Burning Fat Is Where It’s At-Part 2-physiology

In my previous blog, I discussed the myth surrounding “fat burning” exercise techniques. Previous articles and discussions have debunked the other multitude of myths surrounding the “secret” to burning fat including fat burning pills, foods, exercise belts, drinks etc. Bottom line- they do not work! To truly understand how our body burns fat, we must …

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Burning Fat Is Where Its At!

A recent question posted to the Health/Science writer at The Boston Globe has prompted me to cover an often confusing issue regarding burning fat via cardiovascular exercise. Do you burn more fat when exercising at a lower heart rate, and hence lower intensity, versus exercising at a high heart rate/intensity? As Judy Foreman so expertly …

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Walking Your Way to Good Health

A recent research study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise proved once again that walking can be an excellent way for many of us to stay in shape and reduce our risk of deadly diseases like diabetes and heart disease. 80 women between the ages of 40 and 66 participated in the …

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How and Why to Keep a Food Diary

Food Logs, or food diaries, are one of the most necessary and effective ways to help dieters lose weight and keep it off. Research has proven that dieters who use food logs for accountability are 60-70% more likely to be successful with their weight loss goals. In my training, I always ask for food logs …

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To Stretch Or Not To Stretch- That Is The Question

Our long held belief in the fitness industry was that stretching pre-exercise reduces risk of injury and improves exercise performance. BUT, several recently published studies, one of which was published in The Journal of Strength And Conditioning Research, is refuting this common practice. This study demonstrated that stretching prior to intense sport activities such as …

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Walking For Exercise- Can it keep you fit?

I often get asked the questions,”What type of cardiovascular exercise is best for me?”, “Does walking count?” The answer is of course, very individual, and it depends on your goals, baseline fitness and exercise experience. Many people who first begin an exercise program can, and should, use walking as a way to burn calories and …

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Calcium/Dairy Products Aid Weight Loss

Many dieters give up dairy products like milk and cheese thinking the fat content is inappropriate for a sound weight loss regimen. In addition, adult women and men, in general, neglect drinking milk, thinking “it’s just for kids”. However, several recently published research studies have shown a link between consumption of dairy products and successful …

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Low Carb Low Down

With so much contradictory nutrition information thrown at us on a daily basis, how do we know what works and what doesn’t work? What is healthy or unhealthy? The recent low carb craze, like many other diet crazes of the last few decades, has gotten way out of hand. Carbs are not our enemies! Our …

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