Last week, I aired my feelings about the BMI as a measurement tool for us and our doctors. I’m not done yet. I stumbled upon a podcast called “Maintenance Phase”, presented by Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes, which discusses the shortcomings of the wellness industry (if I’m being kind, as ‘criminality’ is probably more accurate… Continue Reading More on the BMI
The picture accompanying today’s post illustrates the problem at hand – this incredibly muscular guy will likely be tagged as ‘Obese’ for his weight/height ratio alone. If that can happen, why do we even use this measurement? We exist in a pretty dismal situation in this country, where it comes to an individual’s weight and… Continue Reading Weight, BMI, WTF
I can blab all day about the importance of protein, but that’s not going to help anyone make dinner unless they’re already 1) proficient at cooking and 2) have enough time in their schedule to do it. Extra work hours, schoolwork, or an unscheduled trip to the mechanic or doctor can really mess with your… Continue Reading Finding time in batch cooking
As we discussed in last week’s post, most of use are woefully deficient in protein consumption as older adults. We talked about the rough estimates for grams/kg. But what are actual sources of protein? You probably already know that lean meats are basically made of protein – a lean meat is a muscle cut, with… Continue Reading Protein sources
I haven’t written about protein for awhile, and it’s coming up a lot for me lately in my day-to-day work, so I’m here to share the good news about protein! Lol, ok, let’s ground this in some details & facts. But first, a little story. I used to think protein was just for bodybuilders –… Continue Reading On protein
Quick tip: look at the brain and the other organs of the body as a single team. Once you’ve gotten yourself used to the idea that the brain and all the other wiring and squishy things inside you work TOGETHER, it starts to get easier to understand the impact of stress on exercise, appetite, mood,… Continue Reading A little spring stress clearing
Today I am letting something from the past go, by amplifying the message contained within it, not the emotion I felt during it.There’s a huge difference between what’s personal & what’s important. Yes, they can overlap – there are personal things that are important, and important things that are personal. However, the sooner we realize… Continue Reading All fired up!
OK, the first full week of Fit Kind LLC-ship has just passed, and it’s May 1st, so I guess a small celebration is in order! I’m looking at all kinds of new options for YOU, my audience, whether or not you’re a personal training client of mine. No matter who you are, I’m dedicated to… Continue Reading What else is going on around here?
Great news! As of April 23, Tina Nixon Personal Training is now Fit Kind LLC. 😀 Website changes will come along at some point soon, but now I have a business name that aligns with my mission, which makes me so happy! What does “Fit Kind” even mean? It comes down to a way of… Continue Reading New name – same philosophy
This is part 2 of the April 4 post about informed decision making throughout healthcare processes – today, this is more about how I navigated the health system myself, through various health issues. I put the lens on myself so I could demonstrate how a lack of guidance led to a lot of trouble. It… Continue Reading More about why I’m angry about our health and what I’m doing about it