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Brad Atkinson

Motion Specialist // Certified Personal Trainer // SFGII // SFL //Nutrition Coach // TPI // EW Motion Therapy Homewood

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
July 10th, 2024

When looking up nutrition information online or even trying to read labels in the grocery store, it's very easy to get confused and overwhelmed. The industry is full of information, but what should you believe? How do you know a nutrition resource is trustworthy?

Personal Training

By: Brad Atkinson
December 11th, 2023

Kettlebells, the cannonball-like weights with a single looped handle on top, are increasingly popular in the fitness world. Known for their versatility and unique ability to combine cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training, kettlebells offer a dynamic way to enhance your workout routine. However, with any new piece of equipment, it is essential to use kettlebells safely to prevent injury. A personal trainer can be a great resource to help you start using a kettlebell - we love teaching our clients kettlebell exercises at EW Motion Therapy, as they address multiple muscle groups and make for a great workout. But even if you decide not to train with us, you can still read on as we delve into the numerous benefits of kettlebell exercises, important safety considerations, a selection of effective exercises, and tips for choosing the right kettlebell for your needs.

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Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
June 2nd, 2023

Regarding healthy eating, few nutrients are as crucial as fiber. Fiber plays a vital role in our overall well-being despite being overlooked. It not only aids digestion but also promotes heart health, helps manage weight, and lowers the risk of various chronic diseases. We encourage healthy fiber intake for all our nutrition clients at EW Motion Therapy, and our specialists ensure they meet their goals by instilling healthy habits. Even if you decide our services do not fit your needs, you can still read on as we delve into the world of fiber, exploring its benefits, recommended daily intake, and fiber-rich foods to incorporate into your diet.

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
April 28th, 2023

The human gut, also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is a complex system that is critical in maintaining overall health. A healthy gut is essential for digestion, nutrient absorption, and waste elimination. Additionally, the gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome, which play a vital role in regulating immune function, metabolism, and brain function. To maintain a healthy gut, you must consider a few contributing factors in your daily routine, including diet, stress levels, and more. A nutrition specialist can be a great resource to help you tailor your diet to help balance your gut - our nutrition team at EW Motion Therapy can help you build healthy habits to work toward this goal. Even if you decide our services do not fit your needs, you can still read on for our discussion of what a healthy gut is and how your diet can affect your gut health.

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
April 12th, 2023

Making healthy food choices can sometimes be tricky. While unhealthy treats are ok, choosing healthy foods is essential to overall physical and mental wellness. One aspect of a healthy diet is a healthy gut and digestive system - you can consume prebiotics and probiotics to help with this. But how are they different? And what exactly do they do for your gut health?

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
August 25th, 2022

Most people have a morning routine, whether you are a college student getting ready for class or an adult getting ready for work. For many, part of their morning routine is taking their daily vitamins. Parents feed vitamins to their kids with breakfast before school, and adults take them before rushing out the door on their morning commute. But when and why did taking vitamins become so popular? And are they actually good for you?

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
August 18th, 2022

Diet trends tend to come and go, but fasting has existed for thousands of years, with many religious groups having some form of fasting as a tradition. But the specific trend of intermittent fasting has only increased in popularity in recent years. There are different ways to incorporate intermittent fasting into your lifestyle, depending on your schedule of daily activities. But does it actually work? Is it a healthy way to lose weight, or the next diet fad?

Sports Performance | Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
June 15th, 2022

When you want to improve your fitness, you could take a few different approaches. You could try lifting weights, doing push-ups, or joining a new exercise class, like Pilates or yoga. One method many people use to improve their health is something that works from the inside out: taking supplements. But with the myriad of options available on the market, which one(s) should you take? How do you figure out which ones will work best for you?

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
May 11th, 2022

Proper nutrition is a struggle for many people. Whether it is caused by a lack of access to healthy food, or misinformation, or economic hardship, sometimes eating junk food is an easier way out. However, the damage it can do to your body can sometimes be difficult to undo if you let bad habits go on for too long. There is hope, and there are ways to change your habits without breaking the bank. But if you have tried a diet on your own and failed to maintain positive results, you may wonder whether you should seek professional help.

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
May 11th, 2022

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you probably have many questions. Will you ever be able to eat your favorite foods again? What caused my diagnosis in the first place? How can I help regulate my symptoms?