Get a stronger upper body at home in only a few minutes per week!

Whether you’re at a stage in life where you’re having to hold little children, or you’re noticing your muscle mass declining with age, you know you need more upper body strength. Lacking the strength to physically accomplish what you need to can leave you feeling exhausted by the end of the day. Fortunately, improving your […]

Why being skinny isn’t everything

We all know that being overweight isn’t good for your health. But one thing this Exercise Physiologist has learned is that many people don’t realize you can still be a very healthy person and be overweight. That’s right, your weight does not completely dictate your health status. The truth is, if you’re overweight but still […]

How to stay full so you can stay energized

It’s that thing we want to so badly and so often we’re lacking: energy. While having enough energy is related to how much sleep you get, your exercise habits, and other factors, one of the greater determinants of your daily energy level is your diet. If you want to avoid being hungry and sluggish, make […]

Should you be drinking protein shakes?

Protein seems to be a very poorly understood topic. I could write for days about this, but today’s post is limited to one critical message: Contrary to popular belief, protein supplements are for weight GAIN, not weight loss. If you are hoping to lose weight, or just maintain a healthy weight, you probably shouldn’t be […]

Be wary of some “health foods” that aren’t really healthy!

One of my pet peeves is the sneaky way that companies market high-sugar, excessively high protein foods as health foods. We will tackle the protein problem later. For now, be wary of sugar and added calories in things like smoothies, granola bars, diet/protein drinks, and many other things that you’re suppose to believe make you […]

How much exercise do we need?

It’s a big mystery: do we need to work out every day? Or is the magic number 4 or 5 times a week? Does it do any good to work out once in a while? Answer: it depends on your goal If your goal is to lose weight, then any exercise you do will help […]