Mike Clark, DPT's Blog
On Aug 13, 2012Some people are more genetically prone towards over-weightness and Obesity. Your gene's can account for ~ 25% of the results you experience. A recent study from the University of Washington School of Medicine Sleep Center (Sleep,, 35:597-603, 2012) found that sleep duration was particularly important in individuals...Full Post
On Aug 10, 2012Exercise causes “exercise induced muscle damage” (EIMD), which is accompanied by localized oxidative stress, acute inflammation, glycogen & electrolyte depletion, and muscle fiber breakdown. In the short-term, this is associated with impaired muscular performance (strength, power, flexibility). This...Full Post
On Jun 29, 2012
We are social beings. We compare ourselves to others. We often mimic the behaviors of those that we are the closest to (family, friends, co-workers).
Did you know that you are:
1. 57% more likely to become obese if your friend is or becomes obese
2. 37% more likely to become obese if your spouse...Full Post
On May 29, 2012
"I believe that diet and exercise are too hard to fit into my life because I am just too busy"
A healthy lifestyle should be one of the most important key areas of focus in your entire life. If you are not healthy you cant maximize your relationships, finances, or your career success
Living a healthy lifestyle...Full Post
On May 28, 2012
"I cant lose weight because of my genetics"
Your genes absolutely play a role in your metabolism, body composition, weight, and overall health (genetics account for approximately 25% of your health outcomes)
However, you are not your genes. Your lifestyle, attitude, behaviors, and consistent choices...Full Post
On May 25, 2012
"If I start to regain the weight I lost, I can never lose that weight again"
Over 75% of the successful weight loss maintainers from the National Weight Control Registry weighed themselves regularly (daily/weekly).
If you begin to gain weight, decrease your calories by 500/day, walk more steps (at...Full Post
On May 24, 2012
"Diets don’t work and if I stop dieting I will gain all of the weight back"
You are right……FAD diets DO NOT work and are potentially dangerous
What works 100% of the time is reducing the calories that you consume and adding increased physical activity. Changing your food choices is critical. Avoid...Full Post
On May 22, 2012
"I cant lose weight on my own or maintain my weight loss"
Although utilizing a structured weight loss program with the support of a certified professional is the most effective way to lose weight, over 50% of success weight loss maintainers from the National Weight Control Registry lost weight and...Full Post
On May 20, 2012
Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, has added to his previous philosophy and description of authentic happiness. Dr. Seligman's expanded theory of authentic happiness focuses on overall well being. He u...Full Post
On May 20, 2012
"I cant lose weight because I am over 40"
It is true that your metabolic rate decreases as you age. It is also true that you lose lean muscle as you age. It is also true that regular physical activity slows and/or prevents a decline in your metabolism and lose of lean muscle
If you incorporate regular flexibility,...Full Post