A new Jeep Grand Cherokee sits in my garage. When I walk by, I admire its appearance. I have a weird thing with the exterior of cars: I love it when they’re shiny and new, unblemished and perfect. I recently bought this car after trading in my silver Xterra. I loved that car so much […]
“Is it in you?” With all respect to LeBron James (who by his own admission occasionally requires the extra hydration), not everyone needs to fuel up with the brightly colored drinks before, during, or after activity. While athletes drinking the amplified water like it’s going out of style, the ultimate answer for your needs is […]
Minimum Effective Dose is part of the Born Fitness mission to provide usable, simplified answers to common questions, add valuable information, and upgrade your health. Each week we’ll provide tips and thoughts (with links) that will improve your life without overload.
Not every workout needs to occur at a gym, take 60 minutes, or even require any equipment. When I’m on the road, whether for business or pleasure, finding a fitness facility isn’t top priority. Or if I’m at home and tied to my desk, I’m not going to stress about getting dressed and ready to […]
Get off your phone. That’s the message that needs to be spread after two recent studies found that roughly 176 million people check their phones more than 60 times per day. Let those numbers sink in. I’m not anti-phone or anti-technology. If my analytics tell me the truth, odds are you’re probably reading this on a mobile device right […]
What’s worse: Sugar or fat? To answer the question, “Why are we fat?” it’s time to look at foods differently to crack the fat loss code.
“I’m too busy to work out,” is the most common reason for not making it to the gym. Here’s how you can work out, live, boost your fitness without stress, and still be healthy.
Sometimes, feeling better has nothing to do with fitness or nutrition. Learn the change you can make that improves your health and helps others.
The best programs I’ve ever written are the ones that I rarely share with new clients. The programs aren’t what you’d expect. No special equipment, crazy exercises, or new movements never seen before. Nothing that immediately screams, “This is a great workout.” It’s usually just 6 to 10 exercises total, spread across 3 to 4 […]
Think you’re ready to be your own trainer and create your plan? Avoid the 5 biggest workout mistakes and you’ll be ready to build more muscle and burn fat.
When I was 26 years old I almost made a huge mistake. I was tired of the hype, the false realties, and what appeared to be a lack of transparency about an important aspect of life. I sucked at love. You see, by that admittedly young age, I had already made enough mistakes—and been crushed […]
The life of a teacher is misunderstood. Sure the hours appear great. And summers off are nice. But the illusion of a life of relaxation underscores the incredible amount of time it takes to prepare, teach, grade, and then prepare some more. Toss in stressful interactions with students and parents, and teachers find themselves in […]