Before we talk about the different types of medications, let’s talk about Hypertension, a.k.a. High Blood Pressure, first. There is a trend of increasing incidence of hypertension with increasing age. A part of this can be genetic, but for the most part, this one correlates very well with lifestyle choices. Remember though, if we are…Continue reading The Effects of Those High Blood Pressure Meds on Your Exercise Program:
Try these great tips to increase your adherence. I’ve touched on this topic before, but adherence is your ability to stick with something. It can be applied to almost anything, but it is especially useful when creating exercise goals and expectations. One of the biggest pitfalls of exercise adherence is setting goals that are too…Continue reading Are You Having Problems Getting a Workout Program to Stick?
Try These Quick & Easy Steps for the Best Night’s Sleep. Insomnia is defined as difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up much too early. It will affect 1 in 4 people at some point in their life. While for most, this will be a short period of inconvenience (acute insomnia), for some,…Continue reading The Do’s & Don’ts of Overcoming Insomnia
Before I was a medical doctor, I was a fitness professional. After I left medicine, I became a fitness professional, a fitness professional who now knew the why’s and the how’s of fitness. I decided that my passion for fitness and my understanding of how the body works is more useful outside of an ICU…Continue reading Improving Type 2 Insulin Resistant Diabetes and program design with the Lock and Key Approach
Whether you are new to exercise or have been doing so for years, I bet there is something you are not getting from your exercise program that you really want. There are just so many magazines and such, and they all seem to contradict each other. I’m going to lay out the basic steps of…Continue reading Program Design 101: Six Expert hints, the Answers are here and easy to fix.
Overtraining Syndrome, while commonly referenced in athletic populations, occurs when the body is not able to recover sufficiently before the next training sessions. Is it real?…..Yes! It is very real, and if you have not reached the point where working out is the same as breathing, it can really diminish you adherence and cause you…Continue reading Don’t Let Overtraining Syndrome Derail Your Fitness Goals: Here is how you know you have it and know what to do about it.
Throughout my years as a leader in the fitness industry, I have seen a range of ways that personal trainers try to increase their client base. When they succeed, personal trainers often become comfortable with their current clients, and often stop talking to new prospects. I have been that trainer who lost 5 clients in…Continue reading Difficulties Building Your Personal Training Business: Try this Fun Game to Meet Your Business Goals!
Meditation is not a new topic, neither is strength training, but combining the two together…well, I believe that has potential. Let’s go with Meditation first. We spend very close to 47% of our day on auto replay. We are reliving the past over and over and over again, or we are formulating our opinions, actions,…Continue reading Meditation: A great tool to bring to your workout!
While Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that can affect the heart, lungs, blood vessels, skin, and eyes, it’s effect on joints is what makes it so well known and quite difficult at times. It is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease. The human immune system creates antibodies to protect us from infections. It becomes…Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis: Why is this autoimmune disease one of the toughest for program design?
Are you someone who has started a fitness program and meal plan, only to be done with it a month or two later? Trust me, you are not alone, and I’m going to give you some ideas and simple steps to create a healthy lifestyle. The goals will come with that healthy lifestyle. Adherence is…Continue reading Problems Sticking With Your Workout and Nutrition Plan? Try these 5 easy steps to get the ball rolling.