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Archive for category: Exercise
Nov
20
2017

Why Should I Work Out If I’m Not Overweight?

I’m sure you’re well aware by now that 70 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight. But have you ever thought about the flip side of that statistic? It implies that around 30 percent of U.S. adults are able to maintain a healthy weight despite the abundance of calorie-dense foods and an increasi...

Nov
08
2017

The Dangers of High Intensity Workouts

Intense exercise programs like P90X, CrossFit and Insanity are some of the hottest workouts in fitness right now. Many are drawn to the challenging, mega-calorie-burning sweat sessions that leave their muscles sore and deliver fast results, and the supportive community keeps them coming back for mor...

Oct
25
2017

When to Take a Rest Day from Exercise and Training

Whether you’re just starting a training program or have been a fitness fanatic for years, you’ve probably experienced an “exercise high,” the feeling of exhilaration a lot of people experience during or after exercise. It’s brought on by the release of hormones called endorphins that serve as natura...

Oct
20
2017

How Sleep (And Lack Thereof) Affects Your Workouts

Everyone wants to get more done in a day, and with our hectic lives, sleep is usually the first activity to be sacrificed. The Better Sleep Council estimates that 70 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep—a scary fact considering that too little sleep has been linked to everything from mem...

Sep
20
2017

5 Smart Exercise Variations For Injury-Prone Bodies

Like it or not, injuries are a part of life. Sometimes they happen during an intense workout; sometimes they happen when you bend over to pick up a child’s toy.  Regardless of how they happen, the important thing is to understand how to manage the injury, whether it’s an acute injury or a chronic in...

Sep
18
2017

Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Personal Trainer

Don’t get me wrong, I believe a personal trainer can be a tremendous asset in whatever fitness goal you may have. Trainers can serve as a motivator, an educator and a source of accountability. They can be the difference between failure and success, and can help their clients learn lifestyle changes...

Sep
07
2017

Why Your Desk Job Is Causing You So Much Pain (And How To Fix It)

It’s a fact that most of us sit at a computer for our jobs. In fact, I’m willing to bet most (if not all) of you reading this article are sitting right now. And as we all know by now, studies overwhelmingly show that sitting all day at a desk isn’t good for you. Not only is sitting all day responsib...

Sep
05
2017

6 Realistic Things To Expect When You’re Trying To Lose Weight

Warning: You are not going to find a six-step plan for losing weight and getting in shape in this post. There are plenty of other articles online that tackle these topics. (You should feel free to read them, but remember to absorb some of the information with caution: Consider the source and take an...

Aug
31
2017

The Three Ingredients to Lose Weight Without Losing Muscle

The weight-loss industry has us believing that losing weight fast is a goal worth achieving, but all weight loss isn’t created equal. With fast weight loss comes even quicker muscle loss, which can be detrimental to your health and fitness goals, since muscle is necessary for burning calories. Moreo...

Aug
22
2017

6 Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Fitness Results

You put your time in at the gym and eat right. You strength train and do cardio. But still, you’re not seeing results. You’ve been at it for months and yet it seems the scale doesn’t budge and your muscles won’t change. It’s frustrating and defeating when you’re putting the time and the effort in bu...

Aug
07
2017

What Your Squat Says About You

Like personality types, there are many different variations of squat form — and many prove what not to do when performing a squat. The good news is, how you perform a squat, especially if you’re not doing it right, can clue you into specific muscular imbalances, which you can then correct, leading t...

Aug
05
2017

The Exercises and Stretches Every Desk Worker Should Have Bookmarked

Millions of Americans sit behind a desk for eight hours or more five days per week. Some may also have a long commute in a car or on public transit. Then, after a long day of work, who doesn’t want to come home and sit on the couch? Let’s face it: We sure do a LOT of sitting. All this sitting can do...

Aug
02
2017

7 Fitness Tips and Rules Every Personal Trainer Knows

The term “industry secret” is often used in gimmicky infomercial sales pitches. It makes you think they know something you don’t — and the only way to get it is to buy the product they’re selling. For the fitness industry, it’s what makes millions of people read magazines and articles that promise t...

Feb
23
2017

Gym Versus Personal Training Studio, Which Is Right For You?

The first thought that typically pops into someone’s head who has decided to get into shape is, “What gym should I join?” After all, if you’re going to try to get into shape, why not go somewhere where there’s an environment for you to succeed. Equipment, classes, music...

Oct
17
2016

Is Group Training the Right Choice for You?

Group training has many appealing features that may draw both avid exercisers and beginners. It can be a fun environment, more socially engaging, and less expensive than one on one training. One of the major draws to group training is that the other participants around you encourage you to push hard...

Dec
02
2015

How Often Should I See A Personal Trainer?

If you’re in the market for a personal trainer — or a Pilates instructor, or any type of fitness class of any sort — you’ve probably wondered how many times per week you should attend. The answer may not be as short as you would like. There are many factors that go into making such an im...

Apr
30
2015

Why Online Personal Training Doesn’t Work

The invention of the internet has made so many services easier and better for the consumer: online banking instead of having to go to the bank and writing email instead of written letters are just two ways the internet has improved services that already existed. These online services save you time,...

May
27
2014

8 Fitness Myths That Just Won’t Die

Everywhere you go, you hear people chattering about working out and staying fit. I hear it all the time: in the grocery store, in the gym, on the sidewalks, everywhere. It never fails that I hear one person give the other person they’re with a piece of advice that’s just not true and som...

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