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Activity versus Exercise

Category Exercise, Health

You all have heard my many rants about increasing exercise and how important exercise is for the support of weight loss and weight maintenance.  The biggest point that I try to differentiate is between activity and exercise. Many of you are very active in your everyday lives: at work, yardwork, shopping.  You are standing or Read More…

Partner Workout

Category Exercise, Health

Disclaimer: Do not start a new exercise routine without first consulting your physician! It sure is cold out there, but this workout will definitely warm you up.  Plus, doing this workout with a friend or loved one will make in pass in no time.  So gear up and get going. Start with a quick 2 minute Read More…

Exercise Your Choice

Category Exercise, Health

Exercise is an important part of weight loss and weight maintenance.  As important as exercise is, its also important where you exercise.  Outdoor activities can be an excellent way to get a workout in, but can be difficult based on Mother Nature.  So what should you look for in a gym?  The following tips will Read More…

Bariathletes

Category Exercise, Health

A fantastic article about the nutrition changes in athletes who have undergone surgical weight loss.  Take a look!   http://wmdpg.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Nutrition-for-Bariatric-Athletes-Part-1-Fall14.pdf   Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, CES Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Specialist   Photo from 5k.got2bsafe.com Read More…

Exercise in 2015

Category Exercise, Health

Many of us have made the resolution for 2015 to get in shape and increase exercise.  But what type of exercise is really the best?  A study in the Journal of American Medical Association-Pediatrics reports that the most effective way to drop body fat is a combination of resistance training and aerobic exercise. The study looked Read More…

Being S.M.A.R.T. in 2015

Category Diet, Exercise, Health

It’s the beginning of the year and the gyms are packed because many people have made resolutions to improve their health in 2015.  However, many of those resolutions will be lost by the time February hits and that’s because many people forget certain parts of a goal that need to be in place to achieve Read More…

Overall Success

Category Diet, Exercise, Health

A recent article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics discusses counseling and interventional avenues for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.  A specific quote from the article is as follows: “It is important to note that longer-term comprehensive lifestyle interventions (>1 year) produce greater weight losses, and that long-term interventions Read More…

Timing of Workouts

Category Exercise, Health

People always claim that certain times of the day are better for working out than others.  The personal trainer in the gym wants you to workout in the mornings, while your coworker tries to persuade you that evening walks are even better for you.  The good news is that you don’t have to listen to Read More…

The Importance of Exercise

Category Exercise, Health

Last night at support group we were lucky enough to have a special presentation from Dustin Lewis.  Dustin is a personal trainer at Pivotal Fitness in Taylors.  He discussed the importance of exercise and gave some great ideas to get you jump started on your fitness goals. Dustin talked about how cardiovascular exercise can be a Read More…

Get Moving!

Category Exercise, Health

I’ve recently given a try to some T25 Workouts. T25 is brought to you by Sean T, the creator of the Insanity and Asylum programs. These workouts are similar to p90x, but mainly use bodyweight exercises. After doing a few workouts, I wanted to bring you all a modified T25 workout that could be completed Read More…