Saturday, August 31, 2013

Anti-Aging Chocolate Mousse

Having turned 40 this year, I have come to realize I am not getting any younger. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Honey Almond Ice Cream

With the summer winding down, it’s time to enjoy one final sweet treat before fall arrives. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

6 Guilt-free Sugar Substitutes

Some people assume making a shift to a healthier lifestyle means giving up sugar. It’s true that the average North American eats way more sugar than ever before. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Garlic Found to Help Prevent Lung Cancer

A recent study suggests that eating raw garlic twice a week can decrease your chances of getting lung cancer significantly. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Should Obesity Be Defined as a Disease? The AMA Thinks So

Will classifying obesity as an official disease do anything to impact American’s weight problem?Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Cool Me Down Watermelon Salad

At 92% water, there just is no other summer dessert that can beat the heat as well as a juicy chunk of watermelon. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

The Powerful Benefits of Soaking (and Sprouting!) Grains

Humans have been soaking grains for thousands of years. It’s only recently that we’ve abandoned this way of living. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Keeping Your Adrenals Healthy with the Proper Foods

Do you suffer from fatigue or low energy? Do you eat healthfully yet wonder why you can't lose weight? Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Quinoa Vanilla Pudding

Do you often wonder where your protein comes from if you do not have a piece of meat on your plate? Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Friday, August 30, 2013


These are completely digested proteins and are the simplest form of proteins supplements. learn more here about healthy fitness.

7 Underwear Facts That Might Surprise You

To wear or not to wear underwear (in addition to your black stretchy pants) is only one of many questions fit ladies have. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Truck pull challenge this weekend

Attempting to pull the Fennell Forestry lorry will be Scott Thomas, Laura Thomas, Jay Lane, Anna Thomas, Stephen Gray, Wendy Gray, Scott O’Dea and Nikki O’Dea. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Cancer-in-a-Can? The horrific true story of how Pringles are made

I try to stay away from posting scary blog posts that can cause a little fear or have people question… what the heck have I been eating all these years! However, this is a big deal. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Navy: Training May Kill Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales

HONOLULU -- Navy training and testing could inadvertently kill hundreds of whales and dolphins and injure thousands over the next five years, mostly as a result of detonating explosives underwater, according to two environmental impact statements released by the military Friday. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Vitamin C shown to kill cancer tumors when injected intravenously

In the meantime, vitamin C has numerous health benefits, and most people could use a little more in their diets. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Coconut oil halts tooth decay by attacking the bacteria that cause it

For their study, a team of researchers from the school added enzymes to coconut and several other oils to mimic how these oils would normally be processed during digestion. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fruit, Friend Or Foe ?

The first thing that you need to remember about fruit is that it is relatively low in calorie content. Each piece will contain around 80-100, so all in all, it’s not going to put any significant dent in your diet plan. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Have a super sweet Sunday! stRAWberry Banana Shake

 1 cup homemade raw almond milk, 1 cup strawberries, 2 frozen bananas & 2 dates

Blueberries do the body good!

1. Cognitive Support: Improve memory via nerve cell protection

2. Reduce Body Fat: Anthocyanins in blueberries change how the body stores and processes glucose for energy

3. Anti-cancer Benefits: Anthocyanins in blueberries have shown up to 50% inhibited growth in two colon cancer cell lines

4. Rich in Antioxidants: Help fight illness and disease via repairing of stress that comes from oxidation in the body

5. Cardiovascular benefits: Reduce Systolic and diastolic blood pressures and protect blood components from oxidation.

Angry bird fruit

Drink Green Juice? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

Drinking green juice isn’t just a way to feel little refreshed for some people. No – for some people who’ve discovered the benefits of green juice, it’s an almost religious experience every time they take a sip. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is probably one of the healthiest oils on the planet. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Leg Training for Weak Knees

Too often, a set of lousy knees can get in the way of a “good performance” in the gym on leg day. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How To LOVE Training Your Legs!

Training legs is tough – the most grueling of all specialized muscle training – and let’s face it…who the hell stands in front of the bathroom mirror flexing their quadriceps? learn more here about healthy fitness.

What’s the best way to avoid a sore back from sitting at a computer all day?

If you are experiencing back pain, you may be able to adjust your chair to increase its lumbar support. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Tai Chi exercise may reduce falls in adult stroke survivors

Compared to survivors receiving usual care or participating in a national fitness program for Medicare-eligible adults called SilverSneakers®, those practicing Tai Chi had the fewest falls. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Essential Detoxification

Regular periodic detoxification is not just important, it is absolutely critical for our health. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Circulation and Your Hard-Working Heart

Every moment of every day, your heart works hard to pump blood through your arteries and veins, delivering the oxygen and nutrients your body needs to thrive. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Quick Cycling Workouts for Power and Endurance

Intervals. The very word triggers groans of dread from even the most training-obsessed cyclists. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

tumblr_mga5fzjYwd1qdbjs2o1_1280_large If you have been to a yoga class or yoga themed workshop, you may have heard the teacher using the word ‘Chakra’.

The Chakras are seven main energy points in the body that run vertically from bottom to top along the spine. They are considered ‘wheels’ of energy that regulate the flow of energy within our body. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Are you looking to support the health of your heart? Here are five simple ways to promote cardiovascular wellness. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Big Forearms, Crushing Grip

Big, intimidating forearms are a sign of power. No one picks a fight with the guy who sports mitts that look like they could uncork a fire hydrant. But are you chasing grip strength or forearm size? Let's talk about how to train for both. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

12 Ways to Get Rid of Gas & Bloating

Because there are so many possible causes there are many ways to treat it, and you can usually find relief with simple natural remedies. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits too. learn more here about healthy fitness.

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Feeding Therapy: Determining WHY a Child is a “Picky Eater”

Tried all the “expert tips” on how to get your kid to eat vegetables or become a more adventurous eater? Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Naked Juice class action settlement announced: Here's how to claim $45 from PepsiCo even without proof of purchase

Starting today, you may now be eligible to receive up to $45 directly from PepsiCo. Any person who claims to have purchased Naked Juice -- even if they have NO PROOF of such a purchase -- can now participate in the class action claims and receive up to a $45 check as part of the settlement. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Nutty About Peanut Butter

As American as apple pie, peanut butter has made its mark on American cuisine since the early 1900s. Whether it's partnering with jelly on bread or is the featured ingredient in cookie dough, it's an enduring favorite. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Caffeine Myths and Facts

Caffeine myth or caffeine fact? It's not always easy to know. Chances are you have some real misconceptions about caffeine. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Guide to Gluten-Free Flours

Are you on a gluten-free diet? Regular breads, bagels, muffins, and many other store-bought baked goods are not allowed on gluten-free eating plans. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Alkaline Diet: What to Know Before Trying It

Trying out the latest diet is practically an American pastime. The more health benefits the diet supposedly provides, the better.Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Five Reasons Why Fear Can Make You Better

We often think of fear in a negative way, but fear can be a very positive force. Fear can signal that you are changing and growing. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

All About Kettlebells

Kettlebells are used both for general athletic training and competitive sport. They facilitate whole body dynamic movement for strength, endurance, and power training. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

All About Dynamic Joint Mobility

By practicing joint mobility with intent, we re-educate and rehabilitate our movement towards a healthier ROM. learn more here about healthy fitness.

All About Warming Up

Most people have an idea about how to “warm up.” learn more here about healthy fitness.

All About Yoga

Most exercise enthusiasts acknowledge that yoga isn’t the most comprehensive workout. Yet even though it’s not optimal for increasing strength, muscle, or cardiovascular health in isolation, it’s mindful physical movement. learn more here about healthy fitness.

All About Nutrition & Bone Health

Strong bones are crucial to good health, and good nutrition is crucial to strong bones. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

What To Expect At Your First CrossFit Workout

While it certainly can be dangerous, it can also be an efficient and powerful addition to an otherwise varied exercise routine, depending on your particular fitness goals. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Three Common Dysfunctions That Lead to ACL Injuries in Female Athletes

Female athletes are at a severe disadvantage when we look at the lower body and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

The 2 Minute Injury Fix

The better we move, the better we can be in the gym. Because of this, we dutifully stretch, foam roll, and perform joint mobilization drills like good boys and girls. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

5 Foods That Fight Water Retention

Bananas are a great source of potassium which can help balance the sodium that accumulates in our diets and can aid in minimizing fluid retention. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Gain 1 Inch Of Muscle On Your Arms In Thirty Days

I’m almost reluctant to share this secret with you. It is so simple and easy I’m afraid you might blow it off as a bunch of BS. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Coffee drinkers live longer

There is new evidence about the health benefits of coffee. Coffee drinkers are a little bit likelier to live longer than those people who do not drink coffee at all. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Four unhealthy habits that are crushing your fitness goals

Staying fit and healthy is not easy. Even when good habits are practiced, such as eating right and exercising, fitness goals can seem forever unattainable. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Four common foods that add inches to your waistline

In the battle against excess weight, people often find it difficult to give up many of their favorite foods. You know well what's best for your health, and what would destroy your diet plan, but putting it into practice is often a completely different story. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: How to keep your eyes healthy

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are a group of carotenoids that are responsible for giving plants their yellow and red-orange pigment. In humans, the two substances play important roles in vision, eye pigmentation, and may even help prevent atherosclerosis and cancer, according to some studies. learn more here about healthy fitness

Beware: PSA prostate cancer screening test is a dangerous hoax, warns discoverer of prostate specific antigen

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. By the age of 50, most men have some cancerous prostate cells, although many will never know it unless they are screened, and most will not die from it. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Muscle loss and Celiac disease

Gluten is linked to Celiac [Coeliac] disease almost 100 percent of the time, but the fact is that Celiac disease is just one of hundreds of manifestations from gluten damage. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Four research-proven reasons to eat dark chocolate for your health

Since raw cacao is the main antioxidant and nutritional provider, it should be well over 70% cacao and more bitter than sweet. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Five things you need to do to sleep like a baby

We all crave that special place where we could sleep through almost anything and wake up feeling happy and rejuvenated. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Rose hips protects your heart: Research

Rose hips are the fruits of rose plants; they are small, red and round. You rarely, if ever, see them, because as seed pods they are pruned to encourage more rose flower growth. learn more here about healthy fitness.

The many health benefits of sauna bathing

In their native Finland, saunas have always been associated with good health.

Learn more here about healthy fitness.

How to Quickly Boost Your Testosterone

Male testosterone production typically peaks at 30. After 30, natural testosterone production tends to decline by 1-3% a year. Maintaining an optimal testosterone level is vital for men who want to maintain strong overall health, libido, and well-being. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

How to lose weight

More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Damage to Your Skin Can Last a Lifetime, But It Doesn’t Have To

When you’re younger, the thoughts of wrinkles and sun spots that invade your mind as you age simply don’t exist. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Why a Kiss is Definitely More than a Kiss

Kisses set off a whirlwind of neuro-chemical messages yielding anything from sensations of touch to sexual arousal; feelings of closeness to even a wave of euphoria. learn more here about healthy fitness.

What Types of Insurance Do You Really Need?

A wise first step in determining your individual insurance needs is to think carefully about what you really need to protect. learn more here about healthy fitness.

Cord Blood Facts and Misconceptions

Cord blood is the blood that remains in a newborn’s umbilical cord after birth.  One of the amazing things about cord blood stem cells is its ability to find injured cells and tissue in the body and initiate a healing process. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

EPA announces new bee warning labels for neonicotinoid containing pesticides

The EPA has developed new warning labels for certain pesticides that contain neonicotinoids. Learn more here for healthy fitness.

Running to up-tempo music helps performance

The New York Times recently reported that bodies move in the most efficient way. A new study at the University of British Columbia has found running to up-tempo beats "fools" the body into non-efficient ways, or a faster pace. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Get enough rest

Muscles grow during rest, but not during the training. Strength training is just an incentive, but not the only condition.Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wire your Brain to Pick up a New Language Today

Have you ever wondered how some people can speak multiple languages fluently or how some people seem to pick up new languages little effort? Learn more here about healthy fitness.

The Secret to Joint Relief Sponsored

Are you suffering from joint pain? Does discomfort in your joints hold you back from enjoying the activities you love? Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Next-Gen Solution for Shocking Muscle Gains

One new supplement is revolutionizing the way pro athletes and bodybuilders achieve results. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Clean VS Dirty Bulk

Both clean and dirty bulking require a calorie surplus but the type of foods and the extent of the calorie surplus are much different. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

The Keto Diet – What You Need To Know

If you’re someone who’s getting ready to start up on a fat loss diet plan, one particular plan that you may be carefully considering is the ketogenic diet, or the Keto diet for short. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

In order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the previous day properly. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Secrets of nutrition in the iron world

This article deals with how and what to eat before and after the workout in the morning, before the sleep, etc. Learn more here about healthy fitness.
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The abdominals are called the RECTUS ABDOMINIS MUSCLE and is one continuous sheet of muscle. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

The 20 Best Organic Foods

Walk into an average grocery store and you face a choice—47,000 choices of products, actually. And their labels advertise terms such as low fat, high fiber, free range, and organic. Some matter, some don’t. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Workout Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

A workout injury can happen to anyone, no matter your experience or fitness level. Even walking can cause an injury. Read more here.

Prevent Muscle Strains

Muscle strain -- or muscle pull or even a muscle tear -- implies damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Rotator Cuff Tear

It's one of the darkest fears of pitchers, tennis players, and many other athletes: a rotator cuff tear. If it is severe, a rotator cuff tear can end a player's career. So what is it, exactly? learn more here about healthy fitness.

Knee Ligament Injuries: PCL, LCL, MCL, and ACL Injury

While an ACL injury or other ligament damage once ended the career of many an athlete, treatment is much more successful now. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Achilles Tendon Injury

The Achilles tendon is one of the longer tendons in your body, stretching from the bones of your heel to your calf muscles. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Head Injuries: Causes and Treatments

Head injuries are dangerous. They can lead to permanent disability, mental impairment, and even death. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Lactic Acidosis Related to Exercise

During exercise, muscles metabolize glucose (sugar) into energy. Muscles receive glucose continually through the blood, and also have their own stores of sugar (called glycogen). Learn more here about healthy fitness.

Sports Injuries A-Z

Sidelined by an athletic injury?

Learn about different types of sports injuries and treatments. Read more here about healthy fitness.

Hot Weather Workouts

Summer is a great time for being active. Even if you live where it gets hot or humid, there are ways you can stay in shape year-round. But make sure to take precautions when you are active outside. Read more here for healthy fitness.

Winter Workouts

There are plenty of ways to be active in fall and winter, even if the weather turns cold. You can stay in shape and have fun while you're at it. Here are some ideas: Read more here for healthy fitness.

Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them

How to stop making excuses and start getting fit. Read more here for healthy fitness.

Breathalyzer Device Tells When You're Burning Fat

Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say. Read  more here for healthy fitness information.

Fitness Review: Insanity Program

Insanity is a 60-day home-based workout video program designed by the company Beach Body, which also produces other popular workout DVDs such as P90X, Hip Hop Abs, Power 90, and Slim in 6. Read more here.

10 Workout Secrets From the Pros

Experts and successful exercisers reveal the top tips and tricks they use to get the most from their fitness routines. Learn more here.

30 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips

Ready to get strong and slim? Use these tips to lose weight and look great in no time. Read more here for healthy fitness.

Grilled Peaches with Honey


  • 3 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey  Read more here.

15 Best Workout Tips of All Time

Want to know the secrets to getting a toned trim body in record time? We did too, so we went straight to the top personal trainers, exercise, physiologists and fitness instructors for the ultimate moves and motivation tricks to kick a fitness routine into high gear. Learn more here.

The Top 10 Fitness Myths You're Probably Wrong Abou

Here, the most popular fitness and diet myths you've bought into -- and why they (and you) are wrong. Learn more here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Concussions Cause Long-Term Effects Lasting Decades

The finding comes to light at the same time as 4,000 former football players file lawsuits alleging that the National Football League failed to protect them from the long-term health consequences of concussion. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Cancer-Killing Stem Cells Could Be Used To Treat Cancer

Researchers in Japan have for the first time shown it is possible to make cancer-specific immune system cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Salt May Play Role In Autoimmune Disease

A healthy immune system is a finely balanced system: too little activity and we fall prey to disease, too much, and it attacks our own tissue, triggering autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

The Cinnamon Challenge Lands Many Children In Hospital

The "Cinnamon Challenge", which involves trying to swallow a teaspoon of cinnamon without water within sixty seconds, has led to many calls to poison centers. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

This latest study contradicts most previous ones, which tended to imply that married men generally have more sex in exchange for doing housework. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Modern Diet Is Rotting Our Teeth

The modern mouth exists in a permanent disease state. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Emergency Visits Due To Ambien Skyrocket

The number of people taking Ambien (zolpidem) and ending up in hospital emergency departments increased by nearly 220% between 2005 and 2010. learn more about healthy fitness here.

Can Oral Sex Cause Throat Cancer?

So, what is the risk of developing throat cancer from oral sex? learn more about healthy fitness here.

Anti-Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease In Mice

An anti-cancer drug may reverse memory problems in an Alzheimer's Disease mouse model. Read more about healthy fitness here.

Bras Make Breasts Sag, 15-Year Study Concludes

Wearing a bra does more harm than good - it does nothing to reduce back pain and weakens the muscles that hold up the breasts, resulting in greater breast sagging. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Bee Venom Destroys HIV And Spares Surrounding Cells

Melittin destroys some viruses and malignant tumor cells. learn more about healthy fitness here.

Cure For Gray Hair And Vitiligo Found

The need to use hair dyes to cover up a classic sign of aging - gray hair - may soon be a thing of the past. Learn more about healthy fitness here.

Potential Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise

vaccine for Lyme disease may be on its way, following a promising phase 1/2 clinical trial from investigators at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Learn more here about healthy fitness.

What Are Fordyce Spots? What Causes Fordyce Spots?

Fordyce spots, also known as Fordyce's spots, Fordyce granules or Sebaceous Prominence, are small raised, pale red, yellow-white or skin-colored bumps or spots that appear on the shaft of the penis, the labia, scrotum, or the vermilion border of the lips of a person's face. Learn more here.

CORE STRENGTH: The "Anatomy" of Investigating Abdominal Exercises

To learn about electromyography (EMG) and how EMG has been used to measure abdominal muscle activity in more popular abdominal exercise practices, including Pilates, yoga, and standing abdominal maneuvers. Learn more here.

BUILD MUSCLE: Enhancing Resistance Training Results With Protein/Carbohydrate Supplementation

To realize that following a strength training session muscle protein breakdown exceeds muscle protein synthesis, resulting in several hours of net negative protein balance. Read more here.

Balance Tune Up! Conduct a Symphony of Moves With Maestro David Dworkin

My first workout with Maestro David was to stand tall in our sneakers like an orchestra conductor. Read more here.

THE WAITING GAME: Return to Play and Training After Concussion

The risk of concussive injury and other forms of head trauma is a forefront topic among athletes, coaches, physicians, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and athletic organizations throughout all levels of play. Learn more here.


Regular aerobic and resistance training are two of the strategies we suggest to help individuals manage and expand their physical energy, prevent fatigue, and sustain engagement in those things that really matter to them. Read more here.

Deadly Deadlift Supersets

For many people, the quest for daily physical improvement is centered on ability. The ability to be thrown into any situation – sports, lifting, self defense, daily life – and come out on top. Read more here.

Friday, August 23, 2013

How Simplicity Hurt This New Fitness Tracker [Review]

But for something that’s meant to seamlessly connect our fitness goals  with our fitness data has LifeTrak designed itself into a corner? We tried it out to see if LifeTrak improves Argus, and if it can solve the design problems that plague many popular fitness and health trackers.

13 Unexpected Ways to Fit Cardio Into Your Routine

Sneaking cardio into daily life can save time and improve fitness, sometimes on par with the benefits of a scheduled sweat session. Learn more here.

Sessions: Interactive Life Coaching App for a Healthier You

Whether or not you’ve been pushed to achieve greatness by a whistle-blowing coach, a personal trainer, or just a really encouraging friend,  there's something extraordinarily motivational about having a real life cheerleader on your side. Learn more here.

How a Bra Factory and Space Suits Inspired Under Armour’s New Running Shoe

Under Armour's SpeedForms are a light, seamless running sneaker made for speed, comfort, and anatomic fit with specially designed toe molds and a thin, breathable fabric. learn more here.

Greatist Podcast: Improving Productivity Through Yoga

In this episode of the Greatist Podcast, yoga guru and Greatist Expert Rebecca Pacheco talks about how to carry the benefits of exercise beyond the mat. learn more here.

Try This Full-Body Dynamic Warm-up to Prep for Any Workout

Around 10 years ago, dynamic warm-ups started gaining popularity in the sports world as an effective method for athletes to prep before an event.  Today, dynamic warm-ups are a standard routine for athletes ranging from amateurs to professionals. Learn more here.

How to Do the Perfect Push-Up

Push-ups — we’ve all done ‘em, but sometimes they just don’t look so pretty. Fear not! We’ve got the guide to get it right. Learn more here.

15 Must-Read Trainers Rocking the Web in 2013

In an age of blogs, vlogs, and social media, it's easier than ever for a person to broadcast their thoughts to a worldwide audience. And no one is taking advantage of those platforms quite like fitness pros, many of whom offer everything from digital coaching to online seminars available to anyone with a laptop and a desire to learn. Learn more here.

The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC]

This post is presented by ICEdot. The ICEdot Crash Sensor attaches to cycling helmets. If a severe impact is detected, it notifies your emergency contacts of your location. Learn more here.

Charred Corn Salad

Have you ever wondered what August tastes like?  Well, wonder no more because it's right here in this bowl (and hopefully soon-to-be on the plate in front of you). Learn more here.

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Life on Crutches (Happily)

Crutches can be quite the nuisance. If you’ve never been on crutches before, then not only do you have to deal with whatever injury caused you to be on crutches in the first place, but now you’ve become a walking tripod with no good sense of how to maneuver through the world. Learn more here.

How Getting Healthier Transformed My Happiness and Self-Esteem

There was a time in my life, not that long ago, when the thought of finding happiness in my health and fitness would have sounded absurd. learn more here.

Using Performance Profiles for Goal Setting After Needs Analyses

Graphic performance profiles are valuable tools to address primary training goals created through a needs analysis. Allowing athletes to see their strengths and weaknesses involves them in the process of primary training goal selection, increases their motivation, and program adherence.

Utilization of Slosh Pipe Training into a Strength and Conditioning Program to Improve all Areas of Training

Over the last several years, stability training has become a hot topic of the training world. Balls, bands, bamboo bars, strongman equipment, chains, etc. have all been utilized to train the “core.” This article discusses how to make and implement slosh pipes - PVC pipes filled with water. Learn more here.

Taking Movement Screening a Step Further: Identifying Asymmetries

Fitness testing, evaluations, and screenings can greatly assist the strength and conditioning coach or clinician in identifying areas of fitness performance that require improvement or maintenance, but can also serve as highly useful tools for identifying possible predispositions to compensatory muscle actions that facilitate poor form and increase risk of injuries. Learn more here.

Conditioning Tempo Run

Law enforcement personnel need a blend of both strength training and conditioning to keep themselves in top physical condition. Interval training is an excellent way to integrate both of these needs. learn more here.

7 Benefits of Quinoa: The Supergrain of the Future

Quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas first realized that the quinoa seed was fit for human consumption. Learn more here.

Why Low Carb Advocates Hate Exercise

As we developed the concept of ETP, we knew right from the start that we didn’t want to ride  the VLC bandwagon. Learn more here.

Healing Cancer Naturally – Resources And Stories

Healing Cancer Naturally – Resources And Stories is a follow up to my last article. Learn more here.

Dolph Lundgren Pumped for 'Expendables 3'

The Swedish action movie veteran is psyched for the line-up that Stallone has put together for the third movie. Learn more here.

The Pros and Cons of Dating a Younger Man

You meet a guy and there’s an instant connection—you’re both into Orange Is the New Black, his dry sense of humor kills you, and dang those eyes! And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school. Learn more here.

Grape Seed Extract Outperforms Chemo in Killing Advanced Cancer Cells

Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract. Learn more here.

Stumped for Lunchbox Ideas? Try These Two Yummy Recipes

A new school year is getting started, and with it the daily ritual of preparing your children’s lunch to balance nutrition, flavor, fun, and love. Learn more here.

“How to Reclaim Your Get-Up-And-Go in 21 Days… Or Less!”

If you’ve been packing on pounds, you’re tired,
have low energy and you’re wondering how your body seems to be suddenly spinning out of control, this may be the most important report you’ll ever read. Learn more here.

What Do Meditation And Sex Have In Common?

Orgasms are a result of sensory stimulation that culminates in climactic bliss. It isn't difficult to comprehend why many yearn for such a blissful, albeit fleeting, state. Learn more here.

9 Low-Carb Snacks to Eat on the Go

Simple solutions for a high-protein, high-portability diet. Learn more here.

Eight telltale signs you’ve eaten toxic food

Your body’s immediate response (within 6 hours) to consuming something that it does not want to process and cannot utilize for nutrition are often tell tale signs that if you continue to inflict the same “damage” to your system, eventually major system “failure” will occur. Learn more here.

Modern dentistry is the root cause of many ‘incurable’ diseases

Most allopathic physicians would probably never admit that toxic dental materials placed in your mouth cause serious health problems. In fact, conventional dentistry has certainly contributed to the epidemic rise in chronic fatigue, emotional instability (depression and anger issues), birth defects, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, plus many other degenerative diseases. Learn more here.

Harvard scientist urges people to stop drinking “low-fat” milk

Vegans may have had it right all along; while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, a Harvard researcher and pediatrician argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health – thanks to added health-compromising sweeteners. Learn more here.

The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Within recent years, America has seen a drastic rise in prescription drug use. Most of these drugs are safe, but we are going to tell you about a few that might not be. Learn more here.

Friends’ Impact on Weight Loss

Friends may have our backs, but their health and fitness habits can literally shape our backsides. Learn more here.

Education Is Key in Eradicating the Obesity Epidemic

Bridging the Gap: Robyn Stuhr, MA, ACSM-RCEP, discusses women’s fitness health issues and the non-weight-related benefits of physical activity. Learn more here.

Preadolescents, Obesity and Exercise

Research supports the idea that physical fitness activity, along with a foundation of fun, is an effective intervention in the formative preteen stage of a young person’s life. Learn more here.

Kids’ Fitness Interventions Failing

Childhood obesity, inactivity and poor food choices are taking a toll on today’s youth. In some cases, structured fitness exercise is encouraged for weight management. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t seem to be working. Learn more here.

Clinically Severe Obesity Rates Climb

Clinically severe, or morbid, obesity entails being 100 or more pounds overweight. A recent report suggests that rates of morbid obesity have been rising faster than those of moderate obesity. Learn more here.

Prevention Is the Best Policy for Kids’ Obesity

Contemporary youth are growing up in an environment that many observers call “toxic.” Junk food is sold in schools, food advertising promotes over-consumption, physical education is considered expendable, and some parents fail to realize the physical and psychosocial consequences of childhood obesity. Learn more here.

Can Twitter Help Clients Lose Weight?

Researchers from the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health found that Twitter use among participants in a weight loss program was linked to greater weight loss. Learn more here.

Conquering the “Obesogenic” Environment

Barbara Brehm-Curtis is a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in stress management, nutrition and health. Aside from writing about health and fitness-related topics for more than 25 years, she has worked as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and fitness program director. Learn more here.

Kids’ Sleep, Obesity and Electronic Devices

The rates of overweight and obesity among kids continue to climb. Food choices and inactivity are considered major culprits. Are electronic devices also to blame? Learn more here.

Fewer, Larger Meals May Be Healthier Option for Obese Women

It may sound counterintuitive, yet new research from the University of Missouri, Columbia, suggests that eating fewer, larger meals may prove healthier for obese women than eating smaller meals more often. Learn more here.

Obese Children More Vulnerable to Food Advertising

When viewing food logos, obese children show less activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control than do their healthy-weight counterparts, reports The Journal of Pediatrics. Learn more here.

Overweight, Obesity, Triples in Armed Forces

Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces is physically demanding, and military leaders have developed measures to ensure recruits are “mission-ready.” Unfortunately, a significant number of both first-time applicants and active military personnel do not meet this fitness standard. Learn more here.

The Biggest Loser Watchers Avoid Exercise

The Biggest Loser may hope to offer up big inspiration for its millions of viewers. But that inspiration doesn’t extend beyond the couch. You would think that the personal fitness trainer and the contestants would motivate more viewers towards fitness. Learn more here.

Conquering the “Obesogenic” Environment

Barbara Brehm-Curtis is a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in stress management, nutrition and health. Aside from writing about health- and fitness-related topics for more than 25 years, she has worked as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and fitness program director. Learn more here.

Exercise = Happiness

Fitness professionals and enthusiasts are well aware of the positive effects that exercise can have on mood. Learn more here.

Building Networks of Nourishment

Biscontini is an ACE-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, a member of the BOSU® Development Team and an AFAA certification specialist. Learn more here.

As Alcohol Intake Increases, Diet Quality Decreases

While we are familiar with the blunting effect of alcohol on gains in metabolism and accelerated fat burning, researchers have found another reason why we should cut back on adult beverages: We tend to eat poorly on the days we imbibe. A good fitness balanced program will help with a healthy diet. Learn more here.

What Obese People Wish Fitness Professionals Knew

If you think you know obese clients, think again. We talked to obese (and formerly obese) consumers—and the fitness pros who work with them—to find out how they feel, what they think of the fitness industry and how we can better help them become healthy and vibrant. Here are some things that they would like fitness professionals to know: Learn more here.

How Fitness Professionals Can Fight Childhood Obesity

Fitness professionals personal fitness trainers and all fitness and wellness instructors are an important part of the solution to the childhood obesity epidemic. Learn more here.

Food Journals Can Help Women Lose Weight

It’s not exactly a new strategy for aiding weight loss, but if you aren’t currently using food journals to try to shed pounds in you fitness regime, recent research suggests that perhaps you should be. Learn more here.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Ab Factors

The Ab Factors. Here are 6 tips to help balance out your fitness routine to ensure rock hard abs. Learn more here.

10 Signs You Have WAY Too Much Cortisol

We all know stress is bad for us, yet many of us wear it like a badge of honor.  Learn more here.

Carbs And Building Muscle

Most “traditionalist” fitness bodybuilders and weight lifters will say that you need lots and lots of carbs to gain muscle mass. Some even say that you should keep your carbs pretty high when you’re dieting and trying to get shredded. But do you really need carbs for muscle mass? Learn more here.

5 Foods That Fight Water Retention

Water retention can negatively affect your balanced fitness program the way you look and feel everyday. Here are 5 foods that help fight water retention.

Secrets of nutrition in the iron world

This article deals with how and what to eat before and after the workout in the morning, before the sleep, etc. this will help enhance a complete healthy fitness balanced program.
So, start with a simple and basic – what everyone should know the athlete who wants to make a quality muscle mass without an excess of fat and water: Learn more here.

The Importance Of Water When Trying To Lose Weight

Muscle is made of protein fibers and protein is made up of various amino acids chains. Water plays a vital role in the synthesis of amino acids and, without enough water, your muscle growth will suffer. If your body can’t efficiently build muscle,  your fitness exercise will be much more difficult and your body will look less toned. Focus on drinking water regularly throughout the day rather than simply loading up on water before and after exercise. Learn more here.

The 10 false assumptions of modern science (and how to set science free with new paths to discovery)

(NaturalNews) Much of modern science remains stuck in an endless inward spiral of false paradigms. That's why "scientific" medicine, for example, offers no real answers to the really big diseases: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and so on. Learn more here.

Should You Use Olympic Lifts?

These barbell exercises are great for developing total-body power and boosting fitness sports performance, but there may be far simpler—and safer—ways to get similar results. Read more here.

How to Sleep Right, Tonight

Finding yourself wide awake after a few hours of sleep, or waking often during the night is called "parasomnia" or "sleep maintenance insomnia," and it's much more common than people think. Here are some tips to help maintain your healthy fitness routine with a good nights sleep.

Healthy Bulky: 6 foods to help gain mass without the guilt.

Healthy fitness bulking is all about eating an excess of the right quality foods that will minimize fat gain, maximize muscle growth, while keeping your joints, heart, and metabolism functioning in tip top shape. Read more here.

Habits That Make You Fat

Losing fat can be very frustrating, it’s a tough physical and mental challenge. Losing as much fat in the least amount of time requires excellent diet choices and a well built fitness training program, but even with that some people still struggle to lose any fat. Read more here.


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Heavy Resistance Training for Older Males

Sarcopenia, defined as age-related loss of muscle mass, negatively affects strength, which subsequently decreases the ability to perform tasks of daily living. Read more here.

Vitamin D: Much More than Bone Health

In the past couple of years vitamin D has received a lot of attention regarding how it impacts overall health & fitness.  However, many fitness professionals still do not realize vitamin D goes well beyond bone health and “female” clients. Read more here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Three Tips for Earning the Trust of the Weight-Loss Client

Losing weight requires having a support system of fitness professionals, dietitians, and other clinicians that are dedicated to improve the well-being of their client. Learn first-hand from a weight management specialist about the skills needed to encourage weight-loss clients and build their confidence. Read more here.

Be Helpful, Not Hesitant

Some personal fitness trainers and special population fitness professionals might be hesitant to approach special population clients. This article provides recommendations and a sample exercise program. Read more here.

Training the Hip to Reduce Knee Pain

 Latest research within the fitness field, says females tend to be more prone to knee injuries than males and therefore, this joint and its mechanics are widely studied. Read more here.

What is a Special Population?

The NSCA Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS) credential was established in 2012 to address the fitness needs of individuals afflicted by chronic or temporary health conditions. Read more here.

Too Timid: The Reality of Training Older Adults

Learn how the right approach to fitness resistance training can slow the progression of sarcopenia in older adults. Read more here.

Calculate your 1RM Estimate

 Within the fitness & health field, resistance training, or weight training, is an excellent way to improve muscular strength and increase muscle mass and bone density. Aside from good form and technique, the key to proper weight training is to understand how much weight to lift to effectively stimulate the muscles while simultaneously avoiding injury. Read more here.

Heart Rate Zone Calculator

To experience the health & fitness benefits of aerobic endurance training, you should participate in prolonged aerobic exercise (eventually reaching 20 to 60 minutes of continuous training) at an intensity (or level) that stimulates the aerobic system. Read more here.

Nutrition By The Numbers

The NuVal™ Nutritional Scoring System is a useful tool used within the fitness and heath community to track calories. Read more here.

Daily Caloric Needs Estimate Calculator

For people watching their weight and keeping track of calories is an important practice among the fitness and health community. Read more here.

Measuring Blood Pressure Tool

Although fitness professionals cannot diagnose hypertension, they can play an active role in measuring their clients' blood pressure.  Read more here.

Calculate Your Percent Body Fat

The table below provides established percent body fat norms for men and women based on various categories of health and fitness. Read more here.

Calculate your BMI

The table below provides established BMI norms based on various categories of health and fitness. Read more here.

Nutrition Tips

If your fitness enthusiast, or just want the facts on good nutrition so you can make healthy choices, you can read all about the latest in nutrition news here.

Will The Popular Running Apps Get You Ready to Run?

With the new partnership between ACE and the Women’s Running Series, it is a good time to review and comment on some of the more popular and well-known running apps. It seems that I get an email every month from a fitness technology company touting a new running app. Read more here.

Separating Strength Training Fact from Fiction

Despite the sparkling clarity on certain topics in fitness, there are still some areas that can be confusing and misleading. Here are a few fictions surrounding strength training and the facts that help to set the record straight. Read more here.

Partner Tubing Exercises You Should Try

Resistance bands are a great tool for strength training. You can find them in most fitness weight rooms and group fitness studios. Traditional exercises such as squats and biceps curl can be done solo with the band. But if you want to up the ante, take these exercises a step further and perform them with a partner. Read more here.

9 Tips to Perfect Your Walking Form

Good posture will make it easier to go the distance. Here are some posture pointers for stronger striding during your next walk. Read more here.

Separating Strength Training Fact from Fiction

Despite the sparkling clarity on certain topics in fitness, there are still some areas that can be confusing and misleading. Here are a few fictions surrounding strength training and the facts that help to set the record straight. Read more here.

4 Steps To Determine If Your Client/Trainer Relationship Was Meant To Be

Here's your step-by-step, go-to guide for making a trainer/client match made in heaven! read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Justin Woltering!

Justin Woltering wins the Personal Trainer Of The Month! He was chosen for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Leigh Anne Emerich!

Congratulations Leigh Anne Emerich on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Leigh Anne was chosen for her commitment to helping her clients achieve their fitness goals! Read more here.

5 Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer

If you are new to exercising and need motivation or instruction, hiring a trainer may put you on the proper path to fitness. Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Dan McCaw

Congratulations Dan McCaw on being our Personal Trainer Of The Month! Dan was chosen for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Chris Walker!

Chris Walker wins the Personal Trainer Of The Month! He was chosen for his commitment to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: LeaAnn Scelfo!

Having reached the half-century mark, Lea has a world of knowledge to share with her clients. Read about her success stories--including her own. Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Bret Contreras!

Known as The Glute Guy, Bret Contreras is a regular contributor to Men's Health, Men’s Fitness and Oxygen. Check out his training methods and our exclusive lower-body workout! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Tony Sabanos

Aspiring weightlifters put incredible faith in their personal trainers. Trainers must dedicate their time wholly to each client, in and out of the gym. Tony Sabanos is a consummate pro. Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Aundrea Annin!

There are hundreds of ways to train the body, so why limit yourself? Aundrea mixes multiple approaches to train her clients, to shock and shape bodies! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Kent Paul

Bodybuilders make terrific trainers because they run the gamut of training procedures. See what separates Kent from the fitness pack! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Adam Bisek

When you're looking for a trainer, you want someone who can bolster and break your will. You need it, so you pay for it. Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Emily Zaler

Emily was a soccer standout until injury put her on the sidelines. Now she's found a new 'whey' to win as a personal trainer and nutritionist. Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Chris Kaag

The Marine Corps uses rigorous training principles that can break the best of us. Chris Kaag helps his clients successfully bring that intensity to their own lives! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Dylan Clagg

He grew up in a tiny mountain town where fitness is barely on the radar. But this didn’t stop Dylan from pursuing a career helping athletes achieve their best! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Marsela 'Ella' Ilic

You want a trainer who shouts ‘yes!’ when you want to say ‘no,’ and then screams ‘no!’ when you’re craving to say ‘yes.’ Crush doubt and elevate yourself with help this IFBB figure competitor! Read more here.

Ripped Roundtable Vol. 8: 18 Personal Training Secrets

Need some training guidance? These three personal trainers reveal how they help their clients succeed. Their moderator? None other than our own Ripped Dude! Read more here.

Personal Trainer Of The Month: Tasha Wall

When Tasha achieved a personal weight loss goal, she felt the inspiration to share what she learned with others. She became a trainer, and now guides new weightlifters to the promised land! Read more here.

One Gym, Many Roles: Be A Better Trainer

Are you considering becoming a personal trainer, or just wanting to be a better one? In either case, you need to work on developing yourself before you set foot on the gym floor. Here's your skills checklist! Read more here.

The Next Frontier Of Fitness: An Introduction To Online Personal Training

Websites abound offering personalized workouts and big-time results—for a price. Here's what you need to know before giving up your digits. Read more here.

4 Recipes using rotisserie chicken


Delicious Ideas For A Busy Week

Rotisserie chicken is available at almost any supermarket these days. Pick one of our four super easy and delicious recipes all using rotisserie chicken and simplify your dinner and lunch options for the week. Read more here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Conquering the “Obesogenic” Environment

Bridging the Gap: Barbara A. Brehm-Curtis, EdD, shares thoughts on how fitness professionals can put healthy behaviors like eating well and exercising regularly within clients’ grasp. Read more here.

“Do any of your clients have type 2 diabetes? How do their workout regimes differ from those of apparently healthy clients?”

I’ve worked with many clients with type 2 diabetes, ranging in age from 30 to 85 years old. Even though age and ability are different in each case, the challenge remains the same: Develop a safe and effective program that will be vigorous enough to improve muscle strength and provide cardiovascular benefit without inducing complications from the diabetes. Read more here.

Salt & You

Widespread media coverage on the dangers of salt, and recent public-health efforts to reduce it in foods, seem to make salt the bad guy of nutrition. Read more here.

Modifying Pilates for Clients With Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is epidemic in the United States.

Why does this concern the fitness professional? One in every 2 women and 1 in every 4 men aged 50 or older will suffer an osteoporosis-related hip, spine or wrist fracture during their lives (National Osteoporosis Foundation [NOF] 2005). Read more here.

Uniting the Industry: Transformation Stories

Uniting the Industry: Pilates professionals and clients share stories of triumph over challenge. Read more here.

Optimism May Reduce Heart Attacks

Looking on the sunny side of life may help you be both happier and less likely to have a heart attack, according to a recent research review of more than 200 published studies. Read more here.

Helping the Chronically Short of Breath

Research: Exercise can help people with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other ailments caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read more here.

Yoga May Benefit People With Arrhythmia

Maintaining a consistent twice-weekly yoga practice helped people with cardiac arrhythmia improve symptoms and reduce anxiety, noted a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2013; doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.060). Read more here.

Tai Chi Practice Helps Stroke Survivors

For helping stroke survivors avoid falls, tai chi practice may be even more effective than other exercise programs, such as SilverSneakers®, and the primary reason may be the mindfulness component. Read more here.

Positive People Enjoy Healthy Cholesterol Levels

People in midlife who look on the “sunny side” are likely to have healthy cholesterol levels, according to findings by Harvard University researchers. Read more here.

Keep a Healthy Heart for a Fit Brain

Mind-Body-Spirit News:

People with heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive impairment, providing more evidence of the interconnection between our physical and mental health. Read more here.

Get "Hip" to Thoracic Kyphosis

IDEA presenter Chuck Wolf, MS, director of Human Motion Associates in Orlando, Florida, believes current methods for addressing thoracic kyphosis (aka upper-cross syndrome) may be missing a crucial element. “Historically, the fitness industry has addressed the kyphotic client by stretching the pectorals, abdominals, hip flexors and shoulder complex while strengthening the rhomboids, trapezius and erector spinae musculature,” says Wolf. “This approach, though prudent, looks at the symptoms and not the cause of the problem.” Read more here.

Collective Corrections

Learn how to integrate corrective exercise into group fitness classes. Read more here.

The Bare Bones

Women can increase bone health while decreasing the chances for injury or disease. Read more here.

Developing a Mental-Skills Performance Plan for a Client

Research: It’s not just elite athletes who can use mental imagery to improve performance; your clients can, too! Read more here.

Important Risk Factor and Fitness Assessment “Numbers”

Research: Charts and tables and measurements, oh my! Read more here.

What methods do you use to enhance flexibility in clients?

What methods do you use to enhance flexibility in clients? Read more here.

10 Pilates Tips for Posture and Alignment

10 Tips for 10 Toes
Here are some steps to keep in mind when assessing a client’s movement during footwork on the reformer: Read more here.

A Tool for Group Fitness Managers

Group fitness managers interested in gaining insights on program management have a new free resource created by IDEA author and presenter Shannon Fable and her Web developer husband John Fable. Read more here.

Sit-to-Stand Predicts Mortality in Older Adults

A person’s ability to get up from the floor may be a predictor of mortality, according to researchers from Clinimex Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro. Read more here.

First Impressions

The best personal trainers in the Pacific Northwest leave their marks at IDEA Personal Trainer Wes. Read more here.



Try these if you are craving a frozen treat on a hot day. If you are in the North-East, fresh local strawberries will be ready in June.

These will help you to curb the desire away form eating junky summer treats. Enjoy!

Ripe fresh strawberries
Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Dip ripe strawberries (halved or whole) into vanilla yogurt.
Place them onto a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper.
Put the pan into the freezer and enjoy these once frozen. YUM!

National Skin Care Approach

This is amazing! The link here pertains to a natural skin care approach.
After all, if you want to slim down to look and feel better - you'll want to also put your best face forward too. Heath and fitness skin care. Read more here.

Natural Healthy Drink

You should drink lots of water to help your body flush toxins. If you don't care much for plain water, try this as a natural and healthy way to add some taste.
The Vitamin C helps turn fat into fuel, the tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, and the cucumber makes you feel full. Try it for 10 days and see what you think!

Ingredients per 8 oz (226 g) serving

1 slice grapefruit
1 tangerine
½ cucumber, sliced
2 peppermint leaves
Ice – as much as you like

Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, water, and ice) into a large pitcher.

Stir & drink right away or let it sit for a while for more of the flavor to steep into the water!


These are amazingly effective alternatives to taking medication. Do you use any of them? If so - which do you find are best?
6 Natural Pain Killers:

1 - Ginger! (muscle pain)
2 - Apple Cider Vinegar! (heartburn)
3 - Clove! (toothache)
4 - Garlic! (earache)
5 - Cherries! (headache / joint pain)
6 - Fish! (stomach pain)
7 - Grapes (back pain)
8 - Yogurt (prevents PMS)
9 - Oats (Endrometrial)
10 - Salt (foot pain)
11 - Pineapple (digestive upsets)
12 - Peppermint (muscle pain)
13 - Turmeric (chronic pain)
14 - Flax Seed (breast pain / soreness)
15 - Horseradish (sinus)
16 - Tomato Juice (leg cramps)
17 - Blueberries (bladder infections)
18 - Honey (mouth sores)
19 - Water (injuries)
20 - Coffee (migraines)

How to Clean Your Liver with 5 Natural Liver-Cleansing 

Eight Health Warnings Your Fingernails May Be Sending

Are your fingernails healthy, or sending you a health warning?
Fingernails and disease don’t go together in most minds… but they should. Your fingernails can give you valuable health warnings and signal the presence of serious disease.
Take a good long look at your nails. Hold a hand level with your nose about a foot out from your face and scrutinize each one. Read more here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

How many of us are prepared to forgive a backstabbing colleague, an unfaithful partner, neglectful parents or even the rude jerk who hogged the treadmill this morning? Let’s face it: Persistent unforgiveness is part of human nature—but it also appears to work to the terrible detriment of our health. Learn why forgiveness helps your health and what you need to do in order to forgive. Read more here.

Can You Make Money By Specializing?

Mike Z. Robinson, 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Finalist and owner of MZR Fitness in San Luis Obispo, California, teaches several niche classes. “Creating niche-based groups has become a huge marketing advantage from a psychological standpoint,” he says. “People see the title ‘boot camp’ or something similar, and they automatically think that the program will be too difficult or that they will not be able to do it. However, if they know everyone in the class is just like them, whether that be a new mom or a senior citizen, they are more likely to try it out and fall in love with the program before they judge it.” Read more here.

Saving a Sinking Ship, Part 4: Understanding the Financial Structure of Your Business

When you’re looking to build a successful personal training business, having a sound understanding of finances is a must. Most fitness experts possess exceptional interpersonal skills and are able to transform lives. But they often lack the ability to effectively manage and balance a budget and to use it to forecast and take advantage of financial trends. Financial mishaps and misunderstandings can lead to business failure in no time. In this article, I will share several simple strategies that you can implement today to get your business on track to financial freedom. Read more here.

Small-Group Training: Learn the pros and cons of four different small-group programming systems.

Fitness is an exciting industry filled with passionate people. Yet personal training itself is frequently a dollars-for-hours trade with inherent income limits and a high rate of burnout.
The solution? Convert to a business model where small group is dominant—where one trainer works with up to a dozen clients at the same time. Read more here.

Recharging Trainers From the Inside Out

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing clients smile—and not because they lost weight or improved their fitness, either. When clients exude confidence that comes from having adopted a healthier outlook on life, it is because their transformation was more than external—it came from within. Personal fitness trainers strive to deliver programs that impact clients from the inside out.

“When and for what types of clients is it appropriate to introduce plyometric challenges such as box jumps?”

Jumping, bounding, hopping—plyometric movements like these are great to have in the toolbox, but like any powerful tool they must be used appropriately and with discretion. Using a progression of exercises, having a strength base and training proper landing technique (soft and quiet!) are all essential elements when building a safe and effective program that includes plyometrics. Read more here.

Tricks of the Trade

Training older adults is very gratifying. They tend to be highly motivated and goal oriented. My clients in their 70s, 80s and 90s have often been told to exercise by their physicians. For these clients, the goal in training is, above all, to be healthy. Beyond that, they want to maintain their quality of life and independent living status. Read more here.

Tricks of the Trade

Training older adults is very gratifying. They tend to be highly motivated and goal oriented. My clients in their 70s, 80s and 90s have often been told to exercise by their physicians. For these clients, the goal in training is, above all, to be healthy. Beyond that, they want to maintain their quality of life and independent living status.  Fitness awareness training for the older population read more here.

What’s Ahead for Personal Fitness Training?

Alexandria, Virginia, IDEA held a panel with some of the leading fitness professionals in the industry to ask them what the future of personal training looked like and how personal trainers could address the obesity epidemic and other issues. Read more here.