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Do you have the “Eye of the Tiger”?

Most people you talk to at one time or another have stopped and started a weight loss program. When someone starts a weight loss program, they’re usually very motivated about it. They’ve got the “Eye of the Tiger”. But then, after a few weeks or months, they lose momentum and motivation. They’ve lost their “Eye of the Tiger”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Procrastination Getting in Your Way?

What’s the biggest thing that blocks people from successfully losing weight and improving their health?  They never get started on it in the first place.  You HEAR people all the time TALK about how they want or need to lose weight, exercise or eat better, but all they do is TALK about it and never actually get started.

It’s not that they can’t exercise or improve their eating habits; it’s just that they never actually “DO” it.  And it’s not just with their health and fitness goals.  This concept applies to other goals as well.  So what’s holding you back? Read the rest of this entry »

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“G” is for Grunt

Are you a grunt?

I’m in the gym doing my workout.  I’m lifting fairly heavy weights, and really giving it everything I got with every rep of every set.  I can hear myself breathing.  Taking a nice deep breath and exhaling on the exertion and interspersed with this are grunts.  Yes, I grunt.  No, not LOUD dramatic grunts.

As I’m hearing myself, it got me thinking.  If I’m giving it everything I got during my workout, I can’t help but let out a few grunts here and there.  I’m also very focused on pushing the weight with correct form and really feeling my muscles work.

Do I grunt for attention?  No.  I’m in the moment.  My own self-absorbed competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of HRT for Men

Interesting article posted in the Health Section of the New York Times debating as to whether or not hormone replacement therapy can help or harm men.

You can read the article here —> Hormone Replacement for Men? Perhaps

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Do you have societal stress?

I was tagged in a Facebook note and within the context of that note, the term “Societal Obesity” was used. I found this to be a clever choice of words and it got me thinking.

Our world has become more global, and fast paced, and many of us are living in a 24/7 world. When you hear the news every day, everything seems so crazy and out of control. In our 24/7 world, we’re being pounded with tons of news and information so quickly, and yet, mostly negative stuff such as, debt, stock market insecurity, the fall of the real estate market, rising gas prices, natural disasters, BP Oil Spill, terrorism, deadly flu pandemics, joblessness, the economy, rising health care costs, more instances of cancer and disease, child obesity, obesity, and the list goes on and on. Think about how this affects you mentally as well as physically? You’re going to react to this type of information whether you realize it or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Should Male Menopause be Treated?

Came across this article in the Huffington Post I’d like to share with you.  Here’s the link to the article,

Should Male Menopause be Treated?

I’d be interested to know what our friends in the science community think.

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Do organic snacks have less calories?

While shopping at major chain supermarket, I noticed a box of Organic Oreo Cookies in another shopper’s cart.  This is the first time I saw this product and I couldn’t help but talk to the shopper about this product.  There are many junk/snack foods that are made with organic ingredients (and are not necessarily 100% organic) .  The problem is that when people see the word “organic”, they immediately associate it with being healthier, which then leads people to believe it has less calories, making us believe we can eat more of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Benefits of Exercise

If you’re not already exercising on a regular basis, you may be missing out on many of the physiological benefits. There are physiological effects on the body you can only get from exercise. Diet alone won’t provide these benefits, however, you won’t get the full benefits of exercise without good nutrition.

The Science of Fitness
We all know the health benefits exercise has such as improving cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of diabetes, etc.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Words of Wisdom From James Villepigue

James Villepigue is one of the top Fitness Professionals in the country.  I had the pleasure of having him as a guest on my Fit Talk Show and during my conversation with James, he said something which really stuck with me.

James said, “the best workout program is the one you’re not following”. Think about that.  There are so many great workout programs you can buy, but if you’re not following the program, what good is it? Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Yogurt a Healthy Treat or Sugary Snack?

The issue of obesity and health issues surrounding it have recently been thrust into the spotlight and rightfully so. The food industry is aware of this, and knows that people are taking more of an interest in diet, health and weight loss. The packaging and advertising of many of the food products you see in the supermarkets claim to be good choices to make as part of a healthy diet or weight loss plan.

Too often, many consumers aren’t looking beyond the advertisements and product packaging to take a close look at the nutrition labels of many of these foods.

I’m going to share with you something about me. A few years ago, despite my efforts in the gym and what I though were good nutritional choices, I was a perpetual “before” picture. I didn’t have a sweet tooth, wasn’t eating fast foods, or drinking soda. What I was eating was lots of yogurt and “healthy” frozen entrees that according to the packaging, would help promote weight loss as part of a healthy diet and took it at face value never once bothering to take an interest in the nutrition or ingredient label. Read the rest of this entry »

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