The diet and weight loss industry is huge and growing every day. People want to lose weight, get thinner, look better and be healthier. They are bombarded constantly with news of America’s “obesity epidemic” and pictures of young, small-boned women modeling the latest fashions.
Today you can find such solutions as laser fat removal, stomach reductive [...]
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 is possible on almost any plan that involves restricted calories, at least in the short term. One big problem is the definition of “weight”. The weight you lose can be from a variety of sources – muscle tissue, fluids or fat. When weight loss is very fast (more than one to two pounds [...]
Losing weight can be very confusing when you consider the vast number of possible diets to choose from. The pressure to be thin is amazing in our society and yet there are more obese people than ever before.
Everyone has an opinion on which method is best but, clearly, not all diets work especially in the [...]
Aging and Fitness
How to Slow the Body’s Clock
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2030 the portion of the U.S. population aged 65 or older will double to about 71 million – that’s a lot of older people! The question is, how can we age and still get the most out [...]
A good or great trainer would have the majority of the following characteristics, qualities and credentials and could also verify them.
1. UNIVERSITY QUALIFIED: with a background in exercise science (or similar field).
2. CERTIFIED: with a reputable agency; ACSM, NASM, NSCA (these are the top 3 agencies from over 300 in the USA).
As a trainer I get a lot of questions & comments about fitness & exercise. A recent comment intended to elicit some help came as a statement ” the hardest part to anything for me is just getting started”.
My fitness tip went as follow:
Well there are many ways to skin a cat (easy cat lovers, just [...]
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 [...]
How to Lose Ten Pounds in One Day
To lose weight, you need to reduce one or more of the three main ingredients in your body:
Adipose tissue: fat
Lean tissue: muscle, bone or organs
If your goal is just to lower the numbers on the weight scale, then you can lose a quick ten [...]