Health & Fitness Advice

Maximize the health you have and be thankful for even the small improvements

It’s Thanksgiving this week in the US and it’s time to count up all of the things of which you are thankful. If you’ve started your journey to better health, and seeing amazing results, then you’re going to have a big smile on your face. But, what if the scales have barely budged? What if your favorite jeans still require a little jiggling to get into?

Simple. Be thankful for the health you have! Continue reading “Maximize the health you have and be thankful for even the small improvements”

These three exercises will give you a simple, full-body workout – easy and hard variations included!

There are, literally, hundreds of different exercises you can do at home or at the gym. This amount of variety is often important as it keeps things fresh and stops you from getting bored and giving up. But, what if you hate complexity? What if you just want to do a few exercises and then get back to your life?

I got you!

There are three exercises that I believe are just about the best you can do in order to get a full-body workout. Of course, this is subjective and you (and many web trolls) may not agree with me, but if you want a full-body workout that you can do in less than 15 minutes and know that just about all of your major muscles are getting whipped into shape, then please read on. Continue reading “These three exercises will give you a simple, full-body workout – easy and hard variations included!”

The most effective exercise for fat loss that fitness gurus rarely recommend

Empty Gym

The headline got you to click, didn’t it.

Sorry if it seems a little “clickbaity” but then again, I’m not sorry.

The reason?

While many health and fitness blogs, magazines, and experts will each week share some killer exercise to reduce body fat, studies show there is one true killer exercise for fat loss: walking. Continue reading “The most effective exercise for fat loss that fitness gurus rarely recommend”

What’s a Weight Management Specialist anyway?

After months of studying to be an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, I wasn’t done with my learning. The main reason for becoming certified was so I could help others that are at risk of a heart attack or stroke. One of the biggest risk factors is obesity, so I decided to complete a 25-hour ACE course to become a Weight Management Specialist.

What is a Weight Management Specialist?

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Do this activity just 50 minutes a week to reduce death from cardiovascular disease by 30%!

Running can help you reduce the risk of any type of death by 27% and by 30% for cardiovascular disease, a new study reports.

The good news is, you don’t have to run much

“They found that nearly any amount of running—logging less than 50 minutes per week—lowered the participants’ risk of early death from any cause by 27 percent. Additionally, running led to a 30 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 23 percent lower risk of death from all types of cancer.”

You also don’t have to run fast. Even running at less than 6mph (me on most days) is fast enough!

 

The simple hack to reduce weight gain during the tempting holiday feasts

Holiday Meal Hack

November is #EatSmartMonth. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other celebrations fast approaching it is important to make healthier food decisions.

But, it’s insanely hard and can take the fun out of family gatherings, office dinners, or a night out with friends. We have enough stress at this time of year (deadlines, shopping, finding a parking space!) so I’m not about to add to it by listing out all of the dietary changes you should be making.

You’re welcome. 😛

Instead, let me share with you the one simple holiday diet hack: eat the same great foods, just less of them.

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New to exercising? Focus on these 3 letters: RPE

Starting out with any kind of exercise routine can be daunting, scary, overwhelming, exciting, thrilling…and potentially exhausting.

Whether you’re stepping outside your door for a walk, stepping on an elliptical machine at the gym, or taking steps to work with a personal trainer, you should keep three letters in mind: RPE. Continue reading “New to exercising? Focus on these 3 letters: RPE”