This week’s healthy substitution recommendation of the week is spaghetti squash vs. pasta. A spaghetti squash is a large, yellow, melon-shaped gourd that’s usually harvested in early fall but is available in most grocery stores throughout the year. The flesh of the inside of the spaghetti squash is able to be shredded into long strands … Continue reading Substitute of the Week — Spaghetti Squash vs. Pasta
Category: Fitness Thoughts
A place for Susan’s thoughts on current trends in health and fitness as well as her musings on being a personal trainer.
Substitute of the Week – Goat Cheese vs. Low-Fat Cheese
This week’s substitution recommendation is goat cheese vs. low-fat cheeseor cow cheese. First of all, while full-fat cheese has more calories than alow-fat alternative, it is much more filling. Studies have shown, thosewho ate full-fat dairy vs low-fat dairy had less likelihood of obesity. On topof that, low-fat dairy is normally filled with additives and … Continue reading Substitute of the Week – Goat Cheese vs. Low-Fat Cheese
Substitute of the week – Applesauce vs. Oil in baking
It has been quite some time, but this week’s substitution recommendation is applesauce (unsweetened) vs. oil in baking. Applesauce is a far better choice than oil when it comes to baking. Oil is used in many baked goods, such as cookies, brownies and cake. It adds needed moisture to your food and depending on what … Continue reading Substitute of the week – Applesauce vs. Oil in baking
6 foods to helps reduce your stress
STRESS…we’ve all had to deal with it at one time or another. Some, more than others. Stress is natural, but too much stress can be bad for both our physical and our emotional health. Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, depression and even weight gain. Surprisingly, what we eat can play a part in … Continue reading 6 foods to helps reduce your stress
Boosting your immune system
Boosting your immune system is a little bit harder than flipping a switch or popping a magic pill. Your immune system is quite complex. It must be strong enough to fight off illness and infections, but not so overly strong that it causes an autoimmune disorder to develop. However, by making some lifestyle changes and … Continue reading Boosting your immune system
Some gift ideas for the holidays
The pressure is on! Christmas is less than three weeks away and everyone is scrambling to get the perfect, or at least usable gift!! This year, give the gift of health and wellness with one of these awesome gift ideas! Sports watch. Whether it be an Apple Watch, a Fitbit or a lesser expensive version of … Continue reading Some gift ideas for the holidays
The Freshman 15 and How to Avoid it
With September here and fall peeping around the corner, a few things can be guaranteed: Traffic in the mornings is sure to add at least fifteen minutes to a commute, schools everywhere are filled with students of all ages, and for a select group of lucky young adults, college is being experienced for the first … Continue reading The Freshman 15 and How to Avoid it
10 health and fitness apps to try
I’m not going to give out my actual age (after all, it’s just a number), but, when it comes to technology, I feel pretty strong my “generation” is most appreciative of what it has to offer. My parents are mostly clueless and stumble through the “interwebs” and that Facebook thing and may or may not … Continue reading 10 health and fitness apps to try
10 “healthy” foods that are not so healthy!
My retired father recently visited for a month. Despite being a little older, he is quite active. Up until a knee injury a year ago, he was at the gym several times a week. You would think someone that fit would also be mindful of what they were eating. I was partially right. He thought … Continue reading 10 “healthy” foods that are not so healthy!
13 ideas to get you motivated to stay fit
I was recently joking around with one of my clients about how cool it would be if diet and exercise only involved waving a magic wand...<sigh>. Without that magic wand, staying in shape is HARD. Unless you are one of those rare individuals who truly love the sweat and tears (and yes, sometimes even blood) … Continue reading 13 ideas to get you motivated to stay fit