SPARK A CHAIN REACTION OF CHANGE Productive, happy, and healthy human beings tend to make decisions based on two things: they identify the choice as part of their self-image and they have an internal locus of control. Identity-Based Habits Identity-based decision-making and inertia tend to influence the daily life of a human being.
About EMurrayErin is a graduate student working toward a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion, as well as completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian. She’s also a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach and Certified Sports Nutritionist.
THE NATURE OF ADAPTING: THE LINK BETWEEN YOUR MUSCLES AND YOUR MIND Part of the nature of being a human being is the subconscious desire--emotionally, mentally, physically, and metabolically--to stay the same. What do I mean by that? Your cells have no desire to do extra work. To change. To grow. They’d like
HEART HEALTH: A SNAPSHOT OF THE BODY In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One in every four deaths is attributed to heart disease, and every forty seconds, someone in America has a heart attack (I). These statistics are both jarring and disheartening--but,
EMBRACE PROCESSES, NOT RESULTS Goals are Exciting and Processes Are Not Have you ever thought about achieving a goal and embarked on the process of working towards it, but after a little while the work overwhelmed you and you quit the project altogether? Perhaps you once aimed to make some health changes, and
NUTRIENT ADVANTAGES DURING THE CHANGE OF SEASON The nutrition world often gets so caught-up in debates regarding calories, supplements, or macronutrients that the quality and nutrient-density of food gets forgotten. Because of this, consideration for micronutrients are often lost in the discussion--and the public isn’t exposed to such important information. In fact, there
The popular health media loves a good villain: carbs, sugar, fat, and dairy have all, at one time or another, been accused of ruining our health, making us fat, and ushering in a host of other physical maladies. Recently, the term “inflammation” has increasingly drawn the ire of celebrities and their trainers, and countless health
ARTHRITIS AND MOVEMENT: YOUR WEIGHTLIFTING PRESCRIPTION by Mike DeMille, DPT and Erin Murray Arthritis can be a debilitating condition in which cartilage is degraded in joints--resulting in pain or discomfort, inflammation, and loss of function. Oftentimes, this pain and dysfunction can lead to total joint replacements if movement or comfort cannot be regained. For
SIMPLE STORIES ARE RUINING OUR HEALTH PROGRESS We all fall victim to believing in the simple health stories that permeate our culture. These stories sum very complex ideas into short quips that sound authoritative, but lack context and often, truth. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Cut carbs out of
EATING OUT: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM In the last decade, modern food culture has undergone a massive shift away from traditional home-cooking. More than ever, we depend on eating meals that were prepared by others. Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes—from fast food to five-star steakhouses. The emerging category of gourmet
TIPS FOR CHANGING WHEN CHANGE IS HARD The New Year’s Resolution landscape is fraught with landmines and traps. Many people give themselves a greenlight from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve to indulge however they please, and promise themselves to lose the holiday weight gain in the new year. But those promises only set