Category: Health and Fitness

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9 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

 Strength training is one of those things that can change your body composition in a good way.  It can change your body from being soft to being solid.  It will help you with your posture, flexibility, and metabolism.  With all these great benefits, it can be confusing to how to progress from beginning to intermediate to expert in strength training.  There are many walls, or obstacles, that stand in your way on your muscle building journey.  So let’s discuss about some of these walls and see if we can knock some down. You’re Not Resting Enough If you don’t let your...

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How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

You have went from not working out at all, to walking almost everyday, and you have been consistent for months.  The walks has made a big difference in your health, but now you feel like you need to take your exercise to another level, so you are considering running.  You have some concerns about running, being that you heard that it can lead to joint issues, such as knee pain, hip pain, etc.  Well if done right, running can have tremendous benefits, while avoiding the catastrophes.  Running has been shown to: decrease blood pressure, increase cardiovascular functioning, increase HDL (the...

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8 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working

When you work hard you expect to be rewarded.  In terms of exercise the reward is looking better and feeling better.  But there are many cases when we feel like we are working hard but we are not seeing the results we want.  Let’s discuss 8 reasons why you are not getting the results that you deserve. 1. You’re not working hard enough. If you have been working out consistently for a few months and the results have stopped showing after the first month or so, then that means you need to step up your workout.  The body adjusts quickly...

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10 Bad Habits Keeping Weight Loss At Bay

Losing weight can be complicated for some.  You workout five days a week, give up most of the snacks that are bad for you, and at the end of the week , you do not lose any weight.  Seeing that, can make the best quit. What’s the point of working hard and disciplining yourself if you are not going to see any results?  Well don’t give up, let’s discuss some of the things you may be doing wrong. With a little improvement, weight will drop off you like sweat.  Bad Habit #1: Going “on a diet” in the first place...

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7 Places Germs Hide at Your Gym

The gym has been highly scrutinized in this COVID era, due to the heavy breathing, sweaty equipment, and the close proximity to people.  The gym has always been a place where germs are easily spread, but with the COVID situation everything has been heightened. One of the conundrums about not going to the gym, or not living a healthy lifestyle, is it makes you highly at risk to death to the COVID disease.  So getting in shape is absolutely necessary and going to a clean gym is top priority, the benefits outweigh the risks. The first step to avoiding gym germs is...

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Why You Should Learn to Love Strength Training

Everyone enjoys a particular style of exercise, it could be bike riding, yoga, swimming, etc, but which ever style of exercise you enjoy make sure it involves strength training. 10 Reasons to Love Strength Training  1. Strength training keeps muscle mass when you are losing weight. During weight loss, from dieting, 25 to 30 percent of weight loss is muscle.  The only way to preserve and build the muscle while burning fat is thru strength training. 2. Strength training raises your metabolism. The more muscles you have the higher your metabolism.  After the age of 25, you lose a half a pound...

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6 Non-Diet Reasons You Have Belly Fat

As we all should know, diet is the number one reason why people have a difficult removing fat from the body.  We all know that you can do 1000 crunches a day, but eat unhealthy, and never see a 6 pack.  But there are also other important reason you cannot get that troublesome fat off your body, even though you are eating a healthy strict diet.  You’re Not Sleeping Enough When you do not get enough sleep it negatively effects the hormones in your body, which causes you to gain weight.  One hormone in particular leptin is responsible for the...