THE SMART 20™ WORKOUT BLOG

Why more exercise is not better and why better exercise delivers more.

We are constantly bombarded with media, magazines and infomercials that seem to reinforce the idea that more exercise is better, but is it? Exercise is a stimulus brought about by a series of muscular contractions that forces the body to change. No doubt, exercise is the one thing you can do to help virtually every system of your body. However, the common assumption is that all exercise is good and the more the better

Make These Habits and Reclaim Your Healthy Body

Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply improve your overall health, it all starts with changing some habits. By creating realistic and sustainable habits, you can transform the way you look, feel and function. Here are a few strategies and ideas to build healthy and helpful habits.

Why Transforming Your Health Transforms Your Waistline

What if instead of formulating a weight loss game plan around losing fat, the process revolved around being healthy? What if the process was based on how the food we eat and the exercise we perform positively influenced our hormones, metabolism, stress levels, and health issues? If so, wouldn’t fat loss be a nice side affect among many other great health benefits?

7 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

So, you want to be slimmer and tone your body but your weight just won’t budge. There are few things more frustrating than that. Consider the following 7 “Weight Loss Limiters” and discover what could be squelching your results.

It’s More Than Weight Loss: How Changing Your Diet Changes You for the Better

Let’s be honest. When many of us get fed up with our health, and we really want to lose that extra weight, we look to a change in diet to help us get there. However, when many of us finally achieve the desired result, we stop eating differently and that weight comes right back on. It’s time to stop thinking about food as allowed or not allowed in order for us to look and feel how we want to feel. Changing our diet is about more than just weight loss. Changing the way you think about food and paying attention to those health and lifestyle improvements that come with cleaning up your nutritional act can help you to adopt a sustainable way of eating, that allows you to enjoy your life and feel good.

The Conundrum of Calories: Why Weight Loss is Not As Simple As Calories In / Calories Out

For years healthcare professionals pushed the idea that weight loss was as simple as eating less and exercising more. However, our body’s unique response to various types of calories means we can’t rely solely on the quantity of calories we consume, but instead must rely on the type and the quality. Here are 6 Reasons All Calories are NOT Created Equal . . .

What is the Metabolic Comeback?

It’s that time of year again and if you’re like most, you may be stressing a bit about the complexities of the season. Part of that complexity for some people is figuring out how to make the New Year better than the last from a health and fitness standpoint. Well, if that sounds familiar, let me make it easier for you by sharing our simple wellness and weight loss solution called The Metabolic Comeback™.

A Whole-Food Thanksgiving

Let’s talk Thanksgivng. We know it as a time to give thanks, be with loved ones, watch a football game, and eat until we are so stuffed we can’t move. What if you could enjoy everything great about Thanksgiving while still feeling your very best? Make a few simple recipe swaps and create a whole-food menu for your guests this year, featuring only the most nutritious and delicious food, and lose the post-meal bloat and fatigue. Enjoy these healthy and wholesome Thanksgiving recipes!

You Need To Do More Than "Use Them"

Twenty-first century health and wellness professionals agree that muscle really matters. Muscle has been said to be the window to the rest of your body, your primary biomarker, and the engine of your personal health. Irwin Rosenburg, M.D. says that it’s responsible much more than people know for the vitality of their whole “physiological apparatus.” However, from age 20-50, the average person loses ½ pound of muscle per year! This amounts to 15 pounds of muscle loss by age 50.

Afterburn: All That or All Hype?

Weight loss ambition is one of the greatest personal drivers of exercise motivation. Therefore, this hot-button is the target of many a fitness marketer. This in and of itself is, in my opinion, is not at all wrong. Inspiration if one of the fundamental tasks of a fitness brand. We have to give people compelling reasons to take new actions to better their health and fitness. However, there persists in fitness marketing some recycled promises and explanations that are at the very least overblown if not intentionally inflated.

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