As World Cup Skier Mikaela Shiffrin continues her record-setting pace and her quotes remain newsworthy it is important for young ski racers and their parents to understand the words that define a champion.
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We can save our planet one decision at a time, preserve our health and still live the life that we enjoy.
As the year comes to an end, I challenge all of my readers to do at least one thing for their health every day.
I have made a career helping individuals improve their general health and fitness or to pursue the highest levels of athletic performance and many aspects of these endeavors impact the environment. In particular, the food that we consume has a major impact on our ecosystem.
The fitness and athletic experiences that your child has when young set the tone for an active and potentially a sports-oriented future. Our experiences during youth have very powerful influences on how we live as adults. This is especially true in sport and physical activity.
...“If you want to do 30 to 45 minutes of walking a day, the amount of health benefit you are going to get is going to be significant and substantial,”… - Health News: NPR
When purchasing coffee, at your favorite coffee shop have you ever noticed how the barista serves you that coffee? Virtually every time I am served a cup of coffee the barista either picks the cup up with fingers holding the edges where I am about to put my lips or when placing the plastic cap the full hand and fingers are used to lock the cap in place.
The article referenced below offers insights and answers to your questions regarding Vitamin D and fish oil supplements. The short answer is that while the absolute verdict still needs to be determined, there are potential benefits to taking these supplements, especially if your diet is deficient.
With the variety of research on weight control and diet, I prefer to keep things simple. When I talk to my clients about losing weight, history and background are important, but what matters most in virtually every case is the present. Assuming no disease, but just an extra 30 pounds or maybe a little more or less that will not go away, what interests me the most is the daily routine. What is this person doing on a daily basis to impact weight gain or loss?
The mindset of a champion is unwavering and Tom Brady provides another perfect example of why he is the greatest quarterback of his generation. In a news conference, prior to the matchup against Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers, Brady was asked the following questions: