Since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009, my life has drastically changed. A sobering wake up call at 17 years old when I had to come to terms with a diagnosis of an incurable, chronic disease that I had never heard of before. I refused to admit I had a debilitating condition. I tried… Read More When it Sucks, Smile
Taking a step back, I find it incredible to see how much I’ve grown since being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2009. I’ve gone through the successes, failures and countless adversities caused by my disease. I am thrilled to have a platform that allows me to share my story and connect with so many amazing… Read More Oshi Health – An App Empowering IBD Patients
Heading for my second resection surgery in 3 weeks and my goal is to purposely gain body fat. Studies suggest higher levels of body fat can reduce the effect of muscle catabolism (Ocobock, 2017). In theory, muscle tissue is very difficult to obtain and the body wants to retain it at all cost. Fat is… Read More 6 weight gaining tips and intentionally gaining body fat?
It’s no secret that I am an avid green tea connoisseur. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, only falling second to water. Green tea is something that I have been drinking almost daily for over 7 years with no plans of stopping anytime soon. The taste, smell, energy, focus and health… Read More 3 Benefits of Green Tea – My preferred pre-workout beverage
Jenna is a university student, fitness instructor, handstand guru and Crohn’s advocate. She is leading the way by promoting the importance of living a healthy lifestyle with IBD. She motivates and inspires daily and I am proud to call Jenna a friend. Big things coming in the future from this fellow Crohn’s warrior. I am… Read More INTERVIEW: Fellow Crohn’s Warrior Jenna Pettit
Read my Final Impact feature on the last page of the March/April issue of IMPACT magazine! Click the picture or link below to download your digital copy for free from their website or pick up a print copy on newsstands! IMPACT – March/April 2017: The Running Issue IMPACT magazine is a popular Canadian health, fitness… Read More Check me out in the latest issue of IMPACT Magazine!
How often do you see someone trying to get fit by eating a “bro-diet” of chicken, rice and broccoli every day? Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken and rice as much as the next guy but dieting or working towards your goal doesn’t have to involve eating the same thing 6 times a day.… Read More The Importance of Varying your Protein Sources
It’s been over 10 years that I have been heavily involved in health and fitness. I have always been into fitness coming from an athletic background but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease that I immersed myself further into health, nutrition and fitness. Having an incurable disease has created a new awareness… Read More Health Induced Bliss – My advice to those on their own health and fitness journey
Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman recently underwent surgery to remove his colon after suffering from Colitis for 20 years. I’ve posted about Jake before, Texas Ranger’s Pitcher – Jake Diekman opens up about his struggle with Colitis and am constantly amazed with his perseverence. I cannot think of a better role model for everyone with… Read More MLB Pitcher – Jake Diekman’s Colitis Update
This is the best tip you’ll ever get if you’re looking for a well-developed midsection. Like any other body part, abs are muscles too and need to be worked with resistance for optimal development to occur. The key is to hit them frequently (ideally 2-3x per week) using resistance. I like working abs at the… Read More Ab Training Guide – Train with resistance for a better, more developed midsection