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Grab and Go Anti Inflammatory Foods

Posted in Fitness, Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

Hello again, I hope you have been reading and taking notes from this series of “Grab and Go” foods. My goal is to help you see that making healthy food choices can be as fast and easy as grabbing packaged goods. It all starts with a change of information. I want to help, so take a few minutes each week to read the blog, as it could really benefit you.

Let’s talk about anti inflammatory foods like the ones listed below. (Be sure to include these on your next grocery list and be prepared for the week ahead.) We need foods that have fiber, antioxidants (I talked about the... Read More...


Grab and Go Antioxidants

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

You have probably heard about antioxidants before, or maybe not? The prefix anti means against, and oxidation is what antioxidants are against. What is oxidation? I will explain it as best I can.  Oxidation is a chemical reaction where electrons are transferred from one molecule to another, and that is as scientific as I’m going to get about the subject! That in itself is not always bad, but in the body when that happens with free radicals things can become unstable (unhealthy). I’m not going to try to give you a whole scary lesson because all of these processes are natural and ha... Read More...


Grab and Go a banana and some nuts

Posted in Fitness, Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

I’m all about making life simple when it comes to eating. That does not fit everyone’s style, but if that is you then you are going to like my grab and go series that I’m working on to give you ideas for quick meals or snacks when you are on the run. You have probably already heard that bananas come conveniently packed in their own skin ready to take in a hurry. If you spend a few minutes of your time you can have “to go” size snacks of raw nuts that are so healthy. Nuts are very good for you but they are high in healthy fat, but too much fat, well you know where ... Read More...


Apples and Boron for Osteoporosis

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Food, General, Health, Nutrition

Osteoporosis is a very real concern for many women especially past menopause. I know none of us want to end up with broken hips or any other broken bones for that matter. We need several things to have strong bones. From the nutritional perspective we need calcium and vitamin D. Most of us know where we can get that, but how about boron. Boron activates vitamins and minerals necessary for the formation of healthy bones. You need between 3 and 5 mg of boron a day to help treat osteoporosis. Let’s just prevent it by adding an apple, or some grapes, nuts, peaches, or pears. Any one of these... Read More...


Grab and Go: Starting with A is for Apple

Posted in Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

We are so busy all the time, aren’t we! So many obligations and time constraints that we don’t often have the time to prepare our meals. I will be talking about things we can “Grab and Go” in my next several blogs.

Today let’s talk apples. When I was young there was a saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  I really believed that to be true. I don’t hear that much anymore, but to generalize, the value it refers to is this: if we would eat more fresh, raw food it may actually help us stay healthy. You know that my philosophy is an... Read More...


New Year New You…again

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, General, Health, Nutrition

I have read that getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, if not the most popular. I don’t know if it is still a “thing” to join a gym in January because you want to start the year off on the right foot, only to have those best intentions – for many solid reasons – fail. Is getting fit one of your resolutions this year?  If it isn’t, maybe you’re already an exercise enthusiast, and I applaud you. Or perhaps you felt like you have “been there, done that” and don’t ... Read More...


Are you interested in learning what the nutrients in your food can do for you?

Posted in Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, eyes and ears and mouth and nose… as the song goes, but we are missing some important things, and that is the topic of my upcoming presentation on vitamins and minerals, starting with A-C.

 

Are you aware that every function of the body is unique and requires fuel. Vitamins have different jobs like resisting infections, keeping nerves healthy and giving you energy and so much more.

 

The number one fuel source for these nutrients will be found in foods, hopefully the foods you are choosing!

 

So muc... Read More...


Burgers and Fries

Posted in Food, General, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

Most of us Americans grew up eating burgers and fries whether made at home or bought from a fast-food variety and many of us still love a good burger. In the ’80s much of the facts you heard about nutrition were that fat was bad and carbs were good because they had no fat! What! Now, look at the mess we are in! Since I am not a registered dietician or a certified nutritionist I have to speak off the record and from observation if you want to go crazy read all the “expert” opinions about food.

I’m all about logical and practical, I am a creationist and I believe G... Read More...


How many steps do you get?

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, General, Health

It has been the buzz that you need to get 10,000 steps a day to affect your health in a positive way. Some people are really motivated by that number and regularly attempt it and use their fitbit to track. I have had clients whose device keeps track of arm movements, hmmmm. I don’t think that is what we’re aiming for. You could just use the old school pedometer to keep track if you are not into technology and you just want something to help you see how you are doing.

The real point I would like to make is that it is important to have some kind of goal. I always say anything ... Read More...


Digital Health Coaching and Personal Training in the Lehigh Valley and beyond!

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Food, General, Health

Yes, we live in the technology age where just about anything you want can be found on-line, and fitness is no exception! If you have been seriously thinking about getting started, and you can’t manage the travel to our studio for any reason, than this would be perfect. Weekly sessions and meetings can be done from the convenience of your own home using Face Time, Skype, or another Video Chat service of your choice, after all, it is all about you. No need to delay based on time constraints or travel! We can set up a time that is convenient for you, and you can reach us from anywhere. We u... Read More...



Though I attend several of her classes, where Darla truly shines is as a personal trainer and
health coach. She saw where I was, and helped me to get where I wanted to be, even though I
wasn’t sure I was communicating it clearly. After just a year my Dr. was amazed to report my
bone density had improved, and my overall health was enhanced. Darla keeps training fresh,
challenging, and enjoyable; and she is always supportive and encouraging. During this time of
sheltering I have been continuing my training sessions via Skype, and her eagle eye doesn’t
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