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Amp Up Your Workout Routine with Vibration Training

I always emphasize the importance of regularly switching up your workout routine. But, funny enough, I sometimes have a hard time doing this myself. Personally, l love resistance training, running, and cycling. They are hobbies of sorts. So,…

Losing Weight Without Losing The Boobs

Many women are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much will reduce the size of their breasts. Since a large majority of breast tissue is comprised of fat (adipose tissue), this is an understandable concern. During the initial…

The Sketchy Logic Behind Cheat Days

Time and time again I’ve seen fitness gurus and weight loss enthusiasts proudly posting images depicting tons of unhealthy foods on various social media platforms during their so-called "cheat days". You too may have ascribed to occasional…

Free Weight Training Anatomy: A Book Review

I always emphasize that weight training is an absolute must for weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health, as it is critical for building and maintaining adequate muscle mass. In addition to improving your general physique,…

Nine Powerful Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing

You’ve probably heard of a million fad diets claiming to help you eat better and lose weight. Interestingly enough, as with all fad diets, exercise trends are a dime a dozen. Also, like fad diets, these trends come and go. Now, don’t get…

The Important Role of Protein During Dieting

Protein is one of three essential macronutrients and a key component of a healthy, balanced diet. It's mainly responsible for building, repairing and maintaining all the body's tissues and serves as a chief structural component of lean body…

Losing Weight and Getting Fit? It’s Time to Reward Yourself

Can you believe 2016 is here and in full effect? How are those health and fitness-related New Year’s resolutions going? Are you losing weight? Are you maintaining a regular exercise routine? Have you reduced the amount of red meat in your…

Five Strategies for Eating Well with a Lung Condition

When compared to the average person, individuals with lung conditions (chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema) use way more energy during breathing. Such breathing problems are primarily a result of narrowing and inflammation (swelling) of…

My Expert Take on ACEL Graduated Compression Socks

With the widespread promotion of physical activity and exercise, new breeds of performance-enhancing activewear and sports apparel are hitting the market every day. As an exercise scientist, recreational athlete and true health advocate, I’m…

How the hCG Diet Exploits the "Placebo" Effect

"What are your thoughts on the hCG diet?" Gosh, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been asked about this one. Unsurprisingly so, as "hCG" is of course another one of those "miracle" drugs claimed to have helped millions of people…

An In-Depth Review of the iHealth Core Body Analysis Scale

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle or improve your overall health and fitness level, regularly monitoring physical changes to your body is of the utmost importance. This might be as simple as snapping a few before and after…

Five Foods That Stop Running-Induced Muscle Cramps Before They Start

Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation, comradery or charity, everyone is running a marathon these days. Unfortunately, marathoning and running in general comes with an inherent risk of muscle cramps, especially if you’re a newbie. The…

Three Low-Impact Cardio Alternatives to Running

When you think of cardio exercise, running is probably the first thing that comes to mind. It’s easy to think this way, as running seems to be the most popular thing to do these days. Whether for weight loss, sport, recreation or charity,…

A Fresh Spin on Cycling for Exercise

I’ve been an avid runner for more than half my life but I’ll admit that it’s taken a bit of a backseat since I purchased my first hybrid bike and started an outdoor cycling regimen. I initially set out to buy a simple road bike for family…

How Hula Hooping Can Help You Burn Fat Fast

Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is by far one of the best ways to burn body fat and lose weight. There’s no doubt about that! But, performing this type of exercise doesn’t require expensive, monotonous equipment and, above all, it doesn’t…

The Best Weight Loss Plan for "Big-Boned" Women

Many overweight women tend to misconstrue the term "big-boned" in order to justify their size. However, some do have naturally larger frames due to a relatively larger bone structure. Interestingly enough, although women with big bones tend…

Four Simple and Effective Tips for Achieving Permanent Weight Loss

So, you’ve decided to lose weight. Congratulations! Now, how do you intend on losing the weight? More important, how will you permanently keep the weight off? After working with hundreds of clients over the years and 2,500-plus pounds of fat…

Three Surprisingly Unique Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Without a doubt, exercise training is the best way to improve your health, speed up your metabolism, and melt away excess body fat. However, getting in a good workout doesn’t require regular trips to the gym or even hours and hours spent…

Why Exercise Alone Won’t Get Rid of Belly Fat

Are you seriously struggling with belly fat and looking for a real solution? Are you finding it especially difficult to flatten your tummy in spite of all your exercise efforts? While I’ll be the first to tell you that regular exercise is…

How to Lift Weights Without Bulking Up

I always emphasize that resistance training (weight lifting) is one of the most important components of an exercise program, as it helps in the maintenance of a healthy body composition. An ideal body composition is one that encompasses a high…