A Word About Water

waterWater makes up more than 65 percent of the average adult human body. Babies are born with as much as 75 percent water composition, yet obese people can have as little as 45 percent body water composition. If the body does not get enough water, it cannot perform at maximum capacity. Water helps deliver oxygen all over the body; flushes waste and toxins; allows cells to grow, reproduce and survive; regulates body temperature; is used by the brain to manufacture hormones and neurotransmitters and much more.

Aim to drink your body weight in ounces of water. If you are not used to drinking this much water, try adding lemon wedges and a good quality herbal Stevia sweetener to your daily jug, or even flavorful green tea bags for an energetic treat!

A Word About Fish

Our fish are in pretty bad condition. Most farmed fish deal with sickness from overcrowding, parasites and growth hormones. In addition, they are stuffed with antibiotics making them less than nutritious for our consumption.

Unfortunately, many species of ocean fish have been over-fished, contain high mercury, lead, and arsenic levels due to industrial waste runoff, fuel emissions, and pollution like the nuclear plant disaster in Fukushima. More than 400 tons of toxic radioactive water flows into the Pacific Ocean dailyfish. Bio accumulation of heavy metals and organic pollutants is higher in fish like Bluefin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, King Mackeral, and Swordfish.

I recommend eating fish in moderation. The most healthy fish, I can recommend are wild-caught from the following brands: EcoFish, Wild Planet, High Seas, and Island Trollers. These brands practice sustainable fishing such as polling and trolling. Polling is also known as pole and line fishing, which has been practiced for centuries. Trolling is a low-impact, environmentally responsible fishing technique.

For more information, on the safest fish for you and your family, check out this link for a safe seafood guide from the Environmental Defense Fund.

What Do Serena Williams and Tom Brady Have That You Don't?

Nope, not millions in the bank. They have something you could get today, but curiously almost nobody does. Elite-tennis player Serena Williams and NFL football quarterback Tom Brady both have coaches! bradyserena

In fact, almost all elite athletes have coaches who help them compete at their best and stay motivated. Successful people use coaches in many facets of their lives from business coaches to coaches for personal lives such as therapists.

With the start of the New Year, people make resolutions to lose weight; quit smoking; get more exercise; and reduce their alcohol consumption, in that order. By the end of January about 36% of resolvers have already given up. According to Forbes magazine, within twelve months time just 8% of people achieve their New Year's goals. 

Studies show that social support is critical in achieving success; especially, after the first few weeks when motivation has diminished. If losing weight is one of your New Year's resolutions, let Soma Fitness help you be successful. We provide all the elements you need to reach your goal including a customized plan, motivation and support. In addition, we will help you navigate situations where you might slip up such as at a restaurant or a special event.