Make a Choice. Make a Difference

Posted by eric on November 29, 2011

Every day we're faced with choices - but in my humble opinion, none are more important than the ones we make about our health and the health of our families.

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You Have to Want It

Posted by eric on November 28, 2011

America is getting fatter every day, it seems. Processed foods. Trans fats. Sedentary lifestyles. 

Where will it end?

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Fitness isn't always about a gym

Posted by eric on November 7, 2011

Improving your level of fitness and living a healthier lifestyle doesn't mean you need to pack up for a trip to the gym 5 days a week to push around weights. There are a number of activities that you can do during your day that will help you burn off extra calories without having to set foot in a gym.

Here are some ideas:

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What's Your Goal?

Posted by eric on November 4, 2011

When you pack your bag (or head downstairs) to work out, do you know what you're going to do? Do you know why you're going to do it? Do you know how best to do it?

Making the decision to work out is a big one - don't waste your time by working out without a defined goal and a plan to achieve those goals.

Which is easier than it sounds...

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Your most important equipment? Pen and paper.

Posted by eric on November 1, 2011

When you're loading up your gym bag and prepping for your workout, it's easy to remember all the normal standbys - towel, water bottle, running shoes, and perhaps a protein bar. But what you might be forgetting are the two most important tools for maximizing your workout - a pen and paper.

Here's why:

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Quality vs. Quantity

Posted by eric on October 31, 2011

We've all been there - working hard to get those last few reps pushed out toward the end of a workout, and potentially sacrificing form in order to complete the set. While it's commendable to have the desire to finish strong, you can potentially do more harm than good by doing this.

Here are some reasons why you should always maintain good form and some strategies for getting past the challenge of those last few reps:

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Happy Halloween

Posted by eric on October 30, 2011

As we prepare for Halloween this year, we're hoping to take a healthier cut at the whole process. It's not easy - especially with young children whose idea of a great Halloween is to indulge in sugar excesses.

Some of the things we're going to do include:

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One down

Posted by eric on October 27, 2011

My first of 4 straight business trips leading up to Thanksgiving is complete. This was an easy one - a quick overnight to Baltimore. I think I did a pretty good job of sticking to the plan, but there weren't many challenges...

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Road Warrior

Posted by eric on October 24, 2011

It's going to be an interesting next few weeks, with business trips each week up until Thanksgiving. I certainly don't want to enter the holiday season already packing some extra weight, so I'm geared up to stay as much on track as possible over the coming weeks. 

Some of my strategies:

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Don't forget the "I" in "Fitness"

Posted by eric on October 22, 2011

We've all heard the saying "There's no 'I' in 'Team'" before, and can appreciate the meaning. But I'm here to say there is an 'I' in "Fitness". In fact, there are several of them that we should always keep in mind:

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