May, 2015

The Best Way to Track Your Progress: The Scale vs. Body Fat

The Best Way to Track Your Progress: The Scale vs. Body Fat

Being on a weight loss program is hard work.  You work your tail off at the gym, eat healthy, feel healthy, and may brag a little with a selfie here and there on Facebook.  When it comes to tracking the progress; however, how do you report the good versus the bad?  Given there are many […]

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The 5 Most Common Workout Myths – Debunked

The 5 Most Common Workout Myths – Debunked

We have heard them all; those exercise “tips” that are sure to deliver results and then they are backed with some “logic” that has you thinking twice about your next workout.  Workout myths circulate in the news, media, and through word-of-mouth from person-to-person and the biggest reason why we have workout myths is because an […]

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7 Tips to Cut Back on Sugar

7 Tips to Cut Back on Sugar

As part of a healthy diet and weight loss program, you may be looking to cut back on calories.  As part of this, you may immediately stop eating fatty foods or may even start a new diet.  While you may be losing weight and the diet may be progressing how you like, you need that […]

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The Debate: Free Weights or Machines: Which is Better?

The Debate: Free Weights or Machines: Which is Better?

Your gym friend swears by free weights and only free weights, but your coworker says that machines do the same exact thing as free weights.  Who do you believe?  Maybe you are new to the gym or maybe you have been working out for some time now, which do you feel is better?  Is there […]

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The 5 Best and Worst Cereal Options

The 5 Best and Worst Cereal Options

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you have been told when you were younger.  When you look into breakfast and break down why it is important, you begin to wonder why it is pushed on many Americans.  Shouldn’t we all be skipping that first meal in order to save calories?  Doesn’t […]

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How to Improve Your Squat

How to Improve Your Squat

Every weight lifter experiences the plateau; that time during your workout program when you are no longer making gains and may have even regressed some.  For weight lifters and athletes, this plateau is something that can easily be fixed with a little focus and dedication. In the gym, there are some exercises that many want […]

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How to Calculate Your BMR and Why It’s Important

How to Calculate Your BMR and Why It’s Important

You are attempting to lose weight and are wondering how much you should eat.  In other words, you have tried the 2,000 calorie diet and maybe a 1,500 calorie diet and have found that both are hard to maintain over a long time.  So how much do you need to eat to lose weight?  How […]

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The 30-Minute Hotel Room Workout

The 30-Minute Hotel Room Workout

The summer time travel season soon nears and with the many planned trips ahead, your workout routine should be the last routine you should leave behind.  Traveling on vacation or for that important business trip may invite your mind to tell your body to relax and let everything go, but your workout needs to come […]

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The 30-Minute Park Workout

The 30-Minute Park Workout

In many cities throughout the country, the weather is perfect in the month of May.  Fortunately in Arizona, there are an abundance of parks and recreation areas spread out with beautiful grass that invites physical activity.  The next time you feel the urge to exercise, consider using your nearby park or outdoor recreation area for […]

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Why the HCG Diet is Bad for You

Why the HCG Diet is Bad for You

You probably have heard an advertisement recently about a weight loss program revolutionized to target your fat cells to help you lose weight and keep it off.  Sounds like a pretty good deal considering about 70 percent of the United states over the age of 20 years is considered overweight or obese [1].  But when […]

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