Get Up and Move!

Over the past 30 years there has been a shift in the way society behaves, works, and expects to work due to huge advances in technology1. This slow yet steady shift has turned America into a near-complete sedentary society. Technological progress and all the wonderful things that it does has turned the vast majority of…

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The Sweetener Wars

People eat more sugar now than they ever have before and it shows in the waistlines of people all over the world; in the US alone people consume 400 times more sugar than they did in 19701. What is it that makes sugar so appealing and oftentimes addictive?  Understanding sugar’s addictive qualities and breaking a…

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Run Your First 5K!

Even if you haven’t exercised in years, you can run your first 5k by May with a little dedication and hard work.  It is a good goal to have, especially if you have thought about running and just haven’t taken the time or given the energy to the task.   Where do you start?  Assuming your…

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Feeling Stressed? Try Exercise!

According to the World Health Organization, health is “not only the absence of illness, but also a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being”1.  One of the wonderful things about exercise is that it helps you to improve all of the components of health. Do you find yourself lacking in mental wellness?  Are you…

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Pressed for Time? Try This 30 Minute Workout

Kim Farmer is a Personal Trainer, Clinical Exercise Specialist and Group Exercise Instructor. Visit her website at www.milehighfitness.com where you can sign up for her bi-weekly health and fitness newsletters. View or post on her blog at www.milehighfitness.com/fitnessmatters

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Calorie Torching Workouts

Looking to blast calories? Get ready — it’s going to be intense.  “It’s got to be high intensity, whatever the workout is, if you’re going to torch calories — not just burn them,” says Bret Emery, a behavioral psychologist and weight loss specialist based in Weston, Fla. “Heart rate is key. That’s the speedometer of the body. If we…

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Think Before You Drink!

Of course we all know that what you drink is just as important as what you eat if you are trying to lose weight.  But did you know that making smarter drink choices could lead to weight loss?  In these hot summer days you need to stay hydrated but what you choose to drink can…

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Good News for Chocolate Lovers

pressure or heart disease?  Surprisingly, studies show a bon-bon can help with these ailments too.  A dark piece of chocolate  —but not a Twix bar Reeses cup.  But this no license to go on a chocolate binge. Eating more dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure according to researchers.  Read on to learn more about…

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Burning Fat Through Cardiovascular Exercise

If you have been focused on getting rid of excess fat around your waistline, thighs and hips, you are one in a million.  Most personal trainers are asked very frequently about the best way to accomplish this feat in the shortest amount of time and the answer is always the same:  Cardiovascular exercise is necessary…

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