Monthly Archives: April 2015

Effective Training: What’s required

To get results from exercise, you need to work out at least three times a week per certified personal trainer Adrian Van der Walt. He says that one day a week is a waste of time, especially because people think they’re doing something beneficial and then overeat. Two times a week of exercise, you’ll get […]

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Elder Ass-Kicking

Last weekend I threw a party for my parents and invited their friends. Three of us did a push-up contest to see who could do push-ups the longest. I’m in the middle, Joey on the left is 78, and Al on the right is 75, and they both beat me! You can see me looking […]

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A different type of quad workout

Add this quad exercise to your leg workout routine. Do three sets. It looks easy, but it burns and totally works the quads.

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why he’s ripped and you’re not

How the heck does one person have ripped abs who eats hot pockets for breakfast and shuns vegetables, while another person who eats homemade low-fat Paleo meals has belly fat that just won’t melt off? The reason is: one person burns more calories than the other. To make yourself a calorie-burning machine, you need muscle. […]

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why women gain weight as they age

Most people gain weight as they age because they are not outdoors running around like they were back in grade school. Maybe it’s the extra food, the beer or the wine with dinner (maybe that’s why most kids are skinny, they don’t drink alcoholic drinks!). The reason women gain weight may not be any of […]

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Why a diet of 1200 calories a day is a bad idea

Some people have told me they are on a diet of only 1200 calories per day, that they lost weight initially, but the weight loss has stopped, and they’re frustrated and hungry. When you are on a starvation diet, such as the one above, that doesn’t allow you to consume adequate calories, your body adjusts […]

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Why you may feel terrible and lethargic after exercising

At the end of my training session in a hot, stuffy gym, I felt unusually dizzy. Right when I got home I ate a meal with carbs and protein, but I still felt “off” so I drank some more water thinking that my 20 oz. of water and my 12 oz. pre-workout fruit smoothie wasn’t enough. After […]

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Tips from a germaphobe

I don’t buy into the premise that the more germs you are exposed to, the stronger your immune system will be. Whenever an ill co-worker came to the office, we’d all get that person’s cold or flu. When my friend who is a dental hygienist adjusted a little girl’s braces, she caught the mumps (and, […]

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Vanilla-Cranberry Crunch

High-calorie, high-fat desserts….forget about it! Try this low-calorie, low-fat vegan treat instead. The tart cranberries taste like gummy candy with a vegan vanilla yogurt, and the toasted grain gives it a nice crunch. Vanilla-Cranberry Crunch vanilla coconut yogurt (soy is yummy too) 1 tablespoon dried organic cranberries toasted buckwheat groats (you can find this at heath […]

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