Resolving Resolutions for the New Year

It starts with putting off the promise and the work. If it were easy having the perfect body, everyone would have it. But the truth is, while we can buy most things in life, a body to be proud of, forged in the gym and at the dinner table, cannot be bought. It must be earned. A tailor can make a suit to your exact specifications, for a price. And you can forge your body to look exactly as you want, for a price paid through consistent and imperfect action.

That’s right, I said “imperfect;” consistency yields better results than perfect performance. And so, the first step toward Resolving Resolutions is to look at things differently. Instead of training perfect, eating perfect, breathing perfect, living perfect, let’s take it meal by meal, rep by rep and day by day. Let’s do our personal best every day, laying down a solid brick. Just a brick a day. Continue reading

New Resource Puts Parkinson’s Disease on the Defense

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not an easy one. The Parkinson’s Playbook is a complete resource for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers, providing them with the knowledge needed to proactively defend themselves against the progression of Parkinson’s disease with energy, vitality, and confidence.

Author and Parkinson’s patient Robert Smith has prepared an enlightening and engaging guide to help tackle Parkinson’s head on, including a pro-active offense of lifestyle improvements and defensive measures including cutting-edge medications and natural healing techniques. Continue reading

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The shift in healthcare services is moving from a fee-for-service model to one of value and quality.  Healthcare providers and hospitals are on the hook (i.e. risk sharing) for producing better health outcomes for the patients (i.e. health consumer), and thus their compensation and reimbursements are more closely tied to those outcomes. Continue reading

Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises

These mobility exercises are best done as a warm up to your lower body workouts. They will prime the body for better performance by jump starting the correct muscles. These exercise will also keep you injury free and allow you to train longer and harder. Continue reading

Dandelion Dreams Recipe

When putting together this recipe, I knew two things: I knew I wanted to include dandelions (I just love their natural taste), but I also wanted to make use of Shilajit—it’s too good for you to pass up!

Shilajit is a powder which is harvested by hand, and then dried at a low temperature. Containing over 85 minerals, Shilajit is said to remove weakness from the body and build strength as a result. Continue reading

Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving

Healthy Baseline: Get a Baseline and Get Moving by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD

Often clients will ask how much physical activity is recommended to maintain and improve health? My response is essentially the same. There are two key questions that need to be answered first: Continue reading

Shoveling Wisely, Save Your Back

Shoveling Wisely, Save Your Back by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD

Living in the Northeast we expect a certain level of snow, thus the dreaded shoveling and possibility of days of back pain and muscle soreness thereafter.  This past week ‘Snowmaggedon’ was predicted to pound the East Coast with snowfalls expected to reach historic levels not seen in years. Continue reading

Self-Assessment in the New Year

Self-Assessment in the New Year by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD

This past week I was bending over to pick up my 1 year old son and as I was doing this my back tightened up.  Nothing unusual about this by any stretch, yet the fact it began tightening up throughout the day struck me as odd.  This ‘pulling’ sensation got me thinking “why would this happen now?” Okay, to be honest, I haven’t been exercising regularly so that plays into, but my back?  Hasn’t been an issue in 10 years! Continue reading