Category Archives: Lifestyle

Fat Burning Puzzle Piece Changing Lifestyles

What many weight watchers and/or weight loss resolution plans have in common is an annual goal to lose body fat weight. But what people lose sight of who set these goals and New Year’s Resolution… finding a daily fat burning exercise activity [they enjoy] that motivates and compliments other healthy lifestyle changes necessary to stay the course. In my opinion, there’s one piece of the weight loss puzzle that’s more important than any other lifestyle (more…)

The Elusive Northwest Spotted Owl in Tigard

It never seizes to amaze me what thrives within Tigard OR, wooded trail systems. During a rare moment in time my wife Beth and I were walking our dogs on the genesis path that runs parallel to Fonner Street – when we heard the distinct “hooty-hoot” of an owl. At that moment our Irish setter Molly stopped in perfect pointer stance with head drawn upward. We followed in suit and what we saw next was (more…)

Restrictive Weight Loss Diets Increase Health Risk

Understanding how food calories and macro-nutrients impact body weight and increase health risk is important. Especially when long-term mobility and longevity expectations are at the top of your fit healthy lifestyle goals. Ageless MirrorAthlete has extensive information on fit healthy lifestyle change habits which include healthy dietary change habits. If you want to learn how to live life to the fullest and reduce health risk Click to Learn More. When thinking about a diet plan (more…)

Teenage Vaping Health Risks

Over the last few years vaping devices [e-cigarettes] have reached an all-time high in consumer sales and use within the teenage population. What many don’t realize are the known and unknown health risks consequences associated with vaping. For those unfamiliar with these devices, they typically look like a pen or computer memory stick. They use batteries to heat an element inside the device to aerosolize the nicotine or marijuana liquid or solid during inhalation – (more…)

Resilient Children Build Strong Families and Communities

On May 17, 2019 I attended a workshop at the City of Tigard, OR public works building, “Creating Strong Families and Communities,” presented by Dr. Amy Stoeber. She covered Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) known to cause life stress and trauma (e.g., divorce, parental arrest, emotional neglect and abuse, bulling, peer pressure etc.). Children who experience ACE and have no positive, or little “trusted” adult interaction are at greater risk of depression, drug addiction, obesity, detachment (more…)

Recreation Saves Lives and Cities

“City recreation is now the policy maker in partnership with city leaders, especially as health and recreational access disparity grows.” Updated: 14 October 2018, Marc Woodard Today’s cities compete for residents and business by offering state of the art recreation facilities services and programs, developed parks and greenway trail systems, safe walkways and open green space and for good reason.  It is the tremendous economic, social, wellbeing and fit healthy benefits these recreational amenities bring to community.  Once (more…)

MirrorAthlete Reveals Fitness Consulting Trade Secrets

Updated: 20 March 2018 Marc beginning a 10mile walk in Central CA. A former client Sid asked specific questions regarding information I posted on MirrorAthlete’s first web site back in 2007. His queries provided an opportunity to share more of the company’s history with readers and reflect on how we got into publishing our first book. [Sid’s Questions] … I can’t seem to locate your MirrorAthlete pain chronicles I read back in the early years. “I (more…)

MirrorAthlete Fit Healthy Lifestyle – Book Release Update

Face Rock, Bandon OR inspires the imagination.  Updated: 3 Feb 2018 The long awaited 10 year book project and publication is now in the second phase of quality review process by the publisher.  With a planned book release date scheduled in 2018. Insight into the books content, Our book reads like no other fitness and healthy lifestyle book in the marketplace. It is loaded with unique personal, 1:1 fitness consulting and client perspectives; including relative people stories, self-help tools, forms and tables, etc.  Including (more…)