An increased amount of body fat can potentially lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues. The body-mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are two measures that can be used as self-screening tools to estimate your weight status in relation to potential disease risk. However, they are not diagnostic tools for disease risks, which should...
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Do you have lower-back pain? Squats got you down? You need to determine what triggers your back pain and then, remove the cause. Doing sit ups, yoga, crunches and other exercises will not help nor generally, will going to the doctor or insurance company. After find out what triggers your lower-back pain, you need to...
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Can you reach your weight goal if you don’t know where you are in relation to where you came from and where you want to go? No you cannot. The key is to know approximately how many calories you need each day, keep a basic log, and make wise food choices, especially if you’re eating...
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This key may be the easiest of all, but only if you develop a habit of doing it. Eat breakfast! Always Eat Breakfast – the 5th key, no matter what! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It is not the most important because of nutritional value, but because the body’s metabolism will...
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Just face it, if you’re going to work out you will have some injuries. The real key is to make sure those injuries are not or do not become major debilitating injuries – the kind that can keep you from your workouts from days to weeks! One of the most common injuries in the gym...
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The fourth key to good weight loss requires some effort; it’s called exercise and you need to sweat some. But, it’s not difficult if your goal is not to be Mr. or Mrs. America. Aside from nutrition, exercise is “the” key for successful weight control. Most people cannot manage their weight successfully unless they combine...
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Physical Therapy: How Often You have been working out at the gym for weeks now and things have been going well. However, you lower back, legs, rhomboid muscles and a few other areas do not seem to be as supple as they should and constantly feel tight and fatigued. You have likely reached a point...
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What is Beauty? Any definition of beauty really depends on who you ask. There is of course, the age-old adage that beauty is happiness. In some cultures, talking about women, the preference is for the voluptuous type, dark hair and eyes, and smooth skin. For other cultures a woman’s beauty can be defined by blue...
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Finding a Balance – Your Weight There’s always a lot of talk about the different components of food and, everyone seems to have an opinion about what is right and what is wrong. But face it, whether you’re consuming carbohydrates, fats, or proteins all of them contain calories. If your diet focus is on any...
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Nutrition – Key #3 to Effective Weight Loss The third key to effective weight loss is related to something we all do every day, eat. You must learn about your own personal nutrition. Nutrition – the goal is to eat a balanced menu. The Atkins diet, Hollywood Diet, Zone Diet, and many others are simply...
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