An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily

Less than one hour of resistance exercise training per week lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). This was shown by a study involving more than 7,000 participants from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) in the USA. The beneficial effects ofContinue reading “An hour per week at the gym lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome — ScienceDaily”

Wearable health devices: proceed with caution

I’m glad to see this article in ScienceDaily (below). Fitness is a HUGE business.  One that benefits me personally as well as financially.  So I don’t begrudge other trainers or businesses trying to get in on that, especially when the consumer benefits by becoming fitter. But there is so much snake oil out there.  AndContinue reading “Wearable health devices: proceed with caution”

Just 30 minutes a day: Regular exercise relieves asthma symptoms: Those who undertake physical activity year round breathe easier — ScienceDaily

Millions of people suffer from asthma. Many report having poor control of their symptoms. Fortunately, new research shows there is a simple antidote: 30 minutes of exercise a day, year-round. Source: Just 30 minutes a day: Regular exercise relieves asthma symptoms: Those who undertake physical activity year round breathe easier — ScienceDaily Those who undertakeContinue reading “Just 30 minutes a day: Regular exercise relieves asthma symptoms: Those who undertake physical activity year round breathe easier — ScienceDaily”

Extreme Conditioning Programs: Potential Benefits and Potential Risks. – PubMed – NCBI

My guess is, after over 2 decades as a trainer, once studies are done extreme conditioning programs will offer no more reward than High Intensity Resistance Training, and therefore be deemed to be unnecessarily risky for the reward.  Actually you don’t need 20 plus years as a personal trainer to know that. You just needContinue reading “Extreme Conditioning Programs: Potential Benefits and Potential Risks. – PubMed – NCBI”

The Art of Eating

Via philosophyblog.net By Philosophy_Muse On May 12, 2013  Today I had the most enjoyable experience. It almost caught me by surprise. It was a meal, and the best meal I have had in recent memory. I didn’t eat too much and I didn’t eat too fast. I was not in my typical rush, and I felt pleasure in each bite.Continue reading “The Art of Eating”

9 Reasons Tracking Your Eating and Exercise Habits Will Help You Lose Weight

via EvidenceMag.com by Armi Legge Tracking your weight, calorie intake, and exercise levels will make you a more successful dieter. “What gets measured, gets managed.” Peter Drucker, management consultant and author. It’s hard to find something that quote doesn’t apply to. If you want to improve on something, you need to track your progress, andContinue reading “9 Reasons Tracking Your Eating and Exercise Habits Will Help You Lose Weight”