(207) 653-2544 275 B Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101 Mon - Fri 6.30 - 18.00, Sat 9:00 - 12:00, Sun CLOSED
Follow Us

healthy eating maine Tag

Proper rest and recovery are essential elements to any successful training program.  For the most part, they are also the least planned and underutilized ways to improve.  Many gym-goers take an ‘all or nothing’ approach to their workout routines.  When you train, you train very hard.  When you don’t train, you do nothing at all.  The bottom line: you need to combine quality work with quality rest to get the results you want.  Sleep, hydration, stretching/foam rolling and posture will increase your output ability, decrease recovery time and decrease injuries

Smoothies have become very popular for people on the go that want to get in extra nutrition. However, they become a liability if loaded with sugar and fat. Those extra ‘empty’ calories may lead to fat gain or even compromise your metabolic system. Many commercial smoothies found at fast food restaurants or even specialty smoothie stores can be filled with sugar, fat and other ‘empty’ calories. However, there is a way to build the perfect smoothie. Disregard ingredients like chocolate syrup, ice cream or whole milk that lead to bigger

We’ve all heard about the benefits of taking fish oils.  To name a few: improved heart health, helping treat mental disorders, aiding in weight loss and even supporting eye health and pregnancy.  However, Jaylab EFA Icon Krill Oil is much better for your overall health than regular fish oil for multiple reasons. Antioxidant Power Believe it or not, Krill Oil is 297 times greater than vitamin A or E in this regard and 47 times greater than regular fish oil.  Remember antioxidants help prevent oxidation which creates free radicals that damage

Snacking is a good strategy to keep your metabolic engine cranking.  I’ve spoken on this subject before.  We never want large gaps between meals (more than 4 hours) as it causes our resting metabolism to slow down as a way to conserve energy.  As North America becomes busier and busier, more people are substituting grab-and-go foods for actual meals.  Snacking is up 15% as a means to support our standard breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  In fact Americans are spending up to $48 billion per year on salty and sugary

We hear and read about certain foods being BAD for us all the time.  Should all wheat and gluten products be avoided?  Are fried foods bad for you?  Should eggs be included at every breakfast?  The list goes on and on with the media constantly reminding (and confusing) us that certain choices may lead to weight gain, poor health, risk for diabetes, etc.  Well here are four that may actually improve your overall health and trim the waistline at the same time. Gluten Products The term gluten-free may be one of

I think we’ve all heard it at one time or another, “don’t eat too many eggs because they’re high in cholesterol”.  And, if you have high cholesterol levels, there may be a greater chance for heart disease, right?  This thinking is not entirely true.  Both doctors and researchers have determined that eating a whole egg will NOT raise your cholesterol.  In fact this food may help dissolve cholesterol and fat due to the nutrient choline found in the yolk.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the other benefits.

I just got back from an easy run late this afternoon. It was hot and humid. I was really struggling with getting out there. My day just was not going the way I had planned. One thing after another was getting in the way.   Then, after a last minute coffee meeting with my dear friend Heidi Symonds, the ‘Healthy Godmother‘ told me to be…Gentle with Myself!  I just over came it and so grateful I did.   For me, I tend to run myself at high speed in everything I do. And beat myself up for when things

One of the most exciting things about life is making changes to shift into the next level of growth and opportunity. I attended Amber Lilyestrom’s Soul Fueled Summit  yesterday to think about what’s next for Triple Jump Fitness. You see, we work with a coach even though I am a coach and this is because it helps us see the big picture. We really look at Triple Jump Fitness and where we want to go with it. As we expand, we are constantly thinking about how we can accommodate our client's needs. Our

I’ve been talking about self-care a lot on Instagram and I know how difficult it is for women to prioritize themselves. But you have to take care of yourself before you can fully support others. In order to be that good wife, mom, or self, we’ve got to start taking care of ourselves. What does that look like? I spent this weekend at the Portland Mom & Baby Expo where I’m an exhibitor and a big contributor. Seeing all these women and their beautiful babies got me thinking more about self-care

As we get ready for the Christmas weekend. I started reflecting on most of my kids coming home and how to meet all of their needs. It is always tough when you bring everyone together that live away and have different expectations. It doesn't stop at age 3 or 10 or 30 years old.  What about a mom's primary job? It's not cooking dinner, changing diapers, helping your first grader with his spelling each night or your grown kids saving money. The most important assignment a mom has is to nurture her children. But what