Body Fat Measurement Tool…the Mirror!

  There’s many ways to measure body fat with varying degrees of accuracy  but all involve some type of specialized equipment. If you don’t have calipers, scales, or a submersion pool, here’s an at-home way to estimate your body fat percentage using the mirror!     These pictures come for the website Built Lean. Follow this link forContinue reading “Body Fat Measurement Tool…the Mirror!”

Cycling – Warm Up and Stretching Exercises

Warming up before riding gets your body ready for the effort it’s about to exert. The idea is to gently move one’s joints through all their ranges of motion. Afterwards, stretching when your muscles are warmed up is aimed at mobility as well as stretching muscles out to avoid poor muscle function or imbalances. These warm ups cameContinue reading “Cycling – Warm Up and Stretching Exercises”

Out of shape at 61, Fit at 90!

90 years old. His workout? 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups and 2919 steps! Cardio and strength training combined! After retirement at age 61, over the years he took up jogging, calisthenics, and hitting the local Larkspur stairs.  Not only has he become a fit senior, he’s become somewhat of a folk hero in his community along the way. It’sContinue reading “Out of shape at 61, Fit at 90!”

Stretching Does Reap Benefits

The physical therapist prescribed more stretching for me today, hamstrings and quads. Hmmm. No surprise that these are areas in my body that need it. To inspire myself,  I’m posting photos here to remind myself of the two stretches I want to do daily. .                     Continue reading “Stretching Does Reap Benefits”

Get the Most Out of Your Walking

  Here’s a link to an EXCELLENT article on walking! It details how you can change variables (speed, hills climbing, arm pumping, and more) to get the most out of your walking minutes. The tips on posture and stride  are excellent, as well. http://www.superskinnyme.com/how-to-lose-weight-walking.html  

How To Improve Your Posture In 5-Seconds – Read this!

Just stack those body parts in a nice straight line…ankles, knees, hips, elbows, shoulders and ears.   Excellent article about posture by Marc Perry, BuiltLean. Click here to read the article! How To Improve Your Posture In 5-Seconds – BuiltLean.

Protein and Vegetables to Start Your Day

Trying to cut down on carbohydrates? Try this quick egg puff for breakfast. Saute veggies in olive oil in frying pan, add beaten eggs, a tiny bit of cheese (or none), seasonings, and cook slowly over low heat with a lid. Poof. A puff. A cross between an omelet and baked egg. More and more evidenceContinue reading “Protein and Vegetables to Start Your Day”

You’re Going to Age (hopefully): Why Not Prepare for It?

Take your fingers out of your ears and listen to me! You. Are. Going. To. Get. Old. Unless you don’t. Get strong now and make it easier on yourself. “Nobody wants to think about fixing the roof while the sun is shining,” says actor Rob Lowe, in a recent SF Chronicle article, as keynote speaker forContinue reading “You’re Going to Age (hopefully): Why Not Prepare for It?”

Now eating eggs is okay.

Have you been wary of the cholesterol-police egg ban or are you a die-hard, egg-white eater? According to an article in the New York Times, the federal government (The Dietary Guidelines for Americans), the American Heart Association, The British Medical Association, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and studies conducted by Dr.Continue reading “Now eating eggs is okay.”

Power of Stretching…man touches toes in 41 days!

As a trainer, I am continually reminded of the power of doing. The power of  practicing and trying day after day and the amazing results that follow. I love this video. Here’s a man who could NEVER touch his toes. Not even close. But then he did. He did it with daily practice. Stretching exercises.Continue reading “Power of Stretching…man touches toes in 41 days!”