Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, CrossFit® training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they… Continue reading Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

Love Your Protein Shake? Science Says Protein Variety is Better for Your Health

Amino acids have long been touted by the fitness and bodybuilding communities for their muscle building benefits. From ultra-bulk protein powders to lean mass-promoting snack bars, there’s no shortage of products available for those seeking a muscle boost. However, protein’s popularity has also meant that less attention has been paid to researching its potentially negative… Continue reading Love Your Protein Shake? Science Says Protein Variety is Better for Your Health

New Study Says Workplace Wellness Programs Aren’t Paying Off

$8 billion. That’s billion, with a b. That’s how much was spent on workplace wellness programs by corporations in America. According to the Rand Corporation, 80% of all companies with 1,000 or more employees offer some type of wellness program. (1) Some programs offer discounted or even free gym memberships, discounts on health, fitness and… Continue reading New Study Says Workplace Wellness Programs Aren’t Paying Off

Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies

Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

My guest today is the inimitable David Jack, “International Man of Mystery!” When people ask “what does David Jack do?” the answer is often “he’s David Jack!” In truth, however, David is a deep pool of fitness knowledge. His impact, though, is delivered through his intuition, experience, love, passion and willingness to go where many… Continue reading Podcast: Friday Happy Hour with David Jack

Obesity Connected to Differences in Brain Form and Structure

Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain’s form and structure, including smaller volumes of gray matter, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The findings add important information to our understanding of the connection between obesity and negative health consequences… Continue reading Obesity Connected to Differences in Brain Form and Structure

Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck

Most people, at some point, would like to lose weight. Some people really want to lose weight! Some folks want to lose a lot of weight. If you are, or have been, one of these people, you’ve probably realized that losing weight in the modern world can be a challenge! You may even have thought… Continue reading Podcast: Five Weight Loss Diets (and One Diet Trend) That Suck