Ultimately, you will encounter setbacks regarding your exercise and nutrition goals. Life has a funny way of throwing us challenges that seem to derail our momentum. Just remember, you are in this for the long haul; lifestyle is not dictated by what happens once in a while, but by the behaviors you practice...Full Post
Greg Augustyn , NASM Elite Trainer's Blog
On May 30, 2012
On May 08, 2012
Cost is often a factor when deciding to purchase organic produce. The good news is that some fruits and vegetables are treated with lower levels of pesticides.
The following list has been provided by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which is a non-profit agency that reports on activity of the...Full Post
On May 07, 2012
Organic produce is a hot topic these days. If you are concerned about the potential effects of chemicals and pesticides then choose organic varieties, if cost is not a limiting factor.
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12 fruits and vegetables with the most...Full Post
On Apr 13, 2012
In reality, training for flexibility should not hurt regardless of the type of stretching you are performing. There are a variety of stretching methods and techniques, but all of them should be done through a pain free range of motion....Full Post
Most people are familiar with static stretching, which involves holding
On Apr 11, 2012
One of the major goals for this week is to get more “accidental” exercise.
Here are some quick ideas:
*Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
*Park further away from your destination.
*Take a quick walk during your lunch break.
*Ditch your car and bike or walk to the store, your job...Full Post
On Apr 02, 2012
The waist to hip ratio is a very simple, yet effective health assessment that may help determine if you are at risk for developing some chronic diseases down the road.
Basically, there is a relationship between the size or amount of fat in the abdominal area and the risk for developing a variety...Full Post
On Mar 30, 2012
A foam roller is a cylindrical-shaped piece of exercise equipment that can be used for a variety of training purposes. Foam rollers are normally used to reduce muscle tension by performing a technique called self-myofascial release (SMR)....Full Post
Self-myofascial release helps to decrease tightness or tension
On Mar 28, 2012
This week, registered dietitian Azi Ahmadi offers helpful tips for weight loss and some insight on the role of carbohydrates.
Question #1: Are there any special diet tips to recommend for fat loss? What works?
Azi's Answer:...Full Post
To lose body fat and/or improve your body composition, a key thing to know is
On Mar 22, 2012
Traveling for business or pleasure can often meddle with our normal routine. Here are some tips to make sure you maintain your exercise regime and eat healthy meals during your journey!
*Many hotels have gyms, so confirm ahead of time whether it has a fitness facility available.
On Mar 20, 2012
One critical component of any exercise program is the SAID principle. SAID stands for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.
I know, I know, it sounds pretty complicated right?
Well, it really isn’t!...Full Post
The SAID principle simply means your body will adapt to the type of stress or demand it encounters