The Importance of Stress Awareness

April is National Stress Awareness Month, a time where health professionals work to increase awareness about stress and how it affects our health. It’s also a time to think about how we experience and manage stress in our own lives. To get a handle on stress, it’s important to understand what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do to manage it when it comes up in our lives. Continue reading

3 Tips for Great Health over 60

How healthy are you really? It’s a hard question to ask without setting ourselves up for a bit of disappointment — most of us know we could be doing better. Even in retirement, we often live busy lifestyles that demand we eat on the go, sacrifice sleep, and stay productive during injury or illness. Or, maybe you’re facing the consequences of earlier years in that lifestyle instead of being able to relax and enjoy your golden years. Continue reading

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Author and endometriosis patient Samantha Bowick has written articles revolving around important questions and information about endometriosis. She is the author of Living with Endometriosis: The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options.

Why is Endometriosis Awareness Month so Important?

Endometriosis is a disease that at least 176 million women worldwide suffer with. Continue reading

Rewire Your Life with Self-Care

It seems like everyone is talking about self-care lately — but how many of us know what self care actually means? It’s such a broad concept, and that can make it hard to pinpoint exactly what it means to practice self care.

During this time of year when people are setting resolutions and intentions for the next year, I’d love to make 2019 the year when we resolve to embrace and practice self-care. I believe that in caring for ourselves, we open up a new world of love and possibilities. But to practice self-care we have to really understand what it means and how it affects and involves all aspects of our lives. Continue reading

7 Tips for Brain Health

One of the best things you can do for your brain and for your future health is to feed your brain the nutrients it desperately needs. When you feed your brain only what you most desire, fast food, baked goods and other nutritionally deficient foodstuffs, you fail to fulfill the nutritional requirements of the brain. The brain requires specific nutrients for the regeneration of brain tissue and maintenance, as well as foods and substances that positively impact neurotransmitters, the brain’s chemical messengers. Continue reading

5 Keys for Tactical Fitness Success

In the world of Tactical Athletics, many mistakes are made by members of the military, police, and firefighting communities on both ends of the fitness spectrum. There are a few different segments within the community that tend to mirror society’s issues.

There are those who quit training after boot camp or police/fire academies and start to gain weight and get injured on the job.  There are those who go hardcore everyday with little to no recovery cycles. And there are those find the right balance of workouts to help with job performance, mobility, recovery, longevity, and probably most important – stress mitigation.  With the later being the optimal goal for the tactical athlete, here is a list of ways to ensure better tactical fitness success: Continue reading

Fit as a Navy SEAL - Warrior Workouts

Ultimate Collection of Military and Tactical Fitness Workouts

Setting the new benchmark for challenging yet rewarding workout collections, Warrior Workouts, Volume 3 takes full advantage of the exercise expertise of legendary fitness expert and former Navy SEAL Stewart “Stew” Smith. Don’t settle for second-best when it comes to your fitness—push yourself to turn your everyday workouts into warrior workouts. Continue reading