Wendy Batts

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Roswell, GA

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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How many calories does the brain consume?

    Studies show that the brain is very metabolically active and will actually burn about 109 calories per pound of its mass per day. So an average adult brain being about 3 pounds burns 327 calories per day! In general, vital organs make up only about 5-6% of our total mass but 60% of our total resting

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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What can I do if I am overweight and intimidated by the gym?

    This is a common one that a lot of folks have issues with and is very understandable. The gym can be an intimidating place. The first thing you may want to do is actually realize that not everyone in the gym has the perfect body or knows exactly what they’re doing. It just sometimes seems that way, especially...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Will doing triceps exercises help my arms get leaner?

    You cannot spot reduce, and getting leaner arms involves more than doing a bunch of tricep extensions!  To achieve arms with that lean look, you need to burn fat everywhere! This is achieved through a combination of eating a sensible reduced-calorie diet, and participating in a progressive resistance...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How can I exercise using a stability ball row?

    To perform a 2-arm dumbbell row on the ball, first choose a weight. Begin by lying face down on the ball with the ball placed close to your hips. Make sure that your feet are pointed straight down against a wall or stable object and your glutes and abs are squeezed. From this position, row the du...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is it normal to have knee pain during squats?

    Any type of pain is not a normal thing and shouldn’t be ignored or “worked through” while training. If you have pain in the knees during training, be sure to check with your physician first before engaging in increased physical activity. Knee discomfort can often result from restriction in the motion above and below...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Should I stretch as part of my warm-up?

    Yes! Stretching is a great addition to any warm-up plan. Static stretching is one of the most common flexibility techniques and it serves to lengthen muscle tissues that are found to be too short or tight based on a movement assessment. Static stretching involves passively moving a joint into position...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a bent over dumbbell row with two arms?

    The first thing to do when performing a 2-arm, bent-over dumbbell row is to choose a weight that you want to use. Next, stand with your feet pointed straight and be sure to keep your belly in tight. Bend at your waist until your chest is at 45-degree angle to ground and hang both arms in front of...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

    Just like you might think, both are vital to healthy weight loss. With that being said, you can lose weight with diet alone if needed. Exercise alone, while possible, would be much more of a challenge. To lose weight, we need to create a gap between the calories we burn and the calories we eat so...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is BMI a good way to track muscle mass?

    The BMI formula uses height and weight in its calculation, but it can’t tell whether the weight comes from muscle, fat or other body tissues. For that reason, Body Mass Index is not the best way to track muscle mass.

    Usually body composition tests are a better way to track changes in muscle versus fat tissue....Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I begin stretching?

    While stretching commonly tight areas like the shoulders, calves and hips are great places to start, using the results from a movement assessment such as the Overhead Squat is ideal. A movement assessment can point to specific muscle groups that are overactive. Overactive muscle groups feel tight...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is it normal to have knee pain after running?

    While it is common for runners to experience knee pain during and/or after running, it is not normal. Knee pain or discomfort associated with running can come from many culprits such as overactive muscles and poor posture. Often issues specifically at the knee and/or ankle can contribute. Common overactive and tight areas...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What attitude do healthy people take toward fitness?

    Let’s discuss this answer within the context of our attitudes toward exercise. I think often we look at workouts as just that: ”work”. Find any way to put some fun or meaning into your workouts. Folks that are fit will often see the immediate and long-term health benefits that come from exercise. This keeps...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    Why should I track my sleep?

    The most important reason to track your sleep is that sleep is good for your health, so you need to be sure you're getting enough of it. Research has shown that getting the recommended 7-9 hours per night can:
    • Decrease your chance of motor vehicle accidents
    • Lessen your likelihood of obesity,
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
    Wendy Batts answered:

    Why should I track my sleep?

    The most important reason to track your sleep is that sleep is good for your health, so you need to be sure you're getting enough of it. Research has shown that getting the recommended 7-9 hours per night can:
    • Decrease your chance of motor vehicle accidents
    • Lessen your likelihood of obesity,
    ...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a single leg dumbbell row single arm?

    When performing a single arm, single leg bent over dumbbell row, you want to first choose a weight that you want to use. Next, stand on one leg making sure that your foot is pointed forward, your glutes are squeezed and your abs are drawn-in. Be sure that your other foot that is off the ground remains...Read More