The Effects of Those High Blood Pressure Meds on Your Exercise Program:

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:

Are You Having Problems Getting a Workout Program to Stick?

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?

Improving Type 2 Insulin Resistant Diabetes and program design with the Lock and Key Approach

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

Program Design 101: Six Expert hints, the Answers are here and easy to fix.

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.

Meditation: A great tool to bring to your workout!

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!

Problems Sticking With Your Workout and Nutrition Plan? Try these 5 easy steps to get the ball rolling.

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.

Avoiding Burnout, Daily Balance with Bumbles

We have all heard that we should strive for balance in our life. Balance requires adequate sleep, food, movement, play, and acts of self-care. Most of us are lucky if we get 3 of those in one day. Lack of daily balance interferes with thinking, makes ideal weight almost impossible, and leads to anxiety, depression, and frustration. Most importantly, it decreases chances to succeed. Burnout was very recently made an official medical diagnosis, and it’s caused by a lack of daily balance. It is a proven result with medical consequences from living an out of balanced life.