Hit the Weights to Improve Your Weight and Health

Recent studies have shown that American’s are in for some big trouble when it comes to chronic disease and health issues. It is reported that American children have the highest percentage of overweight children in the entire world at approximately 1/3 of kids being overweight. Adults are not in any better situation as 2/3 are…
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What Does “MET” Stand For?

Different aerobic exercise machines often have “METs” as one of the numbers on the display panel along with the time, distance, speed, incline, or other common descriptors. “METs” stands for Metabolic Equivalents. A MET is a relative unit with 1 MET being the energy expenditure at rest. All activities or exercises can be compared to…
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The Value of a Comprehensive Evaluation

Fast cars, fast food, fast internet, and fast package delivery…. People in today’s culture seem to strive for speed and efficiency. The same is true in healthcare. Numerous studies show that the average face to face time with a physician is declining. The average medical doctor is exceptionally smart, but time limitations can infringe on…
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What Actually Works for Weight Loss? 5 Proven Methods You Should Know

Spring is finally here. People can begin to dust off the walking and running shoes they bought for their new year’s resolution. If you happened to be one of the few that has kept up your resolution goals, congrats! Hopefully, the coming of spring can encourage people to choose active and healthy activities. The number…
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Exercise Treatment for Major Depression

It is estimated that in the United States in 2015, over 16 million adults experienced major depression. Depression can cause significant issues in daily life. While numerous treatments exist, one treatment that is gaining ground is exercise. Certain types of exercises have been shown to have anti-depressive effects. The positive effects of aerobic exercise, specifically,…
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13 Health Facts That Might Surprise You!

Are you a pop quiz or fun fact expert? Think you know everything there is to know about health and fitness? These health facts may surprise you!   Sitting for over three hours every day can cut up to two years off of your life expectancy. (1)   Laughing 100 times a day is comparable…
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?

Want to test your knowledge about the many health benefits of walking? Grab a pen and paper and take our brief quiz. Scroll down for the answer key when you’re done to find out how well you did!   1. Studies show that you may live a longer life if you walk:   A) 12…
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Life and Health Lessons From the Game of Football

As we near the college football bowl season and NFL playoffs, our eyes turn to our television sets. You will notice that the game of football is a lot like life. Over 100 million people will dial into the Super Bowl alone. Some of us will watch football for entertainment, others watch because the remote…
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How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day?

  How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day? How Much Water did you Drink Today? Did you drink enough water today? How do you know and does it actually matter? You may have heard you should drink eight, 8oz. glasses of water a day. You may have some questions going through your head:…
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Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day?

  So you might ask, how dangerous is sitting all day? Before you read any further, please stand up. So how dangerous is sitting all day? Let’s do some math and makes some estimations. Let’s assume you sleep about eight hours a day. This leaves about 16 hours or 960 minutes for your daily activities….
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