It’s important to keep an eye on Vitamin D, especially during winter. Even though you wouldn’t think it, since your body gets Vitamin D from the sun, almost 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of Vitamin D, and they aren’t all sequestered in the Northern hemisphere. Your body creates Vitamin D from cholesterol when… Read More Five Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency
Just because the weather is getting cold, doesn’t mean we should stop exercising. I will be the first to admit that the idea of winter conjures all sorts of ideas in my head, including sitting around the fire, drinking hot cocoa (or toddies, if you’re feeling frisky), and eating every piece of sugary food within… Read More How to Stay Warm During Winter Workouts
Meditation can be a daunting thing to learn, but the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. As a surgeon, a mother, and a wife, I don’t know where I would be without meditation. Mental health is arguably the most important type of health because everything else in your life rests solely on your mental ability to… Read More Meditation 101: Three Helpful Apps to Teach You How to Meditate
Supplementing your diet with protein powder can actually help you lose weight. When you think of protein powder, I have no doubt that you think of body builders grunting around the gym, sipping protein powder like a snack, in their stringy tank tops and gym shorts. While that is definitely a typical image, protein powder… Read More Can Protein Powder Help You Lose Weight?
If you have never used a personal trainer, there is no time like the present to give it a try. Whenever possible, I try and work out with a trainer. In fact, once in a while I like to switch it up and try out different training programs and workouts to keep things fresh and… Read More Five Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
The symptoms of an iron deficiency are pretty easy to spot. Out of all the minerals that our body needs to function, iron is one of the most important. We need iron to produce hemoglobin, the protein that allows oxygen to travel throughout your body. In the United states alone, there are 10 million iron-deficient… Read More How to Tell if You Have an Iron Deficiency
Marathon season is approaching. Are you ready? There are a lot of reasons to run a marathon, from challenging yourself with fitness goals, to testing the limits of your body, doing it for a good cause, and even doing it to prove a point. I have been getting really into marathons lately, and my favorite… Read More How to Prep and Get in Shape for Marathon Season