The Science Behind Building Habits

For the last two weeks, we talked about the importance of the small, simple habits - both in nutrition and training. But what is the science behind building these habits? Luck for us, there's a large body of research behind this work and once we break it down, it can be both easy to understand … Continue reading The Science Behind Building Habits

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Big leaps are the result of small steps

Most people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can do in a month. We overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.Matthew Kelly, "The Long Run" I often think about this quote - as it pertains to health and fitness, … Continue reading Big leaps are the result of small steps

Aim for an Effective AND Efficient Workout

How nice would it be if the time we had to spend in the gym equaled the number of exercise variations? Trick question. It really wouldn’t be super great. Who wants to spend hours and hours in the gym? Personally, I’d rather be spending time outside, enjoying a craft beer with friends, cooking a new … Continue reading Aim for an Effective AND Efficient Workout

Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?

Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?

Don’t Fall Victim to Group-Think

There is a trend right now toward intuitive eating and not counting macros, which has been popular among the fitness community for some time. While I agree that intuitive eating can be quite freeing and a liberating step for some people, for others it may not fit with their goals or they may not feel … Continue reading Don’t Fall Victim to Group-Think

Working Out for Life

In the gym, we lift perfectly shaped dumbbells, walk on treadmills, sit on machines designed to target a single muscle group, and pedal bikes that we don’t balance as we ride. But how often do we encounter these in our everyday life? If your day looks anything like mine, chances are grocery bags are never … Continue reading Working Out for Life

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

A member of a Facebook group posted this and, although the group is related to hiking 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation at the summit), I got to thinking about how this graphic relates to fitness and making it your lifestyle. Some of you may have already gone through some of the steps of … Continue reading The Dunning-Kruger Effect