Cate Reade

Irresistible Resistance Training

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Did you know that strength or resistance training is as effective as aerobic training to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic conditions? Resistance training doesn’t get the attention that aerobic activity like walking does, but it should and here’s why. As we age we lose […]

Food is the Foundation for Heightened Health

~ Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates We have been led to believe that good health can be found at the pharmacy or in the supplement aisle. When we experience aches and pains, fatigue or lack of sleep, we head to our doctor who […]

Dousing the Fires of Inflammation

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Everyone hates when a splinter pierces through a finger and the pain and swelling that follows. While this may be unpleasant, this is your body’s innate wisdom in action. When there is an irritation, injury or stress that could harm the body, your immune system dutifully responds by […]

Mobility Muscles of the Knees & Hips

Getting out of bed, walking, rising from a chair and climbing stairs all require strong leg and hip muscles. Many of us take our lower body strength for granted until these activities of daily living become increasingly more difficult. The great news is research shows that strength and mobility can be regained at any age! […]

Ankles are the Bosses of Mobility

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The minute our feet touch the ground, mobility and balance begins! Strong, flexible ankles can best sense and respond to our dynamic environment, keeping us upright and moving smoothly through our daily lives. Ankles and feet are often an ignored part of an exercise program. When was the […]

Staying Strong, Mobile and Independent

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ We all take mobility for granted when we are younger. We don’t think twice about walking the dog, hiking the beautiful Rocky Mountains, running around with friends, grocery shopping or cooking and cleaning our homes. Somewhere around our 30s we start losing muscle and strength. This is called […]

Healthy Fat is Where It’s At

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ The number one way to combat chronic disease and dementia is by eating a plant-based Mediterranean diet with the liberal use of healthy fat. Yes, eat more veggies and good fat! This may come as a surprise to you as this goes against the grain of 30 years […]

Sugar: Sweet, Addictive and Deadly

~ By Cate Reade ~ About 30 years ago the nutrition policy in this country dictated that fat needed to be reduced to help prevent our number one killer, heart disease. We replaced fat with carbohydrates, mostly processed, refined carbohydrates. Remember the Snackwell cookie phenomenon? We were told that as long as you stayed away […]

Fall In Love with Exercise

~ By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and remember a time you fell in love and the bliss you felt. Perhaps you thought about when you met your soul mate, the birth of your child, or when you discovered your life’s passion. You may remember your heart pounding […]

Change Any Habit

~ By Cate Reade ~ “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.”– Mark Twain The New Year is always a meaningful time to look at your life and see what needs to change. The most popular changes are usually […]