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Finding Some ME Time

A couple weeks ago, I posted an article in reaction to the news that the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals now allows his players to take “phone breaks” during their team meetings.

“You start to see kind of hands twitching and legs shaking, and you know they need to get that social media fix,” he helpfully explained. …

7 reason why lifting weights after 50 is critical

Most people think building muscles is for the beach, but the benefits are far more significant and diverse than looking good in a bathing suit. An increase in muscle cross-section means more force development. At the same time, you will see an increase in tendon density, cross-section, and stiffness. Simply put, you’re stronger and can do more. Muscle tissue is dense in Mitochondria. Strong muscles increase our mitochondria’s density and size, which helps produce more energy for us. Added muscle also is the only way to permanently raise our basal metabolic rate, which means we burn more calories …

Gut Check – 5 ways to get the most from your meals

If you want to get anything out of the food you’re eating you need to digest it properly. Take a whiff – Digestion starts in your brain when you think about food before you even begin eating. Give the process a jump start by taking a moment to smell and think about what it is you’re going to eat. Sit down, be calm – Take some time for your meals. Yes occasionally we all have to eat on the run, but digestion only works well when you’re in a parasympathetic or relaxed state. Stress shuts down digestion. Chew …

The top 3 reasons women over 40 should strength train

It’s safe to say that most women over 40 who spent quality time building their careers, during their early years, are now looking to invest in their physical abilities. When I say career, I also include those stay at home mothers out there. Taking care of the family, in my opinion, is one of the toughest careers ever. But that’s a topic for a different article. The investment in our physical abilities, after 40’s, is not an easy task or a way out of doing work. Strength training, unlike the Zumba class most of us have experienced, is …

Healthy Eating: Simple Ingredients

Every day each one of us is faced with the same challenges, “what should I eat?” We all have to eat, everyday no matter what, multiple times a day. As we drive to and from work, dropping or picking up our children from school or going to the gym we are bombarded with fast food, quick fixes to the need to eat. It seems cheap, quick and it’s convenient. The idea of cooking at home, with healthy ingredients, not only sounds time-consuming but knowing the prices at the grocery store, it sounds expensive too. The reality is that …

Sweet Potato Medallions

This side dish is a great quick edition for a summer dinner while you’re grilling your meats. A classic sweet potato taste with a kick. Prep Time: < 8 minutes Cook Time: < 8 minutes Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sea Salt Fresh Ground Pepper Chipotle Chili Pepper – ground Instructions: 1. Slice sweet potatoes up about a centimeter thick. 2. Lay out the slices and brush both sides with extra virgin olive oil. 3. Season with sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and chipotle chili pepper to taste preference. 4. Grill for x amount of time …

Awwww, nuts.

In the cornucopia of foods which make up a healthy and balanced diet, tree nuts can be a new perfect answer for your snacking needs. Complete with protein, fats, and carbs offset by dietary fiber, you can’t ask for a more portable and easy to store snack. Almonds are even full of potassium, magnesium, and calcium. How can something so right go so wrong? The way most things in life can: quantity and ignorance. Maybe someone else prepared your food, maybe some nice almond flour pancakes for breakfast or you’re mindlessly nibbling on a nut bowl at a …

How to get the most out of coaching.

It’s time to hit the gym. Training bag in hand, water bottle filled to stay hydrated, shoes laced and ready to go. But how is your attitude today? Are you coachable? The dictionary defines coachable as – capable of being taught or trained to do something better. Our job as coaches is to communicate with you on how to make a movement more successful, keep you safe, and challenge you more. You, as the athlete, walking in with a preconceived notion of the workout – whether you’re going to kill it, or suffer the whole time – limits …

Lyme Time!

Nothing is worse than a summer flu. Everyone else is out enjoying the sun and warm weather. You’re trapped in your house. Your joints hurt and seem swollen. You don’t have an appetite? And the headache? Oh good grief, the headache. It hurts to breathe. You’ve got both a fever and chills. And it lingers. Maybe it’s just that bug that went around at the office? Maybe it’s Lyme disease? Nah, you don’t have a bulls-eye rash. We’re often told about the bulls-eye rash being THE symptom of Lyme disease but actual bulls-eye rashes only present in about …

Your First Day of CrossFit

When you first walk into CrossFit MASS, you might think someone is going to hand you a two hundred pound barbell and tell you to ‘get after it!’, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The first thing we have everyone do is sit with a coach for a few minutes and chat. We want to know where you’re coming from, what your past workout history is like and if you have anything going on that needs to be taken into account before we begin down the path towards your goals. Next, (this might even be another …

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