Once a year I try to do a blood test to see what my current health might be. One blood test will never tell me if I’m healthy, but I’ll have an idea where I might be at. I'm very curious and I like to check myself, see the changes in my body and blood… Continue reading What can your blood tell you?
The holiday season is almost here when we’ll meet with people we don’t have enough time to meet and we’ll eat things we usually don’t eat. BUT remember - holidays are never about food. We associate it with food. But imagine this – it’s Christmas Eve, you’re sitting alone, in front of the TV and… Continue reading How not to overeat during holidays
Remember how I said that running is not for everyone? I still think that, even though I run from time to time. I had put aside running since I ran my half-marathon in August because my goals were to build muscle mass and try out some strength programs, to see what happens. And I have… Continue reading What does running have to do with your heart rate?
Since I have been reading a little more about hormonal balances and did a post about the imbalance of hormones, I thought I should get into this a little more. Dopamine Our appreciation hormone can be made in differentparts of our brains. Dopamine takes part in motor control, but it is alsoresponsible for our behavior… Continue reading Know your hormones…
Our hormones are our everything. Without them doing their job, we can rarely do ours, because we are dependent on them. They are responsible for all the chemical messaging that goes on in our bodies. Not only are they responsible for your mood or motivation, but also for your metabolism and reproductive system work. If… Continue reading Hormones make us happy
There’s a debate going on in the wealth and fitness industry about cholesterol. More and more research is coming out on cholesterol and how dietary cholesterol has nothing to do with cholesterol levels in your body. For a very long time, cholesterol was the root of all evil, because it was thought to give people… Continue reading Cholesterol is not the devil here
Today I am dropping by just to remind you to stretch! It's just one of the things that can help you keep your mobility at it's best. I always stretch at the end of my workout or at the end of the day (if you want to know what my stretching routine looks like, just… Continue reading My stretching routine
Have you heard from your trainer that you should work on your mobility? Do you even know what mobility is and why the heck should you train it when you already have your butt and your abs, and maybe your arms or chest to think about already? Well, mobility, in my opinion, is one of… Continue reading Mobility buzz
As we age, our body loses muscle mass (this process is called ‘sarcopenia’), which means that not only our muscle become smaller and weaker, but all our connective tissues lose their strength as well. Since everything is connected in our body, then changes in muscle lead to changes in bone structures, our hormone health, insulin… Continue reading Old = weak and forgetful?
Last week I attended a workshop about pelvic floor health. And the information got me startled. Even though I know that the dysfunction rates are growing, I was still shocked by the numbers I heard. It is predicted that the need for a pelvic floor treatment will increase over the next 30 years and whoever… Continue reading Pelvic floor weakness. What is it?