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How to Increase Fiber

How to Increase Fiber

If you're like most that live in the U.S., you are probably not getting enough fiber in your diet. The average American only consumes about 15 grams of fiber per day, but the recommended amount is roughly 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. So how can you...

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How Often Should You Do Upper Body Workouts?

How Often Should You Do Upper Body Workouts?

Balanced, full-body strength is vital – for a functional life, as well as the aesthetic most people are looking for. Yet many people looking to transform their health spend a ton of time (literally) getting nowhere on a treadmill.  But ooh, there’s a certain,...

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hiking in colorado

hiking in colorado

A great way to "Feed Your Soul" is to get out into nature, and what better way than hiking! It's a great way to get the heart rate up, build endurance and stamina, as well as get the "feel good" endorphins going. Colorado has thousands of hikes to suit any level and...

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Why Diets Don’t Work

Why Diets Don’t Work

One word typically comes to mind when we hear the word "Diet" and that is "Restriction." Meaning, we would say things like "I can't eat that on my diet" or "I don't get to have any of XYZ on my diet." Whether you are referencing pasta, a mocha latte or even a slice of...

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AM Fuel: What to Eat Before a Morning Workout

AM Fuel: What to Eat Before a Morning Workout

Getting your morning workouts in before the sun comes up presents a common question: Should I eat anything, and if so, what? I've personally noticed a difference between when I am fueled for my workouts and when I am not. When I have eaten, I am able to have more...

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How to Increase Your Protein Intake

How to Increase Your Protein Intake

Protein is one of the three main macronutrients our body needs daily and most people (especially women) are protein deficient. Lacking the proper amounts of protein can lead to weight gain, unstable blood sugar levels, cravings, hunger and lack of lean muscle mass....

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Quick Hotel Room Workout: 5 Stretches for Hotel Travel

Quick Hotel Room Workout: 5 Stretches for Hotel Travel

Recently, I traveled to Arizona and had a two night stay in a hotel. The flight was only two hours long, but once I arrived at my hotel after being in a car, then a plane, followed by a bus and one more car ride, I found myself feeling stiff and low energy.  I...

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What Does a Personal Training Session Include?

What Does a Personal Training Session Include?

If you’ve never signed up for a personal training session before, it might sound overwhelming or even intimidating – especially since so many times we hear about personal trainers for celebrities and pro athletes. But the truth is, personal training is for anyone and...

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The Heart of Our Health: Why is Gut Health Important?

The Heart of Our Health: Why is Gut Health Important?

We often don't think about our gut health unless we are experiencing digestive issues, but did you know that your gut is actually the heart of your overall health? That's right - your digestive system is connected to your immunity, mood, skin, and more. The Link...

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How to Make Working Out a Habit

How to Make Working Out a Habit

It feels so good when you can look back at the past seven days and feel that sense of pride and accomplishment in regards to getting your workouts in. Your heart bursts because you made time for YOU; a very worthy and important person. Your brain is excited because...

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10 Healthy Snacks for Camping

10 Healthy Snacks for Camping

Whether you are backpacking in, car camping or even glamping in an RV, having healthy snacks to fuel your body for hiking, rafting, or horseback riding is very important. Depending on your trip, you may need to consider what to bring for a car ride, a or long...

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How Much Water Should You Drink During a Workout?

How Much Water Should You Drink During a Workout?

As much as we all love coffee, it's not the most ideal beverage to sip while exercising (believe me, I have tried). But worse than drinking coffee is not drinking any water while you exercise. No matter if you are lifting weights, running or even if you are in the...

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