KRAZY TALK with Dr. Katie

There’s this myth that you have to be a pro athlete or be rippling with muscles to call yourself fit.  Stop the Krazy Talk people!  I challenge you to reframe the conversation that is filled with negative put downs if you don’t hang out in the gym for 3 hours, 7 days a week. (I’ll let you in on a little secret….that means you have a life!) Do what you can, when you can do it and celebrate how amazing your body is no matter what your age, gender, or ability level. So drop down and give me 1, 20, or 100 push-ups and keep living a life centered around health and wellness.

There’s this myth that you have to be a pro athlete or be rippling with muscles to call yourself fit.  Stop the Krazy Talk people!  I challenge you to reframe the conversation that is filled with negative put downs if you don’t hang out in the gym for 3 hours, 7 days a week. (I’ll let you in on a little secret….that means you have a life!) Do what you can, when you can do it and celebrate how amazing your body is no matter what your age, gender, or ability level. So drop down and give me 1, 20, or 100 push-ups and keep living a life centered around health and wellness.

Sometimes it is really hard to quiet the mind, especially when you tend to over-think things like I do.  Meditation has been proven to help reduce anxiety and stress as well as improve mental function.  The more you practice the better you will get and the quicker the benefits will occur.  Start slow with 5 minutes a day and try and work up to 15-30.  I promise your brain will thank you!

Sometimes it is really hard to quiet the mind, especially when you tend to over-think things like I do.  Meditation has been proven to help reduce anxiety and stress as well as improve mental function.  The more you practice the better you will get and the quicker the benefits will occur.  Start slow with 5 minutes a day and try and work up to 15-30.  I promise your brain will thank you!

A little food humor to help start off the week on a good note. :)

A little food humor to help start off the week on a good note. :)

Anonymous said: What are your thoughts on eating after say 6 or 7 pm and weight gain? Of course there are two camps out there and "new" research that shows eating later won't make you gain weight. Is it really all about calorie in - calorie out?

This is a great question and one that I get quite frequently.  As of now there is no research that shows eating after a certain time of day increases weight gain.  Of course if you tend to snack throughout the evening or emotionally eat large amounts of food at night, then weight gain will likely occur.  It really always comes down to amount of calories in versus amount of calories expended.

I wrote a full blog article on this exact topic, so feel free to scroll down and read more details on this issue if you’d like.

Thanks for the asking the question!

Have the Monday blues? Research has shown that within 5 minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect.  So maybe a quick 15 minute walk this afternoon is just what the doctor ordered to turn that frown upside down!

Have the Monday blues? Research has shown that within 5 minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect.  So maybe a quick 15 minute walk this afternoon is just what the doctor ordered to turn that frown upside down!

Anonymous said: Katie, tomorrow I will need to take my granddaughter to Campus Rec Center and I have no Idea where it is. Does this place have an address? If so please let me know what it is!! Thank you so much!!

Sorry for the delayed response.  The Campus Rec Center does not have a physical address. You can find our building location on the Campus Rec Website listed here: http://www.unco.edu/campusrec/rec_center/contact.htm

Interesting point to ponder on…. :)

Interesting point to ponder on…. :)