Tag Archives: Starting Exercise Program

August’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew, Revisited

Last month, I gave you a summer-long assignment for your Small Step.  If you missed it, you can click here to read it.  That means that this month is simply a reminder to keep plugging on: reflect upon what’s working and what isn’t; revamp your goals and strategies and renew your commitment to fitness.  I’ve […]

The 7 Hottest Topics in Fitness

There are many topics I’ve written about, seven in particular, that are clearly here to stay in terms of debate and scientific study in the fitness community.  I know this because they keep turning up in health sections of major newspapers and in fitness magazines and blogs. I am but one tiny voice in the fitness […]

July’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew

July’s Small Step is relevant no matter where you are in your fitness journey.  This time of year can be the most difficult to stay on track with exercise and diet goals because routine is a friend and disruption is the enemy.  The oppressive weather, vacations, kids at home and the endless array of picnics brimming with food and […]

May’s Small Step: Go Old School

This month is a travel back in time.  The time before a majority of Americans were struggling with weight gain from growing food portions and decreasing daily physical activity.  It’s is all about eating and exercising old-school style. Old School Exercise There are 3 factors that exercise studies have repeatedly proven will make workouts more enjoyable […]

February’s Small Step: Plan Ahead

Just as we can’t “wing it” when it comes to work, parental obligations and important appointments on our calendars, so it is true with fitness.  To say, “I will go to the gym 3 times a week and eat 3 healthy meals a day,” without a concrete plan for how you will accomplish that is […]

The Truth Behind Our Biggest Fitness Mistakes

The impetus behind my Small Steps series is my frustration and sadness with witnessing people – both loved ones and our society as whole – making attempts to take control of their health in all the wrong ways.  Eventually, when their efforts don’t produce the results they want, they give up, feeling like failures.  That’s […]

The Small Step Series to a Fitter You

Why do so many of us start and quit exercise and diet programs over and over again?  Whether the goal is weight-loss specific or for other health related reasons, this phenomenon is the norm for most Americans.  Here are just a few of the sobering statistics: An estimated 50 million Americans go on a diet each […]