The Science Behind Exercise and Your Brain

By Dr Joseph Mercola     How Moving Your Body Keeps Your Brain Sharp Compelling evidence shows exercise improves memory and cognition. For example, a 2010 study on primates revealed that regular exercise helped the monkeys learn new tasks twice as quickly as non-exercising monkeys, and researchers believe this might hold true for people as well. […]

Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward? If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. […]

The Power Of 5-Minute Practice Snacks

Josh Vogel Coach Natural Movement, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts One of the most common obstacles to training is a lack of time to practice, play, move, or whatever you want to call it. In various stages of my life, I’ve had the same problem, or at least the same perception of not having time […]

Are cast iron pans unsafe?

For well over a thousand years, cast iron has been used as a reliable cooking surface. Actually, it’s been used since the appropriately named “Iron Age”, roughly 2500 years ago. Fast forward a couple millennia, and we’ve been thrust into the “Spend all day on the Internet Age”. People are starting to question the healthiness […]

One Minute of Intense Exercise May Be All You Need, Says Science

BY LAUREN HUBBARD It’s not that we don’t know we need to work out; it’s just that the alternatives are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, taxes), and attempting to have a social life, it’s not surprising that […]

WHEN TENSION IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

By Dr. Michael Hartle Chief SFL, Master SFG No, this isn’t a psychology lesson on stress. I am neither discussing different types of headaches, nor the strength properties of a barbell and its ability to resist bending and becoming permanently deformed. I am talking about what your body needs to generate prior to loading it, […]

Willpower Won’t Work: Hack Your Habit

The beautiful thing about your body is that it can change itself at any time. It’s capable of tremendous improvement. You’ve likely heard of the SAID principle, Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand. We often get stuck thinking of this in the context of training. We impose demands for strength, power, and the like, and we […]

Why Exercising Is a Higher Priority Than My Business

There’s a prevalent attitude among entrepreneurs that the business, whatever that business is, comes first. It is the high priority that trumps everything else, including family, friends and especially health. I’ve seen entrepreneurs sacrifice all these things, sometimes with tragic consequences, to focus on making their businesses successful. I’ve also done it myself, although I’m one of […]

Intermittent fasting – the pros and cons

The following question and answer was an interview with Joshua Burt, journalist for London magazine Coach: Josh: Would you advise calorie counting as a way to diet? Ian: Personally, ‘no’. My motto is ‘quality before quantity’ – if you truly eat well, with very high-grade local, seasonal, organic produce, and at the same time use […]

Change from Periodic Disruption

Last month I wrote about motivation, being inspired by Charles Duhigg’s book, Smarter, Faster, Better. This is the second of three columns addressing some of the concepts in his book and how I see it relating to better managing change with our health and wellness. Duhigg wrote about creativity and innovation. He mentioned Joseph Connell, […]