Monthly Archives: March 2012

Healthy mind – healthy body!


So true about life in general!  Referring it to fitness, whether it’s losing weight, getting rid of unhealthy eating habits, getting motivated to work out or develop a healthy lifestyle overall – it starts with the mind.  It’s necessary to make shifts in your mindset in order to get started […]

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Quinoa – the gold of the grains!


The Incas called it “Mother of all grains” and it was known as The Gold Of The Incas!  This is a fantastic way to eat complex carbohydrates and I highly suggest switching out rice, pastas and breads with Quinoa.  It is high in protein and actually contains all the 8 […]

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Fun and great stuff on the TRX!


Here I’m showing Rebecka how to use the TRX to work her lats and arms.  This is a beginner position.  The next image is of me doing the same exercise in an advanced position.  The TRX is a great tool that can be used in many ways and can also […]

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Fruits, berries and HOW to eat them for best benefits!


Eating fruits and berries is so beneficial as they have large amounts of vitamins and antioxidants in particular.  Most of them have quite a bit of sugar, yes – but it’s the good sugar, not the refined kind that we don’t need (I’ll expand on that in another post).  Fruits […]

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If you’re a runner….


….check out Saucony!  Most of their running shoes are some of the best.  They are very comfortable – a lot of them feel like a sock, have great support and the best flexibility.  The last part is important – the flexibility.  To test that, hold the shoe with both hands […]

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Exercise your inner being as well ;)


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Cardio AFTER weights….


Try doing cardio after weight lifting to maximize fat burning – the reason being that it takes the body approximately 20-30 minuntes to use body fat as the main fuel, after start of workout.  Don’t forget to warm up, for 5-10 minutes, before the lifting though!

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Spinach – best when cooked….


That leafy green that’s so good for you, one of the super foods, and great to put in a salad, but…..it’s healthier when cooked!  Many people learn that raw veggies are best to eat, as the nutrients are killed off when heated.  That’s true for heat sensitive vitamins, like vitamin […]

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Hydrate the natural way…..


When you feel you need more than water to hydrate and need a little extra kick, choose coconut water or simply squeeze lemon in the water.  These are great for hydration and have the natural sugars.  By choosing these you avoid all the refined sugars and additives that are in […]

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Almonds – a healthy snack….inside-out!


A handful of RAW organic almonds is a fabulous snack in between meals.  They are a great source of protein and healthy fats:  polyunsaturated and monounsaturated.  They need to be raw, preferably organic and they shouldn’t be roasted as that process has broken down the good stuff in the almonds. […]

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