Make a Light Weight Feel Heavy

Make a Light Weight Feel Heavy

You should always be careful in the gym and respect the amount of weight you lift. It’s real amazing the amount of weight I used to be able to lift in the gym when I was younger. Watching an average size 170 lb. man squatting 405 lbs or seeing a 120 lb women leg...

Should you Workout on Unstable Surfaces?

Should you Workout on Unstable Surfaces?

Balance boards, Bosu, inflatable disks, foam rollers, and physioballs are all popular devices you see in the gym. Personal trainers, physical therapists and gym members  use these devices to work on balance and enhance muscular core activation. However, do these...

Exercise Can Prevent Aging

Exercise Can Prevent Aging

A study just determined that long-term physical activity has an anti-aging effect at the cellular level. The Journal of the American Heart Association just put into circulation the findings of a study that was funded by the German Research Association & the University of Saarland.
The highlights of the study are: (…)

10 Popular Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren’t

Breakfast Cereals – Most popular breakfast cereals are empty calories loaded with sugar and sodium. Try slow cooked oatmeal instead. Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom- Most popular yogurts with fruit is like eating candy loaded with sugar. Get use to eating plain...

How Necessary is Stretching

How Necessary is Stretching

There seems to be a lot of debate about stretching. Is there any real benefit to stretching? Do I need to stretch before playing sports? The New York Times just published an article called “ How Necessary is Stretching” which pointed out that runners who had tight...

Extreme Dieting to Lose Weight Fast

Extreme Dieting to Lose Weight Fast

Extreme dieting can work in the short term if done correctly. While I don’t usually recommend it, sometimes it is necessary. For example, it may be necessary if your getting married in 4 weeks and you have to lose weight to fit into your dress or your going to star in a move in a few weeks and you haven’t gotten down to (…)

Top Ten Fitness Trends for 2010

The American Collage of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducted a survey of nearly 1.500 fitness professionals to predict the top 10 fitness trends for 2010. Top Ten Fitness Trends for 2010: 1- Educated & Experienced Fitness Professionals (Consumers will be looking for...

FDA Expands Approval of H1N1 for Infants and children

FDA Expands Approval of H1N1 for Infants and Children As of November 12, 2009, the FDA approved the use of the CSL Limited’s 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine to include children ages 6 months and older. The vaccine was previously approved only for use in adults, ages 18...

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