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Perceived Exertion

There are a few ways to judge a person's intensity when they are exercising. One of the easiest (without having to use any fancy equipment) is called "Perceived Exertion" or P.E.  It is a technique that requires the individual to judge their overall intensity while exercising. The accuracy of this test is dependent on a [...]

Weight Loss

The word “diet” has always been associated with weight loss and negativity. Self-induced starvation and food withdrawal can induce symptoms that could turn the most pleasant of individuals into Attila the Hun or Lizzy Borden. nnn The goal of dieting is to lose weight and body fat, which would ideally lead to better health and […]

Weight Loss Programs

Do Diets Really Work? Weight Loss Losing weight at it’s basics is nothing more than calories in versus calories out. While calories in is simply based on your caloric intake, your caloric outtake is affected by numerous factors; exercise intensity, your metabolic rate, hydration and other factors. Two of the most effective programs for weight […]

Health Factors

Health factors like blood pressure and cholesterol readings are an important part of designing a fitness program that is safe and effective. Your blood pressure changes from day to day and even from moment to moment. For instance, it rises when you are active or excited and goes down when you rest or sleep. This is quite normal and nothing to […]

Knowing the Basics

The Basics You Need to Know Nutrition – Four sources of calories – carbohydrates, protein, fat and alcohol. Calories per Gram – carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories per gram, alcohol has 7 calories per gram and fat has 9 calories per gram. Minimal Needs – women need at least 1200 calories per day and men need a minimum […]

Power Lifting for Grandparents

When you hear the words “power lifting” images of large, hulking men lifting hundreds of pounds of weights might come to mind. But power lifting is as much an everyday activity as it is a sport. If you don’t consider yourself a weight lifter, or have never imitated a power lifter before, you would be […]

Three little words

I enjoy watching television when I’m working out in my house. The fast forward button is my favorite feature on the remote control; anything to get past most commercials. Commercials used to be thirty to sixty second segments, now the commercials have become infomercials and are the show themselves. A commercial is designed to do […]

Nutrition A Basic Understanding

No Matter What Your Goal, Nutrition is Half Your Work Whether you are trying lose weight, gain muscle, improve your immune system or your general health, good nutrition is half your work. Protein does not build muscles; exercise builds muscles. Protein helps rebuild muscles that have been torn down by exercise (among its many other […]

Everything I need in life, I learned as a kid

Sometimes I miss being a kid. The endless summers, the only aches and pains I had were from a skin knee, and if I fell down I would actually bounce right back up from the ground. There were many lessons I learned about life as a kid, but it’s not until I was an adult […]

Investing in Your Health

Investing in one’s future is not only a matter of money, but taking the time to take care of yourself. Saving up to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime can be two completely different experiences based on your physical fitness and health. Imagine the quality of your life that you can enjoy by being healthy. […]


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