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Oura Ring Review

83. 85. 94. These numbers are really important. Life changing actually, and I don’t say that lightly. After hearing about Oura Rings for a while, a client approached me and suggested we both try them. What follows is my Oura Ring review after 2 years of wearing it consistently. […]

2022-12-04T09:38:10-07:00December 4, 2022|

Strength training is the best way to improve your health

It can be hard to sort through the noise and confusion of the health, fitness and nutrition worlds. But one truth backed by research and supported by experts is that strength or resistance training is the best thing you can do to improve your overall health. […]

2022-11-23T07:06:33-07:00November 23, 2022|

Muscle, menopause and glucose

The relationship between muscle, menopause and glucose are inextricably linked if you seek optimal health. A few weeks ago, we shared a post discussing the importance of muscle for metabolic health. Muscle — and, in particular, having more muscle — is linked to better insulin sensitivity and glucose utilization. The body also burns more calories at rest when it has a higher amount of muscle, making it easier to maintain a healthy body weight and also maintain bone density. […]

2023-01-03T14:01:59-07:00October 31, 2022|

The metabolic importance of muscle

For most of us, time in the gym is centered around two key factors. We want to live a long healthy life free of disease and we want to enjoy every minute of it with as few limitations as possible. We look at these as the concepts of Lifespan (a long healthy life) and Healthspan (a life free from limitations and pain). And in both instances, muscle is one of the key organs to support our goals, largely for the significant impacts muscle has on our metabolic health. How well (or not) we metabolize the food we eat impacts nearly every system in the body. […]

2022-10-12T14:57:22-07:00September 28, 2022|

Starting Early: Kids and strength training

I wrote a recent post about why and how to get your kids to start moving and exercise more. Focusing on kids and strength training specifically, what should be the primary focus? And what are they getting out of doing something like lifting weights in the first place? We already know the basic benefits of lifting weights: heart health, bone density, blood pressure, and the other general health markers. This post focuses on the benefits of increasing muscle mass and how that muscle leads to fewer injuries, better balance, improved coordination, foundational core strength and confidence.  […]

2022-05-27T11:27:12-07:00May 24, 2022|

Do Life Better: Strength training

We believe strength is THE key element of a healthy life. How strong you are (or aren’t) is something you experience every single time you move your body through space. Activities of daily living can feel easy and confident or painful and nagging. Your muscular strength holds your skeleton in a neutral alignment and keeps you standing tall, or not. Today Jeremy shares all about strength and why we’ve devoted our lives and livelihoods to sharing properly designed and coached strength and conditioning with as many people as possible. […]

2022-11-14T15:30:16-07:00September 18, 2021|

8 easy back and hip exercises

These simple 8 back and hip exercises combat modern conveniences and desk jobs that keep many of us sitting down for several hours every day. Sitting for long stretches can cause low back and hip pain. In the low back, the quadratus lumborum and psoas major especially can get tight. In the hips there are several small muscles including the piriformis which tighten up and the glutes (especially the gluteus medius and gluteus maximus) get smashed under our body weight for long periods. This causes them to lose blood flow and grow weak and overstretched. […]

2022-06-04T12:13:02-07:00June 8, 2021|

Workouts for men over 40

If you’ve been physically active or involved with sports for most of your life, when you hit middle age, you may realize your body has changed and you’ll need to adapt your workouts accordingly. That’s why we want to share our tips for workouts for men over 40. If your goals are to be in great shape, maintain weight, and build strength with smart, safe, efficient and effective training, then read on! […]

2022-06-04T12:10:30-07:00May 13, 2021|

How exercise benefits your nervous system

We all know exercise is great for your body. It’s also one of the best things we can do for our brains (see our Exercise and the Brain series of posts), exercise also benefits the nervous system! The nervous system is like an internal instant messaging service. It sends and receives messages from our brain to our bodies, and vice versa. These messages can come from the outside world (e.g., you recoil after touching a hot stove) or from inside your body (e.g., if you stretch too far, it hurts). […]

2022-06-04T12:13:54-07:00April 21, 2021|

Exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the chaos that’s going on in today’s world, do you have stay-at-home blues? Do you have the urge to over snack? Exercise and physical activity is more important than ever to help us get through this pandemic. It’s critical that we consistently stay physically active for these reasons: […]

2022-06-04T12:18:21-07:00February 4, 2021|
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