What have we done to ourselves?

Last week, I took my Mother up to the hospital for some  doctor appointments. While waiting in the lobby and doctor waiting rooms, I had the opportunity to observe customers and patients throughout the hospital. What I saw was very sad. Patients, as well as those accompanying patients,  as well as hospital staff, were overwhelmingly …

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Upcoming Workshops From Personal Best

Personal Best is offering a series of workshops this spring for  both clients and non clients. -Nordic Walking Classes begin in April through Assabet After Dark Adult Ed Programs in Marlborough, Mass. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am starting Saturday, April, 18th , 2009. Register through Assabet After Dark Adult Ed. -Personal Best is offering …

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The Top 5 reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight- And What To Do About Them

In my 20 years of working in the fitness industry, I have never, note never, met anyone who could not lose weight no matter how hard they tried (aside from people with serious metabolic disorders). Unfailingly, clients who could not lose weight were making crucial mistakes that were preventing them from success. Unfortunately, many people …

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Fitness Research Studies YOU Need to Know About

You’ve heard me talk about the importance of incoporating INTENSE exercise into your fitness regimen. I’ve spoken about how high intensity exercise- both weight training and cardio-is safe for most populations( as long as you start at a level appropriate for your fitness and progress up), and you’ve heard me expound on the fat burning, muscle building, …

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Weekend Overeating Sabotages Weight Loss

I have always counseled my clients to allow themselves one meal a week to eat the foods they may consciously avoid when trying to lose weight. For most people, that may mean going out to dinner on a weekend evening and splurging a bit: having dessert, or maybe a tasty appetizer or the homemade lasagna …

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The Link Between Obesity and Depression- An American Epidemic?

I have been working in fitness since 1988, and have spent quite alot of time working specifically with women as either a fitness instructor or a personal training/strength coach. I have many success stories to tell, and won’t bore you with those, because what I really want to discuss are the stories which did not result in success.  …

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Nutrition Logs For Weight Loss Success

Research has proven time and  time again that keeping a food log increases weight loss success by 60-70%. Unless you know your successes, your pitfalls, your weaknesses, or just plain old bad habits- it’s hard to change them. Seeing your food detailed throughout the day gives you a great picture of what you need to …

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Diets don’t work! They make you fatter

In one of the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of 31 long term diet research studies, UCLA researchers undenyingly concluded that diets don’t work. While diets may help you lose 5 to 10% of your weight initially, this comprehensive analysis showed that most people gain all of their weight back AND MORE within several years. …

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