The AMAZING Benefits of HIIT!

The AMAZING Benefits of HIIT!

If burning fat, having loads of energy and staying young are on your MUST-HAVE list then HIIT training is for you!!

I recently attended the World Fitness Expo in Toronto and had the opportunity to hear Dr. Len Kravitz, an exercise science professor and researcher at the University of New Mexico (who was recently inducted into the National Fitness Hall Of Fame!)

He spoke about the most current research on the health benefits of HIIT training and he shared some amazing studies about mitochondria and how HIIT can benefit our health in 3 ways:

My Summer Fun & Fitness Goals

My Summer Fun & Fitness Goals

Just two days left until school’s out and it’s summer vacation!!  Woot Woot!  I’ve got 2 kiddos home with me - one is 7 and the other 6.  We’ve discussed our summer plans and figured out what each of us wants to do.

There will be lots of cottage/family time and local day trips.  My kids have 3 weeks of swimming lessons along with some day camps.  We’ve got birthday parties and friends to visit and somewhere amongst all that my husband and I need to fit in actual work - lol!

A FitBit Addiction

A FitBit Addiction

Ok, it’s true.  I am addicted to wearing my Fitbit!  I feel naked without it.  There have been several times when I have been walking to school to pick up my kids and suddenly I realize I don’t have my Fitbit on.  I literally have an overwhelming feeling to sit down and stop walking.  It’s come to the point that it feels senseless to walk if I am not accumulating steps

4 Workout Techniques to Get BETTER Results In LESS Time!

4 Workout Techniques to Get BETTER Results In LESS Time!

Technique #1 - Minimize your rest.  

Have you ever seen people spend hours in a gym pumping out their reps and then sitting down to rest?  I’m a busy mom and all I can think is “ain’t nobody got time for that!!”  I’ve got stuff to do and places to be!!!  I need to get my workout done FAST!

Understanding Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Understanding Good Fats vs Bad Fats

I remember back in my university days when my friend and I would go to the cafeteria to get a late night studying snack.  We decided that getting Skittles was a good snack because it didn’t have any fat in it - therefore we wouldn’t get fat - hahahaha!  Seriously.  We thought that.

Well we all know now that fat is essential to optimal health (and that Skittles were probably one of the worst things we could have chosen for a snack - hello sugar!)

Fat is the building block for our cells and key hormones in our bodies!  It is essential for weight loss, mood control, immune system function, brain development and heart health.

A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way

A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way

I recently learned a lesson the hard way and maybe you can relate.

Over Christmas, I was working on a project with a specific deadline.  I underestimated the amount of time I needed to complete it and so I was behind right off the bat. 

No worries I said to myself, you can pull all-nighters and get it done.  So, I went to work and fully immersed myself in my tasks.  I became tunnel-visioned and could think of nothing else but my project.

Why Sugar Is Bad And What You Can Use Instead

Why Sugar Is Bad And What You Can Use Instead

How much sugar are we really eating?

Sugar has become a hot topic.  In excess it makes us fat.  The problem is that MOST of us are eating it in excess.  We’re probably eating more than we think because it hides in MANY everyday “non-sugar” foods such as tomato sauce, fat-free salad dressings, marinades, crackers, yogurt, bread etc.  According to Forbes, American adults are eating 22 tsp of sugar per day and what I found even more horrifying is that the average American child eats 32 tsp of sugar per day!!!  WHAT?!?!