Find the Right Workout Buddy

Workout buddies help you stay committed to your fitness program and have fun while you’re doing it. Being accountable to your fitness buddy is a big reason the pairing works wonders. A workout buddy greatly increases your chances for results from your fitness program. It’s proven workout buddies provide the extra motivation and commitment to a program.  Let’s face it, …

Ingredients For Healthy Living

Here, you’ll find a list of foods that you should incorporate into your diet—because their health benefits are through the roof! Avocados Creamy, succulent avocados not only contain the best kind of fat (monounsaturated oleic acid) but also help your body block the absorption of bad fats (cholesterol). They’re high in lutein, which aids eyesight, and in potassium and folate, …

Core Training – Fitness From The Inside Out

The term “core” refers to the muscles of your abdomen and those of your lower back. If you picture your body and then aim for the very center you would be looking directly at your core.  Core training seeks to strengthen the muscles of your abdominal and lower back using coordinated movement. A strong focus is put on contracting your …

Good Fats versus Bad Fats

In health and fitness, there’s no bigger topic than good fats versus bad fats. Fat used to be a four-letter word.  The goal was to cut out as much fat as possible.  Eventually, cutting out fat didn’t make people healthier.  It’s probably because the good fats were cut out as well as the bad fats.  Everyone needs to get used …

Great Hike Only Minutes from Sherman Oaks

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in Sherman Oaks and you just finished a fabulous breakfast at Sweet Butter Kitchen.  A little worried about the buttermilk pancakes and syrup, you decide on a leisurely hike to help the digestion. What to do? You can stay in Sherman Oaks and hit a mall or you can take a ten-minute drive up Mulholland …

Creating A Fitness Calendar

Developing a new fitness routine can be intimidating, especially if you have started and stopped in the past without reaching your goals. One way to stay on track is by creating a fitness calendar, or a way to plan and track your progress. Start by setting your goal for the first month, if weight loss is one of them you …

Staying Fit In Your 40’s

If you are a woman in your 40’s, you may find that fitness is a whole new ball game, changes in our hormones wreak havoc on workout and diet regimens that have been working for years. Add to that bone density loss and pain from arthritis and old injuries and we really have to start rethinking how to maintain the …

Healthy Eating in Sherman Oaks

When you think of Sherman Oaks what comes to mind? Shopping malls? Ventura Boulevard? Birthplace of Jennifer Aniston? How about healthy eating!   While you’re out shopping at Sherman Oaks’ many shopping malls, you can stop in for a healthy lunch. Sweet Butter Kitchen We get rave reviews for Sweet Butter Kitchen hence, the top of the list. Located at …

Sticking with Your Fitness Program

Exercising consistently week in and week out is tough. In fact, it’s very tough. About 50% of people starting an exercise program will drop out in the first six months. At SHIFT by Dana Perri, we provide a program encouraging long term participation. We want to help you be consistent with your fitness program. Building the Habit People who make …