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 [...]
In simple arithmetic terms, what is someone trying to do when they’re trying to lose weight? They’re trying to create a difference between energy coming into the body (as food) and energy being burned (energy expenditure). To lose weight you need less energy being put in (that would be food, folks) and more being used [...]
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 [...]
FIVE GOLDEN RULES OF SAFETY & RESULTS
How do you know how to get the most out of your workouts? Are you working at the correct level of effort needed to really get results?
To get good results one has to know what to focus on regarding workouts & training. There are five basic senior elements to [...]
February 27, 2009 by Rudi
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Rudi is a University of NSW, American College of Sports Medicine qualified and master trainer with over twenty years experience helping people from all walks of life achieve their health and fitness goals. Rudi has helped many people from teens to 85 year olds, medical doctors, chiropractors, attorneys, music, media and Hollywood A-list celebrities, professional athletes, personal [...]
Your Physical Body – Your Vehicle for Life
There are basically three general genetic body types. You are handed a body with one of these types (or a mixture) by your parents, their parents and so on up the line. Are you large, medium or small-boned? Do you have high, low or medium fat levels [...]
Well, we have all heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” There is some semblance of truth in that statement. If you follow the tips in the following Eat Smart Pyramid, you have a better chance being healthier and increasing your energy; getting leaner by losing some body fat.
At the bottom of the [...]
A friend told me a while ago that her mother-in-law at age 61 cannot walk up steps. Instead, she has to crawl because she doesn’t have the leg strength to move her body up any more. The same friend offered the possibility that, instead of falling and breaking a hip (as many older people can [...]
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