Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays, not only because America remembers the heroes who have served our country, but because it's a tradition that I spend it with my family. The weekend also kicks summer into high gear, and that calls for refreshing, fruity drinks! My fam gets together to make good food, drink, and have a good time!
The expectation for college students is to eat whatever you can, whenever you can, as long as it's cheap. But I didn't. I started meal planning sophomore year. Sundays were spent seeking out deals in the local ads, creating a meal plan and shopping list, grocery shopping, and finally, preparing food for the week. Meal planning may seem like a hassle, but it actually comes with a lot of benefits.
"If You Think You Can't, You Can."
Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme running event. This fierce running series is held on the most challenging and rugged terrain across the globe. And now, it’s also a great way to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital save children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
As a personal trainer, I often get asked which is better: treadmill or elliptical? And while I personally am not a fan of the elliptical, I do see the benefits for some. Let’s break down the pros and cons and figure out which would work best for you.
Grain bowls are one of my favorite meals. A perfect balance of carbs, fats, and protein, they're the best way to get a lot of flavor and nutrients in one dish. Plus, they're hearty and filling. There's nothing better on a cool spring day.
So what are we waiting for? Let's build a bowl!
Got 20 minutes and a pair of gym shoes? Perfect! This workout is designed so that you can get in a high calorie-burn, full-body workout in just 20 minutes, leaving yourself just enough time to chow your lunch! The great thing about this circuit is that no equipment is needed, just some motivation and hard work.
How big a role is your Survival Instinct playing in your life?
In a world with more creature comforts, we see more impatience, discomfort, anxiety and depression. In a world that provides us tools for connection, the paradox is that we are technologically hyper-connected yet disconnected from ourselves. What is the effect of being on alert constantly-handling a barrage of emails, texts, and a never ending to do list?
Did you know that all-natural mud smoothies are a great source of carbohydrates and protein? All you need is some organic dirt, free-range worms, and water, and you'll have the perfect post-workout snack!
If I could be anywhere in the world right now, I'd be in Fort Myers, Florida watching the Twins in spring training. With baseball season around the corner, it's a great opportunity to follow the lead of MLB teams and get in shape! Get excited to work out with some fun exercises inspired by legendary baseball players!
"You won't stick to a diet that omits your favorite foods"
Writing about the importance of sleep at 3am, or gaining 22 pounds while authoring a weight loss book might not make sense. But it shows that even David Grotto struggles to put his health knowledge into practice. A Registered Dietician and author of The Best Things You Can Eat, David says that a healthy diet doesn't have to mean sacrificing your favorite foods. He hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years along with a health-focused television show for 2 years. David calls himself an "Edutainer" - he enjoys educating people through entertainment.
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