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This was the Headline from a Prominent Fitness Journal

This was the Headline from a Prominent Fitness Journal

50 Simple Ways to Cut Calories?!? Mainstream media hasn’t learned that cutting your calories hasn’t worked in the long term. People just keep regaining the weight!! After six years, nearly all the Biggest Loser contestants had regained the weight they lost! According to WHO (World Health Organization), global obesity rates have nearly TRIPLED since 1975!! Yet the same rhetoric has been preached over the last 50 years to Eat Less / Cut your Calories / Watch your portion size. Nutrition labels were mandated to include calorie counts. Apps and programs were created to more precisely count calories. Fit-bits were invented to measure exactly how many calories we are burning. Well, this advice is all based

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It is never too late to…

It is never too late to…

try new things or reinvigorate hobbies from the past. As the New Year is upon us it has me thinking what new things I want to try or some old hobbies/sports I want to start up again. Well over the past week, I tried something new – pickle ball and played an old high school sport – tennis. I had a blast at playing both and it made me realize that it is never too late to start a new hobby or start up an old sport in the new year. Life can move fast and it’s important to continue to ‘stay young’ by doing things that will

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Why You Should Add Yoga to Your Routine

Why You Should Add Yoga to Your Routine

I have been lifting consistently 3 or 4 days a week for about 17 years now.   Yes, I am that old.  But I’ve also added yoga to my workout regimen. As much as it is important to build strength as we age, it is just as important to maintain our mobility in our hips, ankles, hammies, etc. And if you are not one to just stretch on your own, try adding yoga on any level to your routine. You will see great benefits – not just in your body, but also in your mind. Here are my top 3 reasons to

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5 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

5 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

I have heard every excuse in the world. People blame their kids, dogs, or lack of energy to name a few. But the bottom line is those excuses should be reasons why they workout in the first place. People who already make working out a part of their routine usually stick to a certain time every week. But for individuals who tend to find excuses for working out, they should do it first thing in the morning. The key is to commit to it before you go to bed, with workout clothes ready to go. Here are 5 reasons to

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5 Reasons Why Swimming is the Exercise For You!

5 Reasons Why Swimming is the Exercise For You!

As we age, it’s important to find ways to maintain joint health and stay in shape! Playing basketball is fun and a good workout, but eventually we all get too old, and the last thing we want to do is get injured. So what is a healthy alternative?!  You guessed it… swimming! All you need is a Speedo, some goggles, and a well-maintained pool. If you don’t know how to swim, it’s never too late to learn. But why swimming?!?  Well, here are 5 reasons to jump in: 1.  Builds Cardio Fitness without Overheating It engages every muscle in the

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My Top 5 Ab Exercises

My Top 5 Ab Exercises

The days of a normal crunch / sit up are over.  It’s time to get with the times and venture out into the abyss of core exercises.  There are so many variations regarding core exercises that I could write a 500 page novel.  Instead I kept it simple for you and will describe my top 5 ab exercises to help get that vaunted 6 pack but also help support a health back and spine. The Plank Plank is superior to the crunch and/or sit up because it strengthens the core, shoulders and hips.  You def get more bang for your

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