Ryan Walseth

30-Day Goals and the Monthly Resolution

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Ever catch yourself saying…”Where did the week go?!” Life as we know it, happens in a series of frequent, short-term events.  For this reason I’ve cast away yearly resolutions (hopes & wishes that often times lack definition) in lieu of monthly goals. Successful people put BIG PICTURE plans in place and work backwards from there. One, three, & five year plans aren’t achieved through resolutions. Learning this from the many successful people I’m fortunate enough to work with on a daily basis brought me to the idea of Monthly Resolutions….read more

Orange Juice & your Immune System

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Influenza Winter 2014-15 has been ridiculous! How are you planning to fend it off…or worse yet, recover from it if you get it? Some common feel good home remedies include: Chicken Noodle Soup Hot Tea Rest Orange Juice Water Call Mom Vitamins Echinacea I sympathize with 7 of the 8 listed. OJ? YOU’RE FIRED Sure OJ is a soothing fruit juice with vitamin C…but it also contains an insane amount of high Glycemic sugar. The Gylcemic Index is a rating of how quickly the carbohydrates you consume are converted into…read more

A Breakdown of 5 Popular Nutritional Supplements

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Part 1 of this 2 part series covered six quick tips about nutritional supplementation…a proverbial 30,000 foot view if you will.  Part II digs in for a closer look at 5 different popular supplements. Let’s roll! The following bullet points are based off peer reviewed studies and are intended to be talking points. Use these points to produce educated questions for the next time you meet with your doctor or registered dietitian as some supplements may have adverse reactions with prescription medications and/or pre-existing health conditions. Resources and references available…read more

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Super 6-Pack of Tips about Nutritional Supplements

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Feeling ill? There’s a pill for that. Feeling well? There are plenty of pills for that, too. I’m on the preventative side of health care, so in addition to curating diet and exercise routines, I’m frequently addressing questions regarding nutritional supplementation. TEASER ALERT! Next week I’m going to break down five popular nutritional supplements (calcium, magnesium, Omega-3, multivitamins, & Vitamin D) by benefits, timing, absorption, efficacy and deficiency rates. Without further ado, my “Super 6-Pack of Tips about Nutritional Supplements” 1               Understand that supplements are just that, supplementing a clean diet….read more

7 Ways to think about Eating Differently…

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Food for Thought or Thought for Food…here we go! Take a picture of every meal before you eat it (Instagram ‘food porn’) and text or email to a friend, trainer, nutritionist who is holding you accountable to your weight loss goal. Instead of focusing on carbohydrates, fats, and proteins (macronutrients), focus on foods loaded with vitamins and minerals (micronutrients). Unhealthy processed foods are low in micronutrients but typically high in macronutrients such as bad fats & simple carbs, whereas super foods are loaded with super healthy micronutrients! Experiment: Remove a…read more

Why Your Ab Training Sucks & 7-Ways to Fix It

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There are slightly more than 2.7 million books written on Ab Training according to a survey I made up (it’s probably 10-fold that #)…which essentially tells you no one has figured it out. I’m not a world-renowned expert on abdominal training, but I’ve picked up a thing or two (or 7 in this case) over the past 15-years of training that can help you out.                                        7-Ways To Fix Your Abdominal Training…read more

Anti-Aging Tips & the Ultimate Superfoods List

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I’ve spent the past few days scouring dozens of health and wellness websites in an effort to come up with the Ultimate Superfoods List (see the list of 75 items below). We’ve all heard of Superfoods, but how do they work in the anti-aging process? When we age our skin becomes dryer, less pliable and can develop “age spots”…this is due to a process called Oxidation. Consuming foods rich in antioxidants (anti-oxidation) such as vitamins A, C, E & Selenium, help to slow the aging process. The list of 75…read more

Organic -vs- Conventional Farming, how to choose…

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The “Dirty Dozen & Clean 15” of Buying Produce I was fortunate enough to escape to Santa Cruz, CA last weekend, just as the polar vortex relapsed in Minnesota. Since California is responsible for nearly 50% of all fruits, vegetables and nuts produced in the U.S., it’s easy to score produce via the numerous farmers markets and roadside stands. Improving access to fresh, organic produce is huge goal of First Lady Michelle Obama in her “Let’s Move!” initiative. Regardless of which side of the aisle you stand, I hope we…read more