I talk a lot about protein in the clinic. It’s a major macronutrient, "macro" meaning that our bodies need it every day because it's essential for almost every cell in the body to function. It's used to make muscle, skin, and hormones. In some cases, people get too much protein: maybe fitness-minded folks who take … Continue reading Where’s the Protein?
Who ever thought that kicking and punching could become a fitness trend? Martial arts and karate have been around a long time but they seem intimidating and too serious. My first kickboxing workout was at a gym taught by a tiny but fierce instructor who had trained competitively in martial arts, mostly Muay Thai. I … Continue reading Best Online Kickboxing Workouts
Fitness dance classes like Zumba, Body Jam, BollyX and others have always been popular in the Boston area with super-loyal followers. Speak to any dance fitness instructor and they'll describe long-term devotees who've attended their classes for 10+ years! I had taught my same cardio dance class (then changed to Zumba then changed to Remix) … Continue reading Missing Dance Workouts?
Did the pandemic force you to slow down, like it did me? In 2020 we got to know ourselves, as we couldn't distract ourselves with outside family, friends and coworkers. Maybe you rediscovered your living space since you were now there more than in your office. Some of us started to cook more since we … Continue reading Cultivating a Slower Pace
I love mayo unlike a lot of people, so the pic from this recipe from createmindfully.com caught my eye. It looked like a hearty chicken salad sandwich -- except it was vegan. I doubted a mixture of tahini and mashed chickpeas could taste like chicken salad but I was wrong! When everything blended together, it … Continue reading Chickpea Almond Salad
I still haven't returned to the gym, even though it's now open allowing larger capacity. I just don't like exercising in a mask. When my heart rate reaches its peak, I'm pretty much heaving and feel suffocated in the mask. Even though I'm fully vaccinated, I refuse to pull off or even expose my nose … Continue reading HIIT Online Workout Review