It doesn’t have to be that hard. It doesn’t have to be that confusing. The madness just has to stop! Everyone is looking for the next greatest fitness craze and the next diet promising to shed pounds.

When it comes to fitness we simply just need to be active. We also need to be active enough. The body is designed to move, if we are still we start to deteriorate. But not all movements are the same. I am a big fan of body weight and compound exercises. The more muscle you involve in one move the greater the metabolic effect and the more calories you burn. Compound moves are exercises that involve more than one muscle group at a time. Push Ups, pull ups, squats, deadlifts are examples. One of the best things about body weight and many compound exercises is that they can be done when traveling and a gym isn’t an option. So get moving!

Nutrition is huge when it comes to health. In America the focus currently is on a meat based diet with vegetables serving a secondary role. It should be the other way around. We should have more of a plant based diet with meat serving a secondary role. “But how will I get my protein?” That is the number one question I get daily. Did you know that vegetables are loaded with protein? One cup of asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussel sprouts all have 4 grams of protein. One cup of spinach and kale has 5 grams of protein. So eat more veggies for a healthier body!