Carbs Are Not the Cause of Weight Gain

Carbs Are Not the Cause of Weight Gain

Low carb diets have come in and out of fashion and along the way have given carbohydrates a bad reputation – eating carbs makes you fat. We have all grown up thinking donuts, cake, candy, and ice cream are treats we love but make us fat. These foods are all...
Big Meals vs. Several Smaller Meals

Big Meals vs. Several Smaller Meals

Diet books regularly tout eating small, frequent meals throughout the day. Are small meals better than big meals? Eating every 3 to 4 hours throughout the day is a program used by athletes, bodybuilders, and dieters for years. Eating frequently does not give your body...
Testing Your Fitness Level at Home

Testing Your Fitness Level at Home

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all gotten used to working out at home. We have figured out our workout areas and the best time for exercise. Is it working for you? Are you getting more fit? Tracking your fitness level is more important now that home...
Sustainable Workouts

Sustainable Workouts

The concept of sustainable fitness is gaining momentum. People are realizing the quick schemes do not bring long term results. Sustainable workouts, like sustainable fitness, means you are working out in a positive, consistent manner that you can permanently sustain....
Stay Motivated This Winter

Stay Motivated This Winter

It is early winter, and most gyms are closed because of the pandemic. The weather is colder, and it is harder to go outside for exercise. It would seem natural to throttle back on the workouts for a few months. You do not have to. Your workouts can produce great...
Overcoming Overindulgence During the Holidays

Overcoming Overindulgence During the Holidays

During the winter months and especially the holidays, overindulgence is common. Serious dessert eaters love the holidays! The sugar cookies, fruitcakes and plethora of candies make the holidays a vast caloric minefield for the serial fitness buff and dieter. The...
Workout Consistency Is the Key

Workout Consistency Is the Key

Everyone struggles with working out consistently.  We are all too busy and have too many things interrupting our workout schedule. If you want to get results, you must push through and create consistency. Improving your fitness requires consistent exercise because you...
Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

The old saying, “Use it or lose it” is especially true when it comes to fitness. If you do not exercise you will not be fit. However, sometimes you do need to take some time off. How long before your results start to fade? Gaining muscle does not come always come easy...
Protecting Your Workout Schedule

Protecting Your Workout Schedule

Whether you are working out at the gym or at home, scheduling your workout is an essential task. Protecting your schedule, however, is where the real effort pays off. We are all busy. Ask anyone you know. Everyone will tell you they are busy. It is the way our world...
Not Working Out Can Lead to Premature Death

Not Working Out Can Lead to Premature Death

We talk a lot about working out and living a fitness lifestyle. Other than looking good and feeling healthy, how important is exercise? Not exercising can lead to premature death. That is important. The World Health Organization reports people who are not sufficiently...