Author: Cheryl (Cheryl Keaney)

4 Tips for a Better Run – How to be Faster, Efficient and Injury Free

4 Tips for a Better Run – How to be Faster, Efficient and Injury Free

If you want to get the most out of your running, keep injury free and increase the efficiency in which you run – good running form is the answer. With any exercise, having good form is a key factor in optimizing results and staying injury free.  In sports, form is key to optimal performance and...

Believe to Achieve – The Uplifting Power of Faith

Believe to Achieve – The Uplifting Power of Faith

What’s the hardest part of achieving a goal? For most of us, it’s not only getting started and taking that first step; it’s believing and having faith that you can achieve that goal.  I came across a great inspirational quote from Martin Luther King, Jr that I thought was very inspiring to help take that first step – “Faith is...

Best Baked Apples

Best Baked Apples

Try this amazing recipe for a delicious low sugar, high protein version of apple pie. Made with metabolism boosting, and heart healthy coconut oil. Ingredients:  6 servings 4 cups Apples 1/2 cup Walnuts 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (optional) 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (Body Logix Natural Whey or comparable) 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (unrefined,...

Resist that Muffin – Why Calorie Counting Just Isn’t Enough

Resist that Muffin – Why Calorie Counting Just Isn’t Enough

Think all calories are created equal?  Is it always better to choose a lower calorie food over something that is higher in calories?  No.  There’s more to weight loss that just cutting and counting your calories.  There’s more to calories than meets the eyes, and they’re ending up on your belly.  The problem is that...

It’s Time To Train Your Brain – Keeping Alzheimer’s at Bay

It’s Time To Train Your Brain – Keeping Alzheimer’s at Bay

Train your brain, why?  It’s a use it or lose it situation.  Just like with our muscles, if we don’t use them we lose them.  If you don’t do exercises to keep your muscles strong your muscles will atrophy.  Your brain is the same way.  If you don’t do anything to exercise it, it can...

It’s Never Too Late to Start Being Healthy and Fit

It’s Never Too Late to Start Being Healthy and Fit

What are you doing to stay fit and healthy? Hopefully you’re doing something, and if you’re not, well it’s time to start. Can you get results at 50, 60, 70, or even 80 years old? Of course you can, you can get results at any age and there is always something you can do. You...

Stop the Madness, It’s Time to Put Yourself First

Stop the Madness, It’s Time to Put Yourself First

How often are you putting yourself first in life? So many things in life demand our time and energy, and can leave you with little or no time to do the things that are important for your health and well being. Whether it’s work, kids, family or friends, we often put other people’s needs before...

The Truth about Carbohydrates and Why You Need Them

The Truth about Carbohydrates and Why You Need Them

What’s the deal with carbohydrates? Do you eat them or not? If you’re trying to lose body fat, then you shouldn’t any carbohydrates at all, right?  Wrong answer.  Unfortunately there is a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there, leaving you not knowing what to do or leading you into eating in an unhealthy...

Strengthen Your Core, for Athletic Power and More

Strengthen Your Core, for Athletic Power and More

The core, what’s all the talk about it and why is it so important?  If you want to improve your athletic performance or just perform everyday activities better, you’ll want to learn more about the power of these amazing muscles. Basically, when one refers to the “core” they’re referring to a deeper abdominal muscle that...

Sugar and the Unsweet Truth: It Could Be Killing You

Sugar and the Unsweet Truth: It Could Be Killing You

Do you know how much the average American consumes in sugar each week? The frightening truth: 2-3 lbs of sugar every week! The American Heart Association’s recommended daily amounts of sugar a day are a maximum of 30 grams for women and 45 grams for men. To put it in perspective, 1 teaspoon equals approximately...