Is there a right way to eat anything? It seems like there are so many choices in ways to eat, what to eat, how many times a day you should eat, what combinations of nutrients you should eat that it can get downright confusing. A lot of people are trying to lose weight. What is [...]
As personal trainers, we often get asked, “What are the best places to workout/buy supplements/get equipment?” It makes sense, of course, because we live, eat and breathe exercise and fitness pretty much 24/7.
Here is a beginning list – it only includes the La Crescenta, La Canada and Valley areas of Los Angeles because this is [...]
There are many terms used quite casually when speaking of fitness and exercise. One very popular one is “aerobics”. There have been aerobics classes in existence now for decades but ask nearly anyone in a gym what it really means and you’ll probably get something like, “Well, it’s when the body uses air to create [...]
Does BMI effectively indicate obesity in individuals? Can we trust it as the standard for determining whether we are obese, overweight or healthy?
BMI, or body mass index, is so well known by most people as the measure of the health of the body that most people don’t question its authority. It is used by doctors, personal [...]
What is the biggest barrier to getting fit and how can you overcome it?
Probably the best way to overcome any barrier is to, firstly, know what it is. If you know what you’re dealing with you can plan ahead on how you will deal with it when it comes your way.
Getting into shape can [...]
Posture is defined as skeletal and muscular balance of the body that allows it to move in certain ways and stay in certain positions without causing it injury. It has been found that misaligned skeletal framework of a body (most importantly the spine) can cause a multitude of health problems. The largest of these problems [...]
In previous articles we’ve talked a lot about the fat-burning qualities of muscle and why strength training is a must for anyone interested in burning fat and reducing their waistline. In this article we’re going to explore the amazing, under-acknowledged and bountiful vitamin D. Why? Well, because recent research has pinpointed vitamin D as a [...]
Losing weight implies a subtraction of some kind – you want to subtract body weight (preferably body fat) – and there are several different ways to go about it; one is through diet which means subtracting calories from your food intake. That’s what low-calorie diets do, you eat fewer calories (calories measure the energy value [...]
Did you know… “Too much sitting is hazardous to your health?” There is a relatively new science called “inactive physiology” where the effects of sedentary behavior are investigated and analyzed to find out what, if anything, happens to our bodies when we sit too much. It turns out quite a lot happens (and, if you [...]
A commonly asked fitness question is, “What’s the best type of exercise for weight loss?” It’s a really good question but one that gets many incorrect (and sometimes even downright silly) answers depending on who is answering and more often than not, what they’re trying to sell.
For a long time it was believed that long [...]
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