Healthy Bodies

Healthy Bodies

Question: What’s best for vegetables — fresh or frozen? Answer: Vegetables are vegetables. The key here is that you’re eating them — be it fresh or frozen. When eating fresh vegetables, choose ones that are in season for enhanced flavor. If choosing to cook your vegetables, remember that the vitamin…
Most people who walk into a gym or studio are walking in with a personal goal for themselves. This goal can range anywhere from weight loss to sports performance to rehabilitation. Everyone has their reasons for coming to the gym to work out. It can be that your doctor has…
Well, here we are at the turn of yet another new year. 2012 has come and gone, leaving us wanting a fresh, new start. For many of us, the turn of a new year marks a starting point for some major life change. Yes, the resolution is upon us. With…
The human body is a vast and complex system. A very popular system of the body to be discussed is the muscular system, mainly the core muscles. The core system is crucial to how we move and function on a daily basis. In order to truly understand how to train…
Your cardiovascular endurance is one of the most important things your body has. The cardiovascular system consists of many complex inner workings, including the heart, cells, lungs, diaphragm and many small muscles that connect to the ribs. Why train it: The cardiovascular system contains one of the most important muscles…
Question: I have a very serious weight problem and have been told that I’m a candidate for surgery. What are your thoughts on this? Answer: Weight-loss surgery is certainly an option if you are morbidly obese, but in my opinion, it should always be seen as a last resort. In fact, most…
As 2012 comes to an end, and with 2013 soon to be upon us, society is still struggling with the perceptions, other than the reality when it comes to resistance training. Resistance training (referred from here on as weight training) can be dated back to Greece as early as the…
Question: People keep telling me that if a food is “natural,” it must be good for me. Is this really true? Answer: In a word, no. It sounds pretty good though, doesn’t it? In actuality, all foods are made up of the same basic elements, so whether nature organized those…
Question: If I want to get in the best shape of my life, is a gym membership required? Answer: That’s an interesting question. Despite the fact that I work for Anytime Fitness, I have to tell you the answer is no. A gym membership is not required to get into great shape.…
Question: A friend of mine eats five to six smaller meals each day and keeps telling me that I should be doing the same. Are there actually any benefits to doing this, especially if three meals per day are satisfying? Answer: Experts have been telling us to eat more frequently throughout the…
Question: I have a very simple question for you … how often should I weigh myself? Answer: Assuming you’re trying to lose weight, it really depends on where you are in the weight loss process and how sensitive you are to the results. If you’re in the early stages of…
Question: I love fast food, but I am trying to lose weight and improve my health. Is it okay to eat fast food while on a diet program? Answer: Yes, but as always, there are a few important points to keep in mind. We all know fast food isn’t necessarily…
Question: My 6-year-old son wants to eat hot lunch every day because his friends do, but I know I could make him some healthier options here at home. Any advice? Answer: This is probably an issue that a lot of parents deal with. Sadly, the nutritional guidelines for public schools are terrible,…
Question: Well, it’s that time of year again. Any advice on sticking to my New Year’s resolutions now that we are several months into 2012? Answer: To be honest with you, I don’t really like the whole resolution approach at all. Wasn’t it Einstein that said doing the same thing over and…
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