Falls among older folks are on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in the US alone, over 3 million people a year are treated in emergency departments for injuries resulting from falls. 800,000 of those are hospitalized. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and cause 95% of […]
Keto Diets For Exercise: Friend or Foe?
Is the ketogenic diet bad for exercise? Some say it’s not and may even help athletic performance. But not all the evidence shows it works and some evidence suggests keto is a bad choice if you workout regularly. In this video review, I’ll present the other side of the argument by showing studies whose results […]
Fitbit Charge 3 vs. iPhone Health App Review: What’s Better?
I LOVED my Fit-Bit One. Unfortunate I lost it. So when I discovered several Bed Bath and Beyond gift cards, I decided to treat myself to a new and improved fitness tracker. After watching several positive reviews, I decided the Fit Bit Charge 3 was right for me. Soon after purchasing however I noticed it […]
4 Exercises To Blast Through Your First Pushup
A goal of many people starting a fitness program is to do a pushup. The pushup is a great measure of upper body and core strength. Google “pushup” and you will find many articles and videos showing you how to do wall pushups, bar pushups or pushups from your knees as a way of progressing […]
Are Gyms The Next Target Of Mass Shootings?
Update 9/5/20. This is the post I never wanted to write. But, given the rise in gun violence and mass shootings in schools, churches, synagogues, and mosques have me wondering if the next soft target for terrorism might be a fitness center. I’ve been tracking violent crimes occurring in and around gyms for a while. […]
The Mystery of DOMS: Why Do Your Muscles Get Sore After Exercise?
Updated 12/28/20. Everybody has felt muscle soreness a day or so after a workout. But, have you ever asked yourself where is the pain was coming from? Was it lactic acid buildup that made your muscles sore? In this review, I’m going to answer all your muscle soreness questions by telling you the real story—as […]
OverTraining Syndrome Review: Symptoms and How To Get Better
Personal trainers who work with athletes or those involved in intense exercise programs need to be aware of a condition called overtraining syndrome. This is a real phenomenon and is different than feelings muscle soreness (DOMS) which happens a day or two after exercise. I feel this overtraining syndrome may be underdiagnosed in both fitness […]
Fit Bit vs. Samsung S Health: What’s Better?
So, after over two years it was time to upgrade my Samsung Note 2. I decided to get the Note 5. As I discovered soon afterward, this phone comes with something called “S Health” was is supposed to track various things like oxygen saturation and heart rate. It also tracks steps and even cycling distances […]
The PAR-Q Health Form: Why Gyms Don’t Use It
Update 12/22/23. The PAR-Q or Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire is a health form that helps fitness centers know who are at the highest risk of injuries from exercise. It’s a series of 7 questions that quickly allows fitness centers and personal trainers to highlight people who should be seen by their doctor before they start […]
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