Fitness

How I Learned the Importance of Breathing Well

The Life Changing Day As an aspiring young fitness professional in the early 90s, I stumbled across a gentleman named John Douillard from Boulder, CO. He was a presenter at a convention in Copper Mountain and I was fortunate to get some one-on-one time with him.  He took me out to the running track and…

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6 Health Reasons Not to be a Mouth-breather

It turns out that our nose is on our face for more reasons than sneezing, smelling the roses and blowing!  It also gets the job of being our primary breathing apparatus. Here are six reasons to focus on using your nose for most of your breathing.  Hydration– When we take in oxygen through the nose,…

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3 Reasons Cardio is Essential

Cardio is breathing efficiency and effectiveness. It’s ingesting and expiring oxygen into and out of the lungs. There are two places through which we ingest oxygen, the mouth and the nose. The nose is the most efficient and effective thing to use for breathing. Hydration, thermo-regulation, circulation, nervous system integration and filtration are the primary reasons it…

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The Art of Weight Loss: How I Took a “Load Off”

As I got to the top of one of my favorite mountain bike rides here in Colorado, I realized how much my weight loss had increased my joy of riding.  I felt so much lighter and could take the hairpin, tight, up-winding curves with grace and ease. These same twists and turns had been so…

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Genetics Don’t Dictate Aging. Your Lifestyle Does.

I was speaking with an ‘elderly’ woman, who to me is very obviously NOT conforming to current standards of aging. I was struck by an explanation of aging that this amazingly vital woman gave me, including pictures that depict young people as standing up straight, middle-aged people with shoulders rounding forward, and elderly people just…

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This is How You Can Be In “The Zone” All The Time

Human performance is a fascinating interdependence of mind and body. In sports performance, both team and individual, the “mental” aspect is a key player. A significant amount of focused alertness, combined with grace and ease, is a consistent combination we see from great performers. This refinement is rarely taught by coaches. This is due to…

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How You Eat Can Help Save the World

It’s time to start looking inward for solutions to solve our environmental issues. You have the power to make a change not only in your body but also in the environment. The best part about this is that eating well can also be good for the environment so you’re killing two birds with one stone…

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4 Ways Cardio Does More For You Than You Might Think

There are so many conflicting things we hear daily about health and fitness. In the next few articles, I will attempt to clarify the what’s, the why’s and the how much, for you in your personal quest for optimum exercise prescription and creating the life experience you choose.   Myth 1: WEIGHT LOSS. We do…

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Why Running Isn’t Making You Lose Weight

What if doing cardio was not actually the best way to lose weight? Did you know that each and every one of us, regardless of size has a sufficient amount of kilocalories, stored as fat to fuel a walk from coast to coast, and back again? Even the skinniest person you know would probably have…

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