This fun, total body workout is available to Mountain Life Fitness members and non-members alike so tell your friends. Under the expert instruction of Dani, one of our amazing certified personal trainers/coaches, this smart workout performed on the Water Rower—negligible impact and form-centric…

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Track Your Progress

Establishing a baseline of body measurements, which includes body weight, girth measurements, and body composition, is an essential aspect of tracking your health/fitness progress.  Seeking out the services of a qualified and certified health/fitness professional to perform a thorough fitness assessment is one of the most effective approaches of establishing a baseline of body measurements.…

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Caloric Input and Output

Prior to beginning this discussion, it is worth noting that nutritional science is complex and there are dozens of variables that impact caloric output including the resting metabolic rate (i.e., RMR), the thermic effect of food (i.e., TEF) and excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (i.e., EPOC) all of which are important factors determining how, we as…

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Sweat Equity

We have all probably put in a little “sweat equity” in home or business improvement projects occasionally throughout our lives.  And often a new coat of paint provides us with a positive perspective regarding our dwelling, creating a sense of accomplishment and comfort.  This same approach may be applied to our fitness programs.  We occasionally…

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