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Squash may be an unusual choice for breakfast. However, when butternut squash is blended with yogurt and sweetened with just a touch of honey, it makes a perfect custard-like filling for the inside of crepes. Crepes made with an almond flour base provide ...
  Dr. Wendy Walsh is a human behaviors expert. She teaches Health Psychology at California State University Channel Islands and speaks often about pro-aging (mental and physical wellness,) gender dynamics and relationship science. She is an award-wi ...
Chronic stress is a genuine concern in our current environment. Continuous "fight-or-flight" responses and prolonged cortisol exposure plague countless individuals, and their health and body composition suffers. I wish to acknowledge that at the ...
With the holiday season upon us, family dinners, never-ending temptations, samples at Costco, cookies, turkey, cheesy potatoes, and a glass of wine or two, it is no wonder that most people pack on the pounds at the end of the year.   Most of us blame ...
Tearing your ACL sucks.   It's frustrating, defeating, and often comes with an influx of fears of never being able to return to the field as the athlete you were before. Just because your friend who tore her ACL became slower, maybe gained some w ...
  Often times during Thanksgiving we are concerned with staying in shape and making sure we get in our workout before the big meal. I teach a yoga class on Thanksgiving morning and it is always filled to capacity.   When I was a runner, I&rsquo ...
Squash is a vegetable that many love to hate. Maybe it’s the texture or perhaps the somewhat bland flavor that is sometimes attributed to it, but the squash has a high nutritional value and it is worth finding ways that you can truly enjoy it and ev ...
Life in the 21st century is busy. Between work deadlines, traffic, taking the kids to their various activities, keeping the house from falling apart, and, of course, our constant accessibility to the immediate needs of other people (thank you, smartphone ...
Trying to improve your game? Adding another two nights of practice may not get you the results you want. Rolled your ankle at softball practice? Taking three days off may not get you back on the field as intended.   Less is not always more—and ...
For some bizarre reason, Olympic weightlifting is treated as a very different discipline from general strength training by newer adoptees. Things that make intuitive sense in weight training aren’t applied to weightlifting (Olympic). One of these cr ...
The word ‘motivation’ originates from the Latin word ‘movere’—meaning “to move.” Motivation itself is, broadly, a force that activates or arouses a person into pursuing goal-directed efforts.   I recently met ...
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic1, a non-profit academic medical center in Cleveland, Ohio, retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at the clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mo ...
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, baseball season is over, and football is in high gear. It’s official, the holidays are here. Really, they have been for a while. The official kick-off, pumpkin spice season, has been here since early Septemb ...
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) was the number one fitness trend of 2017 (according to the American College of Sports Medicine). Over a year later HIIT seems to be as popular as ever, reducing low-intensity, steady/sustained state training (LISS) ...
Change is difficult. We become so wrapped up in being comfortable that we forget that change is what creates the next level in our lives. On September 26, 2017, I received an email from an individual who was a bit hesitant to make the changes needed to cr ...
“Life got in the way.”   How many times have we used that excuse because we didn’t race the way we wanted to? Maybe we had a DNF or maybe even a DNS. We blame life for it. Let’s face it, you didn’t do the work. You made ...
A basic tenant of Crossfit training is to “keep workouts short and intense.” Why, then, did I sign up for a full/half marathon row modeled off the recent Games event? Great question.   I regretted my decision almost immediately after comm ...