Kenneth Johnson - NASM Elite Trainer, NASM Elite Trainer's Blog
On Jan 22Who and When
The recommendation is that everyone over the age of 6 months get the flu vaccine. It is especially recommended for certain higher-risk populations, including young children, adults over 65, pregnant women, those with heart, lung, or kidney disease, and people with weakened immune...Full Post
On Jan 15Almost two weeks past since New Years. How are your resolutions going? If you’re like the vast majority of people, your resolutions may have already failed, or they might be on life support. Why?
To make a change – lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, etc. – you need to have not just that “goa...Full Post
On Oct 20, 2011
Free Candy! What more could your kids want? Then again, maybe you don’t want one evening to undo your constant struggle to get your children to eat less sugar and fat?...Full Post
According to Chicago-based RD Toby Smithson, National Media Spokesperson at American Dietetic Association, there are some ways to
On Aug 28, 2011
Many parts of the east coast are without power. Even if your power has come back on, you need to be concerned with the food in your refrigerator and your water purification system. Follow these tips to keep safe:...Full Post
Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible during the power ou
On Aug 28, 2011
With Hurricane Irene finishing up with the east coast, it’s a good time to review how your prescription needs can be met in case of evacuations, power outages, road closures, and other natural – or man-made – disasters....Full Post
Walgreen’s offers these tips for Irene, which are also appropriate for the weather
On Aug 03, 2011
Here we go again – extreme heat and humidity is enveloping much of the U.S. To be safe, following these recommendations:
Drink plenty of water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink, since at that point, you’re already dehydrated. Note: if your doctor limits...Full Post
On Jul 01, 2011
A great three-day weekend is on the way! But this holiday weekend, make sure to keep safe. Here’s some tips from Dr. Damon T. Arnold, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health:...Full Post
To avoid foodborne illnesses like salmonella, remember the four basic food safety steps.
Clean – wash
On Jun 30, 2011
What caused:...Full Post
● 6,000 reports of injuries between June 4 and July 4 last year
● More than half of all injuries reported between June 4 and July 4 last year
● Injuries primarily to children and young adults under twenty (at 54%)
● Injuries primarily to hands and fingers, eyes, and head, face, and ears?
On Jun 08, 2011
These are some of the favorite summer marinades and sauces from Chef Jody Emer, a chef in the northern suburbs of Chicago who integrates healthy cooking, healthy eating, and wellness concepts. These recipes contain no salt, but still taste great. Use on steak, fish, meat and pork; even try them on...Full Post
On May 12, 2011[media id="PRD__4c8bca48e8e519_51932195" title="Man and Woman Lifting Weights"] Ever wonder about the terms in strength training plans? Things like sets, reps, volume, RI, etc? Here's a quick summary of the most common:
One complete movement of a particular exercise.
A group of con...Full Post