"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.
Growing up, pretty much my only experience with peas were the sad, mushy guys found in the canned goods aisle of the grocery store. They were okay (and a cheap and easy way to make sure my parents could get some veggies into us kids), but it wasn't until I had farm-fresh peas for the first time that I realized a fresh, sweet, bright green pea in the spring can almost be a religious experience! They are bursting with flavor and nutrients and can be used in so many ways—I encourage you to hop on the pea train!
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?
"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.
When you're roaming through the aisles in the grocery store, you'll see certain packaged foods labeled as "whole grain." Have you ever wondered what the term actually means? And, why do they come so highly recommended? Let's take a look.
Happy asparagus season! Asparagus is one of the first fresh veggies to show up in the spring garden, and its harvest signals the start of an upcoming season of bounty. Even though we're all looking forward to warm weather, check out why you should spend some time basking in the joy of the early spring asparagus season.
"My body was telling me something. Hint: It always does"
Have a migraine? Upset stomach? Sore joints? It could be that your body is trying to communicate with you. Functional Medicine looks at the core problem of a symptom, rather than a "quick fix." Sometimes it requires altering your diet or cutting out certain daily items from your routine. Either way, its not easy but Katie Jasper is here to shed light on this new approach to helping people feel better.
"A good personal trainer will listen to your story."
Shannon Fable, Director of Exercise Programming, shares her story about helping people achieve their fitness goals through personal and group training. She is changing the perception of personal trainers by helping them develop meaningful relationships with a "love your job or get out" attitude. Looking for the right personal trainer can take some time, but will pay off once you find that perfect connection. Shannon also explains why group fitness can be the happy medium between personal training and individual workouts.
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