What is Intuitive and Reflexive Exercise?

Intuitive exercise. Reflexive exercise. As Strength & Fitness Coaches, we’ve all heard these terms before. Intuitive exercise allows the body to “load into dysfunction” in order to permit the neuro-muscular system a chance to discover functional pathways, or strategies, to complete the task, with correction of the postural or movement pattern dysfunction becoming part of… Continue reading What is Intuitive and Reflexive Exercise?

Eat Protein For Late Night Snacks:Study

Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have… Continue reading Eat Protein For Late Night Snacks:Study

9 Science-based Reasons to Drink Coffee

I have a confession to make. I love coffee! When my alarm goes off and I don’t smell the wafting joy of auto-brewing coffee in the kitchen, there’s truly some glory missing from that morning. There’s something about that aroma that says “it’s going to be a good day.” Interestingly, people have been having similar… Continue reading 9 Science-based Reasons to Drink Coffee

Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

I’ve written before about the connection between nutrition and mood. In particular, about the connection between what we eat and depression, anxiety and mental/emotional disorders. Here, I’m sharing a study showing a linkage between the consumption of fast foods and depression.   While this is a relatively small study, performed in an area of the… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

Burn More Carbs During Exercise By Eating Breakfast: Study

Eating breakfast before exercise may “prime” the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have found.   Scientists from the University’s Department for Health, working with colleagues at the universities of Birmingham, Newcastle and Stirling, were studying the effect of eating breakfast versus fasting… Continue reading Burn More Carbs During Exercise By Eating Breakfast: Study

Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame,… Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

Four Pillar Fitness Friday Happy Hour with Josh Hillis

On this Happy Hour Friday episode, I’m joined by my friend Josh Hillis. Josh is a Fitness Professional, Personal Trainer, writer of the blog “Josh Hillis’ Lose Stubborn Fat and behavioral nutrition coach.     Josh is also a best-selling author, having written “Fat Loss Happens on Monday” with legendary strength coach Dan John. He… Continue reading Four Pillar Fitness Friday Happy Hour with Josh Hillis