How To Exercise If You Are Out Of Shape

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Establishing new routines can be very difficult. Especially as we age. If we keep an open mind, changing routines can be easier than we think.

It makes it easier to establish new routines if there is a plan to follow. Knowing what to do makes the entire process easier and less stressful. Unless you have formal training in the exercise and nutrition industries, it can be very hard to know how to incorporate exercise and eating right into your lifestyle. Continue reading How To Exercise If You Are Out Of Shape

Which Burns Fat Better, Cardio or Weight Lifting?

Many people go to the doctor seeking advice on how to lose weight. Many doctors are not trained in exercise, physical fitness or nutrition. This leads to many of those people getting bad advice on how to lose weight.

I have seen many patients who have had their medical doctors tell them that they need to exercise, but not what type of exercise. I have also seen patients whose medical doctors have told them that what they eat has nothing to do with their health.

There is so much bad information out there on nutrition and exercise. All of this bad advice on how to exercise and eat right can have adverse reactions. These reactions can range from not losing weight, to actually gaining weight, to injury from doing too much of an exercise (or doing a wrong exercise) in a desperate attempt to lose weight, reduce pain, feel better and get into better shape. Continue reading Which Burns Fat Better, Cardio or Weight Lifting?

A New Year, A New You, New Year’s Resolutions

In the gym community it is widely known that the busiest time of the year is in January, at the beginning of the year.

This is because every year millions of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to begin exercising and  living a healthier lifestyle.

They all go to the gym (or health club or spa), some with more knowledge of, and experience with, exercise than others. Some having exercised recently and some having not exercised for many years. Most will end up stopping exercise within 1 to 2 months because of an injury. Continue reading A New Year, A New You, New Year’s Resolutions

Changing Metabolism through Exercise and Nutrition

As we age it becomes easier and easier to gain weight, and harder and harder to keep it off. This weight gain may seem inevitable, but many factors will cause this and there are many factors that can prevent this.

As we age our activity levels decline. Our activity levels are usually highest when we are teenagers and in our early twenties. Once we get into our careers and patterns of life, it becomes harder to fit physical activity or exercise into our schedules. Continue reading Changing Metabolism through Exercise and Nutrition

Riding the MS 150

                This past weekend I participated in the MS 150. It is one of my favorite events of the year. Participants ride their bikes 150 miles to get sponsors to donate money to support the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Cyclists usually take 2 days to complete this ride; usually riding between 4 and 8 hours each day. I usually ride it with a friend or two. It is easier to take on challenges with friends. Each year a new friend decides to challenge himself or herself by riding their bikes for 2 days to raise money for a good cause. I am always inspired by those who take on, and accomplish, this monumental task. Continue reading Riding the MS 150

How to Reduce Cholesterol Levels Through Diet and Exercise

          Many people every year go to a doctor’s office and are told to lower their cholesterol levels through diet and exercise or they will have to go on a drug to do it for them. It is very possible to lower your cholesterol levels through diet and exercise, you just have to know what you are doing. Continue reading How to Reduce Cholesterol Levels Through Diet and Exercise