Every day we face a difficult choice. Will we continue on this path of healthy living or will we succumb to the temptations of the day. Have you ever wished there was a pill that would just make the temptations go away? I know I have. Even though I teach health and fitness, I struggle with doing what I know to do most days. Honestly, I love the taste of chocolate...and I would pick chocolate every time over an apple. And looking at the research from Yale University we see that foods like...Read More
With the recent release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, I was extremely proud of the Church for taking such a strong stance on the importance of not allowing our minds to be polluted with this garbage. We did a great job with promoting the importance of purity as well as making noise to the dangers of treating women like this in relationships across the world. Christians did a great job with this event, and it's my hope to channel some of that energy to the dangers associated with an unhealthy relationship with sugar. Because if we're not careful, Fifty Shades of Sugar (an unhealthy, out of control, lustful relationship with sugar) will cause more destruction than Fifty Shades of Grey ever will in the Church.Read More
Have you plateaued with your progress? Do you feel like your putting effort in without moving forward? If so, I have some tips to help!
Maximizing your time in the gym by pushing yourself beyond your comfort level is the best way to make forward progress with your health and fitness goals. Doing this safely is crucial to breaking through the plateaus you will experience on your journey to optimal health.
The General Adaptation Syndrome states that...Read More
One of the greatest joys in my life is to help people understand that their current reality does not define their future potential. For this to happen it takes a few things. It starts with a shift in the words we speak, a lot of sweat, and persevering through the doubts and fears that will haunt our minds along this journey. This is a journey of becoming the fittest us by faith, and not by the sight of what we are today.
Did you know:
- According to The Human Brain documentary, we talk to ourselves between 300 and...
As a fitness professional a misunderstanding of carbohydrates is something I commonly run into. And I fully believe when we understand something, we can learn how to use it more effectively. That’s my goal with this article, and if it helps you, please share it with your friends and family.Read More
When you're in the gym, push yourself
- In a study published in the Journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, people who completed a high-intensity workout regimen lost more belly fat than those who followed a low-intensity plan.
In all of us lies a passion to do good and a lust to do whatever “feels good” in the moment. I know this all too well. I live it every day, and I am shocked with how difficult and constant the battle is. You see, I became a Christian when I was 18 years old. I will never forget the feeling when the unconditional love of God flooded my heart when I submitted my life to Jesus in my barracks room in Pensacola, FL. I was shocked that even though I had done so much evil in my life God could still forgive and love me. It literally changed everything in my life.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)Read More
There was a recent study done where in a group of just under 7,500 people, everyone spent on average 2.5 hours a day on their smartphones and 79% of that group admitted to checking their phones within the first 15 minutes of waking up. YIKES! Commit with me to be aware of your time on your smartphones and really work on managing your time on your smartphone well.Read More
- In a recent study at California State University, San Marcos, people who slashed their workout time in half by reducing their rest increased their post-exercise calorie burn.
- According to a research study from a Colorado State University, doing a shorter workout at 75% of your max aerobic capacity will give you a greater metabolic boost than sweating longer at 50%
- A 2006 paper published in the journal Ergonomics found that study participants ran faster when listening to loud, fast music.
- In a 2012 review of the research, Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University in London, one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of exercise music, said that one could think of music as "a type of legal performance-enhancing drug."