Warming Up? DON’T Do This

Stop stretching BEFORE your workout. Static stretching is ineffective since muscles are cold and joints aren’t lubricated. Save the static stretches for the END of your workout once your joints and muscles are warm. Instead, do ‘dynamic’ stretches to get your body ready to exercise. Move your body through ranges of motion to bring blood … Continued

Best Yoga Pose for Menopausal Women

Try this pose for one to 20 min. It will stimulate the ‘para-sympathetic’ or ‘rest & digest’ nervous system to ease all kinds of tension related to menopause & your busy life. It may not help with weight loss, but a calm mind will help you cope & make better decisions related to your health. … Continued

How Many Calories?

This formula is a ballpark estimate for figuring your maintenance calories & deficit calories suitable for sustainable weight loss. There’s a lot more to it than just finding body weight & multiplying from there… But, it’s a start. And with this formula, you’re less likely to reduce calories ridiculously low, like below 1000 calories/day. Another … Continued

My Preventive Skin Cancer Treatment Experience

Photodynamic therapy is a preventive treatment that kills precancerous cells. I had melanoma cells removed from my face & chest. This was my third round of photodynamic therapy, my reaction this time was very mild. The skin sun damage was done before sunscreen was really ‘a thing’. But we know better now. I apply sunscreen … Continued

3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Here are 3 reasons why you may not be losing weight & what you can do about it. Remember, you can’t be in a calorie deficit long term! At some point you need to give your metabolism a break so you can save your sanity & your metabolism! Increasing calories can be especially terrifying! I’m … Continued

No Energy?

You’re tired. Some days you feel more energized than others. Just show up for your workout anyways! Do you feel MORE energy from your workout? Want me to hold you accountable to your workouts? Oh, and also provide weekly LIVE workouts & over 200 On-Demand workouts? Join me here: https://tinyurl.com/SKWorkouts

Back Pain? Do This

Your back pain may be caused by weak abdominal muscles, specifically the transverse abdominis. The TA (transverse abdominis) is the deepest muscle layer of your core. Its main roles are to stabilize the trunk and maintain internal abdominal pressure. When your TA is weak, it’s unable to do its job of stabilizing the pelvis and … Continued

Brilliant Weight Loss Idea

‘Thin’ doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. Weight loss can be achieved but at the cost of overall health. You may solve one problem and create another in the process. Current diet culture puts the focus on aesthetics. Strength, functionality & health are sadly overlooked. Focus on health FIRST, the weight will take care of itself. Let … Continued

Best Menopause Supplement?

Want a magic pill, powder or potion to deal with menopause symptoms & weight gain? (I’m not talking about MHT (menopausal hormone therapy) which can be very effective – talk to your doctor!) Unfortunately, clever marketers have latched onto menopause as the new cash cow for ineffective supplements. You’re better off changing your habits but … Continued