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Believe it or not, statistics show ONE out of every FOUR people will have a heart attack this year….that’s a scary number.  Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, exceeding even cancer and other chronic diseases.  Below are key strategies to decrease the chance for heart disease and/or heart attacks.   1. The TYPE of Beef You Eat “Where’s the beef?” you ask.  Well it shouldn’t be from commercial cows.  Not a good choice if you want to prevent heart disease, or worse, a heart attack.  The cows used

Commonly called the ‘alligator’ pear, the avocado is one of the best fruits for many different processes in the body.  Plus, it can go with almost anything – a great topping on your cheeseburger, the perfect addition to your salad, etc.  It’s even great by itself or alongside other lean proteins.  The biggest advantage comes from the high level of fat contained in this fruit.  However, before reading any further, don’t be scared by the little big word F-A-T. Healthy Fats Avocados are roughly 85% fat.  Now I know that’s a

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

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

We’ve talked countless times how diet has a huge impact on our performance while working out. Even small nutritional mistakes can set us back big time. Therefore, if you train hard and your performance appears to fall short on more than one occasion, the culprit might be what you are (or are not) eating. Here are five of the most common dietary mistakes and how to avoid them. 1.  Not Drinking Enough Water Dehydration can cause many performance-related issues, such as premature fatigue and muscle cramps to poor focus and impaired strength