Why Transforming Your Health Transforms Your Waistline

For years people have been told that losing weight is all about willpower.  However, those who have tried many different strategies with mixed results have realized it’s more than just willpower.  Hormones, genetics, medications, underactive thyroids, age, stress, and specific health issues are some of the many reasons why we gain weight and have trouble losing it. …

Lose 5% of your body weight and feel like a million bucks

There are not too many things that feel as good as making real progress.  The simple act of checking something off of your to-do list creates real changes in brain physiology that make the practice downright addictive.  This dopamine release in response to task completion has been called the “jackpot” effect.  Our brains feel really …

The 30-Day Challenge: Believe in The Plan, Believe in You.

Looking for more energy and strength, better sleep, decreased aches/pains, weight loss and overall better health?  Fed up with fad diets, tired of ingesting gimmicky shakes and supplements, and done with calorie counting and starving yourself with the hope of looking and feeling better only to be disappointed with the results? At The Exercise Coach®, …

Mastering Your Strength Training Intensity for Excellent Fitness Results

It’s certainly no secret that strength training is highly recommended. Research shows that strength training improves muscular strength, endurance, bone density, metabolism, joint stability, cardiovascular health, and many other things.  With so many positive benefits available, why wouldn’t we want to strength train? Anything worth doing is worth doing well.  So to strength train properly, we’re going to have to tackle the topic of …

The Effect of Trigger Foods and How to Avoid Them

(image source) Does the following scenario sound familiar? You wake up each morning with every intention of having a “good” eating day. You skip the drive thru on your way to work and refuse to eat fast food with co-workers at lunch. You boycott the vending machine in the mid-afternoon and you won’t even think …

How the Combination of Good Diet and Exercise Unleashes Tons of Positive Benefits For You

What happens in your body when you combine whole-effort exercise with whole-food nutrition?  You get a whole-new you! Benefits of Exercise Performing just one single bout of exercise triggers a cascade of hormonal, cardiovascular, physiological, neurological, endocrinological and biological benefits.  Muscles have been called the windows to every system of the body. If we start with this …

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