Posts Tagged ‘cholesterol’

Salvere Blog: Hoping One Day to “Arrive”?

August 20, 2018

by Salvere Health and Fitness


How often do you look at something in your life and think, one day, I’ll finally arrive? Could be regarding your marriage, friendships, family, your health, fitness, etc.

Let’s dig deeper into the fitness and exercise piece of this. How many times have you started exercising or changed your eating habits with the thought of “once I lose this weight…” or “I’ll do this for the next 6 weeks then…” or “once I decrease my cholesterol…” or

While we see victories and pit stops all along the way, arrival never really happens. We may stay with one particular think for months or even years and then at some point, we move on. Look at movement as it changes constantly throughout a lifetime. As a child, we run and play outside then possibly translate that into an organized sport, dance or other activity.

Once we move on to adulting and work, our bodies experience something different. Maybe we outgrow the opportunities, maybe an injury sets in causing us to stop playing, maybe we take up running for a while, maybe we switch to yoga, maybe then we combine different things, maybe we need physical therapy, maybe …

Things happen throughout life. How would your perspective on things change if we told ourselves to expect something (even though you might not know exactly what)? Your movement program changes as your life does… How can you create the space to allow this to happen?

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.


Salvere Blog: Exercise Makes You Gain…

September 9, 2015

by Salvere Health and Fitness

Exercise, why do we do it?? We’ve talked about it quite a bit on this blog, not surprisingly! As we continue to work through the purpose for exercise in our American society, we seem to circle around to losing weight. And the success or failure that surrounds this goal and the impact on long term consistency. How does it feel after you put so much time, energy and effort into your fitness then the scale stays stuck on the same number? I know, I know, we’ve talked about this before — And, staying true to the purpose of this blog, lets look at this whole thing from a different angle.

What if, we start talking about fitness, exercise and movement in a way that we focus on what we GAIN? I sat down and came up with a list that I present to you below.  Do you have anything to add???

Healthier Blood cholesterol
Improved Blood pressure
Improved Blood sugar
Higher quality of Sleep
Fewer Days missed work due to illness
Less Days/hours missed due to back or other pain
Consistently better mood
Better focus
Improved relationships
Pain free joints
More productive
Easier to do daily life functions
Slower resting heart rate
Improved Posture
Shorter recovery heart rate
Better endurance
Less stress
Higher self confidence
More relaxed
Less anxiety
More creative
Improved mobility
Stronger bones
Improved complexion

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Lisa, email her at or call her at (410) 707-0055.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas!  Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Good or Bad? …. or “Is”?

February 13, 2014

Think of the last time good and bad faceyou took a test, had blood work done, taken a measurement or completed a project.  What question did you ask first?  So often we do things in life and immediately wonder if it is “good or bad”.   Think about your weight, your cholesterol, your heart rate, your body fat, your last running event, a written test, your hearing, your vision or your (fill in the blank here!).  We immediately classify them good or bad.  I ask you, does it really matter?  Are these tests really absolute?  or a baseline starting point?  So what if your hearing sucks a little … something can be done to make it better (and chances are you already knew it was harder to hear things before the test).

How often have you experienced someone telling you “that’s bad” and then you feel stress or depressed about it?  What if we stopped labeling things such as weight and cholesterol as good and bad?  Ever heard the saying – “It is what it is.”  Would certain things feel different (meaning better!) if we labeled them as “is” instead of good and bad?  And starting using these numbers simply for baseline, starting point measurements.  Often we don’t really know the specific value for “good” and “bad”.  Giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are at that moment in time allows for more self acceptance!  Remember, “It is what it is” much of the time.