Let’s face it, making changes in our lives is not easy. Sometimes we quit before even starting a new resolution, on other occasions we eventually manage to reach some results (i.e. “yes! I quit smoking”) that time reveals later to be only temporary (i.e. smoking again after few days/weeks of “abstinence”).
I have been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist for 24 years, but first and foremost, I am a parent to a high school and collegiate athlete. My son and daughter have been playing basketball since they were very young and have endured a multitude of overuse injuries (because who listens to their mom right?).
Some athletes are still on the “see-food diet”. They see food and they eat it. Others are a bit more mindful about how they nourish their bodies; they put thought into selecting high-quality foods that invest in good health, quick healing, and top performance. They commonly report they have taken their diets to the next level. For some disciplined and dedicated athletes, the next level is a perfect diet with no sugar, no processed foods, no desserts, and no “fun foods.”
Knowledge is Power. Now our job is to prove this to the world. We so often want a crystal ball to gaze into our future. We have a number of crystal balls. These are crystal balls based on science and research, customized to our own unique DNA. I am referring to genetic testing, specifically BRCA testing.
One of my favorite topics, POSTURE, will improve your exercise habits and your daily living. Here are 5 ways that posture improvement and increasing your core strength will change your life!
At Rejuv Medical, trainers and medical professions work together to create safe and progressive nutrition and fitness programs, and track outcomes. Our exercise program consists of Medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered dietician, athletic trainers, behavioral therapists, physical therapist, health coaches and personal trainers.
Diane is a Fitness Professional, Master Trainer, Health Specialist for Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, and President and Executive Director of the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF). She is also the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Like many people, I enjoy spending time outdoors in the summer. When it comes to wearing sunscreen though, I admit I’m not as diligent as I should be. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a time when baby oil was an acceptable tanning agent. As a young girl, I remember watching commercials on TV advertising cocoa butter for a deep dark tan and decided to see if regular butter would do the trick. When sunscreen with SPF was introduced, I really didn’t understand it.
Recently I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.
Me: “Hey buddy! How are you?”
Friend: “I’m well, thanks! And…look at you! You look really healthy and fit!”
Me: “Well, yeah, thanks. Frankly speaking I’ve been working out, exercising, you know, a good diet, a healthy lifestyle…”