April 2018

Online Personal Training With Pongo Power

There is no “one-size-fits-all” to fitness and nutrition. You deserve the care and attention from a dedicated professional, who wants to help you live your best life. Unlike most online trainers, Pongo Power Personal Trainers utilize a movement analysis coupled with your personal health history to create a truly unique [...]

Easy Breakfast Grab-And-Go Meal Prep Recipes

Easy Breakfast Grab-And-Go Meal Prep Recipes Something For Everyone! Interested in meal prep? Let’s start with breakfast. A good breakfast consists of a balance of macronutrients (carbs, fats, proteins), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), to fuel your body for whatever the day has in store. By tackling this meal, you [...]

Part 2 On Metamorphosis & Transformation: Shed the Winters Layers of Clothing, Spring Into Feeling Great

Part 2 On Metamorphosis & Transformation Shed the Winters Layers of Clothing, Spring Into Feeling Great Written By Elizabeth Pongo The very idea of showing the middle of my body, to anyone, at any time, did not occur to me before the age of 36. Like, not once. I was [...]

March 2018

Calling All Arms! A Blog About Metamorphosis, Part 1

The first time I recall a gentleman commenting on my body, was at a dance, freshman year of college. I felt pretty cute that night, wearing my little black sleeveless dress. I felt foxy.  A guy turned his head as he walked by, caught my eye, and said, "Looking good, [...]

Exercise Lessens The Negative Effects of Chronic Stress on The Brain

Exercise Lessens The Negative Effects of Chronic Stress on The Brain Chronic stress can negatively affect your brain’s capacity for learning and memory. A recent study by lead author Jeff Edwards,  associate professor of physiology and developmental biology at Brigham Young University, found that running can effectively mitigate the impact [...]

Fit, Middle-Aged Women 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia Than The Unfit

There is new evidence to suggest that increasing one’s fitness in middle age will delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia in later years. A new study out of Sweden, published this March in the American Academy of Neurology, followed some 200 women for nearly 45 years to obtain [...]

Women Can Protect Against Heart Failure With Walking

Want to reduce your risk of heart failure by nearly 25%? Start Walking.   A study published by the American College of Cardiology found that walking at a brisk pace for 40-minutes per day, several days a week, is associated with a drop in the likelihood of heart failure for [...]

January 2018

What is “Self Defense”?

You may have seen the recent self defense video from Tech Insider with Gabrielle Rubin. You may have seen the backlash from the MMA, brazilian jiu jitsu, and general martial arts community, about how terrible her self defense ‘expertise’ is. In the video, Rubin makes wild claims about what she’s [...]

August 2017

Exercise & The Brain’s Metabolism

It’s no secret that exercise is massively beneficial to both body and mind. Countless studies have reported that physical fitness is effective at prolonging quality-of-life and cognition in older populations. Now, gerontologists and sports physicians at Goethe University Frankfurt have published research on the correlation between physical activity and brain [...]

July 2017

The Scales of Justice (Part Two)

I have memories of looking at photos of celebrities in magazines. I’d compare parts of my body to theirs, and wonder if I was close enough to the ideal I thought they represented.  Sometimes I would have a gratifying moment, where I’d think “Her thighs look as big as mine. [...]