What is water retention? The basic definition: Water retention, also known as fluid retention refers to an excessive build up of fluid in the circulatory system, body tissues, or cavities in the body. (Definition By: Medical News Today) Should we be concerned about fluid retention? It’s a Yes and No answer. Low levels of fluid […]
It is a common thought that counting calories is the way to go about dieting when the goal is weight loss. What if there is more to it then just calories-in VS calories-out? Does it make any difference eating more in the morning or does it have any different results eating more later in the day? What […]
American culture has taught us that there are 2 major measurements to determine ones health; BMI (Body Mass Index) and the scale. The fact is, these are the least important and least effective ways to determine a person’s health. Let me explain why! We are all different structurally; bone structure and density, and varying levels of lean muscle mass. […]
Question: I have been asked many times what I think about P90X and the Insanity Workout, as well as others. Here are my thoughts about them… My first thought is, they are good workout programs. They are incredibly intense and there are some modifications for those who are not able to do the more advanced […]
We are a society consumed with weight. The mindset is that the scale is the enemy and we must beat it. The moment one stands on it, thoughts of insecurity and dread fill the hearts of millions. Is the scale a measure of health? Is the scale what determines who a beautiful or handsome person is? […]
Throughout my years of personal training I have been asked many times if sex can help with weight loss. So, does the participation in regular sexual activity help with weight loss? It starts with the basic principal of calories in VS calories out. Sex burns more calories than just sitting still. This begs the question, […]
I was currently asked, “Can a food allergy affect weight loss?” The simple answer is yes. The reason is complicated. Most times when someone has a food allergy the first thing affected is digestion. Digestion is affected when a reaction causes damage to the villi, the tiny hair-like lining of the intestine that absorbs the […]
Two years ago, I had a client who could not lose weight. It was not her thyroid, she exercised regularly, and did everything I recommended. I continued to ask questions to find a clue to our dilemma. She complained about not having any energy and I asked if she was ever tested for anemia. She […]
Working out: starting where you are! I see it all the time. People reading magazines, looking up articles online, and watching infomercials about the latest workout program. I watch them sometimes just to see what’s out there. The other day I watched an infomercial which had one training philosophy and a second one right after […]
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