Friday, July 22, 2011

Intuition wins! (GPS your intuition)

Funny thing happened yesterday, spending time near downtown Philadelphia...second time in as many weeks.

Someone said to me "I am late to this place because the GPS took me the wrong way".

It made me reflect on my patients comments, sometimes feeling helpless with joint pain. This is found in comments they have such as "I now have a high sugar count and have gained weight because I can't exercise".

Truth is, the driver of the car was not forced to drive that way. A voice in a box simply told them turn right, possibly against their own intuition.

If your joint pain is keeping you from running, don't let it get the best of you. Find ways to strength train with lighter weights, more reps, keeping your heart rate up. Find ways to eat better, less frequent, or less volume.

Like the GPS voice, the appeal of the mass marketing (Burgers, Fries, Soda, Beer, Ice Cream) voice will tell you one thing, but let your intuition take you the other way.

Always let your intuition win.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jump it now! Obese, overwieght, or a warning sign?

Jumping to better health!

Is your child obese, slightly overweight, or just a warning sign about future disease. Its important to know the differences in Bodyfat and BMI.


A BMI of 18 to 24 is considered norm (

In the end, the BMI may not tell you about your child's general health and wellness right now, but may be an excellent indicator about potential future disease (diabetes or heart disease).

Body Fat

Is the estimated amount of fat that makes up your son's or daughter's overall weight.

Ideal numbers are all over the internet. Understanding your body fat helps you understand your general level of fitness now.

So, use both numbers for your child to understand how they are now (body fat) and understanding their potential for systemic disease as they age!