Exercise, Psychological Health

Maximize Your Sleep, Part 1 – Melatonin, Blue Light, and the Mid Day Nap

I had a side conversation with one of my 5am Iron Crew Athletes one day and he asked me, "Danny, what time do you go to sleep?"  I said, "Anywhere from 6pm to midnight.  So yea, I have that pretty dialed in." It got me thinking that I hadn't really been sleeping well.  I was… Continue reading Maximize Your Sleep, Part 1 – Melatonin, Blue Light, and the Mid Day Nap

Exercise, Mobility, Nutrition, Psychological Health

First Responder Longevity – A Public Safety Worker’s Guide to Staying Fit

So you want to be a cop huh? Thought you'd be chasing down bad guys and hopping over fences all day. Nope. Turns out that 99% of your day is spent driving, standing still, and report writing at a desk. How about you firefighters?  Thought you'd be rushing into burning buildings every day, carrying someone… Continue reading First Responder Longevity – A Public Safety Worker’s Guide to Staying Fit

CrossFit, Mobility, Parenting/Fitness, Psychological Health

7 Things I’ve Learned While Mobilizing

Everyone knows I literally cannot shut up about mobilizing.  I stretch everywhere I can, in the car, doing dishes, hell I have even done mobility on the toilet.  Now that you have that visual, let me tell you what sort of things I've learned during my time mobilizing. How to Slow Down It is so… Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned While Mobilizing

Exercise, Psychological Health

Why You Should Exercise and Brush Your Teeth on Vacation

Vacation - a period spent away from home in travel or recreation. You've booked your vacation, awesome!  Plane tickets, passport, wallet, check!  Bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, check!  Toothbrush, deodorant, floss, check!  Workout clothes...check??? Most people think of vacation as a way to escape their day to day stressors.  Traffic, bills, meetings, and all of the… Continue reading Why You Should Exercise and Brush Your Teeth on Vacation

Psychological Health

Creating a Nourishing Night – How to End Your Day with Purpose

Nourishment - substance necessary for growth, health, and good condition.  If you read my article on how to create a Mindless Morning, you have the tools necessary to make your morning less anxiety provoking.  Awesome!  Hopefully, you’ve added fitness as a habit and also MADE the time to workout.  Now that you’ve had an awesome day,… Continue reading Creating a Nourishing Night – How to End Your Day with Purpose

Psychological Health

How to Reduce Anxiety by Creating a Mindless Morning

Anxiety - a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Think about that definition for a second and how it relates to a good night sleep.  Does waking up in the morning create a feeling of uncertainty?  When the alarm goes off, do you know the… Continue reading How to Reduce Anxiety by Creating a Mindless Morning