Catherine Gordon Training: Freeing the Creative Body

  • Nine Exercises for Insulin Sensitivity

    One set of nine exercises improves insulin sensitivity, and each training session only takes about 20 minutes. In 2008 I reached a healthy weight and overcame insulin resistance for the first time in years. The conventional wisdom for weight loss is that diet accounts for 80% of the results, but 15 years ago the key…

  • Do Core Exercises Reduce Belly Fat?

    I answered this question on Quora, and it got upvoted, so I decided to share it with my readers here. Do core exercises reduce belly fat? Catherine Best Gordon Member: National Weight control Registry5y I’ll give my answer first, and then explain. I don’t think core exercises reduce belly fat, but I do think they…

  • The Essential & The Exciting.

    Tips for living with Reward Deficiency Syndrome. I have been living in recovery from Reward Deficiency Syndrome for fourteen years. In 2008, I started liftings weights, interval training, and cutting sugar. Four weeks after I made these changes to my health practice, I discovered that I wasn’t just getting leaner and stronger, I was acquiring…

  • How to Shuffle Dance Over 50

    Shuffle dance helps keep me healthy and happy. Here’s how I learned. Back in 2019 I took my first shuffle class with Kelli Brock of @KelliBrockDance. She was so patient with me, and she went over the steps from the front and the back, slow then fast, so that I could start to get them…

  • Reward Deficiency Syndrome

    What is reward deficiency syndrome? Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) is a term coined by Dr. Kenneth Blum to describe a theoretical condition characterized by a deficiency in the brain’s reward system. It suggests that certain individuals have a lower-than-normal response to pleasurable stimuli, leading them to seek out excessive rewards in order to compensate for…

  • 5 Reasons To Quit Sugar

    And what to do instead. buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon Quitting sugar can have numerous benefits for your health and overall well-being. Here are the top 5 reasons to consider reducing or eliminating your sugar intake: I was able to quit sugar in 2008 and lose over 60 pounds by replacing snacking with resistance training and dance. The joy…

  • Three Day Sugar Detox

    If this helps you can buy me a coffee. (I’ll take mine with cream and liquid stevia.) buymeacoffee.com/catherinegordon The Three Day Sugar Detox Shopping List No Sugar, No Grains, No Processed Vegetable Oils = No Cravings! 1. In The Produce Aisle: Eat a variety of non-starchy vegetables  Salad Greens (lettuce, spinach, cabbage) Other Leafy Greens…

  • More Views, Meaner Comments

    The first time I watched a YouTube video was in 2007. I was looking for new dance moves to use in musical theatre choreography, and I put the words, “Bollywood Dance,” in the search box. I watched a cute couple perform a dance together, and I was happy to see some steps I could learn,…

  • The Unsweetened Truth: How Sugar Harms the Environment

    In our modern society, sugar has become a staple ingredient in countless foods and beverages, finding its way into our daily lives more than we might realize. While we often discuss the impact of excessive sugar consumption on our health, the environmental consequences of sugar production and consumption remain largely overlooked. From deforestation to water…

  • TikTok: A Place To Dance

    All I ever wanted to do was act, sing, and dance, preferably for an audience, and ideally for a living. I have never been the kind of person to dance as if no-one was watching because what would be the point of that? Seriously, the purpose of dance as art is to generate an emotional…

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