How To Not Pack The Pounds On Your Next Vacation

  Article By Cole Millen Whether you are cutting calories for weight loss or just becoming more health-conscious, one of the hardest things to do is keep yourself healthy while you’re on a vacation. Healthy living starts with a healthy diet, and it can be a struggle to stay on top of the dining practices...

The Stretching Debate-Should You or Not?

Saw this article today about static stretching prior to working out or playing sports. http://peakcontrol.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/to-stretch-or-not-prior-to-exercise-a-systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-acute-static-stretching-on-maximal-muscle-performance/ There have been debate about this for some time now, and I think this article is pretty accurate. My normal warmup would include foam rolling and a little bit of static stretching followed by some dynamic stretching. I believe that...

10 Minute Workout #1

In a rush and need a quick workout? Here is one you can do without going to the gym. All you need is a pair of dumbbells that are of suitable weight for you. Download PDF Below...

Tomato and Asparagus Salad

This is a good fresh tasting salad that’s low in calories! Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed 8 cups romaine lettuce, torn 1/3 cup low fat Italian salad dressing 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, shredded Instructions: Cook asparagus in boiling water 5-6 minutes or until crisp tender; plunge in ice water to...

Fried On Business Segment (7/7/11)-Importance of Staying Flexible

Show Date: 7-7-11 Growth in Downtown Miami Social Media 2.0 Adult ADHD, the Need For Quite and Staying Flexible Episode 117 Call In or E-Mail Your Questions   Segments: ·         5:02 Listener E mails – Jim lets it rip as he riffs on listener comments on the economy.   ·         5:10 The Lightning Round – Jim and Matt...

Energy Drinks

We’ve all needed a little pick me up at one point,  but turning to those popular energy drinks may not be the answer. As mentioned in my previous blog about sugar, you should try to limit your sugar intake to 15g or less per day. Well if you have one energy drink, you are consuming...

A Little Sugar Never Hurt Anyone…Till Now!

Sugar is just about everywhere. Whether it’s natural or artificial, you can find it in many products in your local grocery store. I’m not a fan of sugar, so I tend to keep the consumption level low. I started doing this about 7 years ago. And since then weight management has never been an issue....

Almond Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients: 1.5 oz whole natural almonds (about 36) 2 tbs saffron spice 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 oz whole wheat pita bread – dry 1 each egg white 1.25 lb Tilapia Instructions: 1. Grind almonds, saffron threads, whole wheat pita, salt, and pepper in grinder. Wisk egg white and brush on...

Health And Fitness Q&A For Radio Show

I’m being offered a weekly segment on a local radio show in Miami. The main topic I’ll be discussing is of course Health and Fitness. I’d like to reach out to everyone that reads my blog, and ask that you submit a question you’d like answered. The show will be recorded and it will be...

The New USDA “Food Plate”

As mentioned yesterday, here is the new “Food Plate” from the USDA. Do you think it will be more effective?...

Category: Exercise

The Stretching Debate-Should You or Not?

Posted 23 Jan 2012 in Exercise
Saw this article today about static stretching prior to working out or playing sports. http://peakcontrol.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/to-stretch-or-not-prior-to-exercise-a-systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-acute-static-stretching-on-maximal-muscle-performance/ There have been debate about this for some time now, and I think this article is pretty accurate. My normal warmup would include foam rolling and a little bit of static stretching followed by some...

10 Minute Workout #1

Posted 27 Jul 2011 in Exercise
In a rush and need a quick workout? Here is one you can do without going to the gym. All you need is a pair of dumbbells that are of suitable weight for you. Download PDF Below...

Are You Pushing Yourself?

Posted 31 May 2011 in Exercise
This is a question you should always ask yourself, because it’s the difference between seeing results and failing miserably. Often times I see people coming into the gym and getting on the treadmill and walk at a slow pace. 10 minutes later, they get off and then pick up some...

ABsolutely Flat by Summer

Posted 17 May 2011 in Exercise
Contributed By NASM Blame the celebrity icons who dared to bare their midriffs, or even the clothing manufacturers that followed the trend without hesitation.  Whomever you choose to blame, revealing abs is all the rage, and summer trends are coming fast. As I see it, there are three very distinct...

More Evidence Showing Why Exercise Is Important

Posted 09 May 2011 in Exercise
An article in the Vancouver Sun talks about how new studies show that exercise does in fact help you live a better and longer life....

Women’s Arm and Shoulder Circuit

Posted 29 Apr 2011 in Exercise
Had a request for a good arm workout for women. Try this circuit using 5lbs to 10lbs in each arm: Arm curl to shoulder press (15 reps) Bench or chair dips (15reps) Lateral arm raises (15 reps).   Repeat the circuit 3...

Beginner’s Workout Handicap

Posted 27 Apr 2011 in Exercise
Many people don’t realize how out of shape they are till they finally get in a gym and do some exercises. That holds especially true for anyone working with a trainer like myself. There are many aspects that are important in getting a proper exercise program. I think the most...

Army revises basic training program to deal with physically unfit recruits

Posted 31 Aug 2010 in Exercise
This is a little sad to me. New recruits in the Army are so out of shape, that the Army has to change their basic training progams to accomodate. Army revises basic training program to deal with physically unfit recruits | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News |...

Dangers of Being a Desk Jockey

Posted 17 Aug 2010 in Exercise
By: Eartha Haines Many of us sit in front of a computer all day and unfortunately, these types of jobs also cause many of us to pack on extra pounds. Our bodies were not meant to sit for 8 or more hours a day but that is what many of...

Too Much Sitting Can Cause Health Problems

Posted 21 Jul 2010 in Exercise
Not really surprised after reading this. Inactivity is one of the main reasons why so many people are obese....