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Friday, 21 January 2011

The secret to successful fitness resolutions

While you can't wave a magic wand and make your resolution come true, there are some easy steps to take that will make it easier to fulfill your promise to yourself.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Fasting Fat Loss Secrets – How to Drop Weight Fast

Fasting for fat loss is something that works incredibly well when done the right way.  How many people have you heard of starving themselves for days because they have a wedding or a vacation coming up? Not a good fasting fat loss strategy.  If you’re looking for a fasting fat loss program I highly recommend checking out Brad Pilon’s, Eat Stop Eat book.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Fat Burning Zone Heart Rate Calculator

So let’s do a flash back to about 5 years ago.  I’m studying to take my personal training exam and I come across a section that completely dumbfounded me. It was the fat burning zone.The book, which was written by prestigious doctors and that such, said that to optimally burn fat you want to train the in the “fat burning zone” which is about 60-65% your maximum heart rate.  And after I read this I was like “what the hell?”

Monday, 20 September 2010

8 tips for controlling portion size

If you're trying to lose weight or stave off chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, it's not only the type of food that's important — it's also how much is consumed and when. Learn to gauge the portion size correctly so you know how many calories and carbohydrates you're taking in.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Lower Back Pain?...............No More!!!!

Weak Muscles Cause Back Pain: Weak muscles are often at the root of back pain, especially lower back pain. The muscles of the back, the abdomen, and the buttocks all support the spine - these muscles are called the core muscles.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Brett is the Director of Athletic Performance at Fitness Quest 10. Brett works with hundreds of athletes per year, from youth to professional, helping improve athletic performance and decrease the likelihood of injury. He has co-produced 2 sports performance DVD’s with Todd Durkin.

It happens to everyone. The birthdays just seem to get away from you. Completely out of your control, you and your body grow one year older every year. What used to “flex” may “droop” a little bit, what used to seem like a jog, is now a sprint, that triangle or hourglass figure may be starting to invert itself a little bit. Great news for anyone in this situation! Modern science has found that aging is not necessarily a death wish for looking great, feeling great and being healthy. There are many things you can do, without surgery or other extreme measures.  

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Weight Loss May Be Associated With Improvements in Hot Flushes in Overweight and Obese Women

Among overweight and obese women with bothersome hot flushes during menopause, an intensive weight loss intervention program may lead to improvements in flushing, according to a report in the July 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.