Recipe: Cold Brewed Iced Tea with Lemon & Mint

Tuesday, May, 26th, 2015 at 11:09 pm by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Nutrition

With summer just around the corner, it’s important to stay hydrated while not jeopardizing your hard work at the gym.  Our advice?  Steer clear of energy drinks, overly sweetened juices, and sports drinks.  Stay hydrated on liquids such as good ole’ H2O, coconut water, or your own infused concoctions of waters and iced teas. Need some help getting started?  Give this simple tea a try… COLD BREW ICED TEA WITH LEMON AND MINT Here’s what [Read More...]

Healthy Drinks – A Parents Dilemma

Friday, May, 22nd, 2015 at 3:35 pm by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Kids Fitness, Nutrition Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Studies are showing that more and more parents cannot easily tell what drinks are healthy and what are not for their kids. This is understandable given the marketing strategy to sell that edges out giving clear messages about the products in consideration. For starters, most parents understand that water, some juices, and most milk is healthy. And most parents know that soda is not healthy, diet or regular. But what about the ever growing aisle [Read More...]

Anxiety, Depression & Yoga – Part 2

Monday, May, 18th, 2015 at 6:12 pm by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Yoga Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, anxiety and depression has a grip on Americans today by astonishing numbers.  Bo Forbes is the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics. She is well aware, as a psychologist and yoga instructor, that the mind-body pattern of communication is part of the puzzle leading to anxiety, depression and other such illnesses. She has developed a targeted use of the ancient practice of yoga that works with these [Read More...]

Anxiety, Depression & Yoga – Part 1

Thursday, May, 14th, 2015 at 5:44 pm by Dan Schliebe

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More than 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety, depression or some related illness – and while medications are abound to help, the numbers remain astonishing. Most of the medications force the symptoms to abate through inhibiting or the processes in the brain that are causing the over firing or under producing of the chemicals our body provides that leave us feeling good. This simple ‘fix’ if you will is not helping people become free of [Read More...]

The Skinny on Zumba – Part 3

Sunday, May, 10th, 2015 at 6:32 pm by Dan Schliebe

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The research done by Porcari and Steuttgen on Zumba (commissioned by the American Council on Exercise,) gives a thumbs up to this fast paced workout. It is not just fun, it can be called exercise! Zumba not only raises the heart rate through interval training which is the most effective for burning calories and strengthening the heart, it works the whole body. The moves focus effectively on flexibility and strengthening the core as well. In [Read More...]

The Skinny on Zumba – Part 2

Thursday, May, 7th, 2015 at 4:22 am by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Dance, Weight Loss, Zumba Tags: , , , , , ,

In our last article we discussed how fun Zumba is…but questioned it’s effectiveness as actual exercise.  Here’s what we found out… The American Council on Exercise commissioned a team to investigate Zumba.  Sure it’s fun, but does it produce results worthy of calling it a formal exercise? Researchers, Porcari and Luettgen, set out to nail down the average energy expenditure and exercise intensity during one Zumba class on average. This means what actually happens for [Read More...]

The Skinny On Zumba – Part 1

Tuesday, April, 28th, 2015 at 12:50 am by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Dance, Weight Loss, Zumba Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Zumba is quite the craze these days. It has become such a main stay that over 110,000 places in more than 120 countries will offer classes that are in turn packed. More than twelve million people reportedly attend weekly Zumba group exercise sessions. For good reason too. The popular marketing slogan for Zumba is, ‘Ditch the Workout—Join the Party!’ And it is quite true. With the Latin music and fusion of fun dance moves you [Read More...]

Feeding Your Children Wisely

Thursday, April, 23rd, 2015 at 6:14 pm by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Kids Fitness, Nutrition Tags: , , , , , , , ,

One of the greatest insights you can have when it comes to your children and food is to realize that there is a lot of psychology involved for you and for them. It is not just about ‘making a decision,’ but about understanding what goes into our relationship with food. Here are a few pointers to consider: •  Good food is nutritious food. Frame your use of the word by moving away from saying something [Read More...]

A Heart Felt Look at Almonds

Thursday, April, 23rd, 2015 at 12:17 am by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Nutrition, The Red Zone Tags: , , , , , ,

Almonds will surprise you. At first glance nuts in general may seem like a food to avoid. Their small servings are high in fat AND calories. Yet more and more research is showing that foods rich in monounsaturated fat, like one of their stars the almond, can make you healthier. These delicious nuts can give you satisfaction that frees your body up to give you energy instead of process toxins. They are energy rich and [Read More...]

Burning It Up With Boot Camps

Sunday, April, 19th, 2015 at 9:21 pm by Dan Schliebe

Categories: Boot Camps, Weight Loss Tags: , , , , , , ,

Boot camp workouts have become very popular these days. They are offered in gyms, in parking lots outside the gym, on a grassy slope and in endless types of parks. Why are they among the popular ways to exercise as a group? This type of a workout combines intervals between cardio like running and resistance like weight training. The leader of the boot camp is usually high energy, which can give you momentum if you [Read More...]