I have written in the past about the profound effects that exercise and diet have on reducing the risks of cancer. Given the heightened awareness of breast cancer following October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought I should focus on breast cancer. Before I share some recent research on weight and breast cancer, I wanted […]
Reducing triglycerides from 212 to 72! A case study
What goes through your mind when you read the results of your blood tests from your yearly physical? I’ve spoken to many people who were scared to death when they saw that their levels were at or above the “abnormal” or “at risk” levels. In fact, such reactions are the very things that lead clients […]
Drastic fat loss, spine surgery, and little exercise: a case study
Most would consider that 2 weeks following a spinal surgery would be a bad time to start a drastic fat loss program(I’ve written about quick versus slow weight loss here). Especially considering very little, if any significant calorie burning exercise was involved, because this is contraindicated after such surgeries. However, I think anytime is a […]
A nice butt – it’s the shoes, right?
You have probably heard of the shoes that claim to tone your butt just by walking, amongst other things (like improved circulation, greater fat loss, strengthening of your calves, hamstrings, and low back). It is hard not to see commercials or magazines with the ads of scantly glad women with great buns donning a pair […]
My Surgery, Your Benefit
To celebrate the Fourth of July, some attend patriotic parades, others firework displays, and many go to cookouts. Me, well I chose to hang out in the ER, then the OR at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Last Sunday I completely ruptured my patella tendon as well as my lateral and medial retinaculum. For those […]
Are You Training or Trying?
Imagine if a bunch of people were given the perfect exercise and nutrition program. And assume that all of these people were similar in their health status, training experience, age, etc.. Given this scenario, there will certainly be some who succeed, and some who struggle. This is often the case, even when the exercises are […]