Exercise of the Month: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Place your back foot on a box or bench and step the front foot forward into a staggered stance, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Initiate the movement by flexing at the hips, knees and ankles until your front thigh is parallel to the ground. Your back must remain straight and upright throughout the movement with the head up and your gaze forward. Keep your knee in line with your toe and do not allow… Read More

Top 5 Ways to Get Back to The Gym This Fall

I’ve noticed that parking at my gym in the mornings has become a bit more of challenge the last couple weeks.  The weather is cooling off, school has started, and people are finding their way back to the gym.  Indoor exercise always seems to pick up in the fall. Where do I begin when I head back to the gym? If you have been active this summer, this becomes a much easier question to answer. … Read More

A Case for Advanced Testing

The Framingham 10 Year Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score has been used for years to predict those at risk for heart attack; however, more recent technology and testing with nuclear magnetic scanning (NMR) of the blood (Advanced Testing) allows us to predict heart disease and type 2 diabetes (DM2) years before the onset of disease. A recent study of 2,318 individuals tested compared their Framingham 10 Year Risk Score with their Advanced NMR test results…. Read More

Recipe of the Month: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Yield: 18 meatballs. Ingredients: 1lb ground chicken 1 egg, beaten 2 sprigs of green onion, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, trimmed and finely diced 1 tablespoon almond or coconut flour 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp pink sea salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 cup of buffalo wing sauce Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with… Read More

What No One Tells You About Exercise Plans

Recently on a trip to my hometown, I did a very unscientific survey of some of the most common limitations to exercise.  I asked people at a street fair some of the biggest barriers that they experienced with physical activity and I came up with the following list: I don’t have enough time to exercise Exercise is inconvenient I don’t have the motivation I don’t find exercise enjoyable Exercise is boring I lack confidence in… Read More

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